Magog to host multiple myeloma march in early September

By Gordon Lambie

On Saturday, September 7, Magog will host its first ever edition of the Multiple Myeloma March, a nation-wide fundraiser aimed at raising awareness about and funds to combat the world’s second most common form of blood cancer. Scheduled to start at 8 a.m. at the Marais de la Rivière aux Cerises, this inaugural local walk is looking to attract as many participants as possible with the goal of raising at least $15,000. Multiple myeloma, also known as myeloma, is an incurable blood cancer that affects the plasma cells which are found in bone marrow. According to Myeloma Canada, eight Canadians are diagnosed every day, yet in spite of its growing prevalence, the disease remains relatively unknown. Venus Bélanger, the organizer and spokesperson for the Magog walk, said that one of the factors in the lack of awareness around the disease is the way that people living with the condition may try to fly under the radar. See full story in the Thursday, Aug. 22 edition of The Record.

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