Andy's Chapter of Hope

Andy Hanson, founder of the chapter, was diagnosed with leukemia in 1994. While going through treatment, Andy began to volunteer at Leukemia Research Foundation events, starting his own chapter in 1995. Andy is a true inspiration to our members who have worked so hard all these years to see leukemia patients like him persevere.

Andy also plays a special role in the Foundation by reaching out to other leukemia patients who are young adults, offering an understanding and support from someone who has also experienced the disease at a young age. Andy's Chapter of Hope has been joined by the friends and family of people he befriended during their treatment. Chapter members remain inspired by the battles fought by those who did not survive.