We are The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).

Our mission is to 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. We are the largest nonprofit dedicated to creating a world without blood cancers. Since 1949, we’ve invested more than $1.3 billion in groundbreaking research, pioneering many of today’s most innovative approaches.

The three pillars of our mission include:

􀡟 Research - Since 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved 44 treatment options for patients diagnosed with blood cancers. LLS played a role in virtually all of these advancements.

􀡟 Patient Support - We provided free information, support services and financial assistance to over 30,000 people last year, totaling over $72 million.

􀡟 Policy & Advocacy - Our nationwide grassroots network of more than 100,000 volunteers advocates for state and federal policies that benefit patients.


Since 1957, LLS has invested over $156 million at leading California institutions like USC, UCLA, City of Hope, CalTech, Cedars Sinai, and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. Currently, there are $12 million in active research grants across Southern California.

In 2018, LLS provided direct financial support to patients in the Greater Los Angeles area, totaling over $1.2 million.


We need your help in the fight against cancer. Volunteer. Donate. Participate. Advocate. Contact our California Southland Chapter about ways to get involved 310-846-4725 or lls.cal@lls.org.

Shannon Sullivan is Executive Director of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

For more information, visit lls.org.

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