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National Capital Area

Welcome to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s National Capital Area chapter! Here you can find ways to participate in local events supporting our research, patient support and information programs.


Events Sponsored by National Capital Area

Local Information

DC Metro Blood Cancer Conference 2020

This Blood Cancer Conference (BCC) is one of many programs developed by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to meet the needs of patients, survivors, families and oncology professionals, the people who deal with blood cancer every day and the people who care for them. BCC attendees receive the most current information and access to local resources to help navigate and make informed decisions about their treatme...

Myeloma Link - DC Pilot Program

About Myeloma Myeloma is a type of blood cancer that begins in the bone marrow. It forms in the body’s plasma cells, which are a type of white blood cell that normally help to fight infections. When myeloma cells multiply beyond control and overtake the normal plasma cells, they cause serious medical complications. Myeloma is the second most frequently diagnosed blood cancer. Each year in the United States, t...

LLS Launches Groundbreaking Precision Medicine Approach to Treat ...

View full multimedia release here View media toolkit here As Announced Yesterday By Vice President Joe Biden, LLS to Lead First-Ever Blood Cancer Master Trial With Unprecedented Collaboration Between World-Renowned Researchers and Medical Centers, Biopharmaceutical Companies and a Leading Genomics Information Company to Advance Treatment for Cancer Affecting 20,000 Americans Annually   (Rye Brook, NY...

Leukemia Ball

Over the past three decades, the Leukemia Ball has reigned as one of the Greater Washington, D.C.’s largest, non-political black tie events. The 33rd Annual Leukemia Ball is coming up on March 21, 2020. Last year, the ball raised over $3.2 million with the support of generous sponsors and donors, bringing the cumulative Leukemia Ball total to over $65 million since 1988. We enjoyed a fantastic evening ...

Students of the Year - National Capital Area

Students of the Year engages local area high school students enrolled in private or public schools who are enthusiastic about volunteerism, philanthropy, community outreach, and leadership! In the 2019 campaign, we had 38 teams made up of 85 candidates and more than 240 team members come together to raise over $2 million for LLS's mission to cure blood cancers. Congratulations to all of our 2019 National...

Man & Woman of The Year - National Capital Area

Known as one of Washington’s top fundraising events each spring, The Man & Woman of the Year campaign is a spirited fundraising competition in which men & women set out to raise as much money as they possibly can for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) over a 10 - week period. The 28th annual MWOY competition of the National Capital Area ran from March 21st – June 1st, 2019 with the Grand Final...

The Ryan Kerrigan Leukemia Golf Classic

It is with a very heavy heart that we share the news that our 2020 Leukemia Golf Classic Co-Chair, Michael McCarthy Lynn, succumbed to multiple myeloma on Monday, September 9th.  Mike was very excited to lead this year's tournament with his childhood friend, Patrick Judge.  Mike will still be a large presence at our tournament this year by becoming our Remembered Hero.  If you would like to m...

Major Events - National Capital Area

LOCAL EVENTS:   Leukemia Cup Regatta - September 7, 2019 Join us on the Potomac River on September 7, 2019 for the 26th Annual Washington, D.C. Leukemia Cup Regatta!   Light The Night Walk - October 2020 This annual event funds blood cancer treatments as well as honoring and remembering those touched by cancer. Light The Night Retail Partners: IHOP Pancakes For a Cure - Sep...

Patient Support Programs - National Capital Area

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's National Capital Area 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, please contact Tracy Orwig, MSW, LCSW-C, Director, Patient & Community Outreach at 703-399-2959 or tracy.orwig@lls.org.

Patient & Professional Education - National Capital Area

Local doctors and other healthcare professionals lead these programs, described below. You will get information about treatment options and learn how to strengthen your decision-making and coping skills, manage treatment side effects and find resources, including financial assistance.
  Patient Programs

Upcoming Programs

Young Adult Cancer Survivor Conference

Volunteer in Your Area - National Capital

LLS volunteers make a significant impact while selflessly dedicating their time and talent to achieve our mission.  With countless ways to engage, from fundraising to providing patient support, our volunteers are helping us change the landscape of cancer. We appreciate your desire to be a part of the LLS family.  LLS has opportunities for a variety of skill sets and to accommodate a wide-range of time co...

National Capital Area

About the National Capital Area Chapter

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's National Capital Area Chapter serves residents who have been touched by one of the blood cancers: leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.

3601 Eisenhower Avenue Suite 450

Alexandria, VA 22304

T (703) 399-2900