Mercedes-Benz Superdome To Light Up Red, Raise Blood Cancer Awareness

NEW ORLEANS – On Sunday, Sept. 3, one of America's most recognizable landmarks and home to the renowned New Orleans Saints, The Mercedes-Benz Superdome, will light up red to raise awareness for blood cancer and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).

         "We're thrilled one of Louisiana's most historic and symbolic buildings is turning red for LLS during Blood Cancer Awareness Month this September," said Katie Triplett, LLS executive director. "At LLS, we have a saying. ‘We are saving lives not someday, but today.’ With the public's support and collaboration, we are helping to bring awareness to the progress LLS is making in fighting blood cancers and helping patients to access lifesaving treatments and cures. We are well on our way to making someday today."

         Leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma are blood cancers. Every three minutes, someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with a blood cancer, LLS reps said. Blood cancers are the third leading cancer killer of Americans. For Blood Cancer Awareness Month this September, LLS is reminding the public that despite progress, much work still needs to be done to save more lives.

         As the leading global organization dedicated to finding blood cancer cures and advancing access to treatment, LLS is doing more than any health or cancer nonprofit for blood cancer patients, reps said. The unparalleled investment by LLS in cutting-edge research, patient services and advocacy is helping to create a world without blood cancers, they said.

         As there are no means of preventing or screening for most blood cancers, LLS is focused on finding cures. LLS encourages everyone to help raise awareness of blood cancer this month and to get involved with one of its fundraising campaigns, or donate to LLS directly, reps said.

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