Kat's mother, Rita, died in 2012 from lymphoma. LLS is at the forefront of the fight to cure blood cancers. Compared to other blood cancer nonprofits, LLS is the largest funder of cutting-edge research to advance cures. They have invested more than $1.2 billion in research. They are leaders in advancing breakthroughs in immunotherapy, genomics and personalized medicine. In lieu of a wedding gift, please consider donating the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.