Beginning on March 4th, nominated candidates have 10 weeks to raise as much money as possible to promote research, find cures, and give support to patients with blood cancer. The candidate who raises the most money “wins.” The competition then ends on May 17th with a Grand Finale Gala at the Hilton Torrey Pines.
Donations are accepted online at http://www.mwoy.org/pages/sd/sd14/allid or with a check made payable to LLS.
Today there are more than a million people living with or in remission from leukemia, lymphoma, or myeloma. In spite of some improvements in treatment – due largely in part to the $875 million LLS has granted to researchers over the past 60+ years – someone in the U.S. dies from a blood cancer nearly every 10 minutes. In fact, leukemia is still the leading disease for childhood deaths and lymphoma is the leading fatal cancer of men under age 35.
While I would not be where I am today without your support of my English Channel swim, it’s really going to take the global community to cure blood cancer. I think we can.
Let’s make someday, today.