Nebraska is holding its first “Lymphoma-thon” in April. The event will be held in 24 cities nationwide. Bettina Frappier is a nurse case manager for the lymphoma program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and says their goal is to help those in Nebraska suffering from this illness.
“The purpose is to raise money to support the Lymphoma Research Foundation. The money will go to support research and patient’s education and support services for patients whose lives have been touched by lymphoma.”
Frappier says the day is filled fun and support for those with lymphoma in Nebraska.
“And we encourage people to sign up teams. It is just a non-competitive 5K walk for patients, survivors, family, friends, community to get involved to support people whose lives have been touched by this disease.”
Lymphoma is a type of cancer that involves the lymph nodes. Frappier says when it comes to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Nebraskans are high on the list.
“Actually in Nebraska, Nebraska has a higher incident of lymphoma than the national average so there are a lot of people in Nebraska, patients and families, whose lives have been touched by lymphoma so that also makes us very excited to have this event in Nebraska.
The “Lymphoma-thon” 5K walk is Saturday, April 24th at Mahoney State Park. Registration starts at 9 am at the park pavilion and the walk starts at 10 a.m. More information is available at firstname.lastname@example.org.