Max Parrot Becomes Offical Spokesperson of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada
May 9, 2019 – Thomas Houlton
Max Parrot’s newest partnership with the Leukemia and
Lymphoma Society of Canada is one that he considers deeply personal. Having
been diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma in December, a type of cancer that affects
white blood cells in the lymphatic system, the Olympic snowboarder has been bravely
fighting the cancer and is set to wrap up treatment by the end of the year. The
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada has been by his side since his
diagnosis and continues to support him throughout his treatments.
Being Canada’s leading non-profit voluntary health
organization, LLSC is committed to understanding the causes of blood cancers,
developing treatments for patients, and providing public information about the
diseases. To find out more about LLSC’s mission, visit www.llscanada.org .
Through this partnership, Max will use his platform to reach
out to the over 22,000 Canadians diagnosed with some form of blood cancer each
year. If his health permits it, he plans on walking in the LLSC Light the Night
Walk in October, an annual event that last year alone raised 6.8 million
dollars for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s overall goal of curing blood
cancers and improving the quality of life for patients and their families.
Max is proud to be partnering with such a pillar in the
Canadian medical community, and is excited to join in the thousands of cancer fighters
and survivors who will come together in raising awareness and fundraising
efforts to help the LLSC provide access to life-saving treatments to leukemia
and lymphoma patients like Max.
If you would like to contribute to Max’s fundraising efforts
by joining the Max Parrot Super Team, please visit www.lightthenight.ca/maxparrot
to register or to learn more about the cause.