Help Carry the Light of Hope
Here is "Albert's Team": Dad, Mom, Brady, & Patricia!
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We had great fun on the walk to go along with the great fundraising success. Thanks to all of you who contributed!
Special thanks to my team members - who came out to walk with me - Brady, Mom & Dad, and Patricia!
Welcome to my Light The Night Walk home page.
The Light The Night Walk is The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's nationwide evening walk to raise awareness and
funds to cure leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
OK, I am overwhelmed by the show of support from my friends and family. I have never done this before and was hesitant to set my goal so high, but the goal was met IN A SINGLE DAY!
So the verdict is in. People have told me to go ahead and raise my goal and go for the digital camera incentive at the $2,500 level.
I won't be running a marathon anytime soon, but I think I can walk two miles for a good cause. I will be walking on October 7th starting from Freedom Plaza in Washington, DC. I'm participating in the Walk in honor of all individuals who are battling blood cancers.
As many of you know, I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma two years ago and my fight continues. I am on a maintenance regimen of chemotherapy while we wait for further development of targeted therapies to emerge from research like that funded by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. New treatments through clinical trials at NIH have already helped people like my father, who has the more common B-cell lymphoma. (My lymphoma is the unrelated T-cell type found in only 10% of lymphoma cases.)
For a broader perspective, here are some facts provided by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society:
- Every five minutes, someone in this country is diagnosed with blood cancer.
Every nine minutes, someone dies.
- Leukemia is the leading cause of disease-related death among children under age 15.
- Lymphomas are the most common blood cancers.
- The myeloma survival rate is only 30 percent.
Please make a donation to support my participation in the Light The Night Walk. By doing so,
we’ll both be helping save lives - and the life we save may be my own. Be sure to check back frequently to
see my progress. Thanks for your support!
- Albert Hartley
Please use this web page to donate online quickly and securely. You will receive a confirmation by email of your donation and I will be notified as soon as you make your donation.