The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Nebraska

Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Mrs. Michelle Weigel, Executive Director - Lower Plains Region
Tracy Fisher, Campaign Development Manager - Nebraska
Primary Contact Name
Tracy Fisher
Main Address

LLS Nebraska
17330 W. Center Rd.
Suite 110-341
Omaha, NE 68130
United States

What We Do

The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services to blood cancer patients and their families.

LLS is the largest not-for-profit health agency dedicated to finding cures and better treatments for people with blood cancer, funding cutting-edge research worldwide to advance breakthrough therapies and bring them to more patients faster. With the size and scope to fund research on a scale that makes progress happen, LLS funds more blood cancer research than any other organization. Advised by leading biomedical research and clinical experts, LLS identifies and funds the most promising blood cancer research found anywhere and has invested more than $1.6 billion in research to advance therapies and save lives. Unlike corporations that invest in drugs offering the best profit potential, LLS funds research based on unmet medical needs of blood cancer patients, without restriction by commercial return, market size or geography.

LLS recognizes that finding cures is not enough; we must ensure that patients have access to the treatments they need. Through diverse and extensive outreach initiatives, we advocate, educate, assist, and support patients and fight for them at the national and state levels. With the help of trained volunteers, our policy team influences crucial legislation to accelerate research and break down barriers to treatment. Each year, our Information Specialists, all master’s-level health care professionals, respond to 26,000 inquiries, and that number continues to grow. Last year, more than 500,000 educational booklets and fact sheets about specific diseases were downloaded or ordered by patients and families around the country. And in 2022, more than 1,000 patients received in-depth clinical trial support from our industry-leading Clinical Trial Support Center. A support to patients when they need it most, LLS distributed nearly $5 million in relief funds to more than 19,000 patients during the global pandemic.

Interesting Info
  • Thanks in part to innovative research funded by LLS, survival rates for some blood cancers have doubled, tripled and even quadrupled since the 1960’s.
  • LLS has dedicated more than $100 million to investigate game-changing treatments that harness the power of the immune system to fight blood cancers.
  • LLS helped advance 3 of every 4 blood cancer treatment option approved by the FDA.
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