World Cancer Day

Take action in the fight against cancer by getting involved with LLS.

February 4th is World Cancer Day, a global milestone designed to unite the world in the fight against cancer. Together, we can help save lives by raising awareness and educating others.

At The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), our goal is a world without blood cancers. Once unimaginable, new breakthrough treatments and targeted therapies are being developed and approved each year. Some of the therapies first approved for blood cancer patients are now helping patients with other types of cancers and serious diseases, too.

We've made tremendous progress, but there is still so much more to do.

In honor of World Cancer Day, please support LLS in any way you can: Donate, Volunteer, Advocate, Participate, Educate and Share your story.

19.3 million new cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed worldwide by 2025.

Globally, nearly 1 in 6 deaths is due to cancer.

LLS funds researchers in nine different countries around the world.

To date, LLS has invested more than $1.2 billion in research to advance lifesaving treatments and cures.

World Cancer Day is an important reminder that even a small action can make a big difference in the lives of cancer patients and their families.

There are so many ways that you can help bring us closer to cancer cures.


Whether a one-time donation or a recurring monthly pledge, every dollar helps. And don't forget to find out if your company offers a matching-gift program.

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LLS volunteers are changing the landscape of cancer. With countless ways to engage, from fundraising to providing patient support, we can match volunteer assignments to your strengths.

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Raise your voice in the fight against blood cancer. Contact your state and national elected representatives to help us remove barriers to care for blood cancer patients.

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Take part in fun and invigorating fundraising events, such as Team In Training (TNT), Light The Night Walks and the Student Series programs.

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Share Your Story

Our "Community of Heroes" shines a light on inspiring stories from patients and caregivers. Do you know a hero or are one yourself? Submit your story to LLS.

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LLS is the leading source of free blood cancer education. We offer one-on-one support, booklets, webcasts, videos, in-person programs and more.

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