Wednesday, February 2, 2011

A Green Ribbon For Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness

When a good friend of mine was diagnosed with non-hodgkins lymphoma in his mid-30s,  Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness became an issue close to my heart.  Another friend is beginning her sixth season of fundraising, through Team in Training, for leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma research.  Binzee is in remission, in large part, to this research! 

As a thank you to Aimee, I created this lariat and earring set: recycled green glass and green glass are handwired with sterling silver to make this one-of-a-kind necklace and earrings.  Thank you for all you're doing for this cause!

*Facts and statistics from Leukemia, Lymphoma, Myeloma Facts 2010-2011

Every 4 minutes one person is diagnosed with a blood cancer.  Every ten minutes, someone dies from a blood cancer. This statistic represents nearly 148 people each day, or more than six people every hour. Leukemia causes more deaths than any other cancer among children and young adults under the age of 20. In general, the likelihood of dying from most types of leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma decreased from 1998 to 2007 (the most recent data available).

If you would like to donate to Aimee's fundraising efforts, please click here.  She'll thank you and I thank you.

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