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33 Organizations Representing Millions of Patients Urge Policymakers to Adopt “Patient-First” Policy Agenda

October 13, 2020 – A coalition of 33 organizations representing millions of people with pre-existing conditions launched an unprecedented effort today by releasing their top priorities for the next Administration. The report elevates the collective voices of patients and urges elected officials to ensure all people living in the United States, including those with pre-existing conditions, have access to adequate an...

LLS and Burlington Stores Celebrate 19 Years of Partnership in the Fight Against Blood Cancer

Rye Brook, NY, September 24, 2020 – The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), the world's largest nonprofit dedicated to fighting blood cancer, and the national off-price retailer, Burlington Stores, team up for the 19th consecutive year to raise critical funds for lifesaving research and cancer treatments. This year, funds raised in all Burlington store locations nationwide will not only support LLS’s...

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Launches First Clinical Trial Specifically for Blood Cancer Patients with COVID-19

Rye Brook, NY (Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020) - With studies showing between 30-60% of blood cancer patients at risk of death if infected with the COVID-19 virus compared to patients who are cancer-free, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) announced today it is launching the first clinical trial dedicated solely to this most vulnerable population.   This trial (LLS Protocol Number: BAML-16-001-COV1) will tes...

PRA Health Sciences Joins The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society on Global Trial for Children with Acute Leukemia

September 3, 2020, Rye Brook, N.Y. and Raleigh, N.C. - The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and PRA Health Sciences (NASDAQ: PRAH) announced today a partnership to launch a first-of-its-kind global master clinical trial to develop new treatments for children with relapsed acute leukemia. The new LLS PedAL (Pediatric Acute Leukemia) master clinical trial will test, simultaneously, multiple targeted therapies f...

National Students of the Year 2nd Runner-up

  (Cranford, NJ, August 18, 2020) The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are far reaching, and high school students are among those whose lives are being up-ended. Not only is this generation missing many traditional rites of passage, but they are graduating into a frightening world and an uncertain future. But, rather than feeling sorry for themselves, a very unique group of students across the country are fac...

Blood Cancer Patients Need Support Now More Than Ever

(Rye Brook, NY, Sept. 1, 2020) — Having blood cancer is tough. Having blood cancer now is even tougher. Blood Cancer Awareness Month in September provides an opportunity to remind the public about the urgent need to support research to fight this deadly disease — a disease that is diagnosed every three minutes in the U.S. and has no current means of prevention. As the global leader in the fight against blood canc...

LLS’s Team In Training Resilience Challenge Adds Meaning to Miles

An Innovative Virtual Challenge to Move, Fundraise, and Commemorate Blood Cancer Awareness Month     Rye Brook, NY (August 25, 2020) – Having blood cancer is tough. Having blood cancer now is even tougher. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Team In Training campaign is partnering with leading event technology platform, haku, to raise awareness and funds in support of LLS’s goal of cr...

Communities Nationwide Remain Laser-Focused on Helping Cancer Patients Who Can’t Wait For Pandemic to Go Away

(Rye Brook, NY, August 13, 2020) – Like many nonprofit organizations, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), a global leader in the fight against cancer, is not immune to the damaging impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. But thousands of participants in nearly 100 communities across the country remain laser-focused on their pursuit of a world without blood cancer, taking on LLS’s 10-week philanthropic competition...

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