The second organization that we would like to raise awareness about is gotCUREage. A percentage of ALL proceeds from the month of May will go directly to gotCUREage.
gotCUREage is a 501c3 non-profit organization benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) as well as the Myeloproliferative Neoplasm (MPN) Research Foundation.
Hematologic cancers, (cancers of the blood, bone marrow, and lymph nodes) include leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma. Every year, more than 100,000 cases of blood, bone marrow, and lymph node cancers are diagnosed in the United States, and more than 50,000 people die from these cancers. Among children and teens less than 20 years old, leukemia is the most common cancer and the leading cause of cancer death.
Leukemia is a cancer of the bone marrow and blood. The two main types of leukemia are lymphocytic leukemia, which involves an increase of white blood cells called lymphocytes; and myelogenous leukemia, which involves an increase in white blood cells called granulocytes. Leukemia can be acute or chronic. Acute forms of leukemia progress rapidly, while chronic forms of leukemia progress slowly.
How you can help:
Be sure to check their Facebook page out for information on how to register for their 3rd Annual Must dash for a CURE 5k.
Annual Non-Profit Charity 5K Run for All Ages in Yorktown, VA
Their Annual Must Dash for a CURE 5k is a quickly growing, fun run/walk for folks of all ages and athletic ability. They have vendors, a DJ, and plenty of activities for children and it all benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society! Please consider joining them as we Dash for a CURE on May 13, 2017 and let them know if you or someone you know may be interested in becoming a sponsor! Email: firstname.lastname@example.org