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EUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.


EUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY exists to find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer patients. We are the voice for all blood cancer patients and we work to ensure access to treatments for all blood cancer patients. As there are no means of prevention or early screening for most blood cancers, the LLS research agenda is focused on finding cures. LLS drives research in areas of unmet medical need, and helps to bridge the gap between academic discovery and drug development. LLS identifies and funds the most promising blood cancer research projects and forges partnerships with academic institutions, biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies to accelerate the development of new therapies. LLS is the leading source of free, highly specialized blood cancer information, education and support for patients, survivors, families and healthcare professionals. We touch patients in their communities through our chapters across the U.S. and Canada. We advocate for blood cancer survivors and their families, helping patients navigate their cancer treatments and ensuring they have access to quality, affordable and coordinated care. LLS recognizes that finding cures is not enough; we need to ensure that patients have access to the treatments, services and providers they need to live longer, better, healthier lives. LLS is dedicated to removing barriers to care. By providing our network of advocates a powerful voice, the Policy and Advocacy Team drives policies that accelerate the development and approval of innovative treatments and ensure that patients have sustainable access to quality, affordable, coordinated care. Our team is committed to ensuring that patients have access to adequate network of providers and services and are protected from high out-of-pocket costs that limit access to life-saving treatments.

LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY 11840 Nicholas St., Ste. 215, Omaha, NE 68154 Phone (402) 344-2242 • (888) 847-4974 CEO: Louis DeGennaro, Ph.D. Executive Director: Jenna Sager Board President: Jamie Herbert To volunteer, contact: Jo Powers • (402) 401-7463 2 0 21 09 1 T 6

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: Man & Woman of the Year is a spirited fundraising competition; participants build fundraising teams to compete for the title of Man or Woman of the Year. They raise funds in honor of local Nebraska blood cancer patients/survivors. Titles are awarded to the man and woman who raise the most funds during the ten-week campaign.

Light The Night is an evening fundraising walk to celebrate and commemorate lives touched by blood cancers. Participants carry illuminated lanterns: white for survivors, red for supporters, and gold in memory of a loved one.

Student Series – Schools participate in a series of service learning, character education and philanthropy programs where students gain the unique experience of helping thousands of people in their fight against blood cancers. Team in Training takes on the most iconic endurance challenges in the world — while raising money to pioneer new breakthroughs in the fight against cancer. Our team will get you ready for race day with experienced coaches, a training app and exclusive event weekend experiences. Students of the Year is a philanthropic leadership development program for exemplary high school students. During the campaign, participants foster professional skills such as entrepreneurship, marketing, and project management in order to raise funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). The title Student(s) of the Year is awarded to the candidate or co-candidates in each community who raise the most funds during the seven-week competition.

WISH LIST: • Volunteers to assist with fundraising campaigns, and planning and executing annual fundraisers • Volunteers to assist with our presentations in local schools (will receive training) • Local print and marketing in-kind donations • Donations

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