Join us Feb 1st 2019 (1pm-5pm) at The Villages Polo Field to Break a New WORLD RECORD

About Us

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How We're Helping

The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) remains dedicated to finding a cure for lymphoma through an aggressively-funded program for researchers.


Through its evidence-based research program, LRF aims to:


Advance our understanding of lymphoma, laying the foundation for improved patient care.

Attract and train new investigators and clinicians in lymphoma, ensuring that the best and brightest scientific minds are able to continue their commitment to blood cancer research.

Bring innovative ideas, energy and collaboration to the nuanced field of lymphoma research.


Since 1992, LRF has made major contributions to the lymphoma research enterprise, awarding more than 340 research grants totaling nearly $60 million. The Foundation’s volunteer Scientific Advisory Board (SAB), comprised of 45 world-renowned lymphoma experts, guides the Foundation’s research activities, seeking out the most innovative and promising lymphoma research projects for support.


LRF supports innovative research through both its Young Investigator Grants Program, which seeks to provide early career scientists with opportunities for independent research and mentoring, and its Disease Focus Area Grants, which support faculty researchers studying specific subtypes and/or patient populations through a variety of funding mechanisms.

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A note from Bob Mesloh,

 I am the chair person with many great people on my team for this huge charity event at The Villages polo fields to be held Feb 1st, 2019 (1pm-5pm). We are targeting an audience participation of 10,000 people. We have set this up to be a cash donation (no coins, plastic, checks, - just good ol’ American greenbacks) at that day of event activity. We’ll have The Villages own pied piper "Scooter the DJ" being the Master of Ceremonies for bunches of fun. This will be a well recognized charitable donation event. Our charity event is fully endorsed by the Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) www.lymphoma.org. The heart of this event of course is to raise tons of cash for lymphoma blood cancer research, while also having fun trying to break a Guinness World Record for most participants doing the "electric slide" dance that afternoon. Just think, while donating to help eradicate lymphoma you can also write back to your grandkids and tell them you were also part of the attempt to break a Guinness World Record. 

Our team has been working on this for about almost a year and for me as a twice lymphoma survivor it is a project very near and dear to me, family, and friends. 

We are being supported by The Villages Polo Grounds, Sumter County Sheriff's Department, Sumter County Fire Department, The Villages Community Watch, The Villages C.E.R.T, financial sponsors, and more.

Please join us.

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Thank You

Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you. 

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