LOS ANGELESThe Lymphoma Research Foundation of America launched its second annual National Lymphoma Awareness Week on October 12. Actress Kelly Lynch, whose sister Robyn Lynch is a lymphoma survivor, served as honorary chair of the week, which featured a slate of events to inform the public about this cancer.
Robin and Kelly Lynch spoke at the educational forum organized by the Foundation last year in Los Angeles regarding their personal experiences. Robyn was diagnosed with Hodgkins disease in July 1995. Kelly has stood by her sisters side through her lymphoma treatment and recovery. This winter, the actress will be seen in the film Homegrown with Billy Bob Thorton and will star in Disneys feature film Mr. Magoo.
On October 18, an all-day educational forum for lymphoma patients, their families, and health care providers was held in Vienna, Virginia. Awareness Week concluded with the presentation of the first Paul Tsongas Memorial Awards (see People & Places on page 53).