Peer-to-Peer Support from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

A graduate of the Franklin Pierce Law Center, John W. Pacheco has more than three decades of experience in real estate development and investment. In 1978, he founded Financial American Corporation, where he serves as chief executive officer. John W. Pacheco is also an active philanthropist, supporting such national organizations as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS).

The largest volunteer health organization in the world, LLS is committed to raising awareness and funds for blood cancer research. Among the organization’s various programs is the Patti Robinson Kaufmann First Connection Program, which offers peer-to-peer support for individuals who have recently received a cancer diagnosis. The program draws on the experience of volunteer survivors, each of whom is trained in basic counseling and educated on a wide variety of local resources. Participants benefit from the perspective of someone who has experienced cancer firsthand, while family members can connect with those who have been in similar positions.

Whenever possible, the program matches participants by diagnosis, age, and gender, ensuring an appropriate fit for everyone involved.


JDRF and Eli Lilly Launch Two-Year $1.8 Million Partnership

John W. Pacheco serves as chief executive officer of Financial American Corporation, a Scottsdale, Arizona-based firm he founded in 1978. Outside of his professional activities, John W. Pacheco supports the work of a number of philanthropic organizations, including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

In a recent press release, JDRF announced that it has launched a two-year partnership with Eli Lilly and Company to provide increased support for patients diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Through the partnership, JDRF will receive $1.8 million for its various diabetes support programs and events, including Bag of Hope, the TypeOneNation Summits, and the JDRF One Walk.

The funds will also help JDRF continue to distribute its teen and school advisory toolkits and support the Children’s Congress, which brings 150 child delegates and their families to Washington, DC, every two years to raise awareness about the importance T1D research funding. Eli Lilly has been instrumental in supporting these and other JDRF initiatives since it became one of the group’s national sponsors more than four years ago.