Help Carry the Light of Hope
As many of you know, this year has been difficult for me and my family. In March 2006, I was daignosed with Chronic Myleoid Leukemia (CML). This is a type of blood cancer which until recently had a relatively low survival rate. Thanks to extensive research funded by organizations such as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, I have been able to receive groundbreaking medical treatment in the form of a medication that has made my diagnosis more like a chronic condition than a death sentence. As such, I would like to give back to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to help fund further research, not only to help develop a cure for CML, but many to help develop similar treatments for other blood related cancers that do not have wonder drugs to treat them.
The Gershon Family-Jon, Melissa, Mia, and Ava
Welcome to my Light The Night Walk homepage. The Light The Night Walk is The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's nationwide walk to raise awareness and funds to cure leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
I'm participating in the walk in honor of all individuals who are battling blood cancer. These people are the real heroes, and we need your support to help accelerate cures and give hope to 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:
- Every five minutes, someone in this country is diagnosed with blood cancer: Every ten minutes, someone loses the fight.
- Leukemia causes more deaths than any other cancer among children.
- Lymphomas are the most common blood cancers.
- The myeloma survival rate is only 32 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. Be sure to check my Web site frequently to see my progress. Thanks for your support!