While the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society reports that new treatments have doubled and tripled, and in some cases quadrupled survival rates for blood cancer patients, these diseases still affect more than an estimated 1 million people in North America.
This month, please consider supporting some of the organizations on Razoo that are working to fight these cancers and provide support to those either living with, or in remission from, leukemia, Hodgkin lymphoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma or myeloma.
Your support could be a donation, sharing the work of these organizations on Facebook or Twitter, or even increasing your own awareness by taking a moment to read about the prevalence of blood cancers and the work being done to cure them.
You can also start your own fundraiser on Razoo for the organization of your choice!
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the largest voluntary health organization that funds blood cancer research, education and patient services. Founded in 1949, the mission of LLS is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life for patients and their families.
Be the Match Foundation helps patients who need a marrow transplant find a donor and receive treatment. With the income loss and uninsured expenses that come with many marrow transplants, Be the Match Foundation is also working to increase patient assistance grants offered to families.
The Lymphoma Research Foundation is dedicated exclusively to funding lymphoma research and treatment, raising public awareness of the disease, and providing support to people living with lymphoma, their families and caregivers.
The International Myeloma Foundation fosters advocacy and provides diagnoses and patient support initiatives focused on improving the quality of life for myeloma patients.
Hosts for Hospitals works to provide free lodging and care to out-of-town patient-families coming to receive treatment at hospitals in Philadelphia and nationwide.
From July 2000 through August 2010, 347 host-families provided over 1,700 patient-families coming to Greater Philadelphia hospitals close to 50,000 nights of lodging! This saved these patient-families a combined $2.95 million in equivalent hotel expenses.