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Man who battled cancer shares importance of Giving Tuesday

Posted at 9:47 AM, Nov 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-28 09:47:32-05

Richard Rendina cherishes this picture with his dad, who died from brain cancer in 2007: "I had become CEO of my father's company when he had passed away only a few weeks from turning 27, about four years after that I was diagnosed with cancer."

Rendina was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. His treatment included chemotherapy. 
"It became very real at that point in time and flipped my world upside down all over again," he recalled.

Now cancer free for 7 years, he shared the importance of giving generously on Giving Tuesday. "Giving to an organization like the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society; their research cannot only help cure and create cures for blood cancer patients but also can translate into other types of cancers as well."  

Peter Brock, who is on the national board of directors for the organization said: "We are hoping to lead a clinical trial against pediatric cancer, which is children's cancer and we are very optimistic that we will be getting that going in the near future."

It's funding that can help save lives.

"We are very proud of our progress but yet there's more that needs to be done and dollars are just vital to carry the ball across the finish line," said Brock.

There are hundreds of organization taking part in Giving Tuesday.

You can either help financially or donate your time.