Will Light The Night be an in-person walk event this year?
Light The Night returns this year on Saturday, October 22, when thousands of supporters tune in for a national broadcast that unites the blood cancer community across Canada. You’ll experience inspiring stories, unforgettable entertainment, messages of hope, and tributes to loved ones lost as we hear from volunteers, researchers, and donors from coast to coast to coast!
While you may wish to gather with friends, family, and team members for a Light The Night viewing party, please note that there will not be an in-person walk this year.
Light The Night is more than an event, more than a broadcast—it’s a campaign of hope and light that raises funds and awareness for our blood cancer community. We will continue to create an experience that is in the best interests of our community and supports our shared mission, filled with elements that are most important to all our loyal and passionate supporters.
Will you be mailing lanterns?
Again this year, we are pleased to mail all registered participants our iconic lantern in the form of a window decal. We hope you will display this proudly as a show of support for the blood cancer community.
To receive your lantern decal in time for the Light The Night national broadcast on October 22, you must be registered by October 5, 2022 and provide your current mailing address at the time of registration.
In addition to the lantern decal, teams that raise $10,000+ and individuals who raise $5,000+ qualify for a Celebration Kit, which contains our iconic full-size lanterns and other fun surprises.
How do I donate to a Light The Night participant?
Will all donors receive a tax receipt?
Tax receipts in the name of the donor will automatically be issued for all donations of $25 or more (or for any amount on request). Online donors will receive tax receipts by email, immediately after making their contribution. (If you don’t see the tax receipt in your inbox, please check your spam folder—the email will come from AdminCanada@lls.org.) Offline donors will receive receipts within three weeks of the funds being received.
Note that funds collected from a fundraising activity or event are not typically eligible for charitable tax receipts, in compliance with Canada Revenue Agency guidelines. Please confirm with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada whether contributions are eligible for receipts prior to committing to donors and participants. Requests for tax receipts must be submitted within 30 days of your event and are subject to approval. If you have any questions about your specific situation, don’t hesitate to contact us via email or by phone at 1-833-222-4884.
How do I collect donations?
The easiest and fastest way to collect donations is by sharing your fundraising page link. Donations received on your participant page will be automatically credited toward your fundraising goal.
How do I submit cheque donations?
If you receive any cheques, please mail them to our Home Office at 2 Lansing Square, Suite 601 Toronto, ON M2J 4P8, along with a note indicating which participant or team the funds should be credited to. Cheques should be made payable to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada or LLSC. Include the donor’s name, mailing address, and email (if they would like to receive an electronic tax receipt). You can expect to see these funds displayed in your Fundraising page within two weeks after we have received the cheque(s).
How do I submit cash donations?
The simplest method is to keep the cash you collect and charge that amount to your credit card as a donation:
- Go to your personal fundraising page (it is not necessary to log in)
- Click on the red “Donate to [Name]” button in the upper-right hand corner, just below the photo
- On the “Make a Donation” page, enter all information:
- Donation Amount: The amount you collected in cash
- Donor Information: The name, address, email, and other details for the person who gave you cash)
- Credit Card Information: Your credit card information
- Click “Process”
- To ensure your donors are credited for their contribution and receive a tax receipt (if applicable), be sure to complete this page separately for each donor
How do I submit donations from a fundraising event I’ve hosted?
The simplest method is to keep the funds you collect and charge that amount to your credit card as a donation:
- Log in to your Participant Centre
- Scroll to “Personal Donations” at the bottom of the page
- Click on the “Add” button
- The “Add Non-Tax Receiptable Donations Below” screen will appear
- Enter the event name, total funds collected, and credit card information
- Click “Add” to submit
Note that funds collected from a fundraising activity or event are not typically eligible for charitable tax receipts, in compliance with Canada Revenue Agency guidelines. Please confirm with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada whether contributions are eligible for receipts prior to committing to donors and participants. Requests for tax receipts must be submitted within 30 days of your event and are subject to approval. If you have any questions about your specific situation, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Should members of my family register for Light The Night individually?
If you’re planning on watching the national broadcast with family or friends, we encourage everyone to register individually to be sure they receive all Light The Night information and updates. Register here.
How can my company or employer get involved?
There are many fun, rewarding ways that your organization can get involved in Light The Night!
- Form a team: You’ll experience the camaraderie of giving back as a group and can also qualify for great rewards!
- Become a sponsor: Highlight your organization’s leadership and philanthropy as you make a difference.
- Make a matching gift: Boost your impact by matching your employees’ donations with a company contribution.
To learn more about these and other opportunities, please contact us.
Why should people donate if there isn’t an in-person event?
No matter the format, Light The Night is Canada’s largest event raising funds for research, community support programs and advocacy for all blood cancers. Light The Night continues to be a critical campaign that celebrates and raises revenue in support of our mission at the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada: To cure blood cancers like leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), and myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN) and improve the quality of life of people affected by blood cancers and their families.
When you fundraise for Light The Night, you are making a significant and immediate difference for the blood cancer community. Light The Night is the single biggest source of revenue for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada, and every dollar raised helps support critical blood cancer research and services. Just like an in-person event, the Light The Night national broadcast will unite thousands of Canadians to show their support for the blood cancer community.
Over the last several years of the COVID-19 pandemic, Canadians continue to be affected by blood cancers. There are ongoing diagnoses, treatments in progress, need for information and support, and sadly lives lost to blood cancers. The need for fundraising has never been greater.
How will top fundraising teams be recognized?
As a top fundraiser, you’re making a real difference in bringing us closer to finding blood cancer cures and improving the lives of those affected. Thank you!
We’re pleased to offer a range of rewards and recognition opportunities for individuals who achieve fundraising milestones. Top fundraisers also receive invitations to exclusive events, Light The Night website recognition, and event Celebration Kits.
To learn more about how you can be recognized for your incredible contributions, check out our fundraising rewards here!