Superdome To Turn Red For Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Blood Cancer Awareness Month

NEW ORLEANS – On Tuesday, September 6, 2016, The Mercedes-Benz Superdome, home to the New Orleans Saints, will light up red to raise awareness for blood cancer and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).

         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. More than 1.2 million people in the U.S. are living with or in remission for a blood cancer. Leukemia causes more deaths than any other cancer among children, adolescents and young adults younger than 20 years. Leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma are expected to cause the deaths of an estimated 58,320 people in the U.S. in 2016.

         "We're thrilled that one of Louisiana's most historic and symbolic buildings is turning red for LLS," Katie Triplett, LLS Deputy Executive Director, said. "During Blood Cancer Awareness Month this September, LLS is reminding everyone that while breakthrough-therapies are saving lives, work still needs to be done, to find a cure- not someday, but today."

         LLS is the world's largest non-profit health organization dedicated to finding cures and ensuring access to treatments for all blood cancer patients, and is doing more than any health or cancer non-profit for blood cancer patients. LLS reps 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.

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