About Us



Burkitt’s Lymphoma Society is a support and advocacy non-profit organization.

Burkitt’s lymphoma is a rare and aggressive form of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma that affects as few as 300 individuals in the United States each year.  This form of cancer can spread very rapidly, with tumors even doubling in size in less than 24 hours, it is humans most aggressive tumor. While you may find a substantial amount of information concerning Burkitt’s throughout the web, with definitions, statistics and treatment options, we aim to serve as a central reference for the past and present Burkitt’s community. Being a rare cancer has disadvantages, because very few people have ever even heard of it, including many medical professionals. We aim to spread the word about Burkitt’s lymphoma.

Mission Statement of the Burkitts Lymphoma Society

The experience with cancer is, indeed, very intimidating and frightening.  We seek to bring peace to the struggle by sharing experiences, information, and hope to others who seek it.

  • Provide  a website with information and articles.
  • A discussion forum for current patients to connect with past patients and caregivers, with encouraging insights only available from people who have been through the treatments for Burkitt’s lymphoma.


Founder and President 
Jeffery Runyan, Burkitt’s Survivor.

Secretary Treasurer April Runyan, Caregiver.

Director Cheryl Winship

Director Penny Lyon

Umbrella Non-Profit

Bitter Root RC&D

Bitter Root RC&D Area Inc.

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