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September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month
We are supporting Blood Cancer Awareness Month by providing these lymphoma resource links and a downloadable lymphoma awareness ribbon. Show your support by adding the lime green ribbon to your social media channels or email footer during September.
About half of the blood cancers that occur are lymphomas, or cancers of the lymphatic system.
Hodgkin lymphoma is one of two major categories of lymphoma. It is distinguished from other types of lymphoma by the presence of one characteristic type of cell, known as the Reed-Sternberg cell. A defining attribute of the Reed-Sternberg cell is its expression of the CD30 antigen. The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 9,000 people will be diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma in the United States during 2013.
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is the second major category of lymphoma and represents a diverse group of cancers that develop in the lymphatic system and are characterized by uncontrolled growth and accumulation of abnormal lymphocytes. Lymphocytes are a type of white blood cell that are responsible for defending the body against infection. The most common forms of non-Hodgkin lymphoma are follicular (slower growing subtype) and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (faster growing subtype). According to the American Cancer Society, nearly 70,000 people are expected to be diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma in the United States during 2013.
Be Part of Blood Cancer Awareness Month
Download the Lymphoma Awareness Ribbon
Download the lime green lymphoma awareness ribbon and use it on your Facebook page, Twitter account, blog, or email to show your support during September.
Light The Night Walks
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light The Night Walk are evenings filled with inspiration. During this leisurely walk, Champions For Cures carry illuminated balloons—white for survivors, red for supporters and gold in memory of loved ones lost to cancer. Thousands of walkers—men, women and children—form a community of caring, and bring light to the dark world of blood cancers.
Donate or find a walk near you
Light it Red for Lymphoma
Throughout the month of September, buildings and iconic landmarks around the country Light it Red for Lymphoma to not only raise awareness of the disease, but to help provide hope to all those touched by lymphoma. Learn more
The Lymphoma Research Foundation is committed to providing members of the lymphoma community with accurate, up-to-date information about the diagnosis and treatment of the disease with in-person educational conferences all around the U.S.