Blood cancer can affect anyone, at any time.
It’s one of the darkest moments in your life.
There is no way to prevent or screen for most blood cancers.
Nearly 1.3 million people in the United States are living with, or are in remission from, leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma.
Those are scary statistics; but when blood cancer hits home it becomes personally scary. By donating today, you can help children like Paul’s nephew, Liam, who after a 3-year battle with leukemia, stood proudly in the MACC Clinic at Children’s Hospital and “rang the bell,” announcing to the world that he was indeed cured! Today, he is an active ten year-old who stays busy with soccer, fishing, basketball, baseball, music, drawing and just being a kid. Cancer will always be a part of his life, either through clinic visits, raising money for research, or just helping others who are on the same journey.
Paul is supporting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) in their Light the Night Walk in Milwaukee on October 5th at Veteran’s Park.
Money from LLS’ Light the Night Walk in Milwaukee allows for funding of treatments for patients who are suffering from all forms of blood cancers. LLS funding saves thousands of lives every day. Liam’s life was saved because of LLS work, supported by people like you!
Today we are donating $100 to Paul’s Light the Night Walk Fundraising Page. There are several ways you can help – Donate, Tell a Friend, Walk!
Bring Light to the Darkness of Cancer
The light and warmth we generate delivers hope in time of despair, community in place of loneliness and life-saving RESEARCH & SUPPORT for cancer patients and their families.
We are taking steps to end cancer. WE LIGHT THE NIGHT.
MOST COMMON TYPES OF BLOOD CANCERS
A cancer of the bone marrow and blood.
A cancer that starts in cells that are part of the body’s immune system.
A cancer of plasma cells, which are a type of white blood cell.
MYELODYSPLASTIC SYNDROMES (MDS)
A group of diseases of the blood and bone marrow.
MYELOPROLIFERATIVE NEOPLASMS (MPNS)
Types of cancers that begin with an abnormal change in a stem cell in the bone marrow.