Today on #NationalNonprofitDay, we are thankful to the many members of our LLS community that support our mission of a world without blood #cancer. Together with our volunteers and supporters like you, we're making an impact. Join us in the fight. Volunteer, support us or learn more about our critical work today by visiting the link in our bio. #FightBloodCancer
OUR 70 YEAR LEGACY: In the 1970s, LLS kicked off a new fundraising endeavor: LLS’s National Coinboard Program, which featured sports figures, such as pro football legend Joe Namath. Today, retail establishments across the country proudly display LLS Coinboards to raise critical funds. Each and every coin collected makes a difference and brings us closer to a world without blood cancers. #ThrowbackThursday #GenerationLLS
How do you stay positive through your #cancer journey? Stay tuned for more inspiration during #BloodCancerAwarenessMonth in September. #MondayMotivation
"Diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (#ALL) in 5th grade, my hopes for a normal and healthy childhood were quickly shattered. The impact on my family began as devastation but has since metamorphosed into restoration, healing, and a closeness beyond this world." Visit the link in our bio to read Elijah's moving story.
Tag one of the bravest people you know. ❤️
Over the next month, each of our four-legged Dog Of The Year candidates is embarking on an incredible journey, raising funds for blood #cancer research. As a thank you for taking on this challenge, each registered pup will receive a bandana to wear with pride. Although our campaign has begun, there is still time for your #dog to join! Visit the link in our bio to register today. #Dogs4LLS #FightBloodCancer 🐶
OUR 70 YEAR LEGACY: In 1955, James Holland MD became one of our first grant recipients. Today, we look to the past for inspiration to propel us forward to find #cancer cures. Visit the link in our bio to become part of #GenerationLLS by adding your story to our digital tree. #ThrowbackThursday
Savanna is a 2x Hodgkin #lymphoma survivor. After months of treatment and a stem cell transplant, she is feeling well and hoping to achieve remission for the second time. Read her story at the link in our bio.
OUR 70 YEAR LEGACY began with one family's passion for a #cure. Rudolph & Antoinette de Villiers began a fundraising and education organization in their son's name that would become The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Learn more at the link in our bio. #GenerationLLS #ThrowbackThursday #TBT
Life changed forever for Anthony in December 2017 when he was diagnosed with Hodgkin #lymphoma. With the support of his boss, a #cancer survivor who exemplified #hope, Anthony is in remission and moving forward with positivity. Read his story at the link in our bio.
In partnership with Subaru of America, Inc. and participating Subaru retailers, over 40,000 blankets, 9,500 arts & crafts kits, and thousands of messages of hope written by Subaru customers are being delivered to #cancer patients across the US as part of #SubaruLovesToCare. One such patient is Aila, a 2019 LLS Girl of the Year, who is undergoing treatment for leukemia and received a blanket for the second year in a row. Last chance to send a message of hope to a cancer patient at the link in our bio. @subaru_usa
Our four-legged friends instinctively sense when we need comfort and care, supporting us through difficult times. Do you know a #dog who helped someone through their #cancer journey? Or do you know a #philanthropic dog that can make an impact to the cancer community? We're recognizing our canine companions for their support of cancer patients and community through Dog Of The Year, a 4-week campaign starting July 29th! Tag them here or consider nominating them as Dog Of The Year at the link in our bio. #Dogs4LLS #dogsofinstagram #dogsofinsta 🐶
We are honored to announce our 2019 National Man & Woman Of The Year: Robert Hope and Nancy Hamlin! 🎉 Out of over 1,000 candidates in 100 communities over 10 weeks, Robert and Nancy passionately prevailed. Robert, a chronic myeloid leukemia (#CML) survivor, raised $647,000 to advance blood cancer research for patients and survivors like himself. Nancy, who lost four family members to cancer, turned grief into action by raising $891,000. Please join us in congratulating Robert & Nancy! Read more at the link in our bio. #MWOY #FightBloodCancer
At our first Pulling for Patients Plane Pull in Cleveland, the plane was no match for these strong patients and survivors! 💪Teams competed in a giant tug-of-war to see who could pull the plane past the finish line in the fastest time while raising funds for our mission. We're impressed by your strength AND your heart! #FightBloodCancer
Alessandra's story is one of amazing achievements! At 14 she was given only a 25% chance to live after her stage four Hodgkin #lymphoma diagnosis. A year after her diagnosis she went into remission. She later became a doctor and an avid supporter of @teamintraining. She also won Woman Of The Year in 2015! She shares some words of hope, “Life is too delicate, too precious—you should cherish it as long as you have it and fight for it as suddenly you may not. Because every day you get counts and the possibility of tomorrow is amazing.” Read her inspirational story at the link in our bio. @lls.pb
#SubaruLovesToCare brings hope, love, and warmth to communities across the U.S by providing over 40,000 blankets and thousands of messages of hope to cancer patients! Leave your message of hope to cancer patients in the link in our bio! @subaru_usa
BREAKING NEWS: In another important advance for patients with multiple #myeloma, the FDA has approved a combination therapy for newly diagnosed patients who are transplant ineligible. Read more in the link in our bio. #FightBloodCancer This is the 9th FDA blood cancer approval in 2019.
Congratulations to our 2019 Students Of The Year: Drew Naiburg-Smith, 16, Benjamin Mark, 16, and Ryan Berger, 17! Out of hundreds of students across the country, these exemplary juniors at Jericho High School in Long Island, NY, captured the title. With personal ties to blood #cancer, they raised nearly $300,000 to support our mission. Please join us in congratulating these outstanding students and their remarkable efforts! Read more at the link in our bio. #FightBloodCancer #SOY4LLS @llslongisland
Taking care of oneself is an integral part of the caregiving process. We have resources to support #caregivers, such as speaking with our Information Resource Specialists, joining our online community or participating in our weekly caregivers online chat on Mondays at 8pm ET. Visit the link in our bio to learn more. #FightBloodCancer
What inspires your #hope?
Today we're celebrating #RandomActsOfLight Day! Light The Night has created a special day where celebrities and local heroes surprise people touched by blood #cancer to spread joy and light in a dark time. Read our inspirational Random Acts of Light stories in the link in our bio. #LightTheNight #romanreigns #odellbeckhamjr #chargers
If you or a loved one were recently diagnosed with blood #cancer, you may be wondering what is your next step. We're here every step of the way. Learn how we can help by visiting the link in our bio.
"Leukemia pushed me to death’s door more than once, and it taught me more than I could ever dream of knowing about myself and life in general." At the start of pursuing his MBA, Blaine Davis learned he had T-cell acute lymphoblastic #leukemia. Now, 116 chemotherapy treatments later, Blaine is in #remission and living with gratitude and a new perspective. To read Blaine's story, visit the link in our bio.
The power of #hope is an amazing thing! During the month of June, @subaru_usa will be partnering with us to drive hope, love, and warmth to #cancer patients through their #SubaruLovesToCare initiative. Help us by sharing a message of hope to patients undergoing #cancer treatment across the nation by visiting the link in our bio.
Today we celebrate #NationalCancerSurvivorsDay by honoring those who have fought and continue to fight #cancer each day. Your strength is inspirational!
Drew came into this world a miracle - his parents had endured fertility struggles and multiple miscarriages - and he continues to amaze his family each day with his strength and bravery in his fight against Pre B Standard Risk acute lymphoblastic #leukemia (#ALL). When Drew's genetic testing revealed that his form of ALL put him at higher risk, his mom Stephanie turned to LLS for guidance and support. Currently, Drew is undergoing 3 years of treatment with many side effects, but continues to #FightBloodCancer every day. May his positive attitude, as shown in this adorable clip, inspire all of us. To read more about Drew’s story visit the link in our bio. @llsnatcap
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society was founded by a family for families. We are celebrating our 70th anniversary with inspiration from the past to propel us in our continued fight for all those affected by blood #cancer. Visit the link in our bio to learn more about our #GenerationLLS mission.
Turn the page. #FightBloodCancer
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! ❤