The Round “About 5k” is an enjoyable scenic run/walk (strollers welcome!) weaving and winding through the streets of Deer Park, including two roundabouts hence the name. The proceeds from the Round “About 5k” benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), whose mission is to: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
LLS is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.
You may not know…
- Approximately every 4 minutes one person in the United States is diagnosed with a blood cancer.
- An estimated 957,902 people in the US are living with or are in remission from, leukemia, Hodgkin lymphoma, NHL or myeloma.
- Every 10 minutes, someone in the United States dies from a blood cancer. This statistic represents nearly 148 people each day, or more than six people every hour.