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In Honour of Kirsten Andersen

My lovely friend and fellow Hodgkin's survivor, Kirsten Andersen. This year I'm walking in her honour... as I am honoured to have her in my life. We're all rooting for you, Kirsten! :)

Thanks for visiting my Light The Night Walk homepage. As a 4 year survivor of Hodgkin's Lymphoma, I know what it's like to go through chemo and radiation. Though these treatments were unimaginably tough, I owe my life to them. So that's why I am supporting this walk to find more cures.

This year I am walking especially to honour my talented and beautiful friend, Kirsten Andersen. I was blessed to meet her at a writer's group she organized for the Callanish Society.

Kirsten has a warm, creative & generous spirit that shines out despite her ongoing battle with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Her courage and strength awe me. I admire and respect her beyond words. She is a true hero.

So this one is for you, Kirsten. I'll keep you in my heart as I walk. ;)

Please make a donation to support my Light The Night Walk and help save the lives of wonderful people like Kirsten. We need more treatment options for Hodgkin's Lymphoma! Be sure to check my Web site frequently to see my progress, and thanks for your support!

I love you, Kirsten. Keep on swimming.

Leah xox

*Thank you to anyone who donates even a couple dollars. It means so much. A special thank you to Dana Osborne who is walking with me! :) *

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.

  • • A donation of $25 provides patients and their loved ones with FREE booklets that contain up-to-date information on their disease and help them make informed decisions about their treatment options.
  • • A donation of $50 makes possible a Family Support group with a trained facilitator where comfort can be found and experiences can be shared among patients and family members.
  • • A donation of $100 helps supply laboratory researchers with supplies and materials critical to carrying out their search for cures.
  • • A donation of $1,000 makes possible one- on-one conversations with health care specialists who provide patients with information about their disease, treatment options, and helps prepare them with questions for their health care team.
GOAL $500
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