The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) is the nation's largest lymphoma-focused voluntary health organization devoted exclusively to funding lymphoma research and providing patients and health care professionals with critical information on the disease. LRF's mission is to eradicate lymphoma and serve those touched by this disease.
LRF also provides a comprehensive series of programs and services for patients, survivors and loved ones affected by lymphoma, including our toll-free Lymphoma Helpline and Clinical Trials Information Service, in-person patient education programs, webcasts/teleconferences and support services.
LRF was formed in November 2001 by the merger of the Cure for Lymphoma Foundation (CFL) and the Lymphoma Research Foundation of America (LRFA). Both CFL and LRFA were founded by lymphoma advocates who sought to turn a life-changing diagnosis into a positive experience for others with the disease. LRFA was founded in 1991 in Los Angeles by the late Ellen Glesby Cohen, who lost her own battle with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in August 2000. CFL was founded in 1994 in New York City by Jerry and Barbara Freundlich. Jerry is a twelve-year survivor of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma thanks to research and a chemotherapy protocol which cured him.