Central Ohio Chapter

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Patient Access Programs


The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Central Ohio Chapter offers a wide range of free educational and support programs for patients, their families, caregivers and healthcare professionals.

For more information about any of the following programs, call Patient Access at 614-498-0440 or email at ps.ohc@lls.org.

Patti Robinson Kaufmann First Connection Program

If you've recently been diagnosed with a blood cancer, you may find it helpful to speak with someone who's been through treatment and learned how to manage the same disease. The Patti Robinson Kaufmann First Connection Program is a peer-to-peer program that links newly diagnosed patients and their families with trained volunteers who have experienced blood cancer firsthand and can understand your experience. Trained volunteer survivors offer caring support and information by sharing their special perspective on the recovery process. For more information, call us at 614.498.0440.

Family Support Groups

Open communication is critical for coping with the feelings that arise during illness. Family Support Groups feature sessions led by local healthcare professionals where you can share your concerns, fears, problems and experiences in a comfortable and caring setting. For more information, call us at 614.498.0440.

 

  • Blood Cancer Gathering

For adults with blood cancers and their family/friends (Lunch provided). Meets 4th Tuesday of each month from 12:00 - 1:00 pm at The Bing Cancer Center in Columbus, Ohio.

 

  • The LLS/James Care for Life Survivor's Book Club

For adults with any type of cancer and their family/friends (Light breakfast provided). Meets 3rd Wednesday of the month from 10:00 - 11:00 am

 

  • Cancer in your 20's & 30's ... What Now?

For young adults with any type of cancer. Meeting location: Haven of Hope, Zangmeister Center in Columbus, Ohio. Please contact Laura Beemiller, LSW at lbeemiller@hohcf.org for meeting dates and times.

 

  • Amyloidosis Group

Meets in the Spring and Fall (Breakfast & lunch provided). Meeting location: The James Cancer Center in Columbus, Ohio. Contact Paula Schmitt at pschmitt_98@yahoo.com for meeting dates and times.

 

Clark County Support Groups

  • Caring Friends Support Group

For adults with any type of cancer and their family/friends (Lunch provided). Meets 3rd Tuesday of each month from 12:00 - 1:00 pm at the Springfield Regional Cancer Center in Springfield, Ohio.

 

  • Springfield Blood Cancer Support Group

For adults with blood cancer and their family/friends. Meets 4th Monday of each month from 7:00 - 8:00 pm at the Springfield Cancer Center's Community Room. Contact Beth Hearlihy for more information at hearlihy@sbcglobal.net

 

Online Chats

Our weekly online chats provide a friendly forum to share experiences and offer support for people living with blood cancers.  Each chat is moderated by an oncology social worker. For more information about chats available for specific diagnoses see Online Chats.

The Trish Greene Back to School Program for Children with Cancer

Returning to school after cancer treatment can be a tough adjustment for young survivors. The Trish Greene Back to School Program for Children with Cancer helps children and youth cope with life after treatment and teaches parents, classmates, teachers and healthcare professionals how to deal with the issues surrounding childhood cancer. Program videos and materials are available for students from preschool to high school. For more information, call us at 614.498.0440.

Co-Pay Assistance Program

Dealing with cancer is hard enough without having to worry about the financial burden. The Co-Pay Assistance Program helps you pay your insurance premiums and meet co-pay obligations. We'll also help you find additional sources of financial help. For more information, see Co-Pay Assistance.

Honored Hero Program

Our honored heroes provide inspiration and support for the LLS fundraising programs and are symbols of strength for others dealing with challenges in their lives. An honored hero is anyone who is being treated for, or is a survivor of, leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma. 

You can participate on several levels, including sharing your story, creating artwork, writing letters or attending fundraising events. For more information, call us at 614.476.7194.

last updated on Tuesday, April 21, 2015
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