2016 LRF Scholars
Co-chaired by LRF Scientific Advisory Board member Christopher Flowers, MD, MS (Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University), the Lymphoma Clinical Research Mentoring Program (LCRMP) is the Lymphoma Research Foundation's education and mentoring program for fellows and junior faculty who wish to focus their clinical research in the field of non-Hodgkin and Hodgkin lymphoma.
Program participants, called LRF Scholars, attend the intensive introductory workshop to enhance their ability to successfully design and administer clinical research studies, successfully apply for future grant funding, and develop the professional skills to succeed as an independent researcher. Scholars also receive a grant of $10,000 to support professional development expenses.
Grassfield Highschool's Laps for Lymphoma
In 2009, students at Grassfield Highschool in Chesapeake, VA decided to create a walk-a-thon, called Laps for Lymphoma, to honor members of the Grassfield community who were touched by lymphoma. This year, the 7th annual walk-a-thon raised more than $19,000 and has raised more than $100,000, to-date, to support the Lymphoma Research Foundation's mission to eradicate lymphoma and serve those touched by this disease.
Bob Mesloh, LRF Ambassador and RLC Member
When Bob was diagnosed with follicular lymphoma in 1998, he had never heard of lymphoma nor did he know that it was a form of cancer. He did know that he wanted to learn all he could about this disease and be prepared to make the most informed decisions at his oncologist's office. He became involved with the Lymphoma Research Foundation, first as an LRF Ambassador and then as a member of the Foundation's Regional Leadership Council. Since moving to The Villages, Florida from New Jersey, he has made it his mission to raise public awareness of lymphoma and LRF and help others touched by lymphoma in his new community.
The Lymphoma Research Foundation is committed to providing members of the lymphoma community with accurate and up-to-date information about the diagnosis and treatment of this blood cancer. LRF provides educational programming and resources in a variety of formats and mediums to better serve all those affected by lymphoma.
June 9 – Ask the Doctor About Lymphoma – Birmingham, AL
Save the Date: 2016 LRF Gala
Wednesday, September 28 | 6:30pm | Mandarin Oriental – New York, NY
On September 28, 2016 the Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) will host its Annual Gala in New York City. This memorable event generates essential funds to enhance the impact of LRF's work and brings together important leaders from the lymphoma community, including distinguished members of LRF's Scientific Advisory Board, Board of Directors, pharmaceutical industry partners, health care providers, advocates, patients, and volunteers. For more information, visit lymphoma.org/gala.
10th Annual Lymphoma Research Ride
Sunday, September 25 | 7:30am (registration) 9:00am (ride) | Montgomery County, MD
The Lymphoma Research Ride offers a variety of routes to accommodate all skill levels, including a 10, 25, 40, and 50 mile route. To help prepare for the Ride, training rides led by volunteer committee members, take place on Sunday mornings leading up to the Ride at the Barnesville School. Since its inception the Ride has raised more than $4 million to support LRF's mission to eradicate lymphoma and serve those touched by this disease. To learn more about the Ride, support the Ride, or to register to participate, please visit lymphoma.org/DCRIDE2016.
The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) offers advocates and members of the lymphoma community around the country the latest information on legislative and policy issues of high priority to people with lymphoma.
TAKE ACTION: Senate Bill Jeopardizes Lymphoma Research
The U.S. Senate is considering the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (S. 2943). The legislation, if passed with Sections 756 and 898, would drastically restrict the types of medical research that could be funded by the Department of Defense and would have a direct impact on lymphoma research. Please take a minute to send a pre-drafted email to your Senators urging them to oppose Sections 756 and 898 on the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act.
Lymphoma Research Foundation Hosts Congressional Briefing on Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Lymphoma
The Lymphoma Research Foundation's Erase Lymphoma Initiative hosted a successful briefing on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 for members of Congress and U.S. federal policy makers. The briefing entitled, "Tackling Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Lymphoma" and was held in collaboration with Representative Lois Capps (D CA-24) and Representative Lee Zeldin (R NY-01). The briefing was designed to educate policy leaders on the complex issues faced by young patients, caregivers, physicians, and scientists pursuing new treatment options.
Read more about the Erase Lymphoma briefing >.