Oct 17, 2012 by Jean Card
We're getting closer to our second Light the Night walk... it's this Saturday, Oct. 20. We head a wonderful time at our Lost Dog fundraiser on Monday. It rained (again), but we had a terrific turnout. I'm still waiting on the results, but I'm sure we did well. Our donation box also yielded a terrific surprise, so I've increased our team goal because I know we've already blown by our previous goal!
Meghan had a terrific push after letting people in her office know she's walking... and word rippled out from there. And it looks like we'll pick up a couple more team members!
If you'd like to walk with us, or know someone who would, please just sign up (there should be a button at the bottom of the page) and let me know. The more the merrier!
Another update or two before the walk, but if you're thinking about donating, now's the time! It doesn't take much from any one person to get us to our goals. When asked, I'm often only able to donate $5 or $10 to other people's causes... but I know my $5 is $5 they didn't already have.
Thanks to everyone who has joined in this adventure!
APL Dumpling Gang, Year 2
Oct 09, 2012 by Jean Card
This is the APL Dumpling Gang’s second year walking in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s annual Light the Night walk. We started last year after team captain Jean Card was declared in remission after being diagnosed with Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia in February 2011.
In 2011 we raised more than $2,700 for research in the effort to cure blood cancers. Many of the advances found in LLS-funded research have supported other cancers as well. Chemotherapy, which is used to fight many kinds of cancer, was first researched as a treatment for childhood leukemia.
We’d appreciate you supporting us on Monday, Oct. 15 at Lost Dog Café in McLean. They will be donating a portion of what they take in between 5 p.m. and closing that evening. Lost Dog is a team favorite: fantastic pizza, a huge sandwich menu, a terrific beer selection and they help support their own animal rescue. Lost Dog McLean is located at 1690A Anderson Road in McLean.
Even small donations add up to do a lot of good. And we know that people are asked to support a lot of important causes, but we hope you’ll consider supporting us with a small donation (or by enjoying a really good dinner out!).
Getting a late start!
Sep 23, 2012 by Jean Card
Hi! We are walking again in this year's Light the Night... and I hope you'll either join the team or give us a small donation. We had a wonderful time last year... despite torrential rain!
I had terrific plans for lots of fun events to raise donations this year... and procrastinated right up until about a month before the event (or pretty much NOW). So, here I am mostly just asking for donations... but next year will be filled with fun events to raise donations.
I hope you'll feel able to give $5 or $10... it doesn't take much for our donations to add up and make a difference in research for treatments or cures for blood cancers (and other cancers in the process).
I hope you'll support us, either walking with us Oct. 20 in Reston or with a small donation!
Welcome to our Team's Homepage
Jan 24, 2012
Welcome to my Light The Night Walk Team homepage.
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 $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 join our team's effort today by registering to walk or by making a donation. Your participation in the Light The Night Walk will help save lives. Be sure to check our team Web site frequently to see our progress, and thanks for your support!