EagleCorps: Working for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

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Szabo (Host): Hello, and welcome to EagleCorps, a podcast inspired by NPR’s StoryCorps. I’m

Brianna Szabo, and today we’re listening to Chase Willet and Lilly Fuller and their

roles in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Fuller: So, basically students of the year is a program that’s put on by LLS: Leukemia & 

Lymphoma Society, and LLS is the nonprofit organization that provides

funds for cancer research.

Willet: Yes.

Fuller: Yeah. So, tell me about what the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Mission is.

Willet: So the mission of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society [is the] three pillars 

which I already talked about a little bit which are research, advocacy, and

support for patients and families and teaching about Leukemia and 

Lymphoma, basically. So the research is where most of the funding goes to, and

out of 53 new blood cancer treatments, 46 of those have been funded by the 

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. And then

Fuller: So they’re making a really big impact.

Willet: Yes. With the support for the patients and the survivors, they’re giving some of

their funds to help it’s a bit self-explanatory.

Fuller: [To] educate. [Laughs] Why are you getting so nervous?

Willet: To educate the public about the blood cancers and the treatments for it, and 

with advocacy, they’re trying to take it to state and national levels to try to get

more support for the blood cancers.

Fuller: So, what is your role in the program?

Willet: So, I’m a team member. I’m on your team.

Fuller: Oh? [Laughs]

Willet: And basically, I’m one of many people on a team, and we’re all collectively trying

To raise as much money, get items for the final event (for like an auction), and

Go on sponsorship meetings, and write emails to basically get donations for the

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to reach our goal of 100,000 dollars.

Fuller: You’re doing amazing, Chase.

Willet: And you.

Fuller: Thank you.

Szabo (Host): Thanks for listening, and stay tuned for more episodes of the EagleCorps 

podcast. If you’re interested in being part of our program, feel free to sign up 

for an interview session by clicking the link below. Be sure to tune back in next

week. Our thanks go to NPR’s StoryCorps for the inspiration, to Tony Peluce,

Lilly Fuller, and Chase Willet.

 

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