Those of us who haven’t had to walk a mile in the shoes of a family fighting leukemia should be counting our blessings. This blood cancer makes up about a third of all childhood cancers. While treatments are getting smarter and survival rates better, health experts say many childhood cancers are still suspiciously on the rise. You may have also heard of more cases of young adults diagnosed with another sort of blood cancer called non-Hodgkins lymphoma.
People are joining to Light the Night this October to show those coping with Leukemia and Lymphoma that they don’t walk alone. You can find a fall event in your area via this search page. In the East Tennessee area, Light the Night is Thursday, October 24 on the University of Tennessee campus.
If you can help the Bad to the Bone Marrow team that includes friends and family of two blood cancer patients from the same family, go here to lend your support. Funds raised to directly to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, which states:
“The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.”