Your support means a lot… to me and to thousands of others.
Thanks for visiting my Light The Night Walk homepage. 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.
A bald head makes a great pumpkin - me on Halloween 2005, right after my fifth cycle of chemotherapy. Hence the team name, Squash Lymphoma!
I was diagnosed with primary mediastinal diffuse large b-cell lymphoma (Non-Hodgkin's) in 2005. After six cycles of chemotherapy, I am happy to report that I am in remission and will hit my third anniversary in September - only one more year until I am declared cured!
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!
If you would like to walk with me at the Light The Night Walk on October 4 at Citibank Park in Central Islip, NY, register for the walk through Light The Night's website and search for team Squash Lymphoma. If you have any questions, e-mail me!