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Lighting The Night for Jim
Aug 01, 2013

After a couple years away, I am happy to say I am back to work at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. There are so many reasons why this organization is so important to me, but the largest one will always be Jim Keune.

Jim was an amazing father to my brother-in-law, Jeff, as well as to my sister. And as my nephew's Grampy, he was spectacular.

By the time I met Jim, he had already been battling blood cancer for several years. It was his fight that inspired me to attempt my first half-marathon through Team In Training while raising money in his honor. And if, for any reason, you are doubting the awesomeness of this man, then just you wait for this. Though in the middle of aggressive treatments at the time, Jim came all the way to Indiana to cheer me on as I crossed the finish line. I mean... of course he did. Because he was freaking awesome, people.

On February 10, 2012, after a seven year fight done with massive amounts of grace and the highest of spirits, Jim was relieved of his battle and has been greatly missed in every second since. I am honored to continue to this fight in his name. And I am relentlessly committed so that I can help create a world where Jim's grandson, my nephew, will never have to see another person he loves battle cancer.

We are living in an extraordinary moment. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is on the brink of incredible breakthroughs that have already begun to change the lives of thousands of patients; treatments that can manage a person's condition with a daily pill, therapies that seek out cancer cells and kill them, and the use of a patient's own immune system to eradicate cancer not someday, but today.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light The Night Walk funds those treatments.

Please join me in remembering Jim and creating a world without cancer by making a donation today. Your support means so much to me, my family and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Thank you so very much.

For Jim,



Supporter Comments

    "Thank you for being so amazing...Jim would be so very proud. We love you."

    Kate & Jeff Keune

    Thu Aug 01 10:54:26 EDT 2013

    "I love you Aunt Ashleigh!"

    Logan Keune

    Thu Aug 01 10:56:09 EDT 2013

    "Always happy to support a lady of the night!"

    Evan Cauble-Johnson

    Sat Aug 03 01:47:15 EDT 2013

    "Thank you, Miss A, for showing up. You are beautiful. *LOVE*"

    Karla Knudsen

    Mon Aug 05 01:58:02 EDT 2013

    "Keep up the good work Ashleigh... Menna Co & Sherman & Phalen"

    Menna Co & Sherman/Phalen

    Tue Sep 17 04:38:11 EDT 2013

    "I want to donate to help fight blood cancers, so children like Essie don't die prematurely and leave their parents Ina deep state of grief."

    Therese Upperman

    Mon Sep 23 07:47:57 EDT 2013

    "I have been PROUD of your achievements for 31 years. You are a shining Star!"

    Mary The Fairy

    Thu Sep 26 05:45:13 EDT 2013

    "I love you so much, Ho-Ho. I wish SO BADLY that I could donate SO much more!!!!!!!!!!! (I'm a little embarrassed)."

    Kristina Johnson

    Thu Sep 12 01:16:22 EDT 2013

    "Oh, I wish I were wealthy! Keep on keepin' on, ASH!"

    Emily K. Harrison

    Mon Sep 09 03:16:04 EDT 2013

    "Best wishes in your amazing efforts Ash! Lar & Pam"

    Pam Dedmon

    Mon Sep 09 11:07:02 EDT 2013

    "Ashleigh, I do this for you to support the good cause that you are fighting for. I also do this for Bob Brown a friend who lost a seventeen year battle with cancer this year. Good luck raising the money to fight the good fight!!!! "

    Kathy and Bill Bussey

    Thu Sep 05 09:28:24 EDT 2013

    "To assist in the on-going fight against cancer, to continue the research & hard work of all those seeking a cure, to all the survivors, to all those who still struggle, may this help inch us all just that much closer towards making cancer a distant memory."

    Paul Desman

    Mon Aug 19 02:39:37 EDT 2013

    "Turtles 'n Lizzards 'n Phish....OH MY! You are the very BEST!"

    Wilson T.L.K. Ross

    Fri Aug 02 08:49:36 EDT 2013

    "You're going for a walk? 'Wake me up before you go-go....' !!!"

    moJO Ross

    Fri Aug 02 08:40:19 EDT 2013

    "Great cause! Good luck!"

    John J McNamara

    Thu Aug 01 04:28:58 EDT 2013

    "He may be a pooch but Tate still succumbed to Lymphoma. Would like to do anything to help eradicate this disease. You rock and I love you!"

    Kat Timmons

    Thu Aug 01 01:08:49 EDT 2013

    "Way to go Ashleigh!"

    Lori & Pat Martin

    Thu Aug 01 12:11:47 EDT 2013

    "To my best friend at the Catharsis office! :) Love you and sending love and support to the Light the Night walk!"

    Abigail Muldoon

    Thu Aug 01 11:55:49 EDT 2013

    "In memory of Jim and wishing peace to our good friends Jeff, Kate, and Logan. Your dad was always a wonderful host and a joy to be around. "

    Horstman Family

    Thu Aug 01 11:49:11 EDT 2013

    "Go Ashleigh!"

    Glad Simmons

    Fri Oct 18 08:23:22 EDT 2013

    "I'm so honored to be "sisters" with Ashleigh Ross. The work you guys are doing is so moving and beautiful it really does make me want to be a better person. I wish my donation could be larger but ANY donation is better then none. I'm so proud of you, keep doing what you are doing because you are touching SO SO many! xoxo"

    Carla Cobb-Logan

    Fri Oct 18 08:09:27 EDT 2013

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $2,536.00 | Goal: $3,000.00
85 %

My Team

Team Total: $4,962.35 | Goal: $11,000.00

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My Thanks To

Bank of America $400.00
Paul Desman $400.00
John J McNamara $250.00
Mary The Fairy $153.35
Dave Menna $100.00
Lori & Pat Martin $100.00
Horstman Family $100.00
Kate & Jeff Keune $75.00
Ashleigh Ross $50.00
Menna Co & Sherman/Phalen $50.00
Jodie Lawton $50.00
Kyla Wenger $50.00
BofA - Skokie $36.00
Mr. T $30.00
Abbey Fox $30.00
nicola phillips $30.00
Joseph & Beth Hinson $30.00
Kristina Johnson $30.00
Kathy and Bill Bussey $30.00
Joseph Menna $30.00
Michael Lippert $30.00
Susan Robinson $30.00
Karla Knudsen $30.00
curtis krick $30.00
Heather J Imrie & Scott F... $30.00
Therese Upperman $25.00
Emily K. Harrison $25.00
Wilson T.L.K. Ross $25.00
moJO Ross $25.00
Logan Keune $25.00
Laura Mason $20.00
Pam Dedmon $20.00
Evan Cauble-Johnson $20.00
Abigail Muldoon $10.00
Glad Simmons  
Carla Cobb-Logan  
Catherine Bristow  
Kat Timmons