STAR-Denver has partnered with a nonprofit organization that is actively supported by our members. Debra Robinson nominated her favorite charity, The Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. She has a direct connection with this organization as her younger sister lost her battle with Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at the young age of 48. Debra has been involved with LLS since 1999 when her sister was first diagnosed with her cancer, volunteering every year on many of their fund raising campaigns. She has been on the board of directors for about 5 years.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
BEATING CANCER IS IN OUR BLOOD
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is at the forefront of the fight to cure cancer. We are the largest nonprofit dedicated to creating a world without blood cancers. Since 1949, we’ve invested nearly $1.3 billion in groundbreaking research, pioneering many of today’s most innovated approaches.
Beating cancer fact sheet
The LLS Mission:
Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
LLS is at the forefront of the fight to cure cancer. Compared to other blood cancer nonprofits, LLS is the largest funder of cutting-edge research to advance cures. We have invested nearly $1.3 billion in research. We are leaders in advancing breakthroughs in immunotherapy, genomics and personalized medicine. This research saves lives. These revolutionary new treatments originally discovered through blood cancer research are now being tested in clinical trials for other cancers.
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Lifesaving investment in research fact sheet
As the leading source of free blood cancer information, education and support for patients, survivors, families and healthcare professionals, LLS helps patients navigate their cancer treatment and ensures they have access to quality, affordable and coordinated care. Research will help us achieve an end to cancer. In the meantime, patients need help before, during and after their diagnosis and treatment. LLS is the leading nonprofit that does just that.
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Policy and Advocacy
Through our nationwide grassroots network of more than 100,00 volunteers, we advocate for policies at the state and federal level in a commitment to remove barriers to care for cancer patients. Our efforts have helped increase federal research funds, speed the review and approval process of new therapies, and ensure patients are able to access lifesaving treatments. Many of the policies that we advocate for, at the state and federal levels, are universally beneficial for all cancer patients.
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Priority Research Initiatives
BEAT AML - We are revolutionizing acute myeloid leukemia (AML) treatment through the first collaborative precision medicine clinical trial in a blood cancer. Learn more: https://www.lls.org/research/bringing-precision-medicine-to-aml-patients
Myeloma - We’re taking new aim at myeloma through our dedicated research investment and multifaceted education and outreach efforts. Learn more
Pediatric Cancer - We’re setting out to disrupt how treatments are developed for pediatric cancers, while expanding the education and support we already provide to children and families. Learn more
Light The Night
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night Walk funds treatments that are saving the lives of patients today. LLS is making cures happen by providing patient support services, advocating for lifesaving treatments, and pioneering the most promising cancer research anywhere. And it’s all happening now. Not someday, but today. We bring hope instead of despair by working to ensure access to treatments for all blood cancer patients. We bring communities together to celebrate those who are fighting the disease and to honor those we have lost.
Each year friends, families and coworkers form teams to raise money in support of our mission. You can join approximately 1 million people at 140 inspirational evening walks across the US and Canada, walking to end cancer. This year, on Thursday September 23 at Washington Park in Denver, our teams and their communities Light The Night at our walk where we gather together to celebrate, honor and remember those touched by cancer.