Exciting news! One of my dear PR friends, Erin Kirkpatrick is a Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, National Capitol Area Chapter 2012 Woman of the Year candidate! Congratulations Erin! Her team (Team Cure) is one of 19 DC-area men and women who have joined efforts to work tirelessly to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and its mission to find a cure for blood cancers. The National Chapter goal this year is $1.1 million in 10 weeks while Team Cure's goal is $100,000 in 10 weeks, so we're going to need your help to get there before June 16th!
"My campaign is dedicated to the caregivers of patients. I truly believe that without excellent care and support for caregivers, the patient him/herself does not stand the best chance for survival," says, Kirkpatrick. "Additionally, I am in a unique demographic pertaining to cancer: Young adults ages 18-39, is the only age group where the mortality rate of cancer has not decreased. It is so incredibly important to me, and Team Cure, to spread awareness for young adults my age, our peers, to take an active approach to cancer prevention and screening, and to dedicate research funds to young adult cancers and support groups."
Blood cancers are the second most fatal form of cancer, second only to lung cancer. Every four minutes someone new is diagnosed with a blood cancer. New hope to find a cure for blood cancers has never been greater. Because of research funded by organizations like LLS, nearly 90% of children diagnosed with leukemia will survive today, as compared to just 53% in 1975.
With your support of a tax-deductible donation, LLS can continue funding critical research in the fight against blood cancers as well as provide outstanding patient services. For more information and to donate online (deadline: June 15th) to the Society, please visit Team Cure. Please pass this along to your friends and family - every dollar counts!
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