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I’m Kyle Kelin, and my team and I want to find a cure for blood cancer. Help us achieve our goal and ensure quality cancer treatments are available and accessible. Make a donation today.

100% of your donation goes to funding cancer research.

My Campaign Team

  • Linnzie Kelin
  • Nicholas K. Petersen
  • Allison Petersen
  • Phuong Phan
  • Nick Mirgeaux
  • Patrick McDonough
  • Susan McDonough
  • Robert King
  • Jamie Ferguson

Every 3 Minutes Someone in the United States is diagnosed with blood cancer.

More than a third of blood cancer patients don't surive 5 years after being diagnosed.

Every 9 Minutes Someone in the United States dies from blood cancer.

Each day, the medical community within the United States works tirelessly to eradicate life-changing diseases. Here in Houston, home to one of the world’s premier medical centers, we are fortunate this type of work takes place in our own back yards every day.

Each year, more than 175,000 lives are impacted by blood cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma. That means someone receives a blood cancer diagnosis every three minutes. This is what makes it critical that we come together as a community to support those on the front lines of this battle as they work to identify and pursue all courses of action to eliminate these types of blood cancers.

When I was asked to get involved with this campaign, I was honored and felt compelled to respond. Like many others, I have been impacted by the experiences of those touched by cancer and wanted to help. I am excited to announce my candidacy for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Man & Woman of the Year fundraising competition. This national LLS campaign focuses on raising funds, awareness and advocacy for those battling blood cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.

I am dedicating my campaign to H. David Smith, Jr., my wife’s uncle. David is an amazing man who has been very involved in Linnzie’s life, especially during her formative teenage years. David lives in Baton Rouge and has served the Louisiana State Senate for more than thirty years. In March of 2016, he was diagnosed with mesothelioma, believed to be the result of exposure to asbestos while working in undergrad school. Thus far, chemo and other therapies have proven to be ineffective. If I can hit my campaign goal, I plan to name a research grant in David’s honor.

Please help me honor those who have been impacted by blood cancer by donating to my fundraising campaign. Help me surpass my goal of $150,000 to directly impact the research, awareness and advocacy of LLS. This campaign is a one-time, 10-week long effort that begins March 29th and culminates with the Grand Finale event on June 8th.

Thank you,

Kyle Kelin

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100% of your donation goes to funding cancer research.