Did you know that one of the most important missions in the cancer community today is to spread awareness about cancer symptoms to promote early diagnosis? Early detection means early treatment and greater chances of early success. This is why Mayor Daley has declared that Tuesday, April 12, 2011 is Chicago Blood Cancer Foundation Day and Blood Cancer Awareness Day in Chicago. The goal is to have citizens of Chicago be actively aware of Lymphoma, Leukemia and Myeloma and the efforts to fight them. Even though blood cancers are some of the most common, and most deadly, they seem to be overshadowed and under-studied.
The greatest tool against cancer is awareness and the best way to be aware is to be educated about cancer signs and symptoms. The following article from Scott Seaman, a writer for the Chicago Cancer Examiner, is a great way to learn about some common signs and symptoms, as well as learn a little more about what blood cancer really is. Check it out!
CHICAGO BLOOD CANCER FOUNDATION’S “OUT FOR BLOOD” BIKE RIDE – PEDAL TO CURE LYMPHOMA, LEUKEMIA, AND MYELOMA
Join Chicago Blood Cancer Foundation’s “Out For Blood” Team for the North Shore Century Bike Ride on Sunday, September 12, 2010 and raise money for blood cancer research. Every dollar raised by or donated to riders will go to blood cancer research! Chicago Blood Cancer Foundation is underwriting the costs of registration for the first 50 riders committed to raising money for blood cancer research who register on-line for the ”Out for Blood” Team. ”Out For Blood” Team riders are requested (but not required) to raise $1,000 or more for blood cancer research. Those raising $100 or more will received a t-shirt and Riders who raise $350 or more also will receive the coveted “Out For Blood” Jersey. Apart from participating in a scenic and fabulous ride, your efforts will help to cure blood cancer.
Chicago Blood Cancer Foundation will have an on-site greeting area. The ride begins at Evanston Township High School at 6 a.m. on Sunday morning with flexible morning start times. Ride a mile, a 100 miles, or somewhere in between. Riders can choose from a variety of routes: 25-mile; 50-mile; 62-mile; 75-mile, and 100-mile. Free refreshments will be available at the registration area before you begin your ride.
Non-riders may participate by forming on-line “Virtual Vampire Teams” and qualify to earn t-shirts and jerseys. Riders and non-riders alike are welcome to participate in the Post Ride Celebration. This is a great event for an extremely important cause! More important, all of the money you raise or donate will go to blood cancer research. Let’s pedal and cure blood cancer.
Chicago Blood Cancer Foundation is committed to curing lymphoma, leukemia, and myeloma; ensuring that cutting edge treatments and world class care and physicians remain available to area patients battling blood cancer, and addressing issues of concern to patients and families impacted by blood cancer. Chicago Blood Cancer Foundation is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization led exclusively by volunteers impacted by blood cancer. Chicago Blood Cancer Foundation invites you to join it on the superhighway to curing cancer. It is proud to partner with Imerman Angels.
For information and on-line registration, go to http://outforblood.kinera.org. You can contact Chicago Blood Cancer Foundation at (888) 792-9992 or www.chicagobloodcancer.org.