This year we asked our supporters to #TalkLymphoma with us during Blood Cancer Awareness Month, and as always they rose to the challenge. More than 450 of you answered our call to help, including 75 hospitals! We were delighted to see so many people getting involved in raising awareness about the UK’s most common blood cancer, from sharing their personal experiences of lymphoma with us and in the press, to people posting on social media explaining what lymphoma is and how they have been affected by the condition. Thanks to people sharing our own posts on social media, over 65,000 people learnt about the symptoms of lymphoma online through our new Lymphoma Symptoms animation. World Lymphoma Awareness Day also saw our community continue the conversation about lymphoma on a global scale by sharing our messages online, and joining us in supporting the Lymphoma Coalition’s We can’t wait to focus on our feelings campaign.
This year was our biggest Blood Cancer Awareness Month ever when it comes to fundraising, with over £85,000 raised in September to support our work! Hundreds of people took part in fundraising activities, from 100mph Zipline challenges, treks and military style obstacle courses through to family BBQs, individual donations, cricket matches and neighbourhood gatherings. We are truly grateful to everyone who has supported us, as every penny raised ensures that we can support even more people affected by lymphoma.
To everyone who has talked lymphoma with us this Blood Cancer Awareness Month, we want to say a heartfelt thank you. However you chose to take part this September, your support has gone such a long way in helping us make sure that no one has to face lymphoma alone. Although Blood Cancer Awareness Month is drawing to a close, you can still continue the conversation about lymphoma! Follow us on social media and help us raise awareness about the UK’s fifth most common cancer all year round:
Facebook, YouTube and Twitter- @LymphomaAction
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