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73 cents of every dollar raised goes to support research to find a cure for this terrible disease.

For more information on the Leukemia Research Foundantion, visit their website here.


To conquer leukemia, lymphoma and myelodysplastic syndromes by funding research into their causes and cures, and to enrich the quality of life of those touched by these diseases.

The Leukemia Research Foundation was formed in 1946 by the family and friends of Sherwin Pessin of Chicago. He was 13 when he lost his battle to leukemia. That first year, they raised $1,500 towards fighting this disease. Today there are 25 active chapters and more than 1000 volunteers in the Chicagoland area who have raised over $22 million to foster leukemia research and provide patient and family services.

The foundation is supported by contributions from individuals, corporations, foundations and other philanthropic organizations. They raise funds through a variety of community events. The foundation also provides a variety of support services to patients and their family members locally, in addition to funding medical research worldwide.