This image from the Flint Water Study shows water samples
from a Flint, Mich. home. The bottles were collected, from left,
on Jan. 15 (bottles 1 and 2), Jan. 16, and Jan. 21, 2015.
The Flint, Michigan, lead-in-the-water crisis has uncovered a massive health threat that extends across the nation. The issue is lead, and other environmental toxins, and what those toxins are doing to our health, including triggering the onset of cancer, particularly in our children.
Flint is just the tip of the iceberg. The newspaper The Guardian has found that 33 cities east of the Mississippi river are using water-testing methods that the Environmental Protection Agency says underestimates how much lead is present in water.
That is critically important. At the present time there is no definitive scientific research that demonstrates how lead, and other heavy metals, are connected to leukemia and other cancerous blood diseases.
Scientists have long believed that high concentrations of heavy metals are a major underlying cause of blood cancers. But no definitive scientific research exists to either prove or disprove this connection. We are going to change that.
That’s why the Cancer Recovery Foundation has taken the major step to fund a scientific study at the world-renowned M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, to find the answer to this important question.
This study also represents an important and overlooked step toward developing less-toxic, more-effective and less-costly treatments for blood-based cancers.
Our initial research will be focused on pediatric cancer patients — half of whom are newly diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and half who are newly diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia.
Maro Ohanion, D.O.
University of Texas
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
This ground-breaking research is headed by Maro Ohanian, D.O., Assistant Professor at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Ohanian is widely recognized as a pioneer in understanding the link between environmental toxins and leukemia.
As you can imagine, conducting a multi-year study of this significance is expensive. But we believe this research must be done and will lead to much higher survival rates of patients with blood cancers. We also believe this research will lead to treatments that actually remove lead and other heavy metals from the blood. And unlike toxic chemotherapies, we believe the treatments will be both less-toxic and lower-cost.
Here is an important point to understand. This type of research seldom wins support in the competitive and largely pharmaceutical-based federal agency grantmaking environment.
So, we are asking concerned and caring Americans, like you, to join us in finding real solutions to this national crisis.
I ask you to send a compassionate gift today. It’s one of the most effective ways you can help us fight the scourge of cancer in our society.
Your gift will help save the lives of children who might otherwise die of a preventable disease that they may have contracted from drinking unsafe water.
Scientific research like ours, and other medical breakthroughs, have saved thousands upon thousands of lives. Yet, it is estimated that last year over 170,000 people across the US, of all ages, will be diagnosed with leukemia, lymphoma, or multiple myeloma in 2016.
Each year, another 16,000 children will be diagnosed with some form of cancer.
As a cancer survivor myself, I have lived the nightmare of cancer, faced my own mortality, and have dedicated my life to helping others through this difficult journey.
Today I must ask for your help. Will you reach deep within your heart right now and send a special gift to help us conduct this potentially lifesaving and worldchanging study?
This research is for you and your family in YOUR city, not just Flint, Michigan.
We’re doing this so we can have the definitive data that proves “heavy metals and toxins in water are connected to leukemia and other blood cancers.”
With generous gifts and financial support from compassionate people such as you, Cancer Recovery will continue to bring relief and healing to families and children who have been stricken with cancer.
All gifts count. Please send $15, $25, $50, or whatever you can afford today to light up their lives and help us continue our fight against cancer.
Thank you for reading my urgent, heartfelt appeal. No doubt you know someone with cancer. Do your part. Please help “Get the Lead Out” today.
For our all who battle cancer,
Cancer Survivor & Founder