Investing in blood cancer research


The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

Founded in 1949, LLS is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.  Taxpayer ID 13-5644916.

The LLS is currently funding 22 researchers in the Houston Medical Center who are trying to find a cure and more effective treatment of blood cancers.


“Never in a million years would I have guessed that this would happen to our family, to one of my children.  My heart breaks every time and every time I hear of another family who has to face the unknown.”

Hosted by the 2012 El Tour de Tucson Team in Training Participants

Team Tucson will ride a 109 mile century ride on November 17, 2012.  In exchange for raising funds, participants receive: four to five months of personalized fitness training by certified coaches, a supportive group of teammates, and lodging and airfare to the event of their choice. 

Participants come from all walks of life—from novice to seasoned athlete. The reasons cited most often for joining the program are: the opportunity to meet new people and have fun as part of a supportive team; and the cause, raising money to help find cures and improve the quality of life for patients and their families. Taking on a personal challenge, accomplishing a goal and getting fit are also aspects that attract people to the program. Many participants dedicate their time and energy in honor of a friend or loved one who has had blood cancer. Still others are themselves cancer survivors who want to prove that they have the physical and mental stamina to finish an endurance event.

Local blood cancer patients, known as honored teammates, cheer participants along from training to event weekend. TNT participants often say their greatest inspiration and motivation come from their honored teammates, who themselves face even greater challenges in their battles against cancer.

Thank you for being part of our fundraising efforts.

Trina Beitler

Mother of Emeri-In Remission