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LLS and Partners Commit $4.5 Million For Blood Cancer Patients Impacted By COVID-19

Rye Brook, NY – April 1, 2020 – In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), a global leader in the fight against cancer, along with valued partners, announced their commitment to help as many blood cancer patients as possible during this unprecedented crisis. The LLS COVID-19 Patient Financial Aid Program will begin immediately to provide $250 to eligible patients struggling with the economic hardship presented by the pandemic. 

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29 Patient Organizations Urge Lawmakers to Take Bold, Immediate Action to Protect Those Most Vulnerable to COVID-19

Washington, D.C. (March 16, 2020) – Twenty-nine organizations representing millions of patients diagnosed with serious health conditions urge the U.S. Senate to immediately pass the U.S. House-approved coronavirus bill and take additional critical steps.

In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, the organizations emphasize the importance of enacting the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201).

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LLS Announces New Chief Operating Officer, Chief Marketing Officer and General Counsel

Rye Brook, NY, (March 2, 2020) The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) announced today three new appointments to its leadership team, Troy Dunmire, EVP, chief operating officer, Lynn Godfrey, EVP, chief marketing officer and Dale Nissenbaum, EVP, general counsel.

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24 Patient Groups Endorse Expedited Supreme Court Review of ACA Case

WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 3, 2020) — Twenty-four organizations representing millions of patients strongly support the petitions filed today by state attorneys general and by the U.S. House of Representatives that seek expedited U.S. Supreme Court review of last month’s Texas v. United States ruling.

The coalition issued the following statement:

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Burlington Stores Raises More Than $5.8 Million For LLS This Year

Rye Brook, NY, (January 7, 2020) – Burlington Stores and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) teamed up for the 18th consecutive year to raise critical funds for cancer research and patient support to help save lives and bring smiles to those impacted. From September 9 through December 2, customers at Burlington’s more than 700 locations nationwide were encouraged to donate $1 or more at checkout to support LLS’s goal to create a world without blood cancer. Read More


28 Patient Groups Disappointed in 5th Circuit Court Ruling in Texas v. U.S.

Washington, D.C., (December 19, 2019) — Yesterday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued their ruling in Texas v. United States, striking down the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate and remanding back to the district court the decision as to whether key patient protections will remain in the future. In response, more than 25 patient groups issued the following statement:

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