Lymph&Co is a Dutch fundraising organisation funding the research of Non- Hodgkins and Hodgkins Lymphoma. 10% of the profit of every sold pair will be donated to Lymph&Co.
1 out of 50 people be diagnosed with Hodgkins / Non Hodgkins Lymphoma in their lives.
Lymphoma is the fifth most common type of cancer with adults and the third most common with children in the The Netherlands and The UK.
Why this cause?
I myself had been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins lymphoma in 2015 at only 22 years old. After a intense period of chemotheraphy I was in remission. Now almost 4 years later and still cancer-free I am extremely grateful for this second chance that had been given me. I have been planning to do something for this cause ever since, spread awareness about this disease and to one day, together, find a cure.
What is lymphoma?
Lymphoma occurs when lymphocytes (white blood cells that help to fight infection) become out of control. They divide in an abnormal way or do not die when they should.
Healthy lymphocytes travel around your body in your lymphatic system, which is part of your immune system. The lymphatic system runs throughout your body and includes lymph nodes (glands) as well as organs of your immune system like your thymus (a small gland behind your breastbone) and your spleen (an organ behind your stomach that filters your blood and helps fight infection). Lymphocytes collect in your lymph nodes ready to fight infection. Lymph nodes are found throughout your body, often in groups.
If you have lymphoma, abnormal lymphocytes can collect in your lymph nodes, often in your armpits, neck or groin. However, abnormal lymphocytes can collect in almost any part of your body. They might be found in lymph nodes deeper in your body or in other parts of your lymphatic system, like your spleen. Less commonly, lymphoma can be extranodal, which means it starts in areas outside of the lymphatic system. These areas can include your lungs, liver or bones.