My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
May 29, 2013

Welcome to My Page Everyone!

Jackie and I <3

Everyone has been touched by cancer at some point in their lives, no matter who you are. I've lost many family members due to cancer, myself. A couple of years ago, we were dealt with a shocking blow and I suddenly came face to face with the greif, anger, and loss of a loved one to cancer through the eyes of one of my best friends.

I met Jackie while working at Caribou Coffee years back. We immediately became lifelong friends. She's the kind of girl who will do anything for you. She is the type of lady who lights up a room with her enthusiasm and energy. Through the years, she has been a rock for me, a shoulder to cry on, someone to laugh with, a best friend. This woman is amazing.

When her brother, James, died of cancer a couple of years back, times were very tough. James was a beloved brother to Jackie, son to their parents, and father to Jackie's neice, Megan. He was everything to a lot of people. Jackie and her family were devastated. I was lucky enough to know James and to know that Jackie didn't come from strangers. James was just as lively and amazing as his little sister. He will forever be missed.

There are times when people you love feel hurt so badly and there is nothing you can do for them. This was definitely how I felt. When Jackie decided to do the Light the Night Walk after James' death, she did it with the gung-ho, can-do attitude that she always done everything with. But this time, it was for a very special purpose. Her fundraising efforts for this cause have grown by the year and I am very proud to be a part of her team. Finally, I feel like I can do something to help. I walk for James. I walk with Jackie.


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 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!


My Fundraising Total

Raised: $616.76 | Goal: $300.00
206 %

My Team

Team Total: $14,520.70 | Goal: $10,000.00

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My Thanks To

Bottle Returns $118.40
Vincent Farin $50.00
Lucy $50.00
Anonymous $30.00
Anonymous $25.00
Bottle Returns $7.50
Becky Locke $5.00
Jane Lawrence and Ed Sumn...