LOS ANGELES, Calif--The first annual National Lymphoma Awareness
Week, sponsored by the Lymphoma Research Foundation of America,
is scheduled for October 13 to 19. Members of the Foundation will
launch local awareness activities and educational events throughout
the week to inform the public about lymphatic cancers.
Actress Jamie Lee Curtis serves as Honorary Chair for Awareness
Week. Actress Tracy Nelson, daughter of the late singer Rick Nelson,
is a Hodgkin's lymphoma survivor and acts as spokesperson for
the Lymphoma Research Foundation. Both actresses have recorded
a series of informative public service radio announcements about
The Lymphoma Research Foundation of America was organized in 1991
to raise funds to support research projects seeking to cure lymphoma
and find better, safer treatments. To date, 32 research grants
have been awarded.
The Lymphoma Research Foundation also sponsors lymphoma support
groups, provides programs and resource referrals for patients,
publishes a newsletter, and maintains an informative site on the
Internet that can be reached at: http://www.lymphoma.org.