SUFFOLK, Va. - September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month and on Wednesday, a Virginia organization went golfing for a cure in Hampton Roads.
Blood cancers include leukemia, different types of lymphoma and more.
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Virginia Chapter is benefiting from a fundraiser called Golfing for a Cure at Riverfront Golf Club. Proceeds from the event will help raise money to help local people fighting these types of cancers and their families.
The first annual fundraiser started at 1 p.m. Wednesday.
Registration fees paid for green fees, range balls, refreshments, lunch and dinner.
Nationwide, LLS says it committed more than $180 million to blood cancer research last year. According to the LLS website, blood cancers are the second leading cause of cancer deaths and the most common among people under 20 years old.
LLS Virginia says it donated more than $1.2 million to help local people in their fights against cancer last year.
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