“LLS 5K and 1 mile Doggie Dash”
100% of proceeds benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Mission Statement
Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
About the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to curing leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improving the quality of life of patients and their families.
LLS supports three primary programs: research, patient services, and advocacy to help us reach our mission. Since it began in 1949, LLS has awarded over $680 million in research grants specifically targeting leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Now at about $69 million annually, the LLS’s grant programs are among the most prestigious in the fields of hematology and oncology. As of June 2008, LLS has 388 active grantee and 9 research contracts in the United States and abroad.
Funding from generous donors has allowed LLS to identify and support promising research. This research has led to key advances in understanding blood cancers and the lifesaving drugs and treatments needed to fight them. In recent years, scientists affiliated with LLS have advanced the search for cures with discoveries including:
With more than 20,000 advocacy volunteers throughout the country, our voice is being heard by those responsible for legislation to fund blood cancer research and educational programs.
About Blood Cancers
More than 912,000 Americans have leukemia, Hodgkin or non-Hodgkin lymphoma or myeloma. Every four minutes, someone new is diagnosed with blood cancer. Every 10 minutes, someone dies.
Leukemia causes more deaths than any other cancer among children under the age of 20. Lymphomas are the most common blood cancers and incidence increases with age.
The survival rate for myeloma is only 35 percent. Incidence is nearly twice as high among African Americans as for all other races.
Help Us Find The Cure!
Dogs are welcome to join you in the 5K Run
1:00 – 6:00 pm
5933 Broadway Street
Bring your family, a friend, your dog and join in on the fun! Learn More