The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated
to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services. Founded in 1949,
we are relentless in pursuit of our mission: cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and
myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
Investing in blood cancer research: The Society has invested more than $550 million in
research. Programs like the Specialized Center of Research (SCOR), which brings together teams
of scientists from different disciplines and our Translational Research Program, which funds
research with a high probability of producing innovative patient treatments in an accelerated time
frame, have directly contributed to many breakthrough cancer treatments.
Research funded by the Society has led or contributed to advances such as chemotherapy, bone
marrow and stem cell transplantation.
Providing critical information and support for patients and their families:
We have made more than 5.1 million contacts through our Information Resource Center (IRC),
our award winning Web site and community-based patient service programs. We put people
together with experts through Web- casts and teleconferences, and provided professional
education through seminars, to extend the latest findings to a broader professional audience. We
are also proud to be the only voluntary health organization that offers insurance co-pay assistance
to our patients.
Advocating for issues impacting blood cancer patients: With advocacy volunteers
throughout the country, our voice is being heard by those responsible for legislation to fund blood
cancer research and educational programs.
The need is critical: An estimated 823,349 Americans have leukemia, Hodgkin or non-Hodgkin
lymphoma or myeloma. Every five minutes, someone new is diagnosed with blood cancer. Every
12 minutes, someone dies.
Leukemia causes more deaths than any other cancer among children and young adults under the
age 20. Lymphomas are the most common blood cancers and incidence increases with age. The
survival rate for myeloma is only 33 percent. Incidence is twice as high among African Americans
as for all other races.
As a nonprofit, we rely on the generosity of individuals, corporations and foundations. Seventyfive
percent of our total expenses support cancer research, education, advocacy and patient
services. Major annual fundraising campaigns include Team In Training®, Light The Night® Walk,
School & Youth ProgramsSM, Man & Woman of the Year and The Leukemia Cup Regatta.
In addition to our national headquarters in White Plains, NY, we have a network of 66 local
chapters across the United States and Canada. The Orange County/Inland Empire Chapter serves
all of Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties and is located at 2020 E 1st Street Suite 120
Santa Ana. CA 92705. Our phone is 714-881-0610 fax 714-886-0616. Information on blood
cancers and support is available through our IRC and at www.LLS.org.
Orange County/Inland Empire Chapter (714) 881-0610
Information Resource Center (800) 955-4572
Team In Training
Team In Training is a comprehensive endurance training program for runners, walkers, cyclists and
triathletes to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The goal of Team In Training is to increase
funding to support the Society’s mission while promoting fitness and healthy lifestyles for all the
participants who take part in the program.
Last year, Team In Training trained an estimated 39,000 runners, walkers, cyclists and triathletes to
participate in 60 events nationwide. During its twenty-year history, the Team In Training program has
experienced tremendous growth, raising $30,000 in 1988 to over $114 million in the 2006 fiscal year.
Since its beginning, over 340,000 people have raised more than $800 million to support the ongoing
work of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Our chapter has been an integral part of this success. In
the coming year, we anticipate that over 1,100 runners, walkers, cyclists and triathletes will participate
on one of our 7 Orange County and Inland Empire teams. With the participants’ efforts, they will help
us raise a projected income of over $3.6 million dollars this fiscal year.
Team In Training offers runners, walkers, cyclists and triathletes of all fitness abilities a five-month
comprehensive training program under the guidance of experienced coaches. In return for professional
training with a team and accommodations during the event, participants raise valuable funds in the
fight against leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma. Each member of our team is
participating in honor of a patient from our community who is battling a blood cancer. Completing a
marathon, century ride, or triathlon is a celebration of human spirit, physical ability, and mental
endurance. For members of Team In Training, it is also a celebration of life.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is a highly respected national health agency and Team In Training
is the largest endurance training program in the country. Your local business’ support of The Leukemia
& Lymphoma Society and Team In Training will enhance your company’s image in the community and
highlight your local business citizenship of supporting a worthwhile cause. In return, The Leukemia &
Lymphoma Society can offer your company tremendous potential for advertising, publicity and sales promotion.