Help Carry the Light of Hope... in Loving Memory of Steven Sandell
Welcome to our Light The Night Walk homepage. The Light The Night Walk is The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's nationwide walk to raise awareness and funds to cure leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
We’re participating in the WE REMEMBER team walk in memory of our beloved husband/father Steven Sandell. Steve was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma in December 1997 at the young age of 50. After undergoing multiple rounds of chemotherapy and an unsuccessful bone marrow transplant over the course of his 16-month courageous battle, he died on April 26, 1999. Not a day goes by without our missing his love, guidance and blessed presence in our lives. Steve was also a remarkable professional and public servant; you can learn more about his extraordinary legacy at http://www.bc.edu/centers/crr/sandell.shtml
We're also participating in the walk in honor of all individuals who are battling blood cancer. Although research is responsible for increasing survival rates for these diseases, the battle is far from over. Did you know that:
- Every five minutes, someone in this country is diagnosed with blood cancer: Every ten minutes, someone loses the fight.
- Leukemia causes more deaths than any other cancer among children.
- Lymphomas are the most common blood cancers.
- The myeloma survival rate is only 32 percent.
Please make a generous donation in Steve's memory to support our participation in the Light The Night Walk. By doing so, we’ll all be helping save lives. Be sure to check our Web site frequently to see our progress. Thanks for your support!
With love and gratitude,
Renee, Larry and Dave