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Blood Cancer Patients Need Support Now More Than Ever

(Rye Brook, NY, Sept. 1, 2020) — Having blood cancer is tough. Having blood cancer now is even tougher. Blood Cancer Awareness Month in September provides an opportunity to remind the public about the urgent need to support research to fight this deadly disease — a disease that is diagnosed every three minutes in the U.S. and has no current means of prevention. As the global leader in the fight against blood canc...

LLS’s Team In Training Resilience Challenge Adds Meaning to Miles

An Innovative Virtual Challenge to Move, Fundraise, and Commemorate Blood Cancer Awareness Month     Rye Brook, NY (August 25, 2020) – Having blood cancer is tough. Having blood cancer now is even tougher. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Team In Training campaign is partnering with leading event technology platform, haku, to raise awareness and funds in support of LLS’s goal of cr...

Communities Nationwide Remain Laser-Focused on Helping Cancer Patients Who Can’t Wait For Pandemic to Go Away

(Rye Brook, NY, August 13, 2020) – Like many nonprofit organizations, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), a global leader in the fight against cancer, is not immune to the damaging impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. But thousands of participants in nearly 100 communities across the country remain laser-focused on their pursuit of a world without blood cancer, taking on LLS’s 10-week philanthropic competition...

Celebrating Diversity Fueled High School Students to Break Fundraising Records for Cancer Cures

(RYE BROOK, NY, July 22, 2020) - The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are far reaching, and high school students are among those whose lives are being up-ended. Not only is this generation missing many traditional rites of passage, but they are graduating into a frightening world and an uncertain future. But, rather than feeling sorry for themselves, a very unique group of students across the country are facing the c...

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Announces Board of Directors Officer Appointments and Welcomes Four New Members

RYE BROOK, NY, July 20, 2020 - The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) announced today National Board Officer appointments and four new members to its National Board of Directors, who will work alongside LLS leadership to ensure that the organization continues to deliver its cancer curing mission and impact for patients, despite the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Effective J...

A Message From Dr. Louis J. DeGennaro, President and CEO of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

One of the things that I value most about leading The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is seeing our talented, dedicated and relentless staff and volunteers in action. During these trying times, they have adapted and rallied behind our mission like never before. The past few months have been extremely difficult for all of us at LLS. The COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the economy has dealt a major setback...

LLS, The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research and The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group Partner to Award $6.75M in New Grants to Drive the Next Wave of Novel Cancer Therapies

(Rye Brook, NY, July 1, 2020) - Seeking to ignite the next major breakthroughs to treat blood cancers, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), The Mark Foundation, and The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group today announced more than $6.75 million awarded to nine of the most exceptional scientists in the field. The innovative Blood Cancer Discoveries Grant Program is designed to encourage researchers with deep experi...

LLS Announces Collaboration with the National Cancer Institute and Children’s Oncology Group on a Global Master Clinical Trial for Children with Acute Leukemia

June 17, 2020 (Rye Brook, NY) - The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) announced today a collaboration with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) to launch a global precision medicine clinical trial for children with acute leukemia. The three organizations share a commitment to address the urgent need for new, more precise and more effective treatments for children with canc...

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