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

To commemorate National Blood Cancer Awareness Month and World Lymphoma Awareness Day (September 15), the Lymphoma Research Foundation is encouraging individuals, buildings, landmarks and business to shed a light on lymphoma not only to raise awareness about this type of blood cancer, but also to give hope to those who have been affected by this disease. For ways in which you can get involved and join the Light it Red for Lymphoma initiative, visit

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.

2015 Proclamations

State City/Town
The State of Delaware
City of Baltimore (Maryland)
The State of Minnesota City of Minneapolis (Minnesota)
The State of Illinois Town of Dumfries (Virginia)
The State of Virginia Town of Haymarket (Virginia)
  City of Manassas (Virginia)
  Town of Vienna (Virginia)
  Prince William County (Virginia)

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