Information for Zenkaikon 2017 charity support will be posted closer to the event. See below for last year's charity information.
In 2016, Zenkaikon donated $2,750 to the Leukemia Research Foundation.
Zenkaikon has chosen to support the Leukemia Research Foundation as our 2016 charity.
The Leukemia Research Foundation is dedicated to conquering all blood cancers by funding research into their causes and cures, and enriching the quality of life of those touched by these diseases.
Why support the Leukemia Research Foundation?
Research – You will help fund New Investigators - individuals who are beginning to establish their own laboratories and are no longer under the tutelage of a senior scientist mentor. Supporting New Investigator researchers allows innovative scientists to act on their ideas, and try new procedures and experiments that will hopefully lead to significant breakthroughs.
Financial Assistance – You will help provide financial support for people having severe difficulty paying medical bills and ensure they receive the treatment they need to survive.
Seminars/Town Hall Meetings – You will help support free seminars and meetings that offer emotional and educational support to patients and their caregivers.
- Leukemia is the #1 killer by disease of children under the age of 20.
- More than 52,000 Americans will die of blood cancer this year.
- Blood cancers do not discriminate – they can happen to anyone, at anytime, regardless of race, gender, or ethnicity.
- Every four minutes, someone is diagnosed with blood cancer - approximately 134,280 new cases are expected in the U.S.this year.
On Sunday of the convention, Zenkaikon will be holding its second annual Charity Auction, hosted by Zenkaikon 2016 guest Uncle Yo. 100% of funds raised at the auction will be donated to the Leukemia Research Foundation. If you are interested in donating an item to our auction, please complete our donation form by March 25, 2016.
We will also be collecting monetary donations at our merchandise booth, with donors who contribute $3 or more receiving a "Zenkaikon X" button.
We hope you will join us in Conquering All Blood Cancers.