This time last year the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, which is now officially the world’s largest blood cancer organization, was able to invest 74 million dollars into research fundings to find better treatments and cures for the thousands of people who fight lymphoma and myeloma in the United States. Within the last 60 years, the Society has improved patient survival rates drastically, which is what keeps the charity going. This year will be the same as last, as all proceeds will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
The official mission of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's Disease, as well as myeloma. The charity is also in the works of trying to create a world without blood cancers altogether. They plan on doing this by forging partnerships with colleges that have medical research fields, biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies which will help quickly develop new therapies for patients involved. The group will also continue raising with fundraisers, such as the upcoming one in Perry.
At the wrestling match, for every win, teams will be awarded pins to which parents, teachers, and friends may access the online form and pledge to the charity. If for any reason a supporter was not able or did not want to go online to pledge but still wanted to, they would be able to pledge a flat donation on behalf of their school.