Children's Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation

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A Non-Profit 501(c)(3) Charity Organization


To provide ongoing, passionate, patient-centered care for pediatric leukemia and lymphoma patients.


To express solidarity in transforming the lives of pediatric patients by giving them a chance to live without significant financial burden of cancer treatment.


In the memory of a young man who was diagnosed with leukemia. By living in the moment, with love, courage, and compassion, he made an everlasting difference in the world.

Who We Help

One family, one child at a time
Live for the moment has had the honor & the priviledge to provide financial assistance for families through hospitals globally. Read this story to learn how your contributions will and/or have done in the face of cancer.

The Bastida Family
New Jersey
Grant Awarded 2015

Diagnosed with Burkitt's Lymphoma at the age of 3, the son has been through multiple surgeries and blood transfusions. It started when the Bastidas found a lump on the side of their child's face. This type of cancer is highly treatable and curable with an anticipated cure rate of 80 percent or better in patients who receive appropriate therapy.

"You can get through this, it will all be ok if you just take your medicine" - (Older Brother)

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The Lawrence Family
New Jersey
Grant Awarded 2016

Diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at a young age in 2014, the daughter has been through multiple emergency room procedures and chemo medications. Her family has overwhelming number of medical bills that are not deductible by insurance. Pharmaceutical distributors are unable to send the medications without out of pocket payments. No one can predict how many ER, outpatient, overnight and clinic visits there are going to be when your child has cancer. Thankfully, their daughter has been recovering well and had her first dance recital.

"This is our reality, we need all the help we can get. It's organizations like this that makes life for a family touched by cancer a little more bearable and we thank you so very much for your generosity." - The Lawrence Family


LFTM Foundation's 5th Annual Benefit Event will be the much awaited
A musical directed by Dr. Sanjay Shantaram from Bengaluru, India
Inspired by the New York Broadway Musical - The Lion King

Every day, hundreds of children are diagnosed with cancer. Each of them with a name, a story, and a need for our support. We believe that endorsing our beneficiaries will significantly reduce the financial burden of cancer treatment for families in need today, and in years to come.

We are extremely proud to report that during our 1st Annual Benefit Gala held on May 15th 2015, we raised $3,250 for pediatric leukemia and lymphoma families bearing the financial burden of cancer treatment at Saint Peters University Hospital. Since then, we have expanded our reach internationally to Bengaluru and have raised over $35,000 over the last three annual events for our beneficiaries!

Angel Donor
Donor Mention and Picture (Family Picture) on the Website and Brochure
Single Admission VIP Ticket and its Benefits

VIP Ticket
Best Seats in the House
Priority Meet and Greet with the Cast and Crew
Complimentary Snacks

Angel Donors:


Buy Tickets


Reach out to more than 400 Event Attendees
Cast and Crew represent over 5 Different Dance Schools
A Family Event geared to Amaze

Giving Hope
Sponsor Booth at the Event
Sponsor Banner at the Event
Sponsor Logo on LFTM Website
Sponsor Logo on Event Brochures
2 VIP Admission Tickets to the Event

Reaching Out
Sponsor Logo on LFTM Website
Sponsor Logo on Event Brochures
2 VIP Admission Tickets to the Event

Giving Hope Sponsors:

If interested in becoming a Giving Hope Sponsor, please contact:
Phone: Suhas Kumar (732) 609-6805 | Swathi Prasad (609) 224-3643

Reaching Out Sponsors:

If interested in becoming a Reaching Out Sponsor, please contact:
Phone: Suhas Kumar (732) 609-6805 | Swathi Prasad (609) 224-3643

Raja Simha Cast

Sanjay Shantaram

"Raja Simha"

Shekhar Rajendran

"Krura Simha"

Rachna Acharya

"Young Nala"

Sudeepta Murthy

"Young Simba"

Anagha Prasad

"Adult Simba"

Ananya Kattimani

"Adult Nala"

Suneetha Muthu

"Banyan Tree"

Supriya Hariprasad


Varsha Jayaram


Aneri Gandhi


Chaitanya Santosh


Inchara Mottana


Meghana Sankar


Samyuktha Jujare


Shreya Sankar


Sneha Kumar


Vidhya Perumal


Nidhi Murthy


Dhanvi Kashyap


Surabhi Ponna


Vandya Kumbashi


Avni Girish


Kamya Rayasam


Maanya Kumbashi


Spandana Rao



Cubs: Adithi Prasad | Hithaishi Chandra | Poorvi Shekar | Prerana Santosh | Saanvi Vidyadhara | Srushti Swaroop

Deers: Avni Girish | Kamya Rayasam | Maanya Kumbashi | Spandana Rao

Doves: Arushi Gowda | Poorvi Shekar | Sharanya Madhyastha | Vibhi Gowda

Elephant: Vasuda Girish

Lioness: Deepa Madurai Vijaya Kumar | Savitha Anand

Parrots: Sujaya Rao | Vibhi Gowda

Peacocks: Dhanvi Kashyap | Nidhi Murthy | Surabhi Ponna | Vandya Kumbashi

Snakes: Prerana Santosh | Saanvi Vidyadhara

Tigers: Adithi Prasad | Arushi Gowda | Hithaishi Chandra | Sharanya Madhyastha


Flowers: Aditi Chinivar | Anagha Vinod | Kruti Laxmisha | Sachi Nimbekai | Sarayu Anand | Vidisha Vivek

Grass: Aahiri Prasad | Aditya Kattimani | Akshar Prasad | Avani Bheemarayan | Siddharth Dev | Supreet Sudarshan | Vidula Kope

Trees: Nagashri Sastry | Sujaya Rao | Usha Kumar | Vasuda Girish

Meet Our Board Members

Swathi Prasad

Founder & Director

"During my Masters Program, I participated in the Global Medical Brigade, an organization that improves health sustainability in underserved communities. As part of the brigade, I traveled alongside physicians and volunteers to facilitate medical care and to increase prevention through health education in Honduras. This experience empowered me to provide a financial resource for patients to further improve their quality of life. In addition, it showed me the hope and potential of all children suffering from cancer and as a result, in 2015, I founded ‘Live for the Moment - Children’s Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation'." - Swathi

"Every parent battles through every adversity to provide their child a childhood better than the ones they had. However, when all of a sudden, life throws a curveball and the parent is barely treading water to provide their child a chance to even have a childhood, organizations such as LftM become necessary to alleviate the helplessness caused by the vast financial burden of Cancer that no family would be prepared to handle. When so many members of society are fortunate to not be put in such painful situations, our motivation should be to gather those that can and are willing to help so that we may help provide the childhood every child deserves." - Suhas

Suhas Kumar

Board & Founding Member

Amulya Kattimani

Board & Founding Member

"When Swathi first told me about this initiative, I was instantly touched by its pure vision and sincere desire to touch people's lives. The idea of impacting "One child, one family, at a time" felt totally feasible, yet highly satisfying. LFTM's key fundraising event of the Annual Benefit Gala, which brings together live music, dance and storytelling, by local talent, is an occassion for so many families within our community to get together and unite for a common cause. The nature of families and friends coming together to put up the annual event, to inturn help families and kids in need, is a central theme that deeply connects me to this organization. I am inspired by dreams becoming a reality, and this is one such that I am blessed to be part of since its inception." - Amulya

"During my time at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, I spent 10 months working with children with cancer. It was the most eye-opening and heart-wrenching experience. I would watch parents bring their kids to the hospital for chemotherapy or labs, sometimes on a daily basis; when hospitalized, parents would come visit each day, just to hold their babies for a little while. Live for the Moment allows us to show such families that they are not alone, help is out there, and we will fight this battle together." - Sneha

Sneha Kumar

Board & Founding Member

Meet Our Founding Members

Catherine Chan

Hardik Patel

Adi Pothuri

Hirsha Venkataraman

Niki Mathur

Jaskirat Khangoora

Web Developer