Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

By: Tyler Rose

Leukemia and Lymphoma

Every year a society called The leukemia and Lymphoma Society, or LLS, does a fundraiser in downtown Dallas called a Light The Night Walk which is a fundraiser that helps provide for all of the amazing research that they do. This society helps do research for people who have be diagnosed with leukemia and lymphoma. In 2015, 55,000 people were diagnosed with leukemia and 1.2 million people are living with it right now. In the past few years the LLS has raised the survival rate from 14% in 1963 to 90.4% in 2015 from people who have been diagnosed with these types of cancer. Researchers have worked hundreds of hours to find this cure and they are still working on making it better.

Difference between Luekemia and Lymphoma

Both Leukemia and Lymphoma start in the same blood cells but, according to the American Cancer Society the two cancers are very similar in many ways but, the main difference is that “in leukemia, the cancer cell is mainly in the bone marrow and blood, while in lymphoma it tends to be in lymph nodes and other tissues.”

We Need Your Help

This society has been funding people that have made huge discoveries and are on the brink of a huge one. I believe that if everyone donates then we will save lives and find a cure.