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. My husband, Mario, lost his seven year battle this year, so I walk in memory of him, and in memory of our other friends, Steven, Michael, and Sara.
Julia and Mario
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. Mario's stem cell transplant allowed him another two years to be with his family, and to see his daughter grow up a bit more.
But more research is critically needed:
- Every five minutes someone is diagnosed with blood cancer. Every 10 minutes, someone dies.
- Nearly 20,000 Americans died from lymphoma in 2007.
- The survival rate for Mario's type of lymphoma, lymphoblastic lymphoma, is 37%.
Please make a donation to support my participation in the Light The Night Walk and help save lives. Thanks for your support!