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2014-09-10 12:24:59

Thousands to Walk to Raise Funds for Blood Cancer Research SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Northern California Chapter will be kicking off its 2014 Light The Night(®) Walk campaign with the San Francisco Walk on September 23, 2014 at 5 p.m. PT at AT&T Park. The Light The Night Walk is a powerful and unique fundraising campaign from LLS, which brings together families and communities to honor blood cancer...

2014-09-10 12:24:45

Behind The Bench, The National Basketball Wives Association and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Team up for Cancer Cures WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 11-year-old Kyle Markes passed away of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) on December 24, 2013, just days before he was set to be his idol Kevin Durant's special guest at an Oklahoma Thunder game on Christmas Day. Every three minutes, someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with a blood cancer. Almost 150,000...

2014-09-09 16:25:53

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) announced today that Louis J. DeGennaro, Ph.D., has been appointed as president and chief executive officer, effective immediately. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140909/144436 "Dr. DeGennaro has tirelessly dedicated himself for almost a decade of service to the LLS mission and to the patients whom we all serve, and this appointment is in recognition of his vision,...

2014-09-02 12:28:40

Home Decor Retailer Launches National In-Store Fundraiser and Sponsors Light The Night Walks to Support Cancer Cures PLANO, Texas, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At Home, the home decor superstore, announced today a national partnership with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to finding cures for blood cancers. Throughout the month of September, Blood Cancer Awareness Month, At Home team members will be collecting $1, $5...

2014-08-27 08:27:52

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to Raise $300,000 during September, Blood Cancer Awareness Month WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Every three minutes, someone in the U.S. is diagnosed. More than 1.1 million Americans are living with, or in remission from, these diseases. Certain forms of these diseases are the most common types of cancer in children and adolescents younger than 20 years. Almost 150,000 Americans will be diagnosed with these cancers this year. There are few,...

2014-07-29 12:35:55

The "Light The Night" Campaign has raised more than $2 million over 7 years SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stater Bros. Charities and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) concluded another successful "Light The Night" fundraising campaign in support of LLS' mission to find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer patients. These funds will also help LLS invest in research to advances cures for blood cancers....

2014-07-14 08:26:44

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Burlington and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Light The Night® Walk fundraising campaign have partnered once again to raise money for blood cancer research. Burlington, the #1 National Corporate Light The Night partner, launches its 13(th) consecutive company-wide initiative today by encouraging its customers to make a donation at checkout to benefit LLS. As part of this year's promotion, five young blood cancers...

2014-05-08 16:23:43

In Her New Role, Jagger Attended the Delete Blood Cancer Gala, Which Raised $4 Million for the Cause NEW YORK, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, leading global beauty company Coty Inc. announced that Georgia May Jagger--supermodel and face of Coty's color cosmetics brand Rimmel and fragrance brand Just Cavalli--has accepted an appointment as the first Coty Global Ambassador in the fight against blood cancer. Coty is founding corporate sponsor of Delete Blood Cancer-DKMS, the world's...

2014-05-07 16:27:52

Having successfully Pioneered Robotic Surgery, Robert "Bob" Duggan Is Giving Hope to Cancer Patients Through His Innovative Biotech Company SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Robert Duggan is at it again, this time leading the way with innovation in the field of cancer treatment. Duggan is CEO of Pharmacyclics Inc., a biotech company based in Sunnyvale, California. He and his team are experiencing major success in treating patients with Mantle Cell Lymphoma (MCL)...

2014-05-05 08:28:15

LLS Hosts Renowned Blood Cancer Researchers and Patient Advocates to Shine a Spotlight on Its Cures and Access Agenda in the Nation's Capital WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) announced today that it has passed the $1 billion mark in research investment, a significant milestone in the cancer research landscape as LLS continues its 65 year pursuit of advancing breakthrough therapies, finding cures and ensuring access...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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