About Us

Recipients of a 2016 KATV Spirit of Arkansas Award

The Lymphomaniac Society is a 501(c)(3) organization. Our mission is simple: to provide respite trips to cancer survivors and their caregiver.

It costs approximately $1500 to provide one trip for a survivor and caregiver. This cost covers hotel room for two to three nights, meals, and extras when available. Extras may include a day spa package or admission to museums and other attractions.

Why We Do What We Do

I was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma in May 2011. What was supposed to be an "easy" seven months of chemo and radiation, turned into six different chemo regimens, three and one-half months of radiation, and two transplants- one stem cell transplant using my own stem cells, and a second full bone marrow transplant using the marrow from an incredibly selfless stranger.

Following my first stem cell transplant, my husband and I were fortunate we could take a few days off to get away from everything: doctors, treatment, cancer. We could do anything during those days, or do nothing. Most days we sat in the hotel lobby, read books, and walked on the beach. The few days away healed us both body and soul. It was during this trip we thought, "All survivors and their caregiver should have an opportunity to get away for a couple of days to recuperate." It's been three years in the making, but we're finally able to make our dream of giving back a reality. 

Please visit the Donate page to see how you can help us help cancer survivors and their caregiver.

--Elizabeth Fortune