Mission: Children's Leukemia Foundation of Michigan, serving children and adults, provides information, support, financial assistance to Michigan families affected by leukemia and related disorders. CLF also funds medical research conducted exclusively at Michigan's two NCI-designated cancer centers, Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and the University of Michigan Cancer Center. Finally, CLF provides small grants to fund professional development or special projects that enhance the practice of health professionals who provide care or treatment to people in Michigan with leukemia, lymphoma or a related diagnosis.
Results: Actively serving over 4,100 patients and families in the state of Michigan through information, emotional support and financial assistance.
Target demographics: Children or adults in the state of Michigan diagnosed with leukemia, lymphoma or any other blood related disorder
Direct beneficiaries per year: over 13,000 patients and family members directly affect by blood cancer in the state of Michigan
Geographic areas served: State of Michigan
Programs: The Social workers at Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan (CLF) listen to their patients and caregivers, determining needs and providing a steady hand through tough times. CLF provides casework and information and referral services in order to guide families to the resources they need.
CLF offers a Resource Room that provides print, audio, video and electronic information to help families learn more about cancer and surrounding issues. The Resource Room is available on either a walk-in or mail-out basis.
All newly registered families receive Stepping Stones, a 150-page binder filled with facts, interactive exercises and referrals that empower families with the information they need to gain answers to their questions.
I have been involved with Children's Leukemia Foundation of Michigan for several years and I look forward to continuing my support for an excellent organization. From my experience, CLF has a strong board of directors and it invests in the youth to one day carry the organization's torch. CLF also has a great mix of patient events so you can see the non-profit at work and the genuine gratitude of the families CLF helps.