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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Receives Grant Award from Disabled Veterans National Foundation

Rye Brook, NY- July 28, 2023 The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is honored to announce it has received a grant from the Disabled Veterans National Foundation (DVNF) for $20,000, which will help Veterans with blood cancer gain access to dental care. Any Veteran, regardless of dental benefit class, who requires dental procedures to begin lifesaving therapy for a blood cancer or as a consequence of therapy, will be eligible for financial assistance to cover the costs of dental services, as long as program funding is available. 

“The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is grateful to the Disabled Veterans National Foundation’s beneficial contribution that is allowing Veterans with blood cancer the opportunity to receive dental care while helping to remove the worry and burden of the expense of this care,” said Anne Gutch, LLS Senior Vice President, Mission Operations & Patient Financial Assistance.

Joseph VanFonda (USMC Sgt.Maj. Ret.), CEO of the Disabled Veterans National Foundation said, “At DVNF, we believe in empowering veterans and their families to thrive in all aspects of life, including oral health. This specialized care can be easily overlooked as other needs of veterans are focused on, but through the work LLS is doing, many veterans will be positively impacted. We are proud to partner with LLS to provide vital resources and services that will help veterans reach their full potential during treatment in this especially challenging time in their lives.”

LLS tirelessly innovates to respond to the needs and challenges faced by blood cancer patients while advancing its mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. To learn more, visit

Blood cancer patients and their families should contact the LLS Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET.

About the Disabled Veterans National Foundation:

Disabled Veterans National Foundation exists to provide critically needed support to disabled and at-risk veterans who leave the military wounded—physically or psychologically—after defending our safety and our freedom.

DVNF achieves this mission by:

  • Offering direct financial support to veteran organizations that address the unique needs of veterans, and whose missions align with that of DVNF.
  • Providing supplemental assistance to homeless and low-income veterans through the Health & Comfort program and various empowerment resources.
  • Providing an online resource database that allows veterans to navigate the complex process of seeking benefits that they are entitled to as a result of their military service, as well as additional resources they need.
  • Serving as a thought leader on critical policy issues within the veteran community and educating the public accordingly.

About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® (LLS) is the global leader in the fight against blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world, provides free information and support services, and is the voice for all blood cancer patients seeking access to quality, affordable, coordinated care. 
Founded in 1949 and headquartered in Rye Brook, NY, LLS has regions throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit Patients should contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET. 

LLS is the only organization featured in the nonprofit category on both Fast Company’s 2022 Brands That Matter list and the 2023 Best Workplaces for Innovators list. LLS stands out among brands around the world for its relevancy, cultural impact, ingenuity, and mission impact. 

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