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One fundraising superstar, and cancer survivor, 16-year-old Ella Behnke of San Antonio, TX, a cheer leader who attends Alamo Heights High School, earned the winning title, "National Student of the Year," raising more than $334,768 for cancer cures. Her dynamic campaign included activating her social network to fundraise and securing local sponsors. Ella also visited cancer patients in the hospital and addressed local community groups and the Children's Hospital of San Antonio. Ella knows firsthand about battling cancer — she was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoblastic lymphoma at the age of two-and-a-half. This made her victory even sweeter, "I am extremely grateful to be named National Student of the Year for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. This victory is not just about my own battle with cancer, but I'm honored to be able to have an impact for others who are still fighting this disease," said Ella. Ella kept her campaign in the family, with her twin sister, Berkley, serving as her committee chair. "Naturally, I want to do whatever I can to support my sister and learn more about blood cancer, and this fundraising campaign gave us the opportunity to do something together, with our friends and family, to help make a difference for all people fighting these terrible diseases," said Berkley. Through programs like Students of the Year, LLS has invested more than $1 billion in research to advance breakthrough therapies. The funds raised through Students of the Year are used for: Millennials have built a reputation for being relentless philanthropists, but experts studying Generation Z are calling this group of teens and under "millennials on steroids" (Williams, A., September 18, 2015, Move Over, Millennials, Here Comes Generation Z, The New York Times). "The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has a legacy of developing innovative fundraising approaches, like Team In Training, Light The Night and now Students of the Year," explained Louis J. DeGennaro, Ph.D., LLS president and CEO. "By tapping into this new generation of givers, LLS is again reinventing philanthropy for a new generation. We aim to keep these millennials engaged in our mission throughout their life, by working with them to find new and different ways to have an impact on the cancer landscape. Students of the Year is proof that the youngest generation has the power to help us create a world without cancer." Candidates come from diverse backgrounds and experiences. But they also have characteristics in common: They are all compassionate and driven to reach their own personal fundraising best. They also tend to be dynamic, outgoing, and well-connected. All candidates fundraise in honor of a local blood cancer survivor who is honored throughout their campaign. In addition to Ella, other top national fundraisers were Julia Strittmatter and co-candidate Hannah Sellinger raising $126,172; Sophie Blasberg and co-candidate Molly Levine raising $124,462; Alexis Areias and co-candidate Ryan Fitzgerald raising $106,857; Gus Robertson raising $102,272; Mason Klain raising $ 98,696; and Kyle Fritschi raising $95,081. "On top of creating a world without cancer, this is the leadership development and philanthropy program that ensures high school students stand out among their peers when engaging with colleges and future employers. Through guidance and mentoring from experienced professionals at LLS – a non-profit with a track record of success – they will make a real impact in the fight against blood cancers," said Andrew Coccari, LLS EVP and Chief Product Officer. Whether you are a school teacher, guidance counselor, a parent or a student, to learn more about the Students of the Year program and how it might work for you or someone you know, visit: www.studentseries.org The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ® (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world, provides free information and support services, and is the voice for all blood cancer patients seeking access to quality, affordable, coordinated care. Founded in 1949 and headquartered in Rye Brook, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit www.LLS.org. Patients should contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/a-new-generation-of-givers-high-school-students-vie-to-change-the-landscape-of-cancer-cures-300465348.html


This June, Subaru and LLS are bringing the Subaru Loves to Care initiative to life at 475 Subaru retailers across the country. Visitors to Subaru retailers will be given the chance to share personalized messages of hope to patients in their local communities, or write an online message of support at www.lls.org/subaru. Those who write a message of hope at a Subaru retailer will also receive a bracelet to help spread awareness of LLS and the automaker's goal to provide hope and care, one gesture at a time. At the end of June, Subaru retailers will deliver nearly 95,000 messages of hope to patients alongside 38,000 blankets to provide comfort and warmth as they continue their fight against cancer, while children battling the disease will receive arts and crafts kits. LLS will be featuring inspiring stories and photographs of survivors and patients in communities across the country who will receive blankets or arts and crafts kits on www.lls.org/subaru. The stories are an inspiration and a reminder of the good the Subaru Loves to Care program brings to the thousands of patients nationwide. LLS will spread messages of hope, love, and warmth to those fighting cancer, one such survivor is Finley. A week after Finley's fifth birthday, her mom took her to the doctor's office to check on what she thought was a bad case of strep throat and a high fever. Finley was sent to the hospital to undergo further testing, including an x-ray and biopsy. Shortly after, she was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. For the week after Finley's diagnosis, she remained in the hospital and started chemotherapy. Over the following months, she underwent multiple tests and countless hospital visits, many including overnight stays. The side effects of her treatment would be unbearable for most, but Finley pulled through and amazed everyone with her bravery. In June 2016, Finley was officially in remission. She currently takes her medication at home and visits the hospital once a month for maintenance checkups. Today, Finley enjoys playing baseball, reading and crafts, and loves the outdoors. She is a huge fan of superheroes and even had a superhero cake for her birthday. As her parents said, "Finley is our real life superhero." According to LLS President and CEO Dr. Louis J. DeGennaro, "As the largest voluntary cancer health agency specifically focused on finding cures and treatments for blood cancer patients, LLS supports hundreds of cancer scientists and research projects around the world. But the fight against blood cancers cannot be won without supporters such as Subaru and their customers. Every voice, every action, every contribution is needed and valued." You can show your support too! Visit a participating retailer to sign a hope card, or visit www.lls.org/subaru to write an online message of support and learn more about LLS's mission and impact, and how to help Subaru and LLS make someday, today, for blood cancer patients. About Subaru of America, Inc. Subaru of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Subaru Corporation of Japan. Headquartered at a zero-landfill office in Cherry Hill, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of more than 620 retailers across the United States. All Subaru products are manufactured in zero-landfill production plants and Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. is the only U.S. automobile production plant to be designated a backyard wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. For additional information visit media.subaru.com. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ® (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world, provides free information and support services, and is the voice for all blood cancer patients seeking access to quality, affordable, coordinated care. Founded in 1949 and headquartered in Rye Brook, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit www.LLS.org. Patients should contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/subaru-and-the-leukemia--lymphoma-society-lls-spreading-warmth-to-cancer-patients-across-the-country-300466976.html


Kelley Kronenberg’s Vicki Schuerger Competes in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Man & Woman of the Year Fundraising Campaign Fort Lauderdale, FL, May 26, 2017 --( According to LLS, the Man & Woman of the Year (MWOY) campaign is a spirited fundraising competition in communities across the country in which participants build fundraising teams to compete for the title of Man or Woman of the Year. The funds raised will go toward LLS blood cancer research in honor of a local boy and girl who are blood cancer survivors. The titles are awarded to the man and woman in each community who raises the most funds during the ten-week campaign. You can support Ms. Schuerger by visiting her donation page here: http://www.mwoy.org/pages/sfl/ftl17/vschuerger Ms. Schuerger’s drive and motivation for this campaign is her 29-year-old son, who has been battling Hodgkin's Lymphoma for the past nine years. He has had two transplants and is currently preparing for thyroid cancer surgery. Ms. Schuerger began her volunteer work with LLS in 2008, first joining Team In Training (TNT) to honor her son. For nearly a decade, she has been extremely involved with LLS. Last August, she became the Co-Chair for the Broward Chapter of Team In Training Restructure Program. She is also a Board Member for the Broward County Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Prior to this fundraising campaign, Ms. Schuerger has raised more than $100,000 for LLS. This year, her goal is to surpass the $100,000 mark. “To be nominated for MWOY is such an honor. I feel very humbled to participate,” said Ms. Schuerger. “Everyone wins when cancer loses, and thanks to the support of my generous campaign donors my efforts will help fund the therapies and treatments that save lives, not someday, but today.” One such generous campaign supporter is Ms. Schuerger’s long-time employer, Kelley Kronenberg. Ms. Schuerger’s campaign for MWOY concludes at the 2017 MWOY Grand Finale on June 2, 2017 at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort Fort Lauderdale. Kelley Kronenberg is a Bronze Level Sponsor at the Grand Finale event, and several firm Partners and Executive Leaders will be in attendance to support Ms. Schuerger as she vies for the MWOY crown. Kelley Kronenberg, a diverse, full-service business law firm, has always encouraged its attorneys’ and staffs’ individual community and charitable efforts. Additionally, the firm’s Kelley Kronenberg Cares (KKC) program provides opportunities for the firm’s attorneys and staff to personally commit to civic and charitable efforts. “We fully support Vicki in her passionate mission to help raise awareness and funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. We hope her efforts will inspire others to donate and get involved as well,” said Kelley Kronenberg CFO Heath Eskalyo, who directs the firm’s philanthropic efforts. To further aid Ms. Schuerger in her fundraising efforts, Kelley Kronenberg created a firm-wide “High $5 for Jeans Days” initiative. Through this weekly initiative, all firm employees across Kelley Kronenberg’s 10 offices, are encouraged to donate $5 weekly, in exchange for wearing jeans to work on Thursdays. The “High $5 for Jeans Day” program lasts through the month of May. The campaign is open now through June 2, 2017. LLS gives approximately 83 cents for every dollar raised back to research to cure cancer. About Kelley Kronenberg Kelley Kronenberg is a diverse, full-service business law firm that provides litigation and other legal services to established corporations, insurance companies, entrepreneurs and individuals in Florida and other regions of the U.S. More than 120 attorneys strong, the firm offers 25 distinct practice areas throughout its network of ten offices in Florida and Illinois. Founded in 1980, Kelley Kronenberg was built on relationships and continues to grow and excel because of its strength, offering sound legal counsel and exceptional client service. Kelley Kronenberg is ranked in the Top 25 Largest Law Firms in South Florida by the South Florida Business Journal, and has been recognized as a Top Law Firm in Florida by the South Florida Legal Guide and LexisNexis ® Martindale-Hubbell®. More information on practice areas and office locations is available at www.kelleykronenberg.com. Fort Lauderdale, FL, May 26, 2017 --( PR.com )-- Vicki Schuerger, an Executive Legal Liaison in Kelley Kronenberg’s Fort Lauderdale Office, was nominated by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), Southern Florida Chapter/Broward County, as a candidate for its 2017 Man & Woman of the Year Fundraising Campaign.According to LLS, the Man & Woman of the Year (MWOY) campaign is a spirited fundraising competition in communities across the country in which participants build fundraising teams to compete for the title of Man or Woman of the Year. The funds raised will go toward LLS blood cancer research in honor of a local boy and girl who are blood cancer survivors. The titles are awarded to the man and woman in each community who raises the most funds during the ten-week campaign. You can support Ms. Schuerger by visiting her donation page here: http://www.mwoy.org/pages/sfl/ftl17/vschuergerMs. Schuerger’s drive and motivation for this campaign is her 29-year-old son, who has been battling Hodgkin's Lymphoma for the past nine years. He has had two transplants and is currently preparing for thyroid cancer surgery. Ms. Schuerger began her volunteer work with LLS in 2008, first joining Team In Training (TNT) to honor her son. For nearly a decade, she has been extremely involved with LLS. Last August, she became the Co-Chair for the Broward Chapter of Team In Training Restructure Program. She is also a Board Member for the Broward County Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Prior to this fundraising campaign, Ms. Schuerger has raised more than $100,000 for LLS. This year, her goal is to surpass the $100,000 mark.“To be nominated for MWOY is such an honor. I feel very humbled to participate,” said Ms. Schuerger. “Everyone wins when cancer loses, and thanks to the support of my generous campaign donors my efforts will help fund the therapies and treatments that save lives, not someday, but today.”One such generous campaign supporter is Ms. Schuerger’s long-time employer, Kelley Kronenberg. Ms. Schuerger’s campaign for MWOY concludes at the 2017 MWOY Grand Finale on June 2, 2017 at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort Fort Lauderdale. Kelley Kronenberg is a Bronze Level Sponsor at the Grand Finale event, and several firm Partners and Executive Leaders will be in attendance to support Ms. Schuerger as she vies for the MWOY crown.Kelley Kronenberg, a diverse, full-service business law firm, has always encouraged its attorneys’ and staffs’ individual community and charitable efforts. Additionally, the firm’s Kelley Kronenberg Cares (KKC) program provides opportunities for the firm’s attorneys and staff to personally commit to civic and charitable efforts.“We fully support Vicki in her passionate mission to help raise awareness and funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. We hope her efforts will inspire others to donate and get involved as well,” said Kelley Kronenberg CFO Heath Eskalyo, who directs the firm’s philanthropic efforts.To further aid Ms. Schuerger in her fundraising efforts, Kelley Kronenberg created a firm-wide “High $5 for Jeans Days” initiative. Through this weekly initiative, all firm employees across Kelley Kronenberg’s 10 offices, are encouraged to donate $5 weekly, in exchange for wearing jeans to work on Thursdays. The “High $5 for Jeans Day” program lasts through the month of May.The campaign is open now through June 2, 2017. LLS gives approximately 83 cents for every dollar raised back to research to cure cancer.About Kelley KronenbergKelley Kronenberg is a diverse, full-service business law firm that provides litigation and other legal services to established corporations, insurance companies, entrepreneurs and individuals in Florida and other regions of the U.S. More than 120 attorneys strong, the firm offers 25 distinct practice areas throughout its network of ten offices in Florida and Illinois. Founded in 1980, Kelley Kronenberg was built on relationships and continues to grow and excel because of its strength, offering sound legal counsel and exceptional client service. Kelley Kronenberg is ranked in the Top 25 Largest Law Firms in South Florida by the South Florida Business Journal, and has been recognized as a Top Law Firm in Florida by the South Florida Legal Guide and LexisNexis ® Martindale-Hubbell®. More information on practice areas and office locations is available at www.kelleykronenberg.com. Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from Kelley Kronenberg


The Silicon Valley Kickball Classic is a corporate event where companies signup as a team to compete in the tournament. In addition to playing kickball, there are additional perks such as a beer garden, DJ, and yard games all designed for a fun and engaging day.  The Kickball Classic is a great opportunity for companies to engage in corporate social responsibility while also promoting networking, teambuilding, and strengthening relationships with co-workers outside of the office. This year was especially inspiring due to the incredible support of the Silicon Valley corporate community. Teams included Adobe, CBRE, CLUBWAKA, GlobalLogic, Hyatt Regency Santa Clara, Lexus Stevens Creek, Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America, San Jose Earthquakes, SignalFire, Signifyd, Silicon Valley Bank, Twistlock, and Vanguard Software Corporation. After a day of fierce, friendly competition, CBRE won the title of, "2017 Silicon Valley Kickball Classic Champions". Returning as Founding and Presenting Sponsor was Silicon Valley Bank (SVB). Through LLS's long-standing partnership with SVB, together both organizations have been able to create a unique event that continues to engage the corporate community and encourages charitable giving. "The LLS Kickball Classic is a fantastic opportunity for companies, including SVB'ers to come together outside of work while supporting a great cause and giving back to the community. SVB is extremely proud to be a part of such an amazing event!" said Chase Clymer, Associate at Silicon Valley Bank. "We are thankful to be a part of a community where so many companies see the value in supporting causes like The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. With the support of these corporations, LLS can continue to invest in research that is making a significant impact in the fight against cancer" said Courtney Karnes, Executive Director of the Silicon Valley & Monterey Bay Area Chapter. LLS is the world's leading non-profit voluntary health organization dedicated to finding cures for blood cancers and ensuring that patients have access to lifesaving treatments. Through events like the Silicon Valley Kickball Classic, LLS has invested more than $1 billion in research to advance breakthrough therapies. The funds raised are used for: The Silicon Valley Kickball Classic was captured by Rook Productions Media and a glimpse into the day can be seen here: video. To learn more about the Silicon Valley Kickball Classic visit: bit.ly/svkickballclassic For additional ways to support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in the Silicon Valley & Monterey Area visit: https://www.lls.org/silicon-valley-monterey-bay-area About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ® (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world, provides free information and support services, and is the voice for all blood cancer patients seeking access to quality, affordable, coordinated care. Founded in 1949 and headquartered in Rye Brook, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit www.LLS.org. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/silicon-valley-companies-join-together-to-raise-money-for-the-leukemia--lymphoma-society-300479094.html


News Article | May 23, 2017
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When Marc Perrone, UFCW's international president, learned that the UFCW was the recipient of LLS's National Corporate Leadership Award, he was humbled. "The UFCW union family prides itself on giving back to the communities we call home and doing our part to bring hard working families a better life. We are honored to help The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society lead the way to a world without blood cancers. Our partnership is proof that the best way to make a difference is to stand together." The National Corporate Leadership Award honors an organization with fundamental alignment to LLS's goal to cure blood cancers and commitment to improving the lives of patients. Nominees for this award support and advance LLS through leadership, executive and employee involvement in various LLS volunteer driven initiatives, and through financially support for LLS's research, patient services and advocacy initiatives. "LLS is very proud of our partnership with the UFCW, whose members have supported LLS relentlessly by raising essential funds needed to fight blood cancer," said Louis J. DeGennaro, Ph.D., LLS's president and CEO. "The UFCW is helping LLS make it possible to accomplish more than any other cancer nonprofit to advance cutting-edge research and cures for patients." The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ® (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world, provides free information and support services, and is the voice for all blood cancer patients seeking access to quality, affordable, coordinated care. Founded in 1949 and headquartered in Rye Brook, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit www.LLS.org. Patients should contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ufcw-receives-elite-volunteer-award-from-the-leukemia--lymphoma-society-300462408.html


"Today, 1.3 million patients in the United States are living with a blood cancer and every three minutes a new patient is diagnosed. Along with the lighted lanterns seen across the country during Light The Night Walk season each fall, Random Acts of Light will occur all over the country and  reach cancer patients all year long, to show them that LLS is unapologetically patients first," said Louis J. DeGennaro, Ph.D., LLS President and Chief Executive Officer. "National Random Acts of Light Day will serve as an annual reminder of our goal to create a world without blood cancers, one patient at a time." To kick off the inaugural Random Acts of Light Day, "Nashville" star and this year's CMT Music Awards host, actor and singer Charles Esten, surprised 19-year-old blood cancer survivor, Jordan Smith of Nashville, TN. Jordan was invited for a sneak preview of Esten's rehearsal for an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the CMT Music Awards, and the chance to talk to Esten about his music, his upcoming tour and, how she, inspired by her own cancer journey, will be attending nursing school this fall. Jordan was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in 2012, the same type of leukemia Esten's daughter Addie was diagnosed with at age two and a half. At the end of Jordan's visit with Esten, he surprised her with tickets to the live taping of the CMT Music Awards on June 7. "When someone you love hears the words, 'You have cancer' it's one of the darkest moments of your life," Esten said. "Being able to surprise Jordan with a Random Act of Light was an unforgettable moment. She has such a positive spirit and a kind heart. Jordan definitely brings light to the darkness of cancer!" How to get involved Bring light to someone you know who has been touched by cancer on National Random Acts of Light Day. This can be any random act, big or small: Post about National Random Acts of Light Day on June 13, and throughout the year, and tag #RandomActsofLight on either Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Ideas for posts: 150 Light The Night Walks take place across North America each fall; approximately one million walk participants carry illuminated lanterns – white in honor of survivors and the power of research, red in support of patients and finding cures, and gold in remembrance of those who have been lost. For more information on Random Acts of Light visit http://www.lightthenight.org/ways/random-acts-light. About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society  The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world, provides free information and support services, and is the voice for all blood cancer patients seeking access to quality, affordable, coordinated care. Founded in 1949 and headquartered in Rye Brook, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit www.LLS.org. Patients should contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/the-leukemia--lymphoma-society-celebrates-inaugural-random-acts-of-light-day-to-bring-light-to-the-darkness-of-cancer-300471199.html


The inspiration for LLS Community came from LLS Board Member Bernard H. Garil and his wife, Ethel, to honor the memory of their son, Michael, who at age seven was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). After years of chemotherapy and cancer recurrences, Michael underwent a life-saving bone marrow transplant that cured his disease. However, chemotherapy caused serious side effects that ultimately led to his passing at age 39. Throughout his cancer journey, Michael shared his experiences in an effort to increase awareness of potential long-term effects of treatment among patients and their families.The Garils have funded this initiative and are committed to its continued growth and service to even more patients. The LLS Community is led by Larry Saltzman, M.D., executive research director at LLS. Saltzman is a 63-year-old former family physician from Sacramento, California, who was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and small cell lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL) in January 2010. As a patient and a physician, he knows firsthand the importance of having a supportive community to share experiences and information. "When I was first diagnosed, I felt alone in the world. Being part of LLS Community has shown me that I'm not alone and there's a group of people going through the same experience," said Saltzman. "By sharing my experience and learning from others, I found strength and comfort during this otherwise isolating time." LLS Community Teams Up with Medivizor Through this new collaboration with Medivizor, members of LLS Community now have the added benefit of accessing cutting-edge patient-friendly medical information. After a diagnosis, patients often look online for medical information. However, the amount of data online can be overwhelming and not always accurate. According to LLS President and CEO Louis J. DeGennaro, Ph.D., "LLS is on the forefront of new reseach and technologies bringing personalized medicine to blood cancer patients. Along with this cutting-edge research for new treatments, LLS Community addresses the emotional needs of patients while providing topical and immediately useful information and support as they deal with their disease." Medivizor distills complex medical information into accurate and easy-to-understand language that is shared within specific disease groups in the LLS Community. Medivizor sifts through a vast amount of medical content to interpret and explain it for the public – and now LLS Community members based on their diagnosis. The information provided includes treatment options, guidelines, research papers, clinical trials and more. Patients are always encouraged to share and discuss any medical information with their doctors. "We are honored to be working closely with a pioneering organization such as The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society," said Tal Givoly, Medivizor Co-Founder and CEO. "It is critical for us to work together in order to accelerate the sharing of scientific discoveries by translating complex information so we can help improve the lives of patients. Working with LLS, Medivizor can help bring vital knowledge to the people who matter most – patients, caregivers, and their medical teams." LLS Community Services and Surveys Within the online platform, there are multiple "groups" patients can join for specific blood cancers, as well as groups for the the newly diagnosed, caregivers, young adults, or those who are grieving. Through "Questions of the Day," members of LLS Community are surveyed for insight on the issues they face. This provides a "pulse" on patient issues, which informs LLS's work to improve quality of life for patients. Recent survey findings reveal that 51 percent of a subset of LLS Community members had an increase in cancer expenses over the past year. Additionally, 27 percent reported losing a job when in treatment. These findings based on 200 – 225 responses shed light on the fact that financial toxicity is an issue many blood cancer patients face. LLS recently unveiled its position on the cost of cancer care to address this urgent issue. About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world, provides free information and support services, and is the voice for all blood cancer patients seeking access to quality, affordable, coordinated care. Founded in 1949 and headquartered in Rye Brook, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit www.LLS.org. Patients should contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/lls-community-helps-blood-cancer-patients-and-caregivers-find-online-support-and-cutting-edge-health-information-300475789.html


News Article | May 11, 2017
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Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPNs) are a family of related blood cancers in which the individuals bone marrow makes too many red blood cells, white blood cells, or platelets. The most common forms of MPNs are polycythemia vera (PV), essential thrombocythemia (ET), primary myelofibrosis (PMF) and chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). Local cancer organizations have come together to help healthcare providers, patients, and families dealing with MPNs. The fourth annual Spring to Life Conference on Hematologic Malignancies, sponsored by New York Oncology Hematology, will be held at the Albany Marriott Hotel, Albany, NY on Saturday, May 20, 2017, from 7:30 am – 3:15 pm. This one-day CME-certified conference will bring together healthcare professionals and members of the community—including patients, survivors, family members, and caregivers—to gain an up-to-date understanding of blood cancers, including the state-of-the-art science behind treatment, clinical management, ongoing translational research, and emerging therapies. “Our Spring to Life conference each year highlights a different focus in the broad spectrum of hematologic malignancies or blood cancers and brings regional expertise to our community,” explains Ira Zackon, MD, New York Oncology Hematology and Conference Chair and Moderator. “Continued education at the local community level is critical to maintaining the highest quality and leading edge of health care. This year’s conference highlights this in particular, in focusing on less common diseases that do not get as much attention. Similarly, our afternoon session this year for patients, families, and community is focused on the Caregiver, the partner in health and life who also can receive less attention. These afternoon sessions continue to gain in reputation as meaningful and impactful engagements on living through the cancer experience.” The 2017 conference will focus on myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs), including presentations from those touched by cancer; as well as experts from New York Oncology Hematology, PC (NYOH) Albany Medical College, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Harvard Medical School. “At 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," said Jennifer McGarry, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Director, Patient Access Volunteer Development. “The Spring To Life Conference on Hematologic Malignancies provides a wonderful opportunity for patients and caregivers to come together, share their experiences, and work together to improve care.” The event is divided into two, half-day sessions: The symposium is hosted by New York Oncology Hematology, the region’s largest provider of community cancer care. It is accredited by Center for Emergency Medical Education (CEME) for 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) will award 3.75 contact hours (based on a 60-minute contact hour) to registered nurses who complete the educational activity. Conference attendees will enjoy complimentary breakfast, light lunch, and snacks, as well as opportunities to view exhibitor displays. There is no fee for this educational activity. For more information or to register, visit: http://www.spring2lifeheme.org. About New York Oncology Hematology New York Oncology Hematology (NYOH) is the region’s leading provider of community-based cancer care and services. With seven convenient locations, a team of 36 physicians, and more than 300 oncology professionals, NYOH has been delivering world-class cancer care to the Capital Region and surrounding communities for more than 30 years. Through its affiliation with The US Oncology Network, one of the nation’s largest cancer treatment and research networks, NYOH offers the latest breakthroughs, treatments, and technologies – right here at home. About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ® (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services. Founded in 1949 and headquartered in White Plains, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. The Upstate NY/VT Chapter is located in Albany, NY.


As a father of two young sons in 2010, Greene was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). He underwent multiple rounds of chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant. After beating the odds, he took his experience and made it his mission to raise awareness and dollars for those impacted by blood cancer. When Greene found out he was the recipient of the Pinnacle Award, he was thrilled. "I was honored to be invited to such an important conference which brings together passionate volunteers across the country to help LLS find blood cancer cures and help patients. LLS has more than 15 million volunteers who selflessly dedicate their time and energy to find cures. Together, we're leading the way to a world without blood cancer." The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Pinnacle Award honors and nationally recognizes an individual who has demonstrated exceptional leadership, dedication, and extraordinary commitment to LLS campaign fundraising efforts and the overall LLS mission, to find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer patients. "Our volunteers make it possible for LLS to accomplish more than any other cancer nonprofit to advance cutting-edge research and cures for patients," said Louis J. DeGennaro, Ph.D., LLS's president and CEO. "Whether you fundraise through a campaign, support patients in your community, or advocate for state and federal policies to benefit patients, you are truly making a difference and helping LLS change the landscape of cancer." To learn how you can become part of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society family, contact the Greater Bay Area chapter at 415-625-1103 or go to lls.org/gba. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ® (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world, provides free information and support services, and is the voice for all blood cancer patients seeking access to quality, affordable, coordinated care. Founded in 1949 and headquartered in Rye Brook, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit www.LLS.org. Patients should contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/local-resident-receives-elite-volunteer-award-from-the-leukemia--lymphoma-society-300453597.html


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Leukemia & Lymphoma Society | Date: 2013-03-08

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