Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Nebraska Chapter (LLS) is dedicated to fighting blood-related cancers and supporting those affected by lymphoma, leukemia and multiple myeloma. Their mission is to improve the quality of life for patients and families affected by these diseases.
Light the Night walk is the nation’s night to pay tribute and bring hope to people battling cancer. Participants carry illuminated balloons and raise funds for vital lifesaving research and patient services. Our center actively supports this program.
LLS offers the following programs. Contact them to receive more information and to volunteer.
The Trish Greene Back to School Program for Children with Cancer
This school re-entry program helps children, parents and educators manage the transition from illness to daily activities. Materials are available for healthcare, schools, children and parents.
The Nebraska Chapter has a peer-to-peer support program for people newly diagnosed with leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma, myeloma and myelodysplastic syndrome.
Family Support Groups
Six support groups for patients and families meet in Omaha, Lincoln, and Elmwood. These include a weekly Blood and Marrow Stem Cell Patient/Family Transplant Luncheon that the society supports, a monthly Myeloma support group, ongoing telephone support groups and Bereavement Education and Support Groups.
Volunteers promote advocacy and encourage funding for cancer research.
Free booklets, flyers and pamphlets are available for blood cancers. Videos and activity books are available for children.
Patient Financial Aid /Co-Pay Assistance
Qualified patients are eligible for funding of up to $500 per patient, per year from the Nebraska Chapter. LLC provides support for certain medications and travel to and from treatment centers. Its Co-Pay Assistance program is coordinated from the LLC Home Office.
Local information and referral services are available to patients and professionals by calling LLC. The Information Resource Center also provides free information and support at 800.955.4572 .
The Nebraska Chapter needs volunteers for many different activities.