The Student Council is hosting a dress down day in honor of my campaign for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s 2015 Man and Woman of the Year. This ten-week fundraising competition is in honor of the Girl and Boy of the Year, Carlos Garth, age 11, and Charlie Perara, age 2. For only $2 per student, you can be a part of finding a cure for blood cancers.
I came to appreciate the important work of LLS when a family member, Denise Dallas, was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia in 2011. Denise was in treatment for over a year, and it thrills me to tell you that she is now in good health and has been in remission since 2012. We pray daily that the disease doesn’t return, and are forever grateful for her amazing doctors at Georgia Regents University for their eternal optimism. In the last fifty years survival rates for many blood cancer patients have doubled, tripled and even quadrupled. Today patients are not just surviving, they’re living!
Not everyone has been as blessed as our family, but this proves why we need your help to support the search for a cure. LLS is the leading non-profit organization committed to finding a cure and improving the quality of lives of those who have and will fight the tough challenges of blood cancers. Every three minutes, someone new is diagnosed with blood cancer, and every ten minutes, someone dies. Together we can change these statistics and help find a cure, and someday live in a world without blood cancers.
Thank you for your support in my campaign! Learn more about the impact my team is having on the community at www.LaurenDallas.com.