Save the Date! Dial-a-Carol is back November 28th.
Join us on November 28 for a fun holiday tradition, Dial-a-Carol. For more than three decades Dial-a Carol has kicked off the holidays, while also raising funds in support of local charities and initiatives. VOCM listeners can call into the program to pledge their support and in return request their favourite Christmas carol.
This year’s charity recipient will be the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Funds will support those affected by blood cancer in Newfoundland and Labrador.
From the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society :
The mission of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families by funding life enhancing research and providing the blood cancer community with educational resources, services, and support.
COVID has increased the number and nature of the challenges people affected by blood cancer face, consequently increasing the demand for support, services, and advocacy. On average, someone in Canada is diagnosed with a blood cancer every 24 minutes and every 69 minutes someone dies from a blood cancer. More than 600 people have been diagnosed with a blood cancer in Newfoundland and Labrador in the past 2 years.
Funds raised from Dial-a-Carol will help continue to provide programs and services that support and empower people affected by blood cancer to play an active and informed role at every stage of their blood cancer experience, including targeted blood cancer information, psychosocial and emotional support, and advocacy.