Welcome to our Team's Homepage
Aug 12, 2011
Welcome to the CMB Light The Night Walk homepage.
This year we will be walking in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light the Night Walk taking place in Boston on October 13th, 2011.
Light The Night Walk is The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's evening walk and fundraising event. It is the nation's night to pay tribute and bring hope to thousands of people battling blood cancers and to commemorate loved ones lost.
We first started walking in 2008 when our colleague, Catherine Shannon, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. In order to support Catherine, we gathered a group of 12 CMBers to fundraise and participate in the walk. Over the past three years we have raised a total of $20,000 to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) mission.
Catherine has been a CMB employee since 2005. After being diagnosed in February 2008 CMB wanted to make sure Catherine and others like her got the support they needed to fight this terrible disease. After her tough and prolonged battle, this past year was special because during the prior walk, Catherine was at MGH getting a Stem Cell transplant, and this year she walked with us… Cancer FREE! This year we are excited to walk again because Catherine’s treatment and subsequent remission was made possible by research in-part supported by LLS.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) funds lifesaving research that has contributed to major advances in the treatment of blood cancers and treatments for other types of cancer, such as chemotherapy and stem cell transplants. New targeted therapies that kill cancer cells without harming normal tissue are providing drugs and procedures that are improving quality of life.
In fact, in 2009 alone, LLS researchers were conducting more than 90 clinical trials, a critical step in the development of new treatments and cures that will help patients live better, longer 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. Be sure to check my Web site frequently to see my progress, and thanks for your support!