Welcome to the fundraising page for Philly 22!
Please join us in supporting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) by making a donation to our fundraising campaign. Thanks to your support, our efforts, will help fund the therapies and treatments and help save lives today. This is our fourth year of the Scenic Shore 150 and we look forward to making it our most impactful yet! Last year, we successfully raised over $50,000 and we’re raising the bar again! This year, as we prepare to ride the shores of Lake Michigan in September, our goal is to raise over $65,000… AND it’s possible with your help and generosity.
So what’s in a name… Philly 22? The National Cancer Institute (NCI) helps to clarify. An abnormality of chromosome 22 in which part of chromosome 9 is transferred to it. Bone marrow cells that contain the Philadelphia chromosome are often found in chronic myelogenous leukemia and sometimes found in acute lymphocytic leukemia. A piece of chromosome 9 and a piece of chromosome 22 break off and trade places… The changed chromosome 22 is called the Philadelphia Chromosome. Hence, Philly 22.
LLS's continued advancements over the years, are responsible for the blood cancer survival rate doubling and tripling; in some cases, the survival rate has even quadrupled. And many LLS supported therapies not only help blood cancer patients but are now used to treat patients with rare forms of stomach and skin cancers. They're even being tested in clinical trials for patients with a range of cancers including lung, brain, breast, pancreatic and prostate cancers. LLS funded drugs are now being tested for patients with other non-cancerous diseases like Diabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Multiple Sclerosis.
We really are changing the face of blood cancer!
All donations are greatly appreciated and are tax deductible. They'll not only support LLS research but patient services, advocacy, public and professional education, and community services as well.
On behalf of blood cancer patients everywhere we thank you for your support!
For more information about LLS, please visit lls.org