Kylie, Leukemia Survivor

Kylie, Leukemia Survivor

SERVICE AREA

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society funds lifesaving cancer research here in Los Angeles and around the world and provides free information, support services and direct financial assistance to patients and families living in Greater Los Angeles County. To speak one-on-one with an information specialist, please call 1-800-955-4572.

MISSION STATEMENT

We Have One Goal: A World Without Blood Cancers

The mission of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life for patients and their families.

LLS exists to find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer patients.

COMMUNITY IMPACT IN 2017

• The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society funded more than $8 million in research at leading Los Angeles-based institutions including UCLA, USC, City of Hope, Cal Tech, Cedars-Sinai, and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

• The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society provided $640,000 in direct financial support to 300 patients in Los Angeles to help with insurance co-pays and travel assistance.

LEADERSHIP

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP

Shannon Sullivan

Executive Director, California Southland Chapter

Shannon.Sullivan@lls.org

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Chair – Jeff Hare, JH/PR

Vice Chair – Marc Friedenberg, MJF Management

Treasurer – Jeff Freedman, Ticketmaster

Secretary – Javier Rivera, Esq., Southern California Edison Co.

BOARD MEMBERS

Dr. Barbara Freedman, MFT

Virginia Garner

Sean Horvath

Carri McClure, McClure PR

Dr. Eric McGary, Kaiser Permanente

David Albert Pierce, Pierce Law Group LLP

Dan Rendler, Southern California Gas Company

FUNDRAISING EVENTS

Light the Night Walk – Light The Night is a powerful fundraising walk to support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Light The Night brings together families and communities to honor blood cancer survivors, as well as those lost to cancer. www.lightthenight.org/calso

Team In Training – Join an elite team of marathoners, bicyclists, hikers and climbers that are helping to fight cancer with every race. www.teamintraining.org

Man & Women of the Year – The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Man & Woman of the Year campaign engages influential, compassionate community leaders to help find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer patients. The 10 week fundraising competition culminates with a Gala celebration in June of each year. www.mwoy.org/calso

Students Taking Action to Help Cure Cancer – The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Student Series is a service learning fundraising project that takes place in K-12 schools across Los Angeles County. From Pennies for Patients to Student of the Year, find out how students can make a difference in the fight against cancer. www.studentseries.org/california-southland

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society offers unique opportunities to donate your time and talent. As a participant, volunteer, or donor, you will be making contributions by helping to fund lifesaving research and providing hope to people with blood cancers.

Contact us at lls.org/calso or call us at (310) 342- 5800to learn more about volunteer opportunities that best suit your needs and interests.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES

You make make a tax-deductible donation to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society online by going to www.lls.org/donate or you can send a check to the California Southland Office at 4929 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 800, Los Angeles CA 90010.

If you wish to discuss opportunities to restrict a gift of $10,000 or more to support a specific area of research, please call Shannon Sullivan, Executive Director of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society California Southland chapter, at (310) 846-4738.

GOALS FOR 2018

Our goal is to create a world without cancer, not someday, but today. Our key priorities will ensure that the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society helps cancer patients in Greater Los Angeles County live better, longer lives. In 2018, our goal is that the California Southland chapter contributes $8 million or more to support the research and patient care initiatives of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Return to Index

For reprint and licensing requests for this article, CLICK HERE.