Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Leukemia And Lymphoma Society

Leukemia & Lymphoma Awareness Month is just around the corner, so now is a good time to prepare. Each September, thousands of people gather to commemorate this special occasion. They work hard, doing everything possible to raise funds for cancer research from the blood. The disease affects only 139 of 860 U.S. per year. In other words, every 4 minutes someone is diagnosed with blood cancer. Clearly these figures are disappointing and strong action should be taken. While there is already a significant amount of exploration is performed to find the cure, we have not succeeded yet. Therefore, more help is always needed, and it starts with you.

If you want to participate, there are several ways to do it. One of the best awareness events organized by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The event, called Light the Night Walk is a charity walk held every year in communities around the country to raise money for donations. Funds raised by the Light the Night walkers will provide four important ways: blood cancer research, educational materials, local support groups and counseling, and free personalized assistance to victims and their families.

Light the night walk is a crucial component of the process of fundraising, and research to find cures for leukemia depends on it. During the course of this event, each walker Night Lights carry with them special illuminated balloons that are color coated with specific purposes. white balloons are for leukemia survivors, red balloons denote the supporters of leukemia awareness, and the Golden Globes are reserved for those who have lost a loved one with cancer of the blood.