History
Mrs. W.C. Newman, Mrs. George Nalley, president, Mrs. Ford Graham, Mrs. Eads Poitevant, and Mrs. Monte L. Kewley, 1970
Mrs. W.C. Newman, Mrs. George Nalley, president,
Mrs. Ford Graham, Mrs. Eads Poitevant,
and Mrs. Monte L. Kewley
1970

The Greater New Orleans Chapter, Ladies Auxiliary, Leukemia Society of America was organized in 1969 by a group of ladies dedicated to finding a cure for leukemia. Proceeds from early fund-raising efforts were donated to the new leukemia ward at Charity Hospital in New Orleans and also to local leukemia research efforts. This was later expanded to include leukemia research efforts in the Gulf South region, which includes Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. The organization was incorporated in 1971 and became known as the Ladies Leukemia League, Inc. (LLL).


LLL, Inc. has gained the reputation of being an organization of dedicated women volunteers making a genuine and meaningful contribution to finding a cure for leukemia. It has been blessed with excellent leadership and has enjoyed enthusiastic support from the community for its fund-raising events.


The annual luncheon and fashion show, always enhanced by various drawings for special prizes, has had recent attendance of close to 1100 people; it has grown bigger and better with age. From the early days, when fashions and models were provided by Kreegers, to the more recent gala presentations by Dillards, the early-December Fte de Nol has become the most notable, and eagerly anticipated, opening to the holiday season in New Orleans.


While membership dues provide working capital for the organization, ALL proceeds from the luncheon, other smaller fund-raisers, and support received from individual donors are used to fund research grants. To date, LLL has awarded over $3.6 million dollars in grants to leukemia researchers.






Past Presidents
Mrs. George J. Nalley
Mrs. Monte L. Kewley
Mrs. Dave Whitsell
Mrs. W. Scott Allen
Mrs. John A. Mmahat
Mrs. Floyd J. Hepting
Mrs. Hugh E. Humphrey, Jr.
Mrs. W.A. "Cappy" Bisso, III
Mrs. Harby Kreeger, Jr.
Mrs. Claude J. Pumilia
Mrs. Lionel Favret, Jr.
Mrs. E. Ralph Lupin
Mrs. James M. Besselman
Mrs. Edward A. Post (Deceased)
Mrs. Harold A. Buchler, Jr.
Mrs. John E. Schroeder, III
Mrs. Joan Boudreaux Cuccia
Mrs. Danny Gauchet
Mrs. August J. Lanasa
Mrs. W.A. "Cappy" Bisso, III
Mrs. Louis Gehbauer
Mrs. Richard J. Kernion
Mrs. Edward F. Stacy, Jr.
Mrs. Patrick Browne
Mrs. John Whelan
Miss Nicki Candies
Mrs. Ivan Edwards, Jr.
Mrs. Dennis Couvillion
Ms. Gene Alario
Mrs. Robert Winn
Ms. Cynthia Aucoin
Mrs. Joel Chaisson II
Mrs. Jack Tittle
Mrs. Eddie Doucet
Mrs. Barry Landry
Mrs. Paul Pastorek
Ms. Catherine Wattigney
Mrs. Michael D'Antonio
Mrs. Chuck Cucchiara
Mrs. Gene Young
Mrs. Meb Cefalu

Mrs. Ana Eller

Ms. Anne Farvet

Mrs. Carolyn Escher

Mrs. Jeri Landry

1969-1971
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1972-1973
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2015

2016






The organization limits the number of Active Members to 225 (paying dues of $30 per year), but accepts and welcomes non-voting Sustaining Members (who pay dues of $40 per year), and non-voting Life Members (who make a one-time payment of $300 without the obligation of annual dues).




Ladies Leukemia League, Inc.
P.O. Box 9355
Metairie, LA 70055-9355
I.D.# 72-0997410










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INTRODUCTION

CONTENTS

HISTORY

FÊTE DE NÖEL

GRANT PROGRAM

GRANT RECIPIENTS

DONATIONS

CHILDREN'S LEUKEMIA LEAGUE

IMAGE GALLERY

CALENDAR OF EVENTS




Founding Board of Directors:

Mrs. Bernard Bennett
Mrs. Monte L. Kewley
Mrs. Donald Lewis
Mrs. Floyd Lewis
Mrs. D.A. Lindquist
Mrs. George J. Nalley
Mrs. Clifford Newman
Mrs. Arthur Payzant
Mrs. Eades Poitevant
Mrs. John Sitton
Mrs. Dave Whitsell









Mrs. George J. Nalley and Fashion Show Star, Carol Channing, 1969
Mrs. George J. Nalley and Fashion
Show Star, Carol Channing
1969











Mary Pumilia, Freda Lupin, May 2000
Mary Pumilia and Freda Lupin,
Past Presidents and Honorary Members
May 2000













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