JANINE KIJOWSKI RACE FOR THE CURE 5K RUN-WALK FOR LYMPHOMA
Saturday, October 8 · 9:00am - 12:00pm
VFW 2125 BAILEY AVE FORD CITY PA, PATTONVILLE, MANOR TWP
ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT PEOPLE WITH LYMPHOMA AND THE LYMPHOMA SOCIETY.
ENTRY FEE $15.00 PRE-REGISTRATION BEFORE 9/22/11 GUARANTEED T SHIRT, $20.00 REGISTRATION AFTER 9/22/11 OR DAY OF RACE
PRE-REGISTER SEND TO:
JANINE'S RACE FOR THE CURE, 1617 ROUTE 268 EAST BRADY PA 16028
NICK KIJOWSKI 725-545-1596
MARIE KIJOWSKI 7246-664-6242
What Is Lymphoma?Lymphoma is the name for a group of blood cancers that develop in the lymphatic system. The two main types are Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL).
In 2010, about 628,415 people are living with lymphoma or are in remission (no sign of the disease). This number includes about 153,535 people with Hodgkin lymphoma and 474,880 people with NHL.
Hodgkin lymphoma has characteristics that distinguish it from other diseases classified as lymphoma, including the presence of Reed-Sternberg cells. These are large, cancerous cells found in Hodgkin lymphoma tissues, named for the scientists who first identified them. Hodgkin lymphoma is one of the most curable forms of cancer.
NHL represents a diverse group of diseases distinguished by the characteristics of the cancer cells associated with each disease type. Most people with NHL have a B-cell type of NHL (about 85 percent). The others have a T-cell type or an NK-cell type of lymphoma. Some patients with fast-growing NHL can be cured. For patients with slow-growing NHL, treatment may keep the disease in check for many years.
LLS Support ServicesThe Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) offers many ways to help you cope, from live telephone support to family support groups to online chats and more. To learn more about our free programs for patients, family members and caregivers, see Get Information and Support.
We also offer free informational publications and education programs, such as:
- disease and treatment guides for Hodgkin's lymphoma and NHL
- the Lymphoma Education Series featuring the latest information about each disease type and treatment options
- LymphomaLinks, a monthly eNewsletter with the latest news, research updates, clinical trials and events sponsored by LLS
- eNewsline, a monthly eNewsletter with the latest information about blood cancer research and treatment, LLS events, news and featured LLS programs and comments from individuals coping with blood cancer
Mission and Goals
LLS is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.
Our Vision for 2010-2011Each year, we move closer to our goal of finding a cure for blood cancer. This year to support our mission, we'll be focusing on these specific goals:
- Continue to fund blood cancer research projects that offer the best chance of accelerating development of new, promising treatment therapies
- Give more people with blood cancer access to clinical trials
- Give all people with blood cancer--at every stage of their journey--access to the information and services they need to fight and manage their disease
Our Plan for GrowthWe can't achieve our mission without the support of our volunteers, donors, partners and sponsors. We'll continue to reach out to these generous contributors this year to help increase our net revenue. Our plans to do this include:
- Have volunteers participate more than ever in all our revenue-generating activities. We're encouraging our volunteers to contribute their talents and relationships to growing LLS events and asking their friends, families, co-workers and everyone they know to become LLS sponsors, team members and participants.
- Continue to offer corporations and organizations tangible reasons aligned with their business goals to partner with LLS through sponsorships, special promotions, co-branding and more.
- Develop and expand our fundraising programs across Canada.
- Build our donor pipeline and thank our donors for their generosity in meaningful ways.
Our PromiseLLS will continue to evolve as a world-class organization by engaging our staff, volunteers and partners to strengthen and expand our effectiveness across all programs.
Our North Star 2015 VisionBy fulfilling our goals and growth plans and continuing to be dedicated to our mission, we'll take a major step toward our longer-term objective: The North Star 2015 Vision.
Our North Star 2015 Vision aspires to create a better future for people with blood cancer. Our volunteers and staff will play key roles in achieving the improved outcomes we envision for patients.
By 2015, we're looking to:
- achieve a high cure rate for most people with blood cancers
- help those patients who continue to need treatment for blood cancers manage their illness with good quality of life
- help patients, their families and caregivers navigate the healthcare system by giving them access to effective treatments, information, resources and physical and emotional support