How we are beating blood cancer - Impact Day
In 1960 the Eastwood family founded our charity, Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, after their daughter Susan sadly died from leukaemia aged just 6.
Back then, a leukaemia diagnosis was effectively a death sentence. Doctors knew next to nothing about blood cancer or how to treat it, and support for patients and their loved ones was notable mostly by its absence.
Fast forward 54 years to 2014 and we now see blood cancers almost as individual to each patient. Treatments - whilst still harsher than we'd like - are more personalised and many wonder drugs allow patients to get on with their lives. Health professionals, charities and patient groups are now there to support people with blood cancer thoughout the day, and sometimes night too.
We have even bigger ambitions for the future. We want to get to a place where 100% survival is a reality, where we've discovered ways to prevent blood cancer, and people affected can live their lives to the full.
So how are we going to get there? Join us at Impact Day to find out, and celebrate how far we've come. Be a part of our story.
Event detailsDate: Saturday, 26 April 2014Time: Starts at 10:00 amLocation:
St Katharine's Way