Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Founded in 1949, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the largest voluntary organization that is dedicated to funding research on blood cancer. It also aims at increasing awareness among patients and caregivers with regards to the condition to ensure better disease management. The aim of the organization is to find a cure for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has created an Information Resource Center that provides support, information and care for people who suffer from blood cancer, their families and health professionals who are dedicated to helping blood cancer patients. They have specialists like social workers, nurses and health educators to help in the process. The organization has 64 chapters across the country and also has 4 chapters in Canada as well.
The organization arranges various events for fundraising. Some of these include "Team in Training", "Light the Night Walk" and "School and Youth". While the Team in Training is an endurance sports training program where volunteers compete in endurance sports, Light the Night Walk is a community based walk that celebrates those who are fighting against this deadly disease. Special fundraising events are also organized by various chapters on their own as well.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has provided more than $600 million for research in this area. A lot of myths associated with the problem have also been busted among patients, family members and medical professionals too. The organization has also been effective in bringing most of the medical fraternity at a common ground of understanding this disease.
There are various ways in which individuals can help the organization raise funds too. You can donate online or make a donation at any of the centers. There is also a possibility of leaving your legacy to the organization. Volunteering to work with the group is also another way in which you can make a difference.
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