The Meredith A. Cowden Foundation raises funding for research and awareness of the blood cancers, as well as Graft vs. Host Disease (GvHD), a condition that is a complication of a bone marrow transplant. GvHD can be an acute or chronic condition and, sadly, can be fatal if not controlled properly. Through our events, we have raised funds for leukemia researchers, who work to discover new and effective ways to combat the disease and avoid the side effects of current treatments.
We also help provide aid for the special needs of patients and families battling a blood cancer. We contribute to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Patient Services program, which helps with funding for non-medical expenses associated with treatment of the blood cancers. Through the generosity of our friends and the community, the Meredith A. Cowden Foundation was able to donate over $120,000 to University Hospitals, MD Anderson in Houston, TX, and the LLS Patient Services Program.
Unfortunately, too many of us have been touched by a blood cancer through family, friends, colleagues and/or acquaintances who have faced the disease. The Foundation works everyday to support and encourage those who continue to fight this battle, to honor the champions who have battled this disease and the memory of those who are no longer with us.
With the help of many, we will continue to work on elevating the awareness of, and funding research for, the treatment of all blood cancers.