Our Commitment to Growth in the 21st Century
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC), which changed its name from the Leukemia Research Fund of Canada in 2004 to reflect its commitment to curing all blood cancers, is proud to be playing a major role in the fight against leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Since that time we've been developing new initiatives that have strengthened our role as a leading private funder of blood cancer research and provider of programs for patients and their families.
With the help of major fundraising campaigns, including Team In Training, the world's largest endurance sports training program, and Light The Night Walk, LLSC has awarded more than $23 million in research funding since the first funding in 1955.
Our commitment to cutting-edge science has contributed to an unprecedented rise in survival rates for some people with blood cancers. The relative five-year survival rate for people with leukemia, for example, nearly quadrupled in the past 48 years. And Hodgkin lymphoma is now considered one of the most curable forms of cancer, thanks to radiation and chemotherapy.
You can help!
Learn how you can help improve the lives of people with blood cancer: Ways to help
Read LLSC's history here.