Hey everyone! Today’s post is a little bit different than normal. I wanted to talk a little bit about Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, as well as some great organizations that are working towards a cure for it. Today starts the awareness month for Lymphoma. Anyone who knows of someone who has been affected by this disease, or any of them, knows just how devastating cancer can be. It devastates you physically, emotionally, and financially.
I want to give a shout out to some organizations who are helping those who have been diagnosed or are currently fighting. Here’s a list of some wonderful organizations who need your help in the fight against cancer.
- http://www.lymphoma.org/site/pp.asp?c=bkLTKaOQLmK8E&b=6296735 this is a great site that gives helpful information as well as some great links for those who need more information or need to reach out for some help.
- http://www.lls.org/ The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has some great resources about the cancer, for caregivers of cancer patients, as well as information about their Light the Night Walk to raise funds to fight this disease.
- https://www.livestrong.org/ This site is not directly related to NHL, however, it is a great resource for anyone who has heard those dreaded words and gotten a diagnosis. There is wonderful information on how to handle treatments, and information for those who have beaten their cancer and are living their “new normal.”
- https://www.cancer.org/ Again, not strictly for NHL, but a wonderful resource.
In addition to these wonderful organizations, there are many more out there that are helping to make a difference one treatment at a time. They offer hope to those who need it most. They are a beacon in the darkness of cancer.
In an effort to help them eradicate this absolutely awful disease, I am pledging to raise awareness. I will be wearing some form of lime green, which is the color for Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma to help bring awareness of it, for the entire month of September. It is an extremely common form of cancer, which means many people’s worlds are devastated by a diagnosis. Cancer is becoming too common. We need to find a cure. So in addition, I will make a donation to help bring about a cure.
If you want to donate, any one of these sites is a wonderful cause, and they could definitely use some help in this fight! If you don’t have the funds, wear lime green, raise awareness! Join us at the Light the Night Walk. My local one is in October, and I will be there walking, celebrating, and mourning all those who have and currently are fighting the good fight to take their lives back, and all those who lost their fight in the end. Let’s end cancer in our lifetime.