Here is a Mother's Day gift that requires no watering, adds no calories and can save lives.
Dan grew up wondering how long his mother would survive her 25-year struggle with breast cancer and leukemia. Today, he knows that research supported by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) decades earlier led to the science that gave his mother time to see three children grow up and six grandchildren born.
Blood cancer research can be the gateway to curing other diseases because it's easier to study cancer-causing molecules and test new therapies in blood than in solid tumors. By funding research and expediting promising science toward approval and commercial development, LLS is transforming good ideas into new therapies for patients.
One promising clinical trial is using a targeted drug that blocks pathways that are active in cancer cell growth and survival. So far, nearly half the trial participants have more than doubled the median survival term. Inspired by these results, LLS has raised $3.5 million to accelerate this trial by one year. We need another $1.5 million to complete the task.
Your gift toward research will help accelerate saving lives in the same way that earlier advances enabled Dan's mother to see her family grow.
Thank you for your generosity!
John E. Walter
President & CEO