Through the finish line
Oct 11, 2012 by jamie murphy
On Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012 I went to my last (hopefully) chemotherapy. The count was number eight and it wasn't all that terrible. I think going into work beforehand and getting cheered on by my co-workers as I left gave me a boost of positivity. I am so happy and relieved to finally have the major part of this journey over with, and estactic that I was able to walk/dance out of the treatment center with a full (mostly) head of hair, a new outlook on life and and smile on my face.
On that note, the walk is next weekend and I want to thank all the donors for helping us bypass our goal of $850 and then again $5,000. I can't believe all the wonderful feedback I have gotten from people and that is why I am setting my goal even higher by trying to reach $6,000!
Also, the first 50 people to show up to walk that night will recieve a personalized Team TCB t-shirt.
And don't forget there will a party at my house following the walk.
Thank you again to everyone for you amazing support.
The Rresults Are In!
Aug 21, 2012 by jamie murphy
Last Wednesday I had my mid-way PET Scan to test and see if the cancer is still present in my body and we received GREAT news yesterday. My scans came back great and I am on the road to recovery. Only three more chemo sessions to go.
...Oh, and did I mention, I didn't even lose my hair?!
Why I Walk
Aug 13, 2012 by jamie murphy
In April 2012 I found a lump on my neck, thinking it was a swollen gland from a cold I saw a doctor and got an anti-biotic for it. When the lump didn't go away I knew something was wrong. After a handful of tests I was diagnosed at age 22 with Hodgkins Lymphoma, a disease very familar to my family.
My uncle Jimmy was also diagnosed with Hodgkins when he was around the same age as I am now. His cancer went into remission but unfortunately when he was 42 he passed away from complications from being sick in the past. My team name, Taking Care of Business was the name of the cleaning company he had when I was a kid. Although I am now the cancer fighter (and hopefully by the time this walk takes place I'll be a survivor) this team is dedicated to him.
Welcome to our Team's Homepage
Aug 13, 2012
Welcome to my Light The Night Walk Team 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.
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. 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 $30 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 join our team's effort today by registering to walk or by making a donation. Your participation in the Light The Night Walk will help save lives. Be sure to check our team Web site frequently to see our progress, and thanks for your support!