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Cancer Sucks! Virtual 5K/1 Mile

Sat February 20 - Mon March 1 Charlotte, NC 28210 US


We encourage you to join us in supporting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) by participating in our Cancer Sucks! Virtual 5K/1 Mile.  Your participation supports the many facets of LLS’s mission work from investing in groundbreaking research, providing education and support to patients, and advocating at the state and federal level for legislation to help those living with cancer.  Our appreciation for your support cannot be overstated — all proceeds from this event will be donated to LLS to bring us closer to our goal to end blood cancer and makes an impact for cancer patients and their families.

#CancerSucks5K is the perfect solution to help us raise awareness and donations for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).


Charlotte, NC US 28210

What is a virtual 5K? Good question!

As much as we’d like to gather everyone together for a 5K, we can’t (COVID-19 sucks too!). So we are doing the next best thing. A virtual 5K allows everyone to join us. As complicated as it sounded at first, we’re discovering that it’s the perfect solution for not only building awareness of cancer research but also of inviting everyone who is reading this to participate.

A virtual 5K takes place at any location you choose. You can run, jog, or walk on the road, on the trail, on the treadmill, at the gym or on the track (or even at another race). You run your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself. You can run solo or as a team. The virtual 5K allows for a wide range of individual preferences.

Why Leukemia & Lymphoma Society?

As a global leader in the fight to end cancer, LLS is committed to doing more for blood cancer patients and families than any organization in the world. LLS’s signature fundraising campaigns drive critical support for its mission, including a nearly $1.3 billion investment in cutting edge cancer research worldwide since it was founded in 1949. Since the 1960s, survival rates for many blood cancer patients have doubled, tripled, or even quadrupled.

Every facet of LLS’s mission – research, education and support, and policy and advocacy – work in harmony to put blood cancer patients and their families first. LLS has helped millions impacted by cancer throughout its more than 70-year history, even funding breakthrough blood cancer research to advance lifesaving treatments and cures that is now helping patients with other cancers and diseases. That is why at LLS we say that beating cancer is in our blood.

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