On June 13th, I’ll attempt to do the Spartan Race Beast — a 13 mile run with 30 obstacles thrown in. A week later, I’ll take part in my ninth century ride. These are two big challenges, but they don’t compare to the challenge of finding a cure for cancer.
Since my dad passed away in 2007 after a fight with cancer, I have been raising money to help organizations like the American Cancer Society and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) do research and patient support. I am continuing that drive this year and my goal is to raise $500 before the 13th. Can you help with a donation today to LLS?
Donate here: https://spartan-2015.everydayhero.com/us/patrick
Thanks for your support!
Why should you donate to LLS?
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is at the threshold of cures for more patients. Once unimaginable, safe and effective treatments are saving lives, today.
LLS is focused on cures.
While other large cancer organizations target their mission investment on prevention and early detection, LLS invests in cures because most blood cancers cannot be prevented or detected early. During the last 60+ years LLS has invested more than $1 billion dollars to develop blood cancer therapies. Research funded by LLS has led to advances in treatments such as chemotherapy, bone marrow and stem cell transplantation.
Research is the cancer answer.
LLS has a remarkable record of supporting investigations that lead to improved diagnostics and more effective therapies. Between 2000 and 2013, 31 of 81 cancer drugs newly approved by the FDA were developed first for blood cancer patients. Many are already helping patients with other cancers and serious non-malignant diseases. Today, LLS funds more blood cancer research than any other voluntary health agency in the US or Canada.
Blood cancers are the #3 cancer killer in North America.
Only cancers of the respiratory and digestive systems, including lung and colon cancers, are more deadly. Leukemia causes more deaths than any other cancer among children and young adults under the age of 20. One person is diagnosed with blood cancer every three minutes. Every ten minutes, another person loses the fight. More than 1.6 million people in the United States are living with or are in remission from a blood cancer.