Did you know that even though blood cancers have not gone “famously -pink” they have paved the way for better therapies for many types of cancer?
Did you know that collectively, blood cancers account for approximately 10% of all cancer deaths making the them second most common cause of cancer death; lung cancer being number one?
Did you know that more than one million adults, living in the US, are living with a blood cancer? And that leukemia and lymphoma account for nearly half of all childhood cancers?
And that approximately every three minutes one person in the United States is diagnosed with a blood cancer and approximately every ten minutes in the United States a person dies from a blood cancer.
The good news is that they are making great strides in the treatment of Leukemia and Lymphoma, which is also leading to breakthroughs in other cancers.
Since September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month, it is a perfect time to donate whatever you can to the continued research of blood cancers. No amount is to small and you do not even have to dump a bucket of ice water on your head!
Just think, if 100 people donated $5 (the price of one cup of Starbuck’s) one time, that would be $500 towards cancer research. If those same 100 people donated a $5, once a week, for the month of September, that would be a crazy number of ($20x100) of $2,000!! And imagine if those people “challenged” their friends to do the same!
I know it doesn’t seem like much, but honestly, every penny helps! I know that every time I donate to a good cause, it makes me feel good! And if you or a loved one is ever diagnosed with cancer, it will make you feel even better!
So please consider donating today! We are 37% of the way towards our $500 Light the Night Walk Goal. I would love to double that considering I have almost 2000 “friends” on face book, it should be a breeze!
I don’t beg often, but September is an exceptional month; it is Blood Cancer Awareness month, and I am alive because of people that have donated in the past!
Thanks in advance for however much you can spare, and are willing to donate to our Light the Night Walk Fund.
If you live in Boise, and would like to join us in our efforts, or just on the walk, please come out and take the steps that are needed to cure cancer! It will be at Ann Morrison Park, at 5 o’clock, in Boise.