Thanks to our colleagues at Gap and our friends online, our summer Give and Get campaign promotion was another success! Because of you and your efforts sharing this promotion online, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society will receive nearly $500 thousand to support our life-saving research to find a cure for blood cancers like leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma. That's an amazing accomplishment for one weekend worth of shopping at Gap, Inc. stores!
As you noticed during the launch of this campaign, we featured Lance Bigelow (see our launch blog post, Lick Leukemia with LLS and Gap), who is living proof that the research we fund has a direct impact on patients. 60 years ago, when LLS was founded, a blood cancer diagnosis was almost always fatal. Since that time, the nearly $1 billion dollars we have invested in innovative research has helped to increase survival rates of some blood cancers by double or even triple. In fact, blood cancer survival rates rose by as much as four-fold from 1960 to 2000.
All of that was possible thanks to partners like the Gap and people like you - who either directly participated in our fundraising efforts or helped spread the word. Your support makes a difference.
Thank you for helping us serve our mission to find a cure for all blood cancers and help patients and their families live better, longer lives.