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The Dare to Dream Project: transforming treatment and care for kids with blood cancer.

The Dare to Dream Project – Transforming treatment and carefor kids with blood cancer. The Dare to Dream Project – Transforming treatment and carefor kids with blood cancer.

Kids are Different

and should be treated differently for their blood cancers.

Introducing The Dare to Dream Project - the bigger, bolder, next phase of LLS Children's Initiative. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) recognizes kids are different and their blood cancers need to be treated differently, so we are daring to change the paradigm of treatment and care of pediatric blood cancers. Our dream is to help as many children as possible get treatment for their cancer. We've already facilitated progress by funding a first-ever pediatric AML Data Commons, a platform that ensures consistency in global data reporting, and by launching the first-ever acute leukemia LLS PedAL Master Clinical Trial, matching patients to treatment based on their cancer's unique tumor biology.

We're daring to improve the quality of life for every child with blood cancer, daring to dream of them thriving. And we're just getting started!

The Dare to Dream Project:

powering innovative research, new, safer treatments, support services, and advocacy...for kids.

We are seeking to raise $175 million over the next five years to support global, collaborative research and treatments for children's blood cancers, the LLS PedAL Master Clinical Trial, as well as widening our range of free education, 1:1 support services, financial assistance, and advocacy on behalf of all children and their families.


We are so thankful for all of our supporters. And with their help, dreams can come true.

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We need safer, less toxic, more effective treatment

for kids with blood cancers.

40% Of Pediatric Cancers Are Blood Cancers
Approximately 80% Of Childhood Cancer Survivors Develop Chronic Health Issues From Treatment
Only 5% Of Oncology Drugs Have Been Approved For First Time Use In Children

2021 LLS Patient Support Impact Report

See our new and ongoing efforts to advance health equity, reduce out-of-pocket costs, and so much more.

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Better treatment and care for kids is achievable.

Here's what LLS is doing to make this dream come true.

Research

RESEARCH

We are unstoppable innovators, driving collaborative research around the globe to deliver next-generation breakthroughs and cures by drastically increasing pediatric-focused grants.

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Patient Education and Support Services

PATIENT EDUCATION & SUPPORT SERVICES

LLS is a trusted partner to pediatric blood cancer patients, caregivers, survivors, and families, offering an array of free information, education, and support services.

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Policy and Advocacy

POLICY & ADVOCACY

We are a bold voice for blood cancer patients, advocating tirelessly to break down barriers to affordable, quality healthcare, and accelerate the development of new, safer treatments for all.

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LLS PedAL

LLS PedAL

We launched the first integrated, global, pediatric leukemia master clinical trial to test new, safer therapies on young patients who will be matched to treatments based on their unique biology.

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Learn How LLS Helps Young Patients & Families


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Information Specialists

Our Information Specialists are highly trained oncology social workers and nurses with pediatric expertise who provide free, personalized assistance to patients, families, and healthcare providers. Information Specialists offer guidance through cancer treatment, financial and social challenges, and give accurate, up-to-date disease, treatment, and support information.

Clinical Trial Nurse Navigators

Our Clinical Trial Pediatric Nurse Navigators are registered nurses with expertise in blood cancers who conduct comprehensive clinical trial searches and personally assist pediatric patients, parents, and caregivers throughout the entire clinical trial process. Contact us at askpedal@lls.org to learn more.

Registered Dietitian

Our registered dietitian has expertise in pediatric oncology nutrition and provides patients, parents, and caregivers with free nutrition consultations by phone or email.

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