The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is at the forefront of the fight to cure cancer. LLS is the largest nonprofit dedicated to creating a world without blood cancers. Since 1949, the organization has invested more than $1.2 billion in groundbreaking research, pioneering many of today's most innovative approaches.
The New Mexico Chapter funds research through its annual events, including:
Man and Woman of the Year
Man & Woman of the Year raises funds for LLS blood cancer research. The candidates compete in honor of children who are local blood cancer survivors, the Boy & Girl of the Year. The NM Chapter is always looking for individuals who would like to join this fun competition that runs from April through June.
Student of the Year
High School students participate in a campaign similar to Man and Woman of the Year. This campaign runs from January to March. Students participating in this seven-week program are eligible for college scholarships.
Light the Night
Coming together for a common goal, friends, families and co-workers form fundraising walk teams, culminating in inspirational and memorable evening walks every fall. Nearly 2000 community members meet at Civic Plaza in early November and join together carrying illuminated lanterns to take steps to end cancer.
In addition, the NM Chapter also offers several other programs to support the local community, including:
The NM LLS Student Series is a philanthropy program where students gain the unique experience of helping thousands of children and adults in the fight against blood cancers. Students not only make an impact, but also learn about leadership, teamwork and philanthropy.
Team in Training
Team In Training is an endurance sports training program for charity that raises money for blood cancer research. The NM LLS coaches train participants to cross the finish line at running events, mountain climbing or cycling events.
In addition to raising money for research, the NM LLS supports leukemia and lymphoma patients and their families by providing disease information, financial support and educational resources.