My Fundraising Page

Remembering Joseph!
Aug 23, 2012

Welcome to my Light The Night Walk homepage.

Light The Night Walk is The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's annual fundraising walk to pay tribute and bring hope to people battling cancer. Hundreds of thousands of participants raise funds for lifesaving research and patient services.

We joined the walk 10 years ago in memory of my son, Joseph. At age 10, after a 2 year battle with leukemia, Joseph's body could take no more. When he found out he was not going to win this war against cancer, he promised to e-mail the cure to his doctor from heaven. This way, "No other child has to die from this stupid disease. For more than 60 years, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) has been solely focused on people with blood cancers. Presently, we have more than $250 million committed to research across the United States and in ten other countries. They are helping to make Joseph's dream of a cure become a reality. Every dollar is provided by concerned donors. We invest in the best, outcome based science:

  • Anywhere, with no geographic or institutional boundaries
  • Without profit incentive
  • To meet unmet Medicare needs of people with blood cancers

And LLS funded advances are helping patients beyond those for whom they were originally developed, including people with solid tumors and auto-immune diseases. In the past decade, nearly 50% (19 out of 39) of the cancer drugs approved by the FDA were approved as treatments for blood cancer patients. Twelve are already approved for people beyond those for whom they were first developed. With your help, we are saving 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,and honor Joseph's memory. Be sure to check my Web site frequently to see my progress, and thanks for your support!


Supporter Comments

    "Patti - we are donating in the hope that no more families have to go through what your family went through. Your love for Joseph, and for Amanda, comes through in everything that you and Steve do in life. I wish we had met Joseph, but feel as if we know him just a bit through you. "

    The Simos Family

    Thu Oct 18 10:55:55 EDT 2012

    "This donation is made in honor of Bo Johnson, a 13 year old boy from Sister Bay, Wisconsin, who lost his life to this disease this past September. May it help to find a cure."

    Susan Gresko

    Fri Oct 19 11:38:31 EDT 2012

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $1,670.96 | Goal: $1,000.00
167 %

My Team

Team Total: $8,263.96 | Goal: $5,000.00

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My Thanks To

Verizon Foundation  
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Patti Wisniewski  
Ed & Liz Wisniewski  
Fran Gilbert  
Patti Wisniewski  
Gail Springborn  
Susan Gresko  
The Simos Family  
Suzie Waller  
Beth Beste  
Christine Roy  
Yvonne Cheng  
Brian and Maureen Byers  
Mike & Corina Miller  
Charlene Behrends  
Goldie Matthew  
Laura SeidersDan  
Constance Kus