Blood Cancer Research

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC) has been the UFCW’s charity of choice since the mid 1980s. Since that time, the amazing and generous members of our Local Unions nation-wide, have gone out of their way and reached deep into their pockets to help raise more than $49 million as of July 2022!

Our members not only donate, but many organize and run fundraisers every year! We publish photos and info on these events to the site as well as all the other amazing ways our Union Members give back to their communities!

All of the money raised goes to the LLSC’s research programs, studies and support services for those suffering from blood cancers and their families. Visit the LLSC website for more info.

“I know this cause is close to the hearts of many of our members, staff and our communities,” explains Local 175 President Shawn Haggerty. “Every year, I am overwhelmed by the dedication and generosity of our members.”

Members of Locals 175 & 633 take part in a wide variety of fundraisers throughout the year including BBQs, sports tournaments, fishing derbies, scrapbooking crops, walks, ride-a-thons, raffles draws and much more! In addition, many members participate in Payroll Deduction fundraising.

Did you know?

There are to 137 types of blood cancers and related disorders. These cancers involve blood cells, the bone marrow, the lymph nodes and other parts of the lymphatic system. The main types of blood cancers include:

  • Leukemia
  • Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Myeloma
  • Other, less common, blood cancers, such as myelodysplastic syndromes and myeloproliferative neoplasms.

If you have an idea for a fundraiser and want some help, speak to your Union Rep or send an email to! Even if you just want to volunteer at an event, we’d be happy to hear from you! And if you’ve got a high school student in your family looking to fulfill some of their required volunteer time, let us know.

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