The LRF is devoted to helping bold ideas have a chance to flourish. Through your donations to the LRF, we provide researchers with the start-up funds they need to conduct new research projects—projects that can lead to discoveries with the power to improve the lives of those suffering from blood cancers. Our mission: to fund research to find the causes and cures for blood cancers.
Along with the stress of combating the disease itself, blood cancers bring with them a mountain of medical bills and out-of-pocket expenses. Co-pays, deductibles and prescription costs can leave you wondering how to pay the next bill.
If you live within 100 miles of Chicago or in the state of Illinois, the Leukemia Research Foundation may be able to help. We provide financial assistance to qualified patients and families. Our program reimburses almost any treatment-related expense not covered by your medical insurance.
Click additional resources in the left column for more patient financial assistance information.
The Town Hall Meeting is a three-hour opportunity for patients, family members and caregivers to have the chance to ask questions to a panel of experts in the field of hematology/oncology about their particular diagnosis. Questions on treatment options, patient care, side effects, transplant procedures and many other topics are posed - all are answered with compassion and care. As a result, these patients are able to make informed decisions about their treatment. Details here.
This program, conducted entirely in Spanish. is an opportunity for patients, family members and caregivers to ask questions to a panel of experts in the field of hematology/oncology about their particular diagnosis. Parking, lunch and childcare are included with this program. Click here for details.
Treatment Options for Blood Cancer Patients is specifically designed for blood cancer patients, their families and caregivers, and provides background on the various types of transplants that are available as viable forms of treatment for leukemia, lymphoma and other blood cancers. Leading hematology/oncology and transplant medical professionals present detailed data and insights at this forum. Patients leave empowered with the knowledge they need to make informed treatment choices.