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Hello friends and family!
Pictuers from past walks....
It's that time of year again, time for us to start raising money for The Light the NIght walk and The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Most of you know why I do this. For those of you who do not let me give you a little bit of history. Back in 2001 a very dear friends' grandson was diagnosed with Leukemia at the age of 2 and a half years old. It was at this point that myself and our team became aware of the society and all it does for patients and the families of those with this disease. We started walking in 2001 and have been every year. Every year we do what we can to raise money for this walk which goes directly to the society. The money that we raise goes to the patients and it's families and to research of course to help find a cure. I am very happy to say that Gavin is now a thriving 9 year old that is cancer free.
This is my first year trying this fundraising page. Our usual source of donations is through fundraising barbeques and bake sales and other things of that nature. Every year our team raises more than the last. We are hoping to hit $20,000 this year. Every little bit helps, even $1.oo will help us get closer to our goal. As you can see I have set an indivdual goal of $1000.00. Hopefully with your help I can make it to my goal. Please help me spread the word and help me get closer to my goal. For anyone who's interested we are always looking for more team members as our team is only about 6 people plus sometimes our spouse's join us. The more the merrier. We will be walikng at our usual site in Reston, VA on Saturday October 4th.
Thanks for visiting my Light The Night Walk homepage. And now a word from The Society and some statistics.
Light The Night is the nation’s night to pay tribute and bring hope to thousands of patients battling blood cancers and to commemorate loved ones lost.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) funds lifesaving cancer research that has contributed to major advances in the treatment of blood cancers and many other types of cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy and stem cell transplants, that have helped patients live better, longer lives. New targeted therapies that kill cancer cells without harming normal tissue are providing drugs and procedures that are improving the quality of life.
But more research is critically needed:
- Every five minutes someone is diagnosed with blood cancer. Every 10 minutes, someone dies.
- Leukemia causes more deaths among children than any other cancer.
- Nearly 20,000 Americans died from lymphoma in 2007.
- The survival rate for myeloma is just 34 percent.
Please make a donation to support my participation in the Light The Night Walk and help save lives. Be sure to check my Web site frequently to see my progress, and thanks for your support!