My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Sep 26, 2009 by John Tomac

Welcome to John Tomac's Light The Night Walk homepage.

On Tuesday, September 22, 2009 I was hospitalized and diagnosed with Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia. On Thursday, October 15, I will be participating in the Light the Night Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge. The last time I walked across the Brooklyn Bridge, I asked my girlfriend to marry me. (she said yes) Hopefully, this time we'll raise enough money to help make blood cancers a thing of the past.

Light The Night Walk is The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's evening walk and fundraising event. It is the nation's night to pay tribute and bring hope to thousands of people battling blood cancers and to commemorate loved ones lost.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) funds lifesaving research that has contributed to major advances in the treatment of blood cancers and treatments for other types of cancer, such as chemotherapy and stem cell transplants. These treatments have helped patients live better, longer lives. New targeted therapies that kill cancer cells without harming normal tissue are providing drugs and procedures that are improving quality of life.

  • 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 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!


Supporter Comments

    "Prayers really work. We are all glad you are home and the treatment is working...."

    Martha Murray

    Tue Sep 29 02:51:01 EDT 2009

    "Thinking of you big guy..."

    Andrew Hartman

    Thu Oct 01 08:36:52 EDT 2009

    "Keep up the good spirit. It will take you far!"

    Moira Murray

    Fri Oct 02 11:12:37 EDT 2009

    "Wish I could be there to walk with you"

    Chris Tomac

    Fri Oct 09 04:19:55 EDT 2009

    "A wise t-shirt once said "Go Johnny Go!""

    Colleen Anderson

    Tue Oct 13 11:57:21 EDT 2009

    "Wishing you good luck with your fundraising effort and walk across the BB. Thinking of you and your terrific family and sending warm wishes your way."

    David & Grace Cicero

    Wed Oct 14 09:38:45 EDT 2009

    "John, Good Luck tonite with the walk, know we are all thinking of you and praying for you! Love, Auntie Kathy "

    Kathleen Anderson

    Thu Oct 15 04:34:25 EDT 2009

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $3,305.80 | Goal: $0.00
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My Team

Team Total: $5,520.00 | Goal: $0.00

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My Thanks To

John and Patricia Tomac $250.00
Heidi Spalholz $200.00
Elena Rossi & Chris Lanza $150.00
UnumProvident Corporation... $100.00
Kevin Koch $100.00
Alice and Bob Negron $100.00
James Toulouse $100.00
mary fezza $100.00
Benjamin Miller $100.00
Blaine & Erin Moore $100.00 Team $100.00
Andrew Hartman $100.00
Curtis Howard $100.00
Sheik and Trisha $100.00
Martha Murray $100.00
Matthew Nettleton $100.00
daniel sciannameo $100.00
Joanna Siu $100.00
Jeff Abbott $100.00
ADP $50.00
Kathleen Anderson $50.00
Gregory Trupp $50.00
David & Grace Cicero $50.00
Rosemary & Catty McDermot... $50.00
david carleton $50.00
Chris Tomac $50.00
Moira Murray $50.00
Meghan Sperrazza $50.00
Kathy and Richard Pancoas... $25.00
Angela Pensiero $25.00
Patt Early $25.00
Ryan Pancoast $25.00
Kathie Williams $25.00
Patricia Nichols $25.00
alex fine $25.00
Nils Anderson $25.00
Colleen Anderson $25.00
Al Passarella and Letitia... $25.00
Christopher Kudla $25.00
Anne Ju $25.00
Matthew Hartman $25.00
Laura Costello $25.00
Randa Jabbour $25.00
Jessica Vastola $25.00
Colin Grover $25.00
Kevin Turko $25.00
Dana Sanetti $25.00
Ryan Pancoast $25.00
Anonymous $10.00
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