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TEAM IN TRAINING LAUNCHES 30TH YEAR AT 2017 NYC MARATHON FOR CANCER CURES

View full multimedia release here.  RYE BROOK, N.Y. (November 1, 2017) – The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is going back where it all began – 30 years ago the world’s leading non-profit dedicated to fighting blood cancers pioneered the sports endurance training for charity movement when the first Team In Training team ran the 1988 New York City Marathon. To mark this milestone, Team In Train...

Bipartisan Health Bill Would Lower Costs & Protect Patients

Rye Brook, NY (October 23, 2017) – Last week, U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander (Tennessee) and Patty Murray (Washington) released a bipartisan package of reforms intended to stabilize the nongroup insurance market, lower costs for families purchasing coverage on their own, and provide flexibility to states working to improve their health insurance options. 24 senators from both sides of the aisle have added their name...

FDA Approves Second LLS-Supported CAR T-cell Immunotherapy

Rye Brook, N.Y. (October 18, 2017) – The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) hails today’s U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of a new, personalized cell therapy that supercharges the patient’s immune system to find and kill cancer cells. The therapy, axicabtagene ciloleucel (Yescarta ™), is the second of this new method of treatment, known as CAR (chimeric antigen receptor) T-cell immunothera...

UFCW AND THE LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY ARE UNITED IN THE FIGHT TO END CANCER

Washington D.C. (September 27, 2017) - The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) today announced the launch of Labor Against Cancer, a movement to end the devastation of cancer, led by the passionate members of the UFCW. This new initiative features a fundraising drive among members, retail campaigns, and walking to end cancer with LLS's Light The ...

New Senate Bill Would Put Cancer Care Out of Reach for Many

Rye Brook, N.Y. (September 20, 2017) - U.S. Senators Lindsay Graham (South Carolina) and Bill Cassidy (Louisiana) recently introduced a bill to dismantle portions of the Affordable Care Act. The U.S. Senate may advance this legislation as early as next week under a special process that requires only a simple majority to advance it to the U.S. House of Representatives. The Graham-Cassidy proposal would increase premiu...

Jordin Sparks Joins Burlington Stores And LLS To Fight Blood Cancers

Full multimedia release here.  Rye Brook, NY (September 18, 2017) - The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is proud to announce its 16th consecutive year of partnership with Burlington Stores, the national off-price retailer. Joining Burlington and LLS to support the cause for the first time is singer and songwriter Jordin Sparks, an avid activist for cancer research. Each Sept...

LLS Expands Hurricane Relief Effort

(Rye Brook, NY – September 13, 2017) –The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) today announced the extension of its hurricane relief  program set up last week to assist blood cancer patients in Texas and Louisiana affected by Hurricane Harvey, to provide direct support to blood cancer patients hit by Hurricane Irma. The world’s largest non-profit dedicated to fighting blood cancers, LLS committed up to $1...

LLS Commits $1 Million to Blood Cancer Patients Impacted by Hurricane Harvey

Rye Brook, NY – September 5, 2017 – In the wake of the destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) announced today that it will donate up to $1 million to help blood cancer patients who have been impacted by the storm. Blood cancer patients living in declared disaster areas impacted by Hurricane Harvey, are eligible to receive $500 to help with cancer-related necessities s...

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