I am now at 20% of my fundraising and am hoping to over 50% on February 15th. Are you ready to give lifesaving funds? Maybe not just yet...sometimes people, including myself, are reluctant to donate to an organization, especially if they don't know where the funds are going. I hope to clear that up for you!
What Will My Donation Do?
Encourage scientists to pursue blood cancer research. Grants to young scientists help grow research talent even as federal research funding becomes increasingly limited.
Develop "targeted therapies" that kill cancer cells selectively. By hitting specific molecular targets, these treatments don't harm patients' healthy cells, resulting in fewer dangerous side effects.
Test immunotherapies. Immunotherapies strengthen a patient's own immune system so it can better fight infections and attack cancer cells, reducing the need for damaging chemotherapy.
Improve the safety of today's cures. LLS funds research to predict, manage and prevent complications in patients most at risk for long-term and late effects of treatment.
Help patients and their families make informed decisions. LLS supplies information and counseling to help guide patients through their cancer journey and access current treatment and clinical trial options.
Provide financial aid and co-pay assistance. A cancer diagnosis is hard enough without having to deal with its financial burden. We provide programs to help relieve the economic strain of a blood cancer diagnosis.
Offer community services. Among the wide array of programs LLS provides are those that link newly diagnosed patients with trained volunteers and that help young cancer patients return to school after an absence resulting from treatment.
Encourage our state and federal legislators to support blood cancer issues. With your help, LLS brings to the attention of lawmakers the urgent need for increased government funding and support of research and patient access to affordable treatment and quality care.
source: http://www.lls.org/#/waystohelp/whygive/My Grandpa was a fortunate recipient of help from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for over a year. The financial of strain of cancer treatments was reduced because of the aid Grandpa received from LLS. For 3 months, the drug Gleevec was was completely paid for and his health insurance was covered from 2011 until his death in 2012.
Help like that cannot happen unless there are others who are willing to give! Please consider donating today (click here to donate!) so that someone's Grandpa, Grandma, sister, brother, mom, dad, son, daughter, cousin, aunt, uncle, or friend is able to receive help to get them through the battle of their lives.
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