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Welcome to Team Ava LLS
Apr 10, 2013

Ava was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in December 2011 at only 2 1/2 years old. Ava is now on her last phase of treatment to cure her. Her chemotherapy will be complete on March 21, 2014. You can learn more about Ava and her progress at: http://www.facebook.com/AvasLeukemiaStory or TeamAva.com

We have created this team to honor our beautiful and courageous daughter. Last year we raised over $8700! 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!

Ava is also an Honored Hero for LLS his year! An Honored Hero is a dedicated individual, patient or survivor of blood cancer, who provides inspiration and support to Light The Night participants, volunteers and staff. Honored Hero share their strength, courage and motivation with Light The Night walkers and provide encouragement. In return they are welcomed into a community of individuals fighting for a cure, providing hope to those affected by blood cancer.

The Light The Night Walk is on Saturday, October 5, 2013 @ Reston Town Center (11900 Market Street, Reston, VA)

  • Festivities begin at 5 p.m.
  • Remembrance Ceremony at 6 p.m.
  • Walk begins at 7 p.m.
  • Walk Distance: 2 miles

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.


Team Name Subteam Walk Site Date Team Captain City/State  
Team Ava   Reston Town Center 10/05/13 Jeannie Buhr Reston, VA  

Supporter Comments

    "Go Team Ava!"


    Tue Jul 02 09:32:24 EDT 2013

    "Very proud of Jeannie & Steve as they help Ava manage the chemotherapy treatment and to be a little girl who enjoys life."

    Sherri Buhr

    Wed Jul 03 09:47:47 EDT 2013

    "Go Team Ava!! With Love & Support your family at Rye Smiles For Life"

    Gordon Rye

    Thu Aug 22 11:17:58 EDT 2013

    "Your Microsoft Friends are praying for you...."

    Microsoft PubSec

    Thu Aug 29 10:55:11 EDT 2013

    "Go Team Ava!!!"

    Roselle Aguilar

    Sun Sep 01 11:06:37 EDT 2013

    "Ava's always in our thoughts - Steve, Kristine, Nathan and Renee Kramer"

    The Kramers

    Fri Sep 20 10:10:31 EDT 2013

    "My heart and best wishes goes out to your family. Hope this helps, even in some small way. XOXO Alma"

    Alma Hammond

    Mon Sep 30 09:55:20 EDT 2013

    "We may not be there physically walking with you, but we will be there spiritually :)"

    Meads Family

    Mon Sep 30 09:31:35 EDT 2013

    "Ava is a brave girl and I'm so happy to have her in my preschool class this year. My son, John, is a 20 year survivor of ALL, so I have a very special place in my heart for Ava!"

    Patricia Wippel

    Tue Oct 01 01:05:59 EDT 2013

    "Go Team Ava!"

    Derek Rinicella

    Tue Oct 01 01:27:42 EDT 2013

    "Go Team Ava - love your Bunco Mommies."

    Team Ava Bunco Moms

    Tue Oct 01 05:33:42 EDT 2013

    "We love you Ava and we are proud of you. Grandma Grandpa"

    dale buhr

    Fri Oct 04 07:36:48 EDT 2013

    "The Glorioso family is praying for a full recovery for Ava"

    Anne M Glorioso

    Sun Oct 27 10:42:45 EDT 2013

Team Fundraising Total

Goal: $5,000.00
153 %
Donations: $7,640.00

Donate to our Team

We are sorry donations are no longer being accepted for this team for this event.

Thanks To

Derek Rinicella $1000.00
Alma Hammond $1000.00
Team Ava Bunco Moms $500.00
dale buhr $200.00
Anne M Glorioso $100.00
Michael Bush $100.00
Patricia Wippel $100.00
Patricia Wippel $100.00
Minh Quan $100.00
Roland Pena and Jean Clut... $100.00
Ray Goslee $100.00
Microsoft PubSec $100.00
Gordon Rye $100.00
The Levine's $50.00
Meads Family $50.00
Jeremy $50.00
Jennifer Elkhouri $40.00
Meghan Crowley $20.00
Alice Dalton $20.00
Ellen Herbert $20.00
Cheryl Barnes  
The Kramers  
Sarah Burrell  
Kurt Ruegsegger  
Roselle Aguilar  
Sherri Buhr