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Stop Childhood Cancer Alliance


stopcancerlogoThe Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is excited to partner with the Stop Childhood Cancer Alliance.

Our mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

We are relentless in this mission. 

Highlights:

When LLS was founded in 1949, a blood cancer diagnosis was almost always fatal. Thanks in part to innovative research funded by LLS, survival rates have doubled, tripled and even quadrupled for blood cancer patients.

LLS is investing in research to develop new targeted therapies, including targeted drug combinations, that promise more effective and less toxic treatments for leukemia and lymphoma patients of all ages.

We are making a difference in the lives affected by blood cancer:

Sam"Leukemia crept slowly into our lives like a thief in the night. On a Friday night in July of 2006, my daughter Samariona, just six at the time, was complaining of severe pains in her legs. We decided to take her to emergency room to make sure everything was ok.  When her lab results came back the white blood cell count was off the charts. She was diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML). At that moment, we knew our lives would never be the same.

My child has been able to live a more active and fulfilled life because of research done by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. We tried two drugs, at first, but neither worked. But by the grace of God, we have discovered a drug that is working great for us and has, so far, kept us clear of the transplant table. We are so thankful for the research that is saving my child's life."

The Jackson-Sherman Family

Resources:

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

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.

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 a list of our Family Support Groups, call 404-720-7807.

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 404-720-7807.

For information on these, and other programs, click here.

For free education materials, click here

Get Involved:

We encourage you to get involved in The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society:

Advocate: http://www.lls.org/#/waystohelp/advocate/

Volunteer:  http://www.lls.org/#/aboutlls/chapters/ga/volunteer/

Donate: http://www.lls.org/#/waystohelp/donate/

Sign up for free newsletters: http://www.lls.org/#/resourcecenter/enewsletters/

Contact LLS: If you, or a family member, have been diagnosed with a blood cancer, we are here to help. Contact our Patient Access, Education and Advocacy Department at: 404-720-7807.
For general questions or information, call our office at 404-720-7900 or click here:   



last updated on Tuesday, November 19, 2013
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