After their son’s death from leukemia in 1944, Rudolph and Antoinette de Villiers founded the Robert Roesler de Villiers Foundation in his name. Driven by their boundless belief that leukemia and other blood cancers were cureable, the foundation grew steadily. The name was changed to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) in the 1960s.
The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and to improve the quality of life for patients and their families. LLS is the voice for all blood cancer patients and works to ensure access to treatments for all blood cancer patients.
FUNDRAISERS AND EVENTS:
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has offices in Little Rock and Rogers. The following are events for both locations:
• Light the Night - Oct. 5, 2019, War Memorial Stadium, Little Rock
• Man & Woman and Students of the Year - April 17, 2020, Embassy Suites, northwest Arkansas
• Man & Woman and Students of the Year - June 5, 2020, DoubleTree, Little Rock
• Light the Night - October 2020, Little Rock
• Light the Night - October 2020, northwest Arkansas
• $50 helps fund LLS educational booklets for health care providers.
• $150 helps fund general lab supplies for one week to develop LLS-funded blood cancer research.
• $250 helps fund one week of LLS-sponsored blood cancer group support for families.
• $500 helps defray the costs of treatment-related travel for a patient.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
|Lee Bates||Denise Thrower|
|Jamie Shipley||Peter D. Emanuel|
|Tamyra Cody||Carla Emanuel|
|Mark Watterson||Matt Seiler|
|Tim Willis||W. Kyle Benefield|
|Patricia Francis||Brandon Masters|
|Mark Francis||Dallas Hardison|
|Amy Glover-Bryant||Wayne Box|
|Betty J. Hardy||Lorie Oswalt|
|Doug Leech||Rob Henley|
401 Scott St., Ste. 2
Little Rock, AR 72201
1200 W. Walnut, Ste. 1260
Rogers, AR 72756