"I will walk for my grandmother in hopes of a healthy recovery. I will walk for my fans — those teens who have battled leukemia — the most common cancer in teens my age. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is making it possible for blood cancer patients of all ages to live longer, better lives."
A National Ambassador for LLS’ 2012 Light The Night Walks, the actress/singer asks us to imagine a world without blood cancer. (Yes! We can see it now.) With over 250,000 participants every year, it’s one of the largest evening charity walks. And Cosgrove has urged fans to join her team by registering their local walk.
Approximately 44,600 new cases of leukemia were expected to be diagnosed in the U.S. last year. LLS is the biggest nonprofit contributor to blood cancer research. In addition to providing aid, the org also provides cancer patients with info on treatment options.
"Miranda Cosgrove is an extremely talented and popular young star and we are so grateful that she is giving her time and energy to support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light The Night Walk," said Nancy L. Klein, LLS's chief marketing and revenue officer.
We agree, she’s fabulous. Did you know that Miranda is also celebrating her 19th birthday today? And we can’t think of a better way to say “Happy Birthday” than signing up for this year’s walk!
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