Have you ever known someone with Leukemia, Lymphoma or other blood related cancers?
For those of us in Indianapolis, known to be true blue Indianapolis Colts supporters, we all remember when Coach Chuck Pagano was diagnosed with leukemia. Coach Pagano has been quoted as saying, “My condition was leukemia. But my position was, I’m walking out of here.” And he did, with many thanks to his doctors and research done by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. You can watch a short video about Coach Pagano’s experience here.
Every 3 minutes, one person in the US is diagnosed with a blood cancer. In 2014, it’s estimated that over 150,000 people will be diagnosed with Leukemia, Lymphoma or Myeloma. Leukemia is the most common cancer diagnosed in children and young adults under 20 years old.
The good news is, there are ways to battle and beat these diseases and win!