The Spirit of Spring 5K and 1 Mile Walk aims to promote awareness and support of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in hopes of ending the fight against all blood cancers.  


Medical research for Blood Cancers has proven to extend the lives of leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma patients. Many patients are cured because of life saving medicine.

  1. New Cases
    • Approximately every 3 minutes one person in the United States (US) is diagnosed with a blood cancer.
    • An estimated combined total of 156,420 people in the US are expected to be diagnosed with leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma in 2014.
    • New cases of leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma are expected to account for 9.4 percent of the estimated 1,665,540 new cancer cases diagnosed in the US in 2014.
  2. Prevalence

    Prevalence is the estimated number of people alive on a certain date in a population who previously had a diagnosis of the disease. An estimated 1,185,053 people in the US are either living with, or are in remission from, leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma.

  3. Survival

    Relative survival compares the survival rate of a person diagnosed with a disease to that of a person without the disease. The most recent survival data available may not fully represent the outcomes of all current therapies and, as a result, may underestimate survival to a small degree. 

  4. Deaths
    • Approximately every 10 minutes, someone in the US dies from a blood cancer. This statistic represents nearly 152 people each day or more than six people every hour. 
    • Leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma are expected to cause the deaths of an estimated 55,350 people in the US in 2014. 
    • These diseases are expected to account for 9.4 percent of the deaths from cancer in 2014, based on the estimated total of 585,720 cancer deaths.