A call to action. A cry for help. An opportunity for you to realize your power to give strength to someone affected by a blood cancer (Leukemia, Lymphoma, and Myeloma). Get involved. Make someone stronger.
Update on event: Great turn out! Raised about $1,500 and registered 15 donors.
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Team In Training is on a mission-to help find cures and more effective treatments for blood cancers. These treatments can also lead to possible cures for other types of cancers. Like the other members of TNT, we will be raising funds to help find cures and better treatments for the blood cancers. This disease has impacted the life of someone we love dearly and that is why we are running the Nike Women’s DC half-marathon on April 28th as part of Team In Training. You can learn more about this organization at http://www.teamintraining.org/nyc/.
How serious is blood cancer?
Every four minutes, someone new is diagnosed with blood cancer. Every 10 minutes, someone dies.
Getting a bone marrow transplant is the only fighting chance a blood cancer patient has right now to make a full recovery from this disease.
Where: Van Diemens (3rd Ave btw 27th & 28th)
When: March 20th, 6 – 9pm
What: Happy Hour, Drink tickets, Raffles & Bone Marrow drive
This blog has put out a lot of information to educate and raise awareness about the registration and donation process. You have also read about how the rejection feels when you find a match only to be turned down because of this lack of awareness. We hope that through our fundraiser on March 20th, 2013 to not only raise money, but to give people an opportunity to get registered on the bone marrow registry courtesy of http://www.deletebloodcancer.org/
Please see flier below for Happy Hour details or visit our FB event page.
If you are unable to join us please feel free to donate at our fundraising pages at Karen’s fundraising page or Arpita’s fundraising page