Congratulations to HVBF member, Jane Daniel, of SPARKS! Web Media & Marketing on her nomination as Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Baltimore "Woman of the Year" 2016! Kickoff starts in April. Please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to help her out with the campaign. She is currently looking for campaign team members, sponsorships, auction items, and will have a list of fun charity events in April, May, and June! Great picture with Jason Garcia of the Baltimore Orioles! We know you will KNOCK it out of the PARK!
The Man & Woman of the Year (MWOY) campaign is a spirited fundraising competition in communities across the U.S. in which participants build fundraising teams to compete for the title of Man or Woman of the Year. They raise funds for LLS blood cancer research in honor of local children who are blood cancer survivors, the Boy & Girl of the Year. The titles are awarded to the man and woman in each community who raises the most funds during the ten-week campaign; the top local fundraisers in the country also win the national titles. You can support their efforts by donating to or joining their campaigns, because everyone wins when cancer loses!
Blood Drop Facts
1. Last year alone, LLS invested nearly $79.8 million in cutting-edge research.
2. Nearly 40% of new cancer therapies approved by the FDA between 2000 and 2014 were first approved for blood cancer patients.
3. In 1964, the five-year survival rate for children with the most commonly diagnosed leukemia was 3%. Today its approximately 90%.
4. Nearly 1.2 million people in the U.S. are living with, or are in remission from, a blood cancer.