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.
Go TEAM AVA!