Minneapolis, MN, April 08, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Lymphoma is the most common blood cancer in the United States. Take a Step to Find a Cure.
Who: The Lymphoma Research Foundation (www.lymphoma.org) is the
nation’s largest voluntary health organization devoted exclusively to
funding lymphoma research and providing patients and healthcare professionals with critical information on the disease.
What: The Lymphoma Research Foundation Minnesota Chapter’s 7th Annual Lymphomathon 5K walk/run. Lymphomathons in 24 cities are expected to raise over $1.7 million this year, with eighty-three cents of every dollar spent supporting research and programming.
Where: Lake Nokomis, Minneapolis, MN
When: Saturday, June 11, 2011: 9:00 AM - Registration
10:00 AM – Walk/Run
Why: To raise awareness of lymphoma and research funds for a cure for the most common blood cancer and the third most common cancer in children. Today, a half a million Americans are affected by lymphoma. It was estimated that there were about 74,030 new cases of lymphoma in the U.S. in 2010, and about 21,530 people died from it.* Approximately 1,110 people will be diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) in Minnesota (3 Minnesotans each day) and another 330 will lose their lives this year.
There Is No Fee To Participate: Walkers are encouraged to raise a minimum of $100.00 in pledges to receive an LRF Lymphomathon T-shirt, and $250.00 for a beach blanket. All donations are fully tax deductible. To register, call 1-800-235-6848 or visit www.lymphomathon.org
The mission of the Lymphoma Research Foundation is to eradicate lymphoma and serve those touched by the disease. To date, the Lymphoma Research Foundation has funded more than $40 million in cutting-edge research, including an initiative that has raised over $21 million over a four year period for mantle cell lymphoma research, making the organization the leading private funder in the world of MCL research. The Lymphoma Research Foundation also provides programs geared toward patients and their families which address treatment issues, the latest research advances, and coping with the disease. Funds are used for Regional Lymphoma Workshops and “Ask the Doctor” symposiums, as well as a Lymphoma Helpline & Clinical Trials Information Service. [*] American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts and Figures 2010.