One person in the United States is diagnosed with a blood cancer approximately every four minutes. It is estimated that 149,990 people will be diagnosed with Leukemia, Lymphoma or Myeloma in 2014. These will account for 9% of the total new cancer cases in the United States this year.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is world’s largest voluntary health agency that is dedicated to searching for a cure for blood cancer. LLS raises money not only to fund innovative research, but also provides blood cancer patients and their families with education and support, financial assistance and connections to clinical trials and support networks.
To date LLS has contributed more than $1,000,000,000 towards blood cancer research and patient support!
A few men from our area are coupling their love of golf with their passion to help by putting on the first annual, “Beards Battling Cancer Golf Tournament.” They encouraged participates to grow a little facial hair, show their support and get out on the green!
The tournament took place on June 9th, 2014 at Renditions Golf Course in beautiful Davidsonville, Maryland. We were happy to sponsor a tee-box and provide a cash donation to this worthy cause with all of the proceeds going to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
We hope to get some INO.com employees out on the links next year!
The INO.com Team