The founder and chief executive officer of DMJ Consulting, Dawn Johnson of San Antonio has previous experience with USAA Marketing. Previously involved with the San Antonio-based charity Haven for Hope, Dawn Johnson currently serves on the board of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).
The world’s largest nonprofit health organization, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has been dedicated to curing leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and myeloma since 1949. Committed to educating and helping patients afflicted with blood cancers and their families, the organization divides its efforts into several focus areas: research, public policy, and patient services, among others.
Through therapy acceleration programs and the continued financing of academic research, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has expanded the realm of blood cancer research to include venture capitalists and pharmaceutical companies in addition to traditional academic collaborations and biotech partnerships. LLS also works to discover and increase outside funding for blood cancer research. For patients undergoing therapy, LLS strives to ensure they receive high-quality, well-coordinated treatments that are covered by insurance. The organization’s patient services are similarly designed to improve patient access to up-to-date therapies and trials.
LLS serves as a central resource for cancer information and services and is able to address the varied support needs of patients and their families. To date, it has invested over $1 billion in blood cancer research.