September was designated as National Blood Cancer Awareness Month in 2010 by the United States Congress.

In recognition of Blood Cancer Awareness Month, the Leukemia Research Foundation is conducting a social media initiative called The Heroes Among Us to increase awareness about all blood cancers, including leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and myelodysplastic syndromes.

  • Our Facebook and Instagram pages will highlight Heroes through uplifting stories. You will have the opportunity to share, mention and comment on our posts. Please follow us! Join us on Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn too. #LRFHeroes  #HeroesWearOrange
  • Several buildings in downtown Chicago will "light up orange" in recognition of Blood Cancer Awareness Month. Click here for details.

Here's how you can help!

  • Share on your social media channels online using the hashtags #LRFHeroes  #HeroesWearOrange
  • Share the link to each of our heroes stories to your friends, family members and colleagues, Click here.
  • Buy a bag of orange ribbons and share it with your employees and family members. Click here to request ribbons.

Approximately every 3 minutes one person in the United States is diagnosed with a blood cancer. That means that during September, Blood Cancer Awareness Monthmore than 14,000 people will informed that they have one of these terrible diseases. Please donate today to help us continue to raise awareness and funding for research and patient programs.

For other ways to get involved, sign up for events, or volunteer, please click here. Thank you!