Donations to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada contribute to blood cancer research funding. There are many scientists in hospitals and cancer centres across the country who are looking for financial support in order to start or continue their projects in blood cancer research.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada has a long-standing history of funding cancer research that began in 1955 when five Toronto women concerned about the lack of leukemia research started fundraising. Today, we are the largest voluntary health agency in Canada that is dedicated not only to leukemia but to all types of blood cancers.
In 2017, we invested $4.1 million in blood cancer research – our largest annual investment in research since our inception. A part of this year’s investment supported our Operating Grants for 2017 through which 15 scientists, in addition to those selected in 2016, were added to a growing list of blood cancer research we currently fund.