Passionate Advocates of Blood Cancer Research

About Leukemia Research Foundation


Explore the Research

Based on recommendations from our prestigious Medical Advisory Board, the LRF provides research grants to scientists around the world. The LRF exclusively funds New Investigators - individuals who are beginning to establish their own laboratories and are no longer under the tutelage of a senior scientist mentor. These one year grants are $100,000 each, an impressive amount that allows innovative scientists to act on their ideas, and try new procedures and experiments that will lead to significant breakthroughs.

Over the years, the LRF has funded hundreds of research scientists and projects on five different continents with our exclusive focus on New Investigators.

Patient & Family Support

The LRF’s Patient Financial Assistance Program provides support to patients and families struggling under the financial burden of a blood cancer diagnosis. The Program alleviates expenses not covered by insurance that may include doctor visits and co-pays, hospital care, laboratory work, and prescription expenses for transplant recipients.

The LRF conducts educational and support programs for patients, family members, caregivers and medical professionals. These conferences, including the Treatment Options for Blood Cancer Patients Conference, the Town Hall Meeting, and Town Hall Meeting in Spanish, are offered free of charge or registration. They provide opportunities for direct dialogue between patients and prominent hematology/oncology and transplant specialists to discuss treatment options and procedures.

View more information about LRF’s history and strategy.

Ways to Give

Donate online, by phone or by mail

These are fast and easy ways to impact our mission now.

Call us at (847) 424.0600 or (888) 558.5385. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express. We’re here to answer your call Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm CST.

By mail: Send your contribution to:

Leukemia Research Foundation
191 Waukegan Road, Suite 105
Northfield, IL 60093

If your donation is in honor or memory of someone, please be sure to include the name and address of the person or family to whom we should send acknowledgement.