My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Oct 26, 2017

Welcome to my Light The Night Walk Fundraising Page!! I have woven in some facts with my story. 


"One pill a day for everyone." That is what Dr. Brian Druker said many years ago at the creation of glevec, the first generation drug that would change the landscape of cancer treatments forever. DID YOU KNOW? Dr. Druker's research, which has been funded by LLS since 1996, saved my life. That's a picture of me with him... just hanging with my hero. =)

HIGHLIGHT:   The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) has made some incredible breakthroughs possible since last year. One is a targeted therapy for Acute Myeloid Leukemai patiens. Three FDA approvals in three months that LLS has helped fund. That YOU have helped fund. This and all of the other research made possible through LLS grants have already begun to change the lives of thousands of patients like ME; treatments that can manage a person's condition with a daily pill  therapies that seek out cancer cells and kill them, and the use of a patient's own immune system to eradicate cancer not someday, but today. #walk4LLS #Relentless4aCure

 

Me: The Short of it.

What you read above is me. It is a story of hope that began 18 years before that ONE PILL A DAY happened for me. That ONE PILL A DAY happened ten years before I even knew it existed or would literally save my life. Saving my life did not happen over night, and it did not happen without people, friends and family like you, who believe in the fight against cancer and donate. Some who donated before they even knew a person in their life that would benefit from it.

It will be FIVE years in a few months that I was diagnosed with leukemia, and I am happy to announce that my one pill a day became my cure. Just a few weeks ago, I took my last "one pill a day".  

As surreal as it was five years ago to get diagnosed with leukemia, to make those late night phone calls to my parents to give them the news, it is just as surreal to have been off of my oral chemo therapy for last two weeks.  HOW AMAZING! I ugly cried all the way home from Lombardi Cancer Center on the last day I took it. 

 

Can you believe it? My type of blood cancer, Chronic Myeloid Leukemia or CML for short, has gone from an average life expectancy of 5-6 years in 2001 to me being cancer free at the five year mark. How lucky am I that people like you donated to LLS before I ever new I would be diagnosed with cancer? FIVE years to die from cancer to five years to cancer free. It's amazing. 

What a change your donation has the power to make in someone's life!

I honestly can't thank you enough for your support. It means so very much! 

Please MAKE A DONATION and check my Web site frequently to see my progress. 

Big hugs and love. Thank you!

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Supporter Comments

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    "My mother Dawn was diagnosed with AML earlier this year and is awaiting treatment. I donate for her."
     

    Brandon Evans

    Thu Sep 07 03:55:33 EDT 2017

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    "Thank you Reagan Sims for everything you have taught all the Eckhold family!!!"
     

    Carolyn and Scott Eckhold

    Tue Oct 10 01:10:47 EDT 2017

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    "keep shining girl!"
     

    margaret harley

    Fri Sep 15 01:20:32 EDT 2017

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    "God bless you."
     

    D McBride

    Sat Oct 21 08:12:16 EDT 2017

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    "You are AWESOME, Reagan Sims!!!"
     

    Ed Winslow

    Thu Sep 07 05:49:03 EDT 2017

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    "We love you, Sis❤️"
     

    Patrick & Andrea Ruhl

    Sat Oct 21 07:35:32 EDT 2017

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    "Reagan! We love you!!!!!!!!!!! The Eckholds :)"
     

    Maggie Eckhold

    Fri Oct 06 08:07:18 EDT 2017

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    "Way to go, Reagan! Your dedication to shining a light on leukemia research is truly awesome!"
     

    Claire

    Wed Sep 27 01:56:17 EDT 2017

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    "Reagan Sims - baby sister extraordinaire Proud of your courage and strength even when you feel you don't have more left. You have a huge heart to serve and help others especially the LLS~ J'"
     

    Jon' Hashimoto

    Fri Sep 15 11:30:44 EDT 2017

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    "Love you!!!"
     

    Aimee Coody

    Sun Sep 24 03:27:28 EDT 2017

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $2,128.70 | Goal: $2,500.00
 
85 %

My Team

 
Team Total: $12,652.00 | Goal: $15,000.00

Make a Donation

Join Reagan Sims in the Mission to wipe out blood cancer:

 Titanium $1,000.00
 Platinum $500.00
 Gold $250.00
 Silver $100.00
 Super $50.00
 Star $30.00
 Other $

My Thanks To

D McBride $250.00
Lee Henagan $250.00
Patrick & Andrea Ruhl $100.00
Carolyn and Scott Eckhold $100.00
BJ and Haley Lowery $100.00
Claire $100.00
Rob $100.00
Ed Winslow $100.00
Brad & Lori Parks $50.00
Ray Fussell $30.00
Maggie Eckhold  
Mr and Mrs. Sykes  
Aimee Coody  
Rachel Davis  
margaret harley  
Jon' Hashimoto  
Mary C Barnett  
Brandon Evans