September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month

I can hardly bleukemia logoelieve it’s September already. Summer vacations are over, kids are back at school, mornings have a chill in the air and the days are growing ever shorter. But September also brings a very important recognition for many of our patients and their families:  it’s Blood Cancer Awareness Month. Although incredible strides have been made in the treatment of blood cancers, every four minutes someone in the United States is newly diagnosed.

This month, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) urges you to join them in helping to increase awareness of blood cancers and raise funds for research and patient support services. Here at BFS, we see patients who are so grateful to have had life-saving bone marrow transplants for blood cancers but who struggle with subsequent ocular graft-versus-host disease. With PROSE providing symptom relief and vision improvement, these patients are able to get back to enjoying the lives they knew before cancer diagnosis.

Each day in September, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society will be sharing a significant fact about blood cancer and LLS’s impact in this year’s 30-Drop Campaign. How can you help recognize this important month?

  • Make a donation to a support or research organization
  • Use social media to get the word out to your connections
  • Encourage your workplace or municipality to light a building red
  • Sponsor a Team In Training member
  • Volunteer at a blood cancer support organization
  • Participate in a Light the Night Walk in your community

We’ll be doing our part to spread awareness in support of blood cancer research and patient support services. Let us know if you pitched in to help as well.