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Our Mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkins disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is an established organization, founded in 1949, providing nearly $50 million this year alone in research funding for blood cancers to more than 481 researchers in the United States and 14 other countries. The Society is made up of 66 chapters nationwide. It is the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding research toward cures for blood cancers and improving the quality of the lives of patients and their families. The grant would go to assist our mission, which is to find cures for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, and myeloma and support includes our patient service programs such as: family support groups, public and professional education programs, Trish Greene Back to School program materials for teachers, parents, and students, and $500 a year in financial aid for anyone receiving treatment to assist with medications, transportation, or other medical expense. The Society's research has already lengthened the life spans for many adults and children. Still, it remains a personal fight for many families, supported by doctors and nurses. The five-year survival rate for children with acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) is now 80%; in 1960 the five-year rate was 4%.
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