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Light the Night 2021


Dear Parent/Guardians,

This year West Island College’s Interact Club will be proudly fundraising and supporting The Light The Night School Walk benefiting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC). The LLSC is a voluntary health organization committed to funding blood cancer research, education, and patient services to all those in need of support.

The Light the Night Walk is a 5km walk that brings together more than 7000 people in Montreal, and it raises funds for vital patient support services, advocacy, and lifesaving research across Canada. Friends, families, and co-workers form fundraising teams and walk in unity, at twilight, each holding an illuminated lantern – red for supporters, white for patients and survivors, and gold to remember loved ones lost.

This year was like no other. Though the LLSC was not able to hold its flagship event in 2020, the Light the Night walk, due to the global pandemic, it was transformed into the virtual Take Back the Light broadcast.  The event was an incredible success thanks to supporters who have rallied in support of their mission. Canadians affected by blood cancers were able to Take Back the Light that both cancer and COVID-19 have tried to take away. 

The main focus behind this 2021 campaign is to prove the power of charitable giving and kids helping kids. We will be walking around the school with our red lanterns through the week of May 17 – May 23rd to raise awareness and contribute to the cause. 

The Interact Club created a page for donations (completely voluntary) at tinyurl.com/westislandcollege2021.

For every donation of $25 or more, you will automatically receive a tax receipt.

Thank you so much for helping us to support this cause,

The Interact Club