Blood Cancer Awareness Month

Due in large part to the Lymphoma Research Foundation's (LRF) Advocacy Program, September was designated as National Blood Cancer Awareness Month in 2010 by the United States Congress. Since then, LRF has been a leader in raising public awareness about lymphoma and Blood Cancer Awareness Month, not only during the month of September but throughout the year.

Light it Red for Lymphoma

Throughout the month of September, LRF hosts a variety of national and local events. Buildings and iconic landmarks around the country Light it Red for Lymphoma to not only raise awareness of the disease, but to help provide hope to all those touched by lymphoma.


Every seven minutes, someone in the United States is diagnosed with a type of lymphoma—that is why it is so important to not only raise awareness for this disease, but fund cutting-edge research to one day find a cure. Throughout the month of September, LRF encourages its supporter to donate $7, or a multiple of $7, in honor of a newly-diagnosed patient and the more than 700,000 Americans currently living with, or in remission from, lymphoma. Visit to donate today.

Social Media

In honor of Blood Cancer Awareness Month, the Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) also conducts social media campaigns to increase awareness about this nationally recognized month, lymphoma and LRF. Facebook and Twitter users can show their support by turning their profile pictures red via the Foundation's Twibbon page upload a custom Light it Red for Lymphoma Facebook cover photo and/or share their story or words of encouragement with the Foundation on social media.

Mayor De Blasio Declares Blood Cancer Awareness Day in NYC


State, city and community proclamations help to raise awareness about lymphoma and its prevalence. Counties across the country designate September as Blood Cancer Awareness Month and recognize September 15 as World Lymphoma Awareness Day.

2014 Proclamations

The City of Buffalo (New York)
The City of Rochester (New York)
Town of Haymarket (Virginia)
Prince William County (Virginia)
City of Manassas (Virginia)
Montgomery County (Maryland)
City of Houston (Texas)
The City of New York (New York)
City of Houston (Texas)

Media Inquiries

All media inquiries related to Blood Cancer Awareness Month should be directed to Peggy Ann Torney, Director of Communications and Marketing, at either (646) 465-9109 or