I am raising funds for the blood cancer and bone marrow transplantation program at BIDMC. The program cares for patients with leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and other forms of blood cancer. As director of the program, I have had the chance to see firsthand the tremendous courage our patients display in facing this challenge. The funds raised will help support life-saving research in developing new therapies for these difficult illnesses. Our research program includes laboratory based research to identify the causes of blood cancers and a clinical trial program to develop novel therapies. A hallmark of the program is the development personalized immune based therapies including a nationally renowned cancer vaccine program. We welcome your partnership in developing better therapies for our patients and to continue to work towards a cure for these terrible illnesses.