Light The Night
Tsaggaris Fighting Asparagus
My husband, Jason Tsaggaris, passed away in September 2003 at the age of 31, after being diagnosed 13 months earlier with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia. During his illness, we formed a team to support his fight – the Tsaggaris Fighting Asparagus. (We used this name for our sports pools and it seemed pretty appropriate!) More information about Jason, his illness, or other fundraising events can be found at jasontsaggaris.com
Fundraising History of our Team
Our previous years' accomplishments are as follows:
With up to $500 going to support a local affected family, we've assisted over 45 families in their time of need. Our goal for 2005 is $16,000! Can you help us reach it?!
What is the Walk?
The Light The Night® Walk is The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's nationwide evening walk. Walkers carry illuminated balloons to celebrate and commemorate the lives touched by cancer. Funds raised will support our mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma - and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
Against a twilight sky, a parade of flickering red and white balloons winds through communities, creating a breathtaking sight and a spirit of camaraderie among all who carry them.
Why is the Walk important?
More than 600,000 Americans have a blood-related cancer. As a non-profit company, the Society depends on the generosity of individuals, corporations and foundations to advance our mission. More than 75% of every dollar we spend is for cancer research, education, advocacy and patient services. Your participation will help save lives.
What can I do?
Anyone can participate. Walk with us. Help raise money. Please join us in our fight to find a cure!
If you’d like to walk with us, please register using the "Register To Walk" tab above on the left.
If you’d like to simply donate money to the team, you can use the "Donate" tab above on the right, or mail it to my home. Remember that all donations are 100% tax deductible! My address is: 8306 Roosevelt Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15237.
Thank you for helping the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society give hope to so many afflicted with leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma or Hodgkin’s disease!