Jake’s Story

Jake, an active 13-year-old, enjoyed playing basketball, so when he complained of his shoulder hurting, I didn't think too much about it. We figured he had just pulled a muscle. But when his other shoulder started hurting a week later, my instincts told me that this wasn't quite right and so off we went to the doctor. This was the beginning of our new normal.

The LLS's Light the Night Walk Coming Soon

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is gearing up for its annual Light The Night Walk campaign.

The Light The Night Walk takes place in communities across the country in the fall. It's a chance for friends and families to raise funds for the LLS by getting together and walking in unity towards seeing an end to blood cancers.

Recently actress and screenwriter Tina Fey did a PSA for the Light The Night Walk:

Celebrity Charity Art Book

The Butterfly Book is a collection of butterflies drawn by some of the UK’s most famous artists, designers, writers, actors, politicians and other famous faces.

All the profits from the sale of this book will go to the Claire Elizabeth Wadley Forget-Me-Not Fund for Leukaemia Research. The Butterfly Book has been inspired by the life of Claire Wadley who died at the age of 25 after battling with Leukaemia for seven years.

Anna’s Legacy

Anna Collar was born August 26, 1980 in Powell, Wyoming and grew up in Darrouzett, Texas with her mother, Cathy, father, Randy, and two sisters Brandy and Jennifer. Anna had a passion for life and a smile that lit up any room she entered. Her friends and family remember her as always going out of her way to help others. Anna loved geology and was constantly picking up rocks and other treasures. She made plans to make jewelry out of her treasured stones. She was diagnosed with leukemia on October 14, 2004 and lost her battle on December 22, 2004.

Cancer in the Family

  • The Hope Tree: Kids Talk about Breast Cancer
  • By Laura Joffe Numeroff and Wendy Schlessel Harpham, M.D.
  • Simon & Schuster Children's; 2001, 32 pages
  • ISBN: 068984526X
  • Ages 5 to 10

Books for Children Coping with an Illness

Sometimes it can helpful for children to know they aren’t alone, and having a book that reflects their unique experiences may provide comfort. If a child you love is coping with illness, consider one of these resources.

Free Survivorship Teleconferences

Join The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for the latest information on survivorship related issues during their free teleconferences. Upcoming events include:

Childhood Cancer Survivorship: Challenges, Strategies, Resources

Give to Beat Leukemia and Lymphoma

According to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society,

Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma Support

It is very lonely to have a disease that none of your friends have or understand. Sometimes you may feel like you're the "only one out there." Support can be very important. General cancer support groups may help, but they don't have information on the type of treatments you are receiving. While there are a number of cancer resources available, it can be very helpful to talk with others experiencing the same thing you are. If you have CTCL, then the Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation may be a good resource for you.

Legal Resource Guide for Cancer Patients

Protect Your Health Insurance with advice from a legal expert: