October 4th, 2008 will mark 4 years that our local bellydance community has raised money and walked in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light the Night Walk. We walk in memory of Jasara, bellydance teacher and friend, who passed away from Lymphoma in Feb. 2004.
Some things to know about blood cancers:
- Every five minutes someone is diagnosed with blood cancer. Every 10 minutes, someone dies.
- Leukemia causes more deaths among children than any other cancer.
- Nearly 20,000 Americans died from lymphoma in 2007.
- The survival rate for myeloma is just 34 percent.
If you are in our area join our Springfield bellydance team! Visit the Recherche Dance Team Page to sign up. Our local walk is organized behind the Bass Pro Shop on Campbell and Sunshine. There is a 1 mile or 3 mile course through the local neighborhood that starts at dusk.
We always have a lot of fun!