Monday, May 19, 2014

Honoring a former First Lady

Today we remember former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis as May 19, 2014 marks 20 years since she lost her battle with non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL).  There is currently no cure for NHL but we are encouraged by the following facts:

Number of NHL deaths: Around 25,000 in 1994 vs. 20,200 in 2014
NHL survival rates: Around 50% in 1994 vs. 71.2% in 2014

In 2013 alone, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) invested $73.8 million into research.  Of that, $20.4 million was allotted for research into NHL and the other lymphomas.  Since its inception, LLS has invested more than $1 BILLION into blood cancer research.  

Thank you for playing a significant role in helping us work towards increase our survival rates and our ultimate goal - CURES for blood cancers.  

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