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Akid with leukemia can die from acold. Leukemia is a disease of the blood-forming

tissues. It keeps the body from producing the necessary amounts of normal white blood cells to fight infection. An infection that means a day in bed for a normal child is a threat to the life of a child with leukemia . Today research has made enormous progress. At one time, leukemia victims lived only a few months. Now, in some cases, we can prolong their lives a few years. That's good. But not good enough. Even though we're closer to a cure, leukemia is still the major cause of disease and death in kids between the ages of 3 and 14. We want to save the life of every leukemia victim. We can't do it without a healthy contribution l from you. We want to wipe out cancer in your lifetime. Give to the America,~ Cancer Society. ®

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