'LLS Havana Nights' event raises money for blood cancer research

Raising money to fight blood cancer

San Antonians dressed in Cubaveras and danced the night away for a "Havana Nights" fundraiser at Dr. Hector Samaniego and his wife's home in the Dominion.

The event was part of a 10-week campaign to raise money to fight blood cancer.

Richard Ojeda is running as an "All Star" candidate. The winner will be announced this Friday at a Grand Finale, where KENS 5's Karen Grace will announce this year's Man and Woman of the Year 2017.

There is still plenty of time to donate. Click here to support Ojeda's campaign and the Luekemia and Lymphoma Society of San Antonio: http://www.mwoy.org/pages/sctx/sat17/rojeda

His fundraising website says: "Over the years, support from people like you has been responsible for the blood cancer advancements that have doubled, tripled, and in some cases quadrupled the survival rate for some blood cancers."

"Many LLS supported therapies not only help blood cancer patients, but are also now used to treat patients with rare forms of stomach and skin cancers and are in clinical trials for patients with lung, brain, breast, pancreatic and prostate cancers. And LLS funded drugs like targeted therapies and immunotherapies are now saving thousands of lives every day." 

 

 

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