My Fundraising Page
Jun 24, 2010 by Feryl York
Welcome to my Light The Night Walk homepage.
Every 4 minutes someone new is diagnosed with blood cancer and every 10 minutes someone looses their fight. My mother is the inspiration for my work with The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). In June 2008, our lives changed forever … my mother was diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML). My mother has taught me how I want to balance my life. You see to me LLS stands for Live ... Learn ... Survive. Her fighting spirit has inspired me to Live life to the fullest … Learn how to make a difference with passion… Survive with grace and diligence.
My personal mission consists of continued hand-in-hand work with LLS to support our quest for finding cures for blood cancers along with improving the lives of those individuals affected by leukemia.
Light The Night Walk is The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's evening walk and fundraising event. It is the nation's night to pay tribute and bring hope to thousands of people battling blood cancers and to commemorate loved ones lost.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) funds lifesaving research that has contributed to major advances in the treatment of blood cancers and treatments for other types of cancer, such as chemotherapy and stem cell transplants. New targeted therapies that kill cancer cells without harming normal tissue are providing drugs and procedures that are improving quality of life.
In fact, in 2009 alone, LLS researchers were conducting more than 90 clinical trials, a critical step in the development of new treatments and cures that will help patients live better, longer lives.
- 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.
Please make a donation to support my participation in the Light The Night Walk and help save lives. Be sure to check my Web site frequently to see my progress, and thanks for your support!