The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS’) 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. It is the largest nonprofit dedicated to creating a world without blood cancers. Since 1949, LLS has invested more than $1.3 billion in groundbreaking research, pioneering many of today’s most innovative approaches.

The three pillars of LLS’ mission include:

• Research - In 2020, LLS helped advance 14 of the 17 blood cancer treatment options approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

• Patient Support - We provided free information, support services and financial assistance to over 30,000 people last year, totaling over $142 million and provided almost $5 million in Covid relief for 19,000 patients.

• 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 $180 million at leading California institutions like UCLA Health, USC, City of Hope, CalTech, Cedars Sinai, and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. Currently, there are $8 million in active research grants in the Greater Los Angeles Region.

In 2020, LLS provided $1.7 million in direct financial support to patients in Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties, and served 1700 patients and caregivers through its education and support programs.

LLS’ most important impact? Building community. The organization is grateful to the thousands of volunteers, fundraisers and donors who inspire it daily with their passion for the LLS mission.
LLS needs your help in the fight against cancer. Volunteer. Donate. Participate. Advocate. Contact Executive Director Shannon Sullivan to learn how you can make an impact by calling (310) 846-4738 or or visit

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