I am sure you have noticed, but our look has changed a bit. Truly Relentless, our chapter Facebook page, our chapter Twitter page and lls.org are more vibrant and highlight what we have been able to accomplish as an organization thanks to wonderful supporters like yourself.
It’s called Someday is Today and you are at the heart of it.
Someday is Today comes from the fact that there are hundreds of thousands living among us with blood cancer. People who, 60 years ago, wouldn’t be among us. Today they enjoy normal life and manage their condition with a daily pill. Forty years ago there was a 97% mortality rate for childhood leukemia. Today, 90% of children with leukemia live a natural lifespan.
This is an extraordinary moment. One we have been working towards since 1949, when LLS was founded.
In our 63 years we have helped advance nearly every drug used in the fight against blood cancer. Thanks to the funds people like yourself continue to invest in us, we have spent a billion dollars to accelerate new cancer treatments and bring healing therapies once thought impossible.
Simply put, we are closer than ever to the cures for many kinds of blood cancers. We are on the brink of historic breakthroughs that will literally change people’s lives.
Someday is Today is an inspiring story of progress. It’s a story that illustrates just how powerful your individual efforts are and that when combined, they are changing the landscape of blood cancer.
Not someday, but today. And we thank you for being part of it.
Stay tuned and watch Someday is Today unfold in 2013. There’s more to come.