Langham group offers support to cancer patients

Seven-year-old Caleb Hildebrand, son of Langham Mayor John Hildebrand, is currently in an Edmonton hospital battling cancer

A community-wide walk is slated for Monday, September 9 in Langham to show support for those directly affected by cancer.

A grassroots group known as ‘Frigg Cancer’ began about two years ago with the goal of raising funds to help families meet medical and other expenses as they battle cancer, according to Kimberly Hagglund, one of the group’s organizers.

Volunteers with the organization also pitch in and help  affected individuals and families with everyday tasks.

For the past two years, the group has organized a walk through town and raised hundreds of dollars for families in Langham, Borden, Dalmeny and area.

But this year, the group is stepping up its profile in an effort to help a special young person.

Seven-year-old Caleb Hildebrand, the son of Langham Mayor John Hildebrand, was diagnosed with stage four lymphoma at the end of August. The Hildebrand family, including Caleb’s two younger siblings, are currently staying at Ronald McDonald House in Edmonton while Caleb undergoes chemotherapy treatments, which could take several months. Continue reading “Langham group offers support to cancer patients”