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Top 3 reasons to Support LLS
Sep 30, 2011 by Vijay Swamidass

Starting at number 3...


#3.) LLS provides many important support services to patients:

  • Develop a services agenda for patients and their families to address their information and support needs
  • Inform blood cancer patients and improve access to the latest individual therapy options and blood cancer clinical trials
  • LLS is the key source of information and services for patients throughout their cancer journey

In addition, patients can apply for financial aid to help with some of the many costs (drugs, surgery, lodging, food) of treatment and recovery.

(http://www.lls.org/#/aboutlls/mission/)


#2.) The progress they are making in curing the disease is remarkable.

[In the past] Most leukemia patients, especially children, died within three months. Even by the mid-1950s, when the first-generation chemotherapy drugs began appearing, the disease remained a stubborn challenge. The Foundation reported in its 1955 annual report: "As of this date, Leukemia is 100% fatal. This is almost a unique situation among the many diseases to which man is susceptible." - http://www.lls.org/#/aboutlls/history/


Today, the survival rates for many types is 75-90%! (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leukemia#Classification)


#1.) You probably know someone who has been directly affected leukemia.

Ask your leukemia affected friend how LLS has been involved in their life...

I know if I was diagnosed with the disease, I would want a group of experienced people who could provide resources and connection with others. Supporting this society helps to ensure this service remains available!


In my case, I know of 2 people with leukemia. Most recently, my manager fought through the chemo and bone marrow transplant (http://pages.lightthenight.org/sf/SanFran11/JGreene). His courage is inspiring to me - this is in his honor.



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Sep 30, 2011

Welcome to my Light The Night Walk homepage.


Light The Night Walk is The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's annual fundraising walk to pay tribute and bring hope to people battling cancer. Hundreds of thousands of participants raise funds for lifesaving research and patient services.

For more than 60 years, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) has been solely focused on people with blood cancers. Presently, we have more than $250 million committed to research across the United States and in ten other countries. Every dollar is provided by concerned donors. We invest in the best, outcome based science:

  • Anywhere, with no geographic or institutional boundaries
  • Without profit incentive
  • To meet unmet Medicare needs of people with blood cancers

And LLS funded advances are helping patients beyond those for whom they were originally developed, including people with solid tumors and auto-immune diseases. In the past decade, nearly 50% (19 out of 39) of the cancer drugs approved by the FDA were approved as treatments for blood cancer patients. Twelve are already approved for people beyond those for whom they were first developed. With your help, we are saving lives.

  • A donation of $25 provides patients and their loved ones with FREE booklets that contain up-to-date information on their disease and help them make informed decisions about their treatment options.
  • A donation of $50 makes possible a Family Support group with a trained facilitator where comfort can be found and experiences can be shared among patients and family members.
  • A donation of $100 helps supply laboratory researchers with supplies and materials critical to carrying out their search for cures.
  • A donation of $1,000 makes possible one- on-one conversations with health care specialists who provide patients with information about their disease, treatment options, and helps prepare them with questions for their health care team.

Please make a donation to support my participation in the Light The Night Walk and help save lives. Be sure to check my Web site frequently to see my progress, and thanks for your support!

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Supporter Comments

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    "I didn't know how terrible cancer was until it took someone important to me. Let's cure this thing!"
     

    Ayori

    Mon Oct 17 07:00:40 EDT 2011

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