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Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: Greater Bay Area Chapter

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General Agency Information
Name:Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: Greater Bay Area Chapter
Alternate Name(s):Silicon Valley/Monterey
Address:675 N. First Street Suite 1100
San Jose, CA  95112-5156
Driving Directions
Primary Phone:408-490-2666
Website:www.lls.org
Description:The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Silicon Valley & Monterey Bay Area Chapter was founded in 1949 to serve residents who have been touched by one of the blood cancers: leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. The chapter serves the Santa Clara, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, and Monterey counties.

LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Silicon Valley & Monterey Bay Area chapter offers a wide range of free educational and support programs for patients, their families, caregivers and healthcare professionals.
Mission:Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
Programs:Patti Robinson Kaufmann First Connection Program
If you've recently been diagnosed with a blood cancer, you may find it helpful to speak with someone who's been through treatment and learned how to manage the same disease. The Patti Robinson Kaufmann First Connection Program is a peer-to-peer program that links newly diagnosed patients and their families with trained volunteers who have experienced blood cancer firsthand and can understand your experience. Trained volunteer survivors offer caring support and information by sharing their special perspective on the recovery process. Trained volunteer survivors offer caring support and information by sharing their special perspective on the recovery process. For more information, call us at (866)450-0669 (Se habla espaņol (415) 581-1193).

Family Support Groups
Open communication is critical for coping with the feelings that arise during illness. Family Support Groups feature sessions led by local healthcare professionals where you can share your concerns, fears, problems and experiences in a comfortable and caring setting. For a list of all Family Support Groups in the Greater Bay Area chapter, visit the Family Support Group page or call us at (866) 450-0669. (Se habla espaņol: (415) 581-1193.)

Online Support Groups
Our online support groups offer weekly sessions where you can share and receive support from the comfort of your home. Each session is an hour and a half and moderated by a trained professional. All sessions are password protected and provided in partnership with the Cancer Support Community. For more information, see Online Support Groups.

Online Chats
Our weekly two-hour online chats provide a friendly forum to share experiences and offer support for people living with non-Hodgkin lymphoma or chronic myeloid leukemia and for young adults (aged 18-39) living with blood cancer. Each chat is moderated by an oncology social worker.

The Trish Greene Back to School Program for Children with Cancer
Returning to school after cancer treatment can be a tough adjustment for young survivors. The Trish Greene Back to School Program for Children with Cancer helps children and youth cope with life after treatment and teaches parents, classmates, teachers and healthcare professionals how to deal with the issues surrounding childhood cancer. Program videos and materials are available for students from preschool to high school. For more information, call us at (866) 450-0669 (Se habla espaņol (415) 581-1193).

Patient Financial Aid Program
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) provides a limited amount of financial assistance to help patients with significant financial need and who are under a doctor's care for a confirmed blood cancer diagnosis. Reimbursement is processed through your local chapter, and payments are issued directly to you. The program begins each July 1 and is supported entirely by public contributions.

Co-Pay Assistance Program
Dealing with cancer is hard enough without having to worry about the financial burden. The Co-Pay Assistance Program helps you pay your insurance premiums and meet co-pay obligations. We'll also help you find additional sources of financial help.

Honored Hero Program
Our honored heroes provide inspiration and support for the LLS fundraising programs and are symbols of strength for others dealing with challenges in their lives. An honored hero is anyone who is being treated for, or is a survivor of, leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma. You can participate on several levels, including sharing your story, creating artwork, writing letters or attending fundraising events. For more information, call us at (866) 450-0669 (Se habla espaņol: (415) 581-1193).

MDS Support Group
This group is designed to provide mutual support and education to individuals with MDS. We will have monthly speakers on a variety of topics. Family members and caretakers are welcome.
No registration necessary, just drop in.
Call (650) 725-9456 to confirm date of meeting.
Parking Passes Provided for Pasteur Visitor Garage
From 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Stanford Cancer Center
875 Blake Wilbur Drive, Stanford
2nd Floor Conference Room CC2105
Email cancersupportivecare@stanfordmed.org or call (650) 725-9456 for more information

Telephone Support

First Connection is one-on-one support from a volunteer survivor or caregiver. To request a match contact Lauren Wilkerson, M.P.H., M.S.W. or call (415) 625-1115.
Meetings:Santa Cruz
First and Third Tuesday of every month at 5:30pm.
Anne Lindberg, R.N., (831) 462-7770
Allison Brookes, M.S.W.

Santa Cruz Caregivers
Second Tuesday of every month at 5:30pm.
Anne Lindberg, R.N., (831) 462-7770
Allison Brookes, M.S.W.
Volunteer Info:There are many different ways you can participate and make a difference in the lives of those touched by blood cancer.
School & Youth Programs
Light The Night Walk
Team In Training
General office help
Donor development
Patient Services and family support groups
Advocacy
Every LLS fundraising event needs volunteers to do jobs such as:
Planning the event
Promoting the event
Soliciting donations
Registering participants at the door
Assisting with set-up, clean-up and breakdown
***Fill out online form to volunteer**
Languages other than English:Can Arrange for Others
Accommodations for Disabled:Call for Information
Public Transportation:Call for information
Eligibility:Open to All
Fees:None
Areas Served:Monterey Bay Area
Santa Clara County
Santa Cruz County
 
Subject Headings
 Disease/Disability Information
Health Related Support Groups
Information Lines
Information Services
Leukemia
Lymphoma
Volunteer Opportunities
This record last modified January 28, 2015

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