Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Did you know?

Did you know that each year, 160,000 children are diagnosed with cancer worldwide. Cancer is the number one disease killer of children in the U.S. and Canada.

In regards to blood cancers...every 4 minutes one person is diagnosed with a blood cancer and every ten minutes, someone dies from a blood cancer! This statistic represents nearly 146 people each day, or more than six people every hour.

Leukemia causes more deaths than any other cancer among children and young adults under the age of 20. In general, the likelihood of dying from most types of leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma decreased from 1996 to 2005 (data from 06/2009). And why did it decrease...RESEARCH!

I hope you're asking...how can I help...and of course, I've got answers!

1. Make a direct donation to
Will's fundraising, click the image on the right and give what you can...every $1 counts so even a $5 donation makes a difference. If you can't donate maybe you know someone who can so forward our link.

2. Got hair and live in Austin? Willing to shave it off...well join
Georgia's team for St. Baldrick's and shave it off, click Georgia's image on the right to go to her blog and learn more!

3. Can't make a monetary donation, contact your local
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society office and see how you can volunteer.

4. Sign up with
Team in Training to train for an endurance event...get in shape, change your life and help others fight this horrible disease!

Research saves lives and in order for research to happen we must raise money!

Its not always fun asking for donations, but it is necessary to find a cure...so help us FIND A CURE!

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