Wear Lime Green for Lymphoma Research

The red ribbon signifying support for people with AIDS has been popular ofrover a decade. The red dress campaign supports heart health for women, while the pink ribbon is synonymous with breast cancer. Blue ribbons can indicate either domestic violence or autism. But lime green and lymphoma? I had no idea.
But now I do. And so do you. So if someone you love has lymphoma and you want to proudly wear a sign of support, or if you’re looking for the perfect accessory for a fundraiser, consider some of these lime green options.

Get the (Online) Support You Need

There is a saying in Twelve Step groups that “pain shared is pain lessoned.” When dealing with a health crisis like cancer, online support groups can be a godsend. People join for a myriad of reasons - some people are seeking information about a disorder or its treatment, many people are giving or receiving emotional support and encouragement and some are venting frustrations about their condition or how it affects their life. Many people are just happy to talk to others who understand what they’re going through.

Co-Pay Assistance Program Expanded

How's this for some good news?

I am thriiled to announce that the Co-Pay Assistance Program through the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society has been expanded.

Ethan Zohn Begins New Treatment

“Just know that although this war may seem long, you are winning
Just understand that the team in your fox hole is larger than your wildest dreams
Just realize that you are helping countless people in their own struggles just by being
Just believe that this will soon be a speed bump in your rear view mirror
Just keep the perspective and the faith
Just use this as a chance to continue to make a difference in this world”

The Cancer War

When I wrote about my friend yesterday, I was hesitant to do so. Anyone living with cancer or with a friend or loved one with cancer doesn’t really want to hear bad news. But presenting only the happy stories in the face of cancer isn’t realistic, either. Bear with me as I try to balance all of the truth about this cancer – the wonderful ways people reach out and care, the fascinating new research, cancer survivors who beat the odds, and people with cancer who do not make it.

It’s Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas

How can I tell? Because my mailbox (both snail mail and online) are full of donation requests from tons of charities I like. While I was sifting through my options, I was pleasantly surprised to see that The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) has received a research challenge grant.

An anonymous friend of LLS will match $100,000 in donations made by December 31st to support an important research focus - to reduce the long-term and late effects of some of today's intensive treatments.

You Want Me to Go Bald on Purpose?

Shave to Save: Giving Hope a Head Start is one of the most creative fundraisers I’ve heard of. Besides the cleverness of the tag line, I appreciate the courage of the participants. Shave to Save is an event where men and women volunteer to shave their heads in honor or memory of someone that has been touched by cancer.

Cleaning for a Reason this Holiday Season

If you know any woman currently undergoing cancer treatment, please pass the word to her that there is a cleaning service that provides FREE housecleaning - 1 time per month for 4 months while she is in treatment. All she has to do is sign up and have her doctor fax a note confirming the treatment. Cleaning for a Reason will have a participating maid service in her zip code area arrange for the service. This organization serves the entire USA and currently has 547 partners to help these women.

You are on Facebook, right?

It’s not the end of the world if you’re not – but you are just missing out on the opportunity to connect with more people who are passionate about lymphoma and leukemia. In case you’ve been living in a cave for the past two years, let me fill you in. Facebook is a social media site, where you create a profile, and can reconnect with old friends, family members and meet new people.

Travel Resources

Air Care Alliance helps cancer patients travel to distant health centers for care. You may call ACA at 1-888-662-6794 tollfree in the U.S. Direct number 757-318-9145, or visit their web site at http://www.angelflightfla.org/aircareall.org/acahome.html.