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2014-09-12 23:05:19

North Texas Indoor Trampoline Park to Help Raise Money During the 2014-2015 School Year Frisco, Texas (PRWEB) September 12, 2014 Leukemia, the most common cancer in children under the age of 20 years old, affects about 4,103 school aged children every year in the US alone. For youth and their families, the diagnosis can be both mentally and financially crushing. In an effort to decrease these hardships and incentivize students to raise money for the cause, Urban Air Trampoline Park is...

2014-09-11 23:05:47

September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month, making it the perfect time to announce next year’s law school scholarship for survivors or family members affected by blood cancers. San Diego, California (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month, a national event to bring much needed attention to these disorders. That makes September the perfect time to announce next year’s law school scholarship for survivors or family members affected by blood cancers. The Law...

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,...

2014-09-03 12:26:23

Leukemia Cup Regatta to Take Place September 20-21 at The San Francisco Yacht Club SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Greater Bay Area Chapter will be hosting its ninth annual Leukemia Cup Regatta on September 20-21, 2014 at The San Francisco Yacht Club (SFYC) in Belvedere, Calif. The event will begin with the VIP Dinner on September 20 with special guest speaker Wendy Schmidt, president of the Schmidt Family Foundation...

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...

2014-08-28 08:27:53

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and OncoPep have entered a partnership to advance an experimental cancer vaccine to treat patients with smoldering multiple myeloma (SMM), an asymptomatic stage of myeloma. The partnership is through LLS's Therapy Acceleration Program® (TAP), through which LLS forges collaborations with biotechnology companies to help bring therapies to patients faster. OncoPep is developing a...

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,...

2014-08-20 20:21:54

One of the oldest law firms on the Treasure Coast will partner with The Palm Beach Area chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Jetson and the City of Port St. Lucie, FL, for the "Honor a Hero" blood drive at the city's civic center on 9-11. PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Crary Buchanan, one of the oldest law firms on the Treasure Coast, will pay tribute to the lives lost on 9-11 with its annual memorial blood drive. This year, the firm will partner with the...


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