The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Rocky Mountain Chapter offers a wide range of free educational and support programs for patients, their families, caregivers and healthcare professionals.
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 720-440-8620.
Join a community of people who understand what you’re going through.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Community is an online community of people living with or supporting someone with blood cancer. LLS Community is a place for you to get connected and share your voice to drive change.
How can LLS Community help?
GET SUPPORT - Connect with others who have been through it. LLS Community is a place to talk with other people affected by blood cancers.
GET INFORMED - Get access to valuable information, education, and resources available to support you. The information on LLS community is accurate, up-to-date, and from a trusted source.
MAKE AN IMPACT - Too often, traditional research has excluded your voice, the voice that matters most. LLS Community relies on your experiences and insights to drive program development and research studies that address the needs and real-world challenges of patients living with blood cancer.
LLS Community is about participation. Our job is to translate the community’s voice into powerful, real-world research. By being a part of LLS Community, you contribute to:
- a vibrant sharing of information
- the discovery of trends and insights about blood cancer and the cancer experience
- research that will help improve care and help find cures
LLS Community was created in memory of Michael Garil, generously supported by his parents, Bernard, National Board member, and his wife, Ethel.
Please visit https://communityview.lls.org to learn more or join.
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 720-440-8620.
3rd Tuesday of the month, 6:00-7:30pm
Tebo Family Medical Pavillion- Community Room, 4715 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, CO 80303
Contacts: Melanie Stachelski, MA (303-253-1582) & Amelia Schachter, RN (720-207-8494)
Blood Cancer Support Group
FIRST MEETING IS NOVEMBER 27TH - NO OCTOBER MEETING
Library 21C, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80920
(in the Create Conference Room)
This group is designed for adult patients, their partners, caregivers, and friends.
Facilitator: Bonnie Andrews, RN, 303-873-5963 email@example.com
1st Wednesday of the month, 6:00-7:30pm
Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Hospital
Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children Entrance — Jack Chang Room
(Go to elevator on right to 2nd floor; when you get off elevator, the Jack Chang room will be on your left)
2001 N. High Street
Denver, CO 80205
Facilitators: Callee Redman, RN, BSN and Melanie Stachelski, MA (303-253-1582)
Free parking available in hospital garage across from main entrance.
This group is in partnership with Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center.
Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia Group:
Open to patients diagnosed with Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia and their family members.
Contact Cindy Furst for meeting information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 970-227-4686.
Other Local (Non-LLS) Support Groups
Feisty Females with Cancer:
Last Thursday of the month 6:30-8:30pm
Contact: Connie Carson, PhD (303-798-7614) for information and location
Please note: this is for persons with any type of cancer
Young Adult Survivors (ages 18-39). All diagnosis.
Time and location varies
Contact: Melissa Gilstrap, 303-269-4348, email@example.com
Denver IMF Myeloma Support Group
Second Saturday of the month 9:00am-11:00am
Kaiser Permanente’s Franklin Medical Center
2045 Franklin Street, Basement Level, Heyer Room
Denver, CO 80205
Contact: Sarah Kelzenberg, Group Facilitator, 602-565-1977 or
CLL-Specific Patient Support Groups
Please click here for support groups sponsored by the CLL Society.
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.
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 720-440-8630.
If it is difficult for you to afford your prescription drug co-pays and other insurance-related expenses, you may be eligible for co-pay assistance from The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).
Please contact LLS to find out if you are eligible for the LLS Co-Pay Assistance Program. 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. For more information or to apply, please visit the Co-Pay Assistance page.
To be eligible for the LLS Co-Pay Assistance Program, patients must have:
- Prescription drug insurance coverage
- A household income that is at or below five times the U.S. Federal Poverty Level as adjusted by the Cost of Living Index (COLI)
- A confirmed blood cancer diagnosis that is covered by the LLS Co-Pay Assistance Program
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 720-440-8630.
Susan Lang Pay-It-Forward Patient Travel Assistance program
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Susan Lang Pay-It-Forward Patient Travel Assistance program is available to blood cancer patients, with significant financial need, who may qualify to receive financial assistance for approved expenses which include: ground transportation (gas, tolls, car rental, taxi, bus, train, ambulance services, etc.), air travel, and lodging related expenses.
Support for this program is based on the availability of funds:
Please note that patients can only receive travel assistance once per fiscal year. If a patient received assistance through a national travel program, they will not be eligible to receive assistance locally.
**As a non-profit organization, we rely on the generosity of our sponsors. Program continuation is dependent on the availability of funds and the program could be modified or discontinued at any time if funding is limited or no longer available. Please visit our website in the future to become aware of new funding.**
Program Eligibility Criteria
- Applicants (patients) must be US citizens or permanent residents, and
- Applicants must have a confirmed blood cancer diagnosis. (Physicians signature confirming diagnosisis required), and
- Applicants must demonstrate financial need: household income at or below adjusted 500% U.S. Federal Poverty Level (FPL), (Financial documents such as recent tax returns, 1099s, Social Security, benefit statements or W-2s will be reviewed to determine eligibility).
If a patient has received travel assistance through a national travel program within the last twelve months, they should not apply. Patients cannot receive travel assistance both locally and nationally.
By Phone: You may apply or get more information about the LLS Rocky Mountain Chapters Patient Travel Assistance Program by calling 720-440-8600.
By Email: You may email your request for an application to Aaron.Dunn@lls.org
Awards are based on a first-come first-served basis, for as long as funding is available. Submitting the application doesn't guarantee acceptance in the program. Your application will be reviewed, and you will be notified of your status.
Information and Referral
Speak one-on-one with an Information Specialist who can assist you through cancer treatment, financial and social challenges and give accurate, up-to-date disease, treatment and support information. Our Information Specialists are master's level oncology social workers, nurses and health educators.
Please call 1-800-955-4572 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.