My Fundraising Page
May 30, 2013
On June 24, 2011, my 2 1/2-year-old baby girl Alaina was diagnosed with high risk Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, one day after her baby brother was brought into this world. After 2 years of intense chemotherapy, new beginnings, and an ever-growing amount of hope, Alaina only has six more months left in treatment.. Supporting Team Alaina helps other people like her, battling the nastiness that is cancer, and furthering the research to find a cure. Please, make your donation of time (join our team) or money (even $5 makes a difference, and it only takes 2 minutes of your time) today and help beat cancer. The walk will be held October 20 in Fort Worth off West 7th. Help Light the Night with your support and walk with Alaina, who will finish her last round of chemo before the walk and plans on attending and waving her white balloon high above!
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 medical 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.
Please make a donation to support my participation in the Light The Night Walk and help save lives. Be sure to check my Web site frequently to see my progress, and thanks for your support!