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Leukemia & Lymphoma Society receives research challenge grant

Posted: December 17, 2009 1:14 p.m.
Updated: December 17, 2009 5:00 p.m.
 
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) has recently received a research challenge grant.

An anonymous friend of LLS will match $100,000 in donations made by Dec. 31 to support an important research focus: to reduce the long-term and late effects of some of today's intensive treatments.

Cure rates for many blood cancer patients have improved dramatically in past decades. But harsh treatments that save lives can come with a cost. Too many cancer survivors experience long-term negative effects from their treatments. Some are chronic conditions that affect quality of life. Others, which might occur years later, can be life threatening.

What patients need now is for current therapies to be made less harmful without sacrificing their effectiveness. This matching challenge will help accomplish that.

To take advantage of this challenge and double the impact of a gift, make sure to donate by Dec. 31. A donation of $25 will become $50, a gift of $50 will become $100. Everything given will go twice as far.

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