NGA-Radio has put a spotlight on a young lady from Brooklyn, NY who is promoting for a cause that is near and dear to her and millions of us in the United States and all over the world. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is doing ALL they can to help find a cure for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma from taking any more innocent lives than it already has. Judith is completing a 10k run that the LLS is sponsoring to raise funds for the real heroes...those who are affected and desperately need everyone's support. You must understand that many times we make the wrong things the main focus and set aside the real issues. We spend money on gas guzzling SUV's for the look or status, we spend money on wars and protection from forces unseen, we spend money on two packs of cigarettes a day because the focus is lost. Let me shine some light on this issue that Judith is going back to her High School track and field superstar form for...
Highlights From Facts 2010-2011
Approximately every 4 minutes one person in the United
States is diagnosed with a blood cancer.
• An estimated combined total of 137,260 people in the
US will be diagnosed with leukemia, lymphoma or
myeloma in 2010.
• New cases of leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma will
account for 9.0 percent of the 1,529,560 new cancer
cases diagnosed in the US this year
Every 10 minutes, someone in the US dies from a blood
cancer. This statistic represents nearly 148 people each
day, or more than six people every hour.
• Leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma will cause
the deaths of an estimated 54,020 people in the US
• These diseases will account for nearly 9.5 percent
of the deaths from cancer in 2010, based on the total
of 569,490 cancer deaths.
• In general, the likelihood of dying from most types of
leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma decreased from 1998
to 2007 (the most recent data available).
(Taken from The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society: Fighting Blood Cancers)
Judith has proved her passion already in the donations she has received so far which is currently at 116% to her goal! 2 days left to donate and become a part of something good. Help get to the point of saving lives and not losing them. NGA-Radio supports these efforts and will be making our donation as well. Check out the links to her site and contact information.
Until next post...Peace and Love
Email meat MJAD@NGA-Radio.com