The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
Since its founding in 1949, LLS has invested more than $600 million in research specifically targeting leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.
Last year alone, LLS made 6.3 million contacts with patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals. LLS serves an estimated 895,000 Americans who are presently living with leukemia, lymphoma, or myeloma.
Leukemia is the leading disease-killer of children and young adults under the age of 20.
Leukemia and lymphoma are the leading fatal cancers in males under the age of 39.
Every five minutes, someone in the United States is diagnosed with a blood cancer.
Every ten minutes, another child or adult is expected to die of leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma.</li></li></ul><li>Young Professionals Committee<br />“Junior Board” that consists of 15 young professionalsin the metro-NJ/NY area<br /> MissionTo develop and execute annual fundraising events to support the LLS, while also providing a vehicle through which talented and energetic young professionals can make a positive impact in their community and in the lives of blood cancer patients and their families.<br />
<ul><li>Annual fundraising event put on by the YPC
2 tickets to the event ($200 value)</li></ul>Cost: $500<br />Cost: $1,000<br />
What it Means<br /><ul><li>$20 pays for a bottle of nutrients that will nourish 10 million leukemia cells grown in the laboratory for a week, enabling scientists to test whether a new anti-cancer drug halts their growth.
$100 pays for the cost of an antibody used to determine the precise characteristics of lymphoma cells, allowing doctors to determine the best treatment for a patient.
$250 buys an instrument to measure tiny volumes of liquid, which allows scientists to accurately measure the solutions needed to prepare a patient sample for a diagnostic test.
$500 purchases 10 hours of time on a flow cytometer, a machine that reveals a multitude of characteristics of blood cancer cells that could be developed into effective diagnostic tests </li></li></ul><li>Summary<br /><ul><li>Betting on a Cure is an exciting, fun, local event run by the LLS Young Professionals Committee. It is a great way to reach young adults in Jersey City, Hoboken and surrounding areas.
All proceeds go directly to the LLS to fund critical research and patient services programs
Your consideration and support are much appreciated</li></ul>THANK YOU!<br />
Contact<br /><ul><li>If you are interested in supporting the LLS by sponsoringBetting on a Cure, or would like further information, please contact:</li></ul>Chris Menschner Justin McDonald<br />908-956-6608 646-335-6843<br />Christopher.email@example.com@hotmail.com<br />