Leukemia

Devastating Illness

Leukemia is a cancer of the blood, which begins in a patient's bone marrow.


There are two primary types of leukemia, acute (fast-growing) and chronic (slow-growing).  


Leumekia is the most common cancer affecting teenagers and young children.

 

One third of child cancers are blood cancers.


327,000 Americans suffer from or are recovering from leukemia. 

 

Promising Research

Gene-silencing therapies and CAR T-cell therapy, which involves removing a patient's T cells, modifying them in a lab, and then re-injecting them are two of the many revolutionary treatments the BIO Run will support. 

The Need to do More

Every four minutes, someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with a blood cancer. 


Every ten minutes, someone dies from a blood cancer. 


Together, we can turn the tide of this crippling disease.