A wonderful group of people
Jul 12, 2012 by Tiffany Ewigleben
I just have to say that I'm heartily impressed and inspired by everyone who has donated or chosen to be a part of this LTN team.
In particular, the members of the CFI-MI Service Committee who are heading this project up have been remarkable. They are passionate, driven, amazing individuals who want nothing more than to bring some positive change into this world, and care a whole hell of a lot about humanity.
Good folks, I say. Saving the world, a little bit at a time. Here's some of them now.
Happy Birthday, Mom
Apr 19, 2012 by Tiffany Ewigleben
I love and miss you. We all miss you.
Mar 23, 2012 by Tiffany Ewigleben
A friend posted this on facebook today. Cancer sucks, but family is a beautiful thing.
Walking for a Reason
Mar 13, 2012
Welcome to my Light The Night Walk homepage. I am walking as part of the Foundation Beyond Belief (FBB) International Team, which provides a hub for all local secular, atheist and freethought groups to participate in this event. The ultimate goal for FBB's team is to raise over $1,000,000 for this effort . Please help us reach that goal!
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!
I want to speak personally to anyone who visits this page. I recently lost my mother (in December) to pharyngeal cancer. She died three days before Christopher Hitchens, whom FBB has chosen to walk for.
We have chosen Christopher Hitchens as our Honored Hero for 2012. Hitch died from complications due to esophogeal cancer this past year and devoted so much to our movement during his life; now we can give something back in his memory. Although he did not have a blood cancer, drugs developed for blood cancers are often used to treat other cancers as well. As a result, the research that is funded by LLS could very well help treat esophogeal and other cancers.
I walk not only for him, but for my mother as well. My cause is deeply personal.
My mother had grace, compassion, and unending love for myself and her grandson. She was a beautiful, caring individual who lived with cancer for a year WITHOUT diagnosis. She managed and treated her pain ON HER OWN because she had no health insurance and struggled financially. NO ONE should have to do that.
She died alone. I live in another state, and was on my way to see her when I got the call that she had passed away in her sleep. I knew I was on my way to say goodbye, but I didn’t have the chance.
If she was here, she would be walking with me. She put everyone before herself. I miss her every day, and I don’t know of a better way to honor her memory than to participate in this effort.
Please donate what you can. Help this effort, help save lives, and help me to honor my mother, Christopher Hitchens, and all the others we’ve lost.