My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Sep 20, 2016

Dear Friends and Family,


I’m proud to share that I will be participating in the Light The Night Walk on October 15th at Eisenhower Park. Light The Night Walk is an evening fundraising event that celebrates and commemorates lives touched by cancer.


Funds raised benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) mission: to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and to improve the quality of life for patients and their families. My personal goal is to raise $25,000.


I walk in memory of my mother.  For more than a year, my mother suffered from cancer AND all of the toxic procedures performed by doctors to no avail.  The doctors relied solely upon a rigid tool box of potential solutions - chemo, radiation and pain killers - all of which are toxic to the body.  I watched this beautiful woman suffer just as much from her treatments as from her disease. No one should have to go through this when there are non-harmful treatments and potential cures out there.  I am interested to help The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society because monies raised are used specifically for the research and development of cures WITHOUT TOXINS for diseases including AML CML and all other types of cancer.

Your help will make a difference for other patients and their families. There are more than 1 million people in the U.S. living with or in remission from blood cancers. Every 3 minutes, someone in the United States is diagnosed with a blood cancer and every 10 minutes someone loses their battle. 


These statistics need to improve so please join us in the fight by donating to our team and/or joining us at the Walk.


Donating is easy:

  • click “DONATE” on the right side of this page & make a secure credit card donation online.
  • Mail a check to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Long Island Chapter, 3 Huntington Quadrangle, Suite 202S, Melville, NY 11747

**Please include my name in the memo line of the check!


To date, LLS has invested more than $1 billion in research to advance therapies and save lives. LLS research grants have funded many of today’s most promising advances, including targeted therapies and immunotherapies. Many of the therapies first approved for blood cancer patients are now helping patients with other types of cancers and other serious diseases.  


Further funding is needed to advance research and ensure access to treatments to help save more lives.  I hope you will join me in support of this important cause.


Thank you,



Just watch the following short video of the power of what your donations can do.  It helped EMMA, a six year old given just three months to live.



Mission Update: Meet Bethany…

“I was 28, married for two years, and my husband and I had just celebrated our one year anniversary at my business, Gigi’s Cupcakes. But on March 30, 2012, that all changed. I had gone to see my physician for bruising on my legs. After extensive blood work and a bone marrow test, they eventually confirmed I had chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) in the chronic phase. I was started on an oral chemo pill, Tasigna, which I would expect to be on for the rest of my life.  


Now for the next exciting part to my story. With lots of help we were able to have a carrier bless us with two sweet little babies who are almost a year old. The doctors were able to get two eggs that hadn’t been affected by chemo, and now those are our two sweet little twins, Taylor Anne and Weston.  


So needless to say, I am alive and here today because of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and amazingly generous people who dedicate time and money to helping find a cure. Hard to put into words how thankful I am to be ALIVE, to be in remission, to have hope for so many more wonderful years alive.”


Supporter Comments

    "Good luck in reaching your goal!"

    Adam Haber

    Mon Sep 26 04:10:42 EDT 2016

    "Good Luck in reaching your goal!"

    Mangieri Family

    Tue Sep 27 02:00:41 EDT 2016

    "Great work Ira!"

    jeffrey gittleson

    Wed Oct 05 01:07:18 EDT 2016

    "Great cause! Best of luck reaching your goal."

    Eric & Elyse Schuster

    Mon Oct 10 09:05:37 EDT 2016

    "Good Luck Ira. Love, Jodi and Kenny "

    Jodi Horowitz

    Mon Oct 10 06:09:37 EDT 2016

    "To the BEST Aunt anyone could ever ask for. I am greatfull for the time I spent with her!! "

    Scott Lustbader

    Tue Oct 11 04:45:57 EDT 2016

    "Best wishes and thanks for all that you do to support this important cause! - Suzanne and Greg Bloom"

    Suzanne and Greg Bloom

    Wed Oct 12 03:48:50 EDT 2016

    "Dear Ira, We are happy to help support such a wonderful cause! Good luck in your goal! Steve & Yvonne Feinstein "

    Steve & Yvonne Feinstein

    Wed Oct 12 09:23:32 EDT 2016

    "Good luck!! You are doing a very good think. Your mother would be very proud of you!!!"

    Robin Agin

    Sat Oct 15 09:07:12 EDT 2016

    "great cause!!!!Good luck with your goal!!!"

    Jill & Mike Auerbach

    Sun Oct 16 12:01:34 EDT 2016

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $4,160.00 | Goal: $25,000.00
17 %

My Team

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

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My Thanks To

Tracy and David Levy $500.00
Amy Carlson $250.00
Scott Lustbader $250.00
Eric & Elyse Schuster $250.00
Gayle Wilk $250.00
Adam Haber $250.00
Robin Agin $100.00
Leslie Beeber $100.00
RJ Noonan $100.00
Suzanne and Greg Bloom $100.00
The Zelenetz family $100.00
Fran and Louis Levine $100.00
The Bolnick Family $100.00
The Falik Family $100.00
Jodi & Stewart Faden $100.00
Mangieri Family $100.00
Jill & Mike Auerbach $50.00
Jodi Horowitz $50.00
Stuart Moskowitz $50.00
jeffrey gittleson $50.00
Legends Processing Corp $25.00
Jake Lewit $25.00
Melissa and Andrew Goldst...  
Alyssa and Ivan Ramos  
iris weintraub  
myrna schneiderman  
Steve & Yvonne Feinstein  
Sandy Goldfarb  
cindy and peter wagner  
Donna & Steven Halperin