Friday, November 8, 2013

Freebie Friday: Celebrating Male Survivors

November has come to represent more than Thanksgiving and the kick-off of the Christmas season in the United States.  For many, November has transformed into Movember - a month about raising awareness of men's health issues.  Here at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) we are taking this month as an opportunity to celebrate male blood cancer survivors.


Today Zach Rigby is a senior at the University of Texas, the Vice President of the Silver Spurs (a student organization dedicated to the care of Bevo), and most importantly, a survivor.  Zach was diagnosed with adult Hodgkin's lymphoma on his 16th birthday.  After a difficult treatment plan, he was declared to be in remission and has been living an active, healthy lifestyle ever since.

Zach's father, Steve Rigby, is currently the chairman of the North Texas Board of Trustees.  Recently the Rigby family hosted Bevo at a fundraiser before the University of Texas vs. New Mexico State game and raised $7,500 at the event for pediatric blood cancer research.

We are thrilled to count Zach among the thousands of blood cancer survivors in North Texas.

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