Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
2066 14th Avenue
Vero Beach, FL 32960
ABOUT US: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is a national voluntary health agency dedicated to curing leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and to improving the quality of life of patients and their families.
The Society was established in 1949 as the de Villiers Foundation. In 2000, the Society changed its name from The Leukemia Society of America to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to emphasize its commitment to fighting all blood-related cancers.
LOCAL SERVICES: Vero Beach and Indian River County are part of the Palm Beach Area Chapter.
The Society supports multiple programs including: Research, Patient Financial Aid, Public and Professional Education, Community Service, Patient and Family Support Groups, First Connection and Advocacy. There is a full-time Patient Services Manager to help families impacted by leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma. Chapter Contact is Rosa Pena, Patient Services Manager.
Light The Night®
This annual walking event honors people whose lives have been touched by cancer. There is no registration fee. All registered participants will receive an illuminated balloon to carry while they walk – white for cancer survivors and red for supporters. The average walker raises $100 and receives an official Light The Night® T-Shirt. For additional information, or to register to participate in Light The Night®, call The Society’s Indian River County Chapter at (772) 569-0909 or Toll Free at (888) 478-8550.
PATIENT FINANCIAL AID: The Palm Beach Area Chapter is currently supporting over 200 patients through the patient-aid programs. The chapter also collaborates with local blood banks to facilitate bone marrow drives in the community.
PUBLIC HEALTH EDUCATION: Current information on leukemia and related diseases is available from the Palm Beach Area Chapter by calling (561) 775-9954, or toll free 1-888-478-8550.
SUPPORT GROUPS: The Palm Beach Area Chapter offers three Family Support Groups for adults and children in Palm Beach County. Our goal is to extend our reach to all patients and families in the counties we serve.
ADVOCACY: The Society's advocacy program goals are to promote increased federal funding of biomedical research and to influence health care reform issues including access to appropriate specialty care and coverage of clinical trials.
COMMUNITY SERVICE: A two-way communications program with social service agencies and treatment facilities, resource materials and support groups is provided by the chapter.
FIRST CONNECTION: First Connection is dedicated to helping newly diagnosed patients receive free peer support and information resources following diagnosis.
FUND RAISING PROGRAM: The above services are supported entirely by your donations. The chapter holds a wide variety of fund raising events and programs annually. Please visit our Volunteer page for ways to help.
PALM BEACH AREA CHAPTER OFFICE: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 4360 Northlake Blvd, Suite 109, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410; (561) 775-9954