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Remembering the former First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis who passed away from Non-Hodgkin #lymphoma 25 years ago today. #jackieo
Meet the #BigClimb Houston 2019 Honored Hero Rebecca Risch! Rebecca is TOUGH. She is battling a recurrence of Hodgkin's #lymphoma and starting radiation soon. She is hoping to take on all 51 flights of stairs on May 18 at The Big Climb! Events like The Big Climb Houston are vital in raising life-saving funds that help individuals like Rebecca and her family. To learn more, visit the link in our bio. #ClimbConquerCure
Steve Cannon, 52, a man of infinite courage, inspiration, and ULTRA-endurance shares his incredible story as he prepares for a 1000-mile iconic event, the Iditarod Trail Invitational, in support of the fight against #cancer. He has been training four years for this event. His track record of accomplishments includes 100 marathons, a 350-mile bike ride across Alaska, and a 40-day run in one of the world’s largest kayak races. It’s safe to say nothing can get in this man's way. In his past adventures, he raised nearly $700,000 for numerous charities. Steve is a lifelong supporter and volunteer at his local LLS Iowa chapter as he has many close friends and family members who have fought cancer. As a self-trained athlete with a heart of gold and infectious willpower, this is a story you won’t want to miss reading. Check the link in our bio. #FightBloodCancer @itialaska @llsiowa
Wishing you all a wonderful #MothersDay filled with love and joy! Today we salute the courageous and inspirational moms who have fought #bloodcancer and inspire our community with their courage, like Emily. Emily has been in remission for more than two years because of CAR T-cell immunotherapy that LLS helped fund. She hopes to continue to spread awareness and help raise funds for lifesaving treatments like the one that saved her own life. Today, she enjoys spending time with her family and sharing her story publicly to inspire hope in others. Read more about Emily in the link in our bio. #HappyMothersDay
What inspires your strength? #FightBloodCancer
In honor of #NationalNursesWeek and #OncologyNursesMonth, we are reflecting on those who have touched countless lives with their care and kindness. Is there a special nurse with whom you created a bond within your blood cancer journey? Share your story with us here, and share your thoughts with your nurse by tagging them in the comments.
BREAKING NEWS: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted another approval for a therapy for newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia (#AML) patients with IDH1 mutation. Another step forward in the fight against #bloodcancers! Read more about this important development in the link in our bio. #FightBloodCancer
Four-year-old Stanley was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic #leukemia (#ALL) right after his first birthday. Stanley spent most of his young life in isolation, having to re-learn how to walk and potty-train three different times. As of February 5th, Stanley rang his last day of chemo bell! His big burst of energy radiated the halls of the hospital with such light from start to finish. “Three years ago, I would never have believed so much joy, love, and hope could be part of this cancer journey” Stanley’s parents show endless appreciation for LLS “as they brought understanding, acceptance and so much light to such a dark time.” Read more about Stanley’s journey in the link in our bio. ❤️ #FightBloodCancer @llsnoh
We encourage you to #StandForKindness on #PayItForwardDay by donating to blood cancer patients enrolled in our Urgent Need Program (in partnership with Moppie’s Love). This program provides eligible patients assistance for non-medical expenses including rent, mortgage, lodging, utilities, childcare, elder care, food, transportation, car repair, car insurance, phone service, and acute dental work related to treatment. . . Swipe through to read some stories of how your donations have helped blood cancer patients enrolled in our program. ➡️ . . Donate today in the link in our bio or visit: LLS.org/patientneed
Jeff was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma (#NHL) when he was 12-years-old. While receiving treatment, his mother Myrna “Moppie” began volunteering at the public outpatient clinic. Jeff became instantly inspired and told himself “If I were ever fortunate enough to have the means to help families of childhood cancer patients, I would try to do so.” Fast forward to now, he established “Moppie’s Love”, an organization that helps provide financial help to families of childhood cancer patients as well as working with us on an Urgent Need Program. Read all about this heart-warming story in the link in our bio.
#Cancer affects all of us.
“Remarkable advances have been achieved over the past decade in treating myeloma,” says survivor Sharon. “While a cure has not yet been achieved, survival rates have been dramatically extended, thanks to a multitude of new therapies over the past decade. But there’s still more work to do.” Read more about her story by clicking the link in our bio. #MyelomaAwarenessMonth
Happy first day of #spring! Are you taking the new season as an opportunity to renew yourself in some way? Let us know in the comments below!
Meet Eliehue, he is a Vietnam War veteran and a #myeloma survivor. As a veteran and trial lawyer he’s been through a lot but receiving the news that he had #cancer was shocking. Read more about his battle against cancer at the link in our bio.
To celebrate #SocialWorkMonth, we would like to thank all of the social workers who work, volunteer and refer to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Social workers can be a vital member of the healthcare team providing support, information and helping families connect to resources.
Myeloma Link is our effort to provide information and resources to the African-American community about #myeloma, including community outreach volunteers, patient, community and healthcare professional education programs, “health alerts” at church services, and master's-level oncology professionals at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Learn more by clicking the link in our bio.
We will be bringing you information and resources all of March in honor of #MyelomaAwarenessMonth. Check out our link in bio to learn more about #myeloma.
Ernest is a 10-year Hodgkin #lymphoma #survivor and remembers the day he was diagnosed like it was yesterday. After receiving the news at just 21 years old, he was told there was a 98% chance he couldn’t ever have children. Smart, dedicated, and eager to finish college at the time, he promised he’d never let #cancer to get in the way of his goals. Ernest is now married with a daughter and expects to have his master’s degree come December. He also is an Electrical Test Engineer at @nasaglenn by day and a professional speaker by night. Read more about Ernest at the link in our bio.
A single thread of hope is still a very powerful thing. Spread the hope by sharing this post. #FightBloodCancer
Lindsay lost her last fiancé Jonathan to acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) at the age of 33 after a week-long battle back in 2015. At such a dark place in her life, she chose to become a shining light to those around her and to live life to the very fullest, just as Jonathan would. It took some time to put a positive spin on things, to appreciate the memories they have together and cherish the impact he made on her life. In 2017, Lindsay was lucky to marry someone who was instrumental in helping her cope with the loss of Jon, his name is Brian (last image.) “It seems that sometimes the stars align and people are placed into your life just when you need them!” said Lindsay, “I feel incredibly fortunate to have 2 loves in my life!” Passionate about her efforts towards helping ending cancer, she directed funds to LLS in lieu of flowers from Jon’s passing and on her day-to-day, works for another cancer nonprofit. Link in bio to read more.
One of the most difficult moments of our lives can sometimes be #transformative.
Meet Josh and Zoe! Shortly after dating they decided to run a half #marathon together for the first time with our fundraising campaign @myteamintraining in 2014. Pictured here is the exact moment when Josh proposed to Zoe at a Team In Training event in San Francisco at the finish line! During this time Zoe was approaching her 2 year diagnosis anniversary of chronic myeloid #leukemia. The race was a huge accomplishment for her as she had a lot of physical and emotional trauma to recover from after her diagnosis and treatment. Zoe is currently working at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society as a senior campaign manager for our other fundraising campaign, #LightTheNight ! Zoe and Josh have been married for almost 3 years and will be welcoming a baby boy this August! #HappyValentinesDay from our LLS family to you! ❤
Keep close to love and hope in tough times. #qotd
We want to spread some #MondayMotivation in honor of #WomenInScience day, acknowledging Selina Chen-Kiang, Ph.D of @WeillCornell, a renowned professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, and immunology. She has received multiple LLS grants over the past 18 years. While her work is focused on #myeloma and #lymphoma, her discoveries helped lead the way to the therapy being FDA approved in 2015 for certain types of #breastcancer. Chen-Kiang says she tells young women: “Follow your passion and be fearless.”
Consider lighting the night with us at one of our #LightTheNight events! See if we are coming to a town near you this year. Link in our bio.
Did you overcome a #challenge recently? Let us know in the comments.
Art speaks where words are unable to explain. Celebrate today by creating your own #masterpiece. #inspireyourheartwithart
This is a #10YearChallenge we can support. Meet Grayton, at 4 years old she was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic #leukemia (#ALL). After a month of aggressive treatment, she found out she was in remission. This month marks exactly 10 years from when she heard she was in remission! "Everyday is a celebration of life and I am thankful for every moment!" said Grayton. Read more about Grayton's story at the link in our bio.
It’s a New Year and #PenniesforPatients is in full swing! Millions of #students grades K through 8 are getting ready to join the Hero Squad. This year, students from over 25,000 schools across the country have the chance to earn cool Hero Squad Gear by #fundraising for us. Learn more at the link in our bio.
Worry less and limit your stress, we're here to help! We know managing the costs of #cancer care can be stressful—reach out to us! In addition to our various avenues of help, we're happy to offer #financialsupport. Link in bio.
As we celebrate the most important voice during the American civil rights movement, we can also embody these wise words (or words of wisdom) in our daily lives as we fight to end blood cancer. #MLKDay
Help others going through #cancer treatment and share your activities in the comments section.
Julie Guillot's story is one of perseverance in the face of grief. We’re proud to team up with Julie, who lost her son Zach to #AML in 2014. Read more about @GoodMorningAmerica's segment on her, which includes an appearance from our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Gwen Nichols. Link in our bio.
Don’t let the number on the scale weigh you down. Find a balance in #HealthyHabits after #cancer treatment. Have a goal? We have some tips. Check out the link in our bio.
Meet @myteamintraining teammate Ron! He just completed the #DopeyChallenge (running a 5K, 10K, Half and Full Marathon) during #WDWMarathon @runDisney while diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic #leukemia (ALL). He’s been training through #chemotherapy, and upon his return home he will be hospitalized for continued #cancer treatment. His fighting spirit is #relentless from start to finish! We are proud to have Ron on the team! #FightBloodCancer
Never give up hope in the fight against cancer. Tag someone who motivates you. #FightBloodCancer
Podcast time with Dr. Racquel Innis-Shelton, Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of the @univofalabama Multiple Myeloma Clinic as she explains the difference between #myeloma and #multiplemyeloma. Join us for an informative discussion based around the diagnosis and treatment at the link in our bio.
We all know the cold weather 🥶 can be a challenge, especially for those undergoing cancer treatment. Some kinds of #chemotherapy are known to cause extreme sensitivity to the cold and can lead to breathing problems, and in extreme cases, hypothermia. Link in bio for more tips to keep you warm.
Let the light shine bright. Happy #Hanukkah!
We’d love to hear how much your caregiver means to you. Tell us in the comments! #LLScaregiver
#BREAKINGNEWS: The U.S Food and Drug Administration recently approved another new therapy for #AML patients. To date, we have supported 16 out of the 19 blood cancer therapies approved in 2018. Link in bio.
Since 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved 36 blood cancer treatments to date and we helped advance 30 of these at some point in their development. Your donations matter and have helped our research tremendously. We thank everyone that has donated so far! #GivingTuesday
Support us by giving back and saving lives tomorrow! Are you a cancer survivor, supporting a friend or family member or just giving back to us on #GivingTuesday (Nov. 27) this year? Swipe right to use one of the images that relate to you the best on your Instagram tomorrow to spread awareness! We appreciate all you do to help save lives! Link in bio.
Shopping on #BlackFriday or #CyberMonday? Consider supporting us everytime you shop on smile.amazon.com at no cost to you! @amazon will donate a portion of your purchase price to us! Happy shopping! 🛍
#HappyThanksgiving to you and your family. 🦃 Tag your caregiver below with a message of #thanks. #LLScaregiver
BREAKING NEWS: Today, we’re #thankful that the FDA approved TWO treatment options for newly diagnosed patients with acute myeloid leukemia (#AML) in the SAME DAY! We are committed to #BeatAML. Learn more in the link in our bio. 🔬
Eevie was born with congenital acute lymphoblastic #leukemia (ALL), an extremely rare condition affecting 1 in 5 million newborns. Doctors gave her a 17 percent chance of surviving to age 2. We’ve been following Eevie’s progression through the years. This month she turned 5, a true milestone! Link in bio to learn more about Eevie and her inspirational #cancer journey. #FightBloodCancer
Share your experience and inspire someone else to do a kind act. #FightBloodCancer