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Guest Blog: The Promise of Cures: ASH14 – Ben Wang, founder of Team Kim

It seemed so out of place; 20,000 hematologists were intermingled with the typical palette of hipsters, transients and nuclear families in the SOMA district of San Francisco.  They might have been mistaken for slightly nerdy vampires, the world’s experts in … Continue reading

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2014 Light The Night Walks!

This was an amazing year for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Light The Night Walks! In Northern California, a total of seven walks hosted over 12,000 walkers and 1,000 volunteers who all helped us raise $3.2 million to help … Continue reading

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Volunteer Appreciation Week – Our Team In Training Volunteer!

Our final featured volunteer for Volunteer Appreciation Week is from Team In Training – Barbara Dahlke! Barbara, a mentor for one of our cycling teams, got involved with Team In Training several years ago when her friend encouraged her to … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: Finding Happiness Through Leukemia – Lisa Watson, Light The Night and Team In Training participant

After the initial shock of receiving my diagnosis of chronic myeloid leukemia on April 11, 2011, my daughter Alexandra wanted to do something meaningful in my honor. After researching options, she learned about The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Light … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: My First Birthday – Stephanie Waxman, cancer survivor & founder of Team Stephanie

Today is the one-year anniversary of my bone marrow transplant. Many call the transplant day your new birthday and that’s what it feels like to me. One year ago I received new stem cells to replace my old diseased cells. … Continue reading

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Inspiration to get moving times three

If Erin Findley’s story did not have you up and off the couch and getting your sweat on, here’s another little nudge. All three of these gentlemen have found their inner athlete with the TEAM and seen the health benefits … Continue reading

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A Dynamic Duo

It is my pleasure to announce that we have two new faces in our Patient Services department. In the short time they have been with us, Harriet Patterson and Kayley Harrington have demonstrated a tremendous commitment to LLS’s mission and the patients we … Continue reading

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Camp Okizu: A magical place

Okizu means “coming together” and there could not be a more appropriate name for this unique camp for kids with cancer and their families. Situated on 500 acres in Butte County just east of Oroville, Camp Okizu is a place … Continue reading

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Welcome to blood cancer awareness month!

September is leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma awareness month and the prelude to one of our busiest times of the year. But before we jump into the whirlwind of October events (our Light The Night Walks, the Leukemia Cup Regatta and … Continue reading

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