As we continue to rebuild our communities after Harvey and Irma, along with the properties that remain under construction are hospitals, doctors’ offices, treatment facilities and medical centers. Therefore, many cancer patients have had their treatments, surgeries and follow up appointments postponed. During this time, it’s important to not lose sight of the many cancer patients and families that have been evacuated from their homes and are not able to reach their physician or treatment center or have lost their medications due to flooding. Thank you to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for providing eligible blood cancer patients who live in declared disaster areas with a one-time payment of $500. Patients must be in active treatment, scheduled to begin treatment or are being monitored by their doctor. If you are battling blood cancer and were affected by Harvey or Irma, please click here for more information or to apply.
September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month. Today, nearly 1.3 million people in the United States are living with, or are in remission from, Leukemia, Lymphoma or Melanoma. For more information visit here.