How You Can Light it Red for Lymphoma

To commemorate National Blood Cancer Awareness Month (September) and World Lymphoma Awareness Day (September 15), the Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) encourages individuals, buildings, landmarks and businesses to shed a light on lymphoma – not only to raise awareness about this type of blood cancer, but also to give hope to those who have been affected by this disease.  Join the Lymphoma Research Foundation to Light it Red for Lymphoma!

In the Workplace


In Schools, Universities and Medical Centers



  • Tweet your representatives, encouraging them to wear red on September 15 and to post a photo
  • Attend a Lymphoma Research Foundation event and/or program in September
  • Download the Light it Red for Lymphoma Awareness and Fundraising Guide to give friends and family and handout in a public location
  • Visit a Light it Red for Lymphoma Lighting Partner in your area, take a photo and share on social media using #LightItRed
  • Wear red on World Lymphoma Awareness Day (September 15) and share photos on social media using #LightItRed
  • Add a 2018 Light it Red for Lymphoma frame to your Facebook profile picture, live video or story
  • Download our “LIR Selfie Sign,” take a picture and post it on social media with #LightItRed
  • Share lymphoma facts and infographics on social media


Fundraising Ideas

  • Make a donation of $15, or a multiple thereof, in recognition of World Lymphoma Awareness Day (September 15th) in honor of a doctor or member of your healthcare team who helped make an impact on your life
  • Make a donation in honor of lymphoma patients, survivors and their loved ones
  • Download the Round It Up for Lymphoma app to round up your purchases to the nearest dollar to be donated to LRF
  • Plan a workplace giving event the month of September
  • Businesses, schools, universities and medical centers can join Team LRF and sell “LRF” lapel pins to raise funds (email to learn more)
  • Fundraise Your Way and coordinate a one-time event like a red bake sale or happy hour fundraiser on World Lymphoma Awareness Day (September 15)
  • Ask customers to round up their purchases to the nearest dollar at checkout and donate the proceeds to the Lymphoma Research Foundation
  • Feature a red drink or food item, or have a “Dish of the Month,” and have a percentage of the sales benefit the Lymphoma Research Foundation
  • Share your fundraising results with LRF on social media using #LightItRed or email

Helpful Resources