According to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Of North Texas Executive Director Leah Swanson,
As the world’s largest nonprofit dedicated to blood cancers, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is leading this offensive in advancing treatments for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma and improving the quality of life of patients and their families. Donors fund leading-edge research to advance new therapies and bring them to more patients faster than ever before, making possible an investment of more than $1.2 billion in research, and contributing to virtually every major development in the treatment of blood cancer.
During the current health crisis, LLS has provided $4,833,500 in COVID-19 financial aid assistance to 19,334 patients nationwide, including 436 patients here in North Texas. In these times of uncertainty, blood cancer patients and their families need our help more than ever. As the leading source of free blood cancer information, education and support, The Leukemia And Lymphoma Society is committed to blood cancer patients and their families throughout their entire cancer experience. LLS is doubling down on our efforts to share trusted, reliable information and provide free education and support to blood cancer patients and families during this crisis.
We are so grateful for the support of the community, which enables us to continue to fulfill our essential mission, even during these challenging times. There are myriad ways to support LLS, including our just-announced annual fundraiser, the Saint Valentine’s Day Luncheon And Fashion Show, which will be held on Thursday, February 11, 2021, at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center.
Chaired by Melinda Knowles, with honorary chairs Louise and Guy Griffeth, the 37th annual event will include a champagne reception, a raffle, recognition of 2021 award recipients, a live auction, and a runway fashion show produced by Jan Strimple and featuring inspiring fashions by Highland Park Village – all followed by a seated luncheon.
Your participation will make a difference. Founded by Janet Evans and Rusty Duvall, the Saint Valentine’s Day Luncheon and Fashion Show has raised more than $13 million in its 37 years, funding research in Texas, including UT Southwestern Medical Center. Since its inception some patient survival rates have doubled and countless advances have been made with new safer treatments for patients.
To learn more about volunteering or supporting LLS through donations or by participating in the Saint Valentine’s Day Luncheon, visit https://www.lls.org/north-texas.
* Graphic and photo provided by Leukemia And Lymphoma Society Of North Texas