My Fundraising Page
Aug 11, 2016

Our commitment to the families we serve extends far beyond their financial needs.   Lantern Investments is honored to be sponsoring and participating in the 2015 Light The Night Walk benefiting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).

 

Cancer has touched my life on 2 occasions –

1. My father was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at age 54.  He was very fortunate because a year before his diagnosis, a pill was put on the market called Leukeran.  It was in every sense of the word a LIFE SAVER.  My dad took the pill once each morning for 10 years.  We were told when he began taking the pill it could cause heart damage, but the risk was well worth the reward.  We were told his life expectancy would be 1-2 years and went onto to loving a healthy 10 more years.  He was blessed by this drug and so was his family.

2. My wife, Barbara, was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer in 2013.  When we learned of this, it was stage 3C and we felt if she had a few months we would be lucky.  However, after surgery and the removal of 6 organs followed by 6 months of chemo, she is fortunate to be in remission.

 

Yes, I have been touched by cancer, but the help of research and great doctors, I consider myself blessed.

 

LLS has invested more than $1 billion to advance therapies and save lives. Nearly 40% of new cancer therapies approved by the FDA between 2000 and 2014 were first approved for blood cancer patients – nearly half of those have been adapted to treat patients with other forms of cancer, including solid tumor & digestive cancers.   Although survival rates have drastically increased throughout the years due to LLS’s work, they still are not at 100%.  This is why I am asking you to help me raise funds!

 

To donate:

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

1324 Motor Parkway, Suite 102,

Hauppauge, NY 11749

*Please write my name in the memo line of the check

After August 11th, please mail checks to

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Light The Night Walk
3 Huntington Quadrangle
2nd Floor, Suite 202S
Melville, NY 11747

I hope you will join me in support of this important cause.

 

With gratitude,

 

Gene 

 

 

Thank you for bringing us all closer to living in a world without blood cancers!

If you have questions or need assistance in registering or making a donation, please emaillightthenight_nyl@lls.org or call 631-370-7540.  

 
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Supporter Comments

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    "My brother was taken by Leukemia in 2001. He would have been 70 this year. I miss him every day."
     

    Marilyn Simon

    Wed Aug 10 01:12:31 EDT 2016

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    "HAPPY TO HEAR THAT YOUR IN REMISSION. PHYLLIS DOES HER OWN FUNDRAISING FOR THE LLS BUT WE'RE HAPPY TO JOIN YOUR FIGHT AGAINST BLOOD CANCERS. WE TOO PERSONALLY KNOW THE TOLL IT TAKES ON ONE'S FAMILY. BEST WISHES FOR YOUR FUTURE GOOD HEALTH."
     

    LARRY & PHYLLIS TICKER

    Sun Aug 14 12:18:49 EDT 2016

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    "Good luck to the Lanton team. We would also like to honor Barbara for her grace, courage, and strength. You are a role model to us all. We love you. XO Drew, Sue, Maya, Kyra and Layla"
     

    suzanne hershkowitz

    Sun Oct 02 08:32:09 EDT 2016

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $3,154.70 | Goal: $2,000.00
 
158 %

My Team

 
Team Total: $44,645.35 | Goal: $100,000.00

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My Thanks To

Thomas & Phyllis Chambers $500.00
Arthur Angstreich $360.00
Mojo Stumer Associates Ar... $250.00
Barbara and Gene Lanton $180.00
Anne Davis $100.00
Harriet & Janice Markowi... $100.00
Adalbert Buchholz $100.00
Arthur Angstreich $100.00
A. G. Mintz $100.00
Sharysse Frasco $100.00
suzanne hershkowitz $100.00
george Sultana $100.00
Alice Gorczycki $100.00
Warren Eigen & Mario Roth $100.00
Aniello Di Dio $50.00
Kathlen Macana $50.00
Rosanne Levine $50.00
Maxyne Lang $50.00
Joyce Hasenzahl $50.00
levell XIII $50.00
LARRY & PHYLLIS TICKER $36.00
SJ & CM Bennardo $25.00
Alan and Lillian Helf Fam... $25.00
Adeline Weinberg $25.00
Tignell Richardson $25.00
Carole Provenzano $25.00
Domenick and M. Jane Delo... $25.00
Dean Bartholomew $20.00
Madeleine Lewis $18.00
Barbara Miller $15.00
Lorraine McCartney $10.00
Jeanne Auriemma  
Jodi and James Bagley  
Marilyn Simon