leukemia and lymphoma

Hope for a World Without Blood Cancers; the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Although this post is off topic for what I usually post, the topic is important to me and I would like to share it with my readers.

Over the holidays a family member was diagnosed with leukemia, something for which I certainly was not prepared. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society has been a helpful and amazing source of education, information, and support, from the early days in the hospital as the diagnosis was being established, up to today. Everything they provide to patients, family, and friends is free, supported by donations. There is not even a postage or shipping charge for the very helpful booklets, journals for patients, and other things provided.

If you shop for anything at Amazon.com and have not yet chosen a charitable organization from the Amazon Smile program, please consider signing up and designating LLS.

Although the percentage amount donated is small (0.5%), over time it can add up. And, every little bit helps. Nothing really changes as you shop at Amazon except a small amount of the sales (no extra cost to the buyer) goes to your designated charity.

Of course, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society would always appreciate a direct donation as well. 🙂