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 disease.
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.