Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

3 International Dr #200, Rye Brook, NY, 10573, US

The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. We exist to find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer patients.

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The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.
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Tina Swallow - LLS 2020 Man & Women of the Year Campaign Fund
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Tina Swallow - LLS 2020 Man & Women of the Year Campaign Fund
Calling on our Cisco family to help support an amazing opportunity to assist more than one million Americans living with blood cancers. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) has nominated our own, Tina Swallow as a candidate in the “Man & Woman of the Year” fundraising campaign. We have a small team working to raise as much money as possible in a 10-week period for LLS. We have from May 7, 2020 - July 18, 2020, to meet our goals! Every dollar raised counts as one vote and the candidate who gets the most votes (raises the most money) is named the Man or Woman of the Year. This year, the National Capital Area (NCA) chapter of LLS selected 26 candidates to reach its fundraising goal of $3.5 million. I know these are unprecedented times and COVID-19 is changing the world at a rapid pace. Times are hard, there are fears and a lot of unknowns. In these challenging times, there is one thing we do know – Every 3 minutes someone is diagnosed with blood cancer and the COVID-19 crisis does nothing to change that fact. In addition to a grueling battle against cancer, patients are now faced with the threat of a virus that could put them at further risk, as well as the possibility of delays in treatment, as hospitals face maximum capacity. This campaign is very personal to Tina. Her oldest son Beau was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer at age 12 and was given a 5-7% chance of surviving past treatment. After 23 rounds of chemo, an 8-hour surgery and 6-weeks of radiation, Beau found the strength to persevere. Visit www.bridgetoacure.com to read more about her story.
Fund the Fight to Find the CURE for Blood Cancers!
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Fund the Fight to Find the CURE for Blood Cancers!
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Fighting Blood Cancers since 1949 "Every 3 minutes someone in the United States is diagnosed with blood cancer" There are too many of us who have people in our lives who are currently fighting or have fought battles with cancer. My family has had a personal battle with Myeloma - a Blood Cancer. If you are interested in supporting this cause, please join me, my wife, and family in supporting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) by making a donation to our fundraising campaign supporting the LLS’ vital mission to find a cure and create a world without blood cancer. In my wife Sue’s and my life there have been many, many cancer battles by family and friends. In 1982, I found myself trying to understand how this could possibly be happening to my dad. He was diagnosed with Multiple-Myeloma, a bone and blood cancer with no known cure at the time. He was given 6-months to live by his doctors. His diagnosis became "our" diagnosis. His fight became "our" fight. We are all so grateful for the efforts, hard work, and accomplishments that the doctors, researchers and chemists had already achieved in the battle against Bone and Blood cancers (including the team from LLS). Their efforts allowed my father to take treatments (radiology and chemotherapy) that allowed him to extend his life more than 2-years. Yet we want more for the families that are faced with similar circumstances. We want more for all the patient's that are given the frightening news that they too have cancer. This is why my wife and I are dedicated to help raise the funds needed to allow the men and women of science and medicines to put an end to cancer. We firmly believe we will find a cure for these diseases in our lifetime. We look forward to sharing with our children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, that we all took part in funding that cure! We have joined a team that is working to raise as much funding as possible over the next 10 years to find cures for blood cancer. Funds will not only support LLS research, but patient services, advocacy, public and professional education, and community services as well. If you’d like to support our fundraising efforts, you can: • Donate with your credit card by visiting our fundraising website at http://www.mcardlells.com/ (which links to the LLS fundraising campaign) or • Return a check made payable to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society by May 25th to their offices at 4530 Park Road, Suite 240, Charlotte, NC 28209 (please put my name, Kevin McArdle, in the memo line). Donations to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society are eligible for the VMware Foundation Matching Gifts program. Please retain a copy of your donation receipt in order to request a match. Or should you choose to contribute through the VMware Foundation portal link above, please add a designation with my name (Kevin McArdle). "LLS helped advance 19 of the 21 blood cancer treatments approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) this year." "Over the past two decades, LLS has invested more than $40 million in research at multiple institutions to advance CAR T-cell therapy for blood cancer – paving the way for research applications for solid tumors, such as cancers of the lung, breast, colon and prostate." - Help me Fund the Fight for the CURE!