The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Virginia 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 us at (804) 673-5690 or (800) 766-0797.
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 (804) 673-5690 or (800) 766-0797.
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 (804) 673-5690 or (800) 766-0797.
Full Circle Grief Center is offering an 8 week support group during Winter 2014. Click here for more information.
Our weekly two-hour online chats provide a friendly forum to share experiences and offer support for people living with non-Hodgkin lymphoma or chronic myeloid leukemia and for young adults (aged 18-39) living with blood cancer. Each chat is moderated by an oncology social worker. For more information, see Online Chats.
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 (804) 673-5690 or (800) 766-0797.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) provides a limited amount of financial assistance to help patients with significant financial need and who are under a doctor's care for a confirmed blood cancer diagnosis. Reimbursement is processed through your local chapter, and payments are issued directly to you.
The program begins each July 1 and is supported entirely by public contributions. For more information about the Patient Financial Aid program, contact Geri Stahl, Patient Services Manager, at 804.673.5690 x 6705, or Geri.Stahl@LLS.org.
Click here for the application.
Patients who participate in the Patient Financial Aid program may also be eligible for the LLS Co-Pay Assistance Program. Please contact LLS to find out if you are eligible for this program before applying for patient financial aid. For eligible patients, the Co-Pay Assistance Program may offer a larger amount of financial support for select diseases toward the cost of insurance co-payments and/or insurance premium costs for prescription drugs. Please visit the Co-pay Assistance Program for more information or to apply.
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.
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 (804) 673-5690 or (800) 766-0797.