My dad was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). This particular strand of leukemia is so rare that there are fewer than 20,000 cases diagnosed in the US each year. There is no known cure for AML. And unfortunately, funding for research on rare forms of blood cancers is very limited, even though there is a huge need for it. This is why I have partnered with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to help raise money for research in hopes to one day find a cure.
The LLS is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. They are also the largest funder of cutting-edge research to advance cures, totaling more than $1.2 billion in research. This research saves lives. Their mission: "to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families."
For more information on the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, please visit their website: