Every day Lauren inspires her local community and beyond, and she deserves to be celebrated and honored for all the ways she tirelessly contributes to finding a cure for cancer.
Lauren’s story: Not even an incurable disease can keep her down
In December of 2009, Lauren was diagnosed with a type of rare blood cancer, Essential Thrombocythemia. Though there is not a cure for this chronic illness (yet), Blanchard has been fighting for a cure ever since.
In 2012, she founded gotCUREage, a non-profit organization that helps raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and other local organizations. Each year her organization hosts the Must Dash 5K, a run/walk event that donates all proceeds to LLS. gotCUREage also sells merchandise to spread awareness and benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
“I would love nothing more than to see a CURE in my lifetime. It is my hope that gotCUREage can also be an inspiration for fellow cancer fighters, their families, friends, and anyone that is need of a CURE of any kind.”
5 ways you can help Lauren be honored with Woman of the Year
Starting on March 12th, you can help Lauren become this year’s Woman of the Year by following these steps:
- Follow Got CUREage on Facebook
- Make donations online
- Stop by our office to make a donation in person
- Help her raise funds for her Must Dash 5K
- Purchase some of her merchandise to spread to word
Remember, you can donate from March 12th through May 20th, 2017. The nominee who raises the most funds will be named the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Woman of the Year. If you have any questions about how you can help, contact us today. Let’s help Lauren’s organization find a cure!