Help Carry the Light of Hope
November 1, 2006 marks the twentieth year since my father, Ken, succumbed to his two year battle with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. Impressive strides and advances in medicine have been made in these past twenty years, but that is not nearly enough.
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.
Help me reach my fundraising goal to Light the Night for those battling Lymphoma.
I'm participating in the Walk in memory of my father; and to honor all individuals who are battling blood cancers. These people are
the real heroes and we need your support to help accelerate cures and hope for patients and their families.
Although research is responsible for increasing survival rates for these diseases, the battle is far from over.
Did you know that:
Please make a donation to support my participation in the Light The Night Walk. By doing so,
we’ll both be helping save lives. I hope you'll visit my web site often. Be sure to check back frequently to
see my progress. Thanks for your support!
- 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.