World CLL Day 2023
CLL Society is excited to celebrate World CLL Day for a third year on Friday, September 1st!
We are proud of our organization’s ongoing role in developing and promoting World CLL Day to the blood cancer community and beyond. World CLL Day also serves as the kickoff to September being Blood Cancer Awareness Month.
What is Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)?
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a chronic and rare type of blood cancer. It is the most common form of leukemia in adults. An estimated 200,000 people in the United States are living with CLL.
While CLL is incurable, medical advancements in the past decade have provided multiple treatment options to manage the disease. Many individuals living with CLL enjoy long and fulfilling lives.
What is World CLL Day?
Each year, on September 1st, the global CLL community comes together to support patients and caregivers impacted by a diagnosis of chronic lymphocytic leukemia, or CLL. World CLL Day is an important time to elevate the voices of those impacted by this chronic blood cancer and raise awareness to improve understanding of their vulnerabilities and challenges.
This year, we focus on the mental health challenges that patients and caregivers face from a diagnosis of CLL. The complex nature of the disease means that patients with CLL face many uncertainties and decisions that can lead to emotional distress, especially during the active observation, also called the ‘watch and wait’ period. Many of these impacts were made more urgent by the stresses of the COVID-19 pandemic.
By providing patients and caregivers with support, information, and connection, we can help make the journey easier.
How to Get Involved in the 2023 World CLL Day Campaign
- Follow CLL Society on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Like, comment, and share the posts you see from CLL Society to help us spread the word and reach a wider audience.
- Post about World CLL Day on your own social media accounts. Use #WCLLD23 #WithTeamCLL and #MentalHealth to join the conversation. Download the official campaign graphics and prepare messages for social media posts.
- Update your social media profile picture using the official World CLL Day Frame.
- Tell your friends and family about World CLL Day and use it as an opportunity to share how CLL has impacted you.