Hematology Helping Hands Fund (HHHF)
While Janie Hughes was undergoing treatment for multiple myeloma – a cancer of the antibody-producing plasma cells of the blood – she spent a great deal of time watching other Vanderbilt-Ingram patients struggle with financial issues, in addition to struggling with their cancer.
The Hughes family discussed the issue with another couple, Chad and Haley Welch, while Chad was undergoing treatment for acute myelogenous leukemia. Friends of Chad had already started “Team Chad,” a fundraising organization to aid research in leukemia and lymphoma. Together, the families decided to launch the Hematology Helping Hands Fund, dedicated to providing financial support to cancer patients, as well as cancer research. The Hematology Helping Hands Fund is a key beneficiary and the primary way Team Chad channels funds to those in need. Read more about this inspiring story here.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
LLS is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services. A priority for the organization is that The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society helps blood cancer patients live better, longer lives. Team Chad works closely with the Nashville Chapter of LLS and is proud to support the efforts of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
TriStar Sarah Cannon Cancer Center
TriStar Sarah Cannon Cancer Center is a network of 8 affiliated medical facilities in Tennessee and Southern Kentucky that provides diagnosis and treatment to cancer patients. Our network is composed of physicians and teams who care for cancer patients throughout the region. This allows our patients treatment and medical care in a community setting close to home. All of their facilities operate cooperatively to provide prevention and state-of-the-art diagnostic tests as well as the latest treatment modalities.
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