March 13, 2020
Dear Friends of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Orange County Inland Empire Chapter,
Our leadership has been closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and we have relied heavily on information from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines whilst also paying attention to the decisions made by other local organizations in Southern California.
As a health organization, one of our highest priorities is the well-being of our employees, volunteers, donors, partners, and the patients we serve – especially as many blood cancer patients are immunocompromised. Locally, we have already chosen to cancel a number of programs. We appreciate your patience as these decisions are being made and information is being disseminated.
Effective today, the plan for activities, programs, meetings is as follows:
Board meetings – online/conference calls
Pennies for Patients – Many OC and IE schools are closed. Fundraisers, assemblies – online/conference call
Light the Night Executive Leadership Committee – online/conference call
Man Woman of the Year Leadership Committee – online/conference call
March 14th – Blood Cancer Conference in Anaheim – CANCELLED
March 15th – United Airlines NYC Half Marathon Team In Training - POSTPONED
March 19th – Students of the Year Coachella Valley Kickoff – POSTPONED TO APRIL 3RD
March 29th Students of the Year Orange County/Inland Empire Grand Finale POSTPONED (NEW DATE TBD)
April 4th – Man and Woman of the Year Kickoff – POSTPONED (NEW DATE TBD)
April 5th – Hapalua- Hawaii’s Half Marathon Team In Training – POSTPONED to SEPTEMBER
April 26th – Virgin Money London Marathon Team In Training – RESCHEDULED OCTOBER 4, 2020
May 3rd – Survivor Strut Fashion Show – TO BE RESCHEDULED
These events are schedule to take place:
May 14th – Light the Night Inland Empire Corporate Recruitment Breakfast – Villa Amalfi Restaurant, Norco
May 20th – Light the Night Orange County Corporate Recruitment Breakfast – Angel Stadium, Anaheim
May 31st – The Juniors and Harbor 20 Races for Hot Ticket Leukemia Cup Regatta – Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club
Beginning March 16th through March 31st, our local Chapter office will be physically closed, however staff will be working remotely. Our team is available to serve you during this time, so please don’t hesitate to contact us by phone or email.
Patients and Caregivers:
To contact an Information Specialist about disease, treatment and support information and resources:
Call: (800) 955-4572
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Call (800) 955-4572 to use the automated response system 24 hours a day, seven days a week. An Information Specialist will return your call the next business day. You can also listen to recorded information about LLS and our programs.
If you need information about your Co-Pay Program status or technical assistance with the Co-Pay portal, please call (877) 557-2672, 8:30am-5pm ET.
To contact LLS about donations or other general inquiries, please click here.
On behalf of our staff, I want to thank you for your support as we navigate this situation, and truly appreciate your continued dedication to the LLS mission of finding a cure for blood cancers and providing valuable resources to patients and their families.
Deborah Levy, Executive Director
Tedd Bar, Chairman, Board of Trustees
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