In 1946, the Leukemia Research Foundation was established to memorialize 12-year-old Sherwin Pessin. Leukemia was a well-known but not well-understood disease. For Sherwin and thousands of other children and adults, there was no hope and no possibility for a cure.
The Leukemia Research Foundation is dedicated to conquering all blood cancers by funding research into their causes and cures, and enriching the quality of life of those touched by these diseases.
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The Leukemia Research Foundation grew out of the dedication of legions of volunteers committed to finding a cure. The first chapter was formed in 1946 and has been joined by many others over the years. Today, 21 volunteer chapters continue to be an integral part of the Foundation.