My Fundraising Page

THINGS I AM THANKFUL FOR:
Nov 30, 2011 by Suzanne Donaldson

My no Chemo Christmas this year, family and friends, sense of humor, ability to raise money, and cancer research.

As so many of you know I was diagnosed with hairy cell leukemia in 2006. The cancer came back again and last year at this time and I was barely getting to work. Chemo and a crazy protocol of a drug called Rituximab for two months this summer made me good as new. I thank the men and woman in white lab coats for that and on their behalf I am writing you. Some of you have given very generously already and I apologize for reaching out again but I have to.

I turned 50 this year and for the Light the Night campaign benefitting the Leukemia Lymphoma society, I raised 40k. I want to make it 50K by December 15. The LLS, of which I am a board member, has been so gracious in helping me throughout my illness and educating me about where funds go. If I hit 50K I will have the honor of having my name linked to a leukemia portfolio. All I want for Christmas is for no one to have to suffer from this awful disease again!

50 is nifty as they say, so consider a generous donation:

Thank you all and have a great Holiday!


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Suzanne's Fundraising Page
Sep 14, 2011

Welcome to my Light The Night Walk homepage.

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 $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!

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Supporter Comments

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    "dearest suzie: you look EXACTLY the same as you did when we were all in NH! beautiful, determined, healthy! victory's yours, my dear. diana"
     

    diana stovall

    Sun Sep 18 12:57:47 EDT 2011

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    "Bless....xo"
     

    Brian Howard

    Tue Sep 20 01:24:41 EDT 2011

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    "You go girl! I'll be thinking of you on the 5th. Sarah"
     

    Sarah Capel

    Fri Sep 23 08:40:32 EDT 2011

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    "Sending you hugs and love. J"
     

    Jamie Hankin

    Thu Sep 29 08:27:15 EDT 2011

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    "Hi Suzanne..good luck with your walk. It is nearly two years since my mother passed away ( from breast cancer ) so I believe strongly in what you are doing. Good luck with the walk ...will be thinking of you ! XX "
     

    chris craymer

    Thu Sep 29 08:41:14 EDT 2011

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    "Have a nice walk! We'll be thinking of you in the Windy City."
     

    Annie Morse

    Thu Sep 29 10:53:05 EDT 2011

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    "We'll be thinking about you! xoxo"
     

    Norman Jean Roy & Joanna Kelly

    Fri Sep 30 08:52:38 EDT 2011

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    "You da babe, Suz! XOXOX D, J, O & J"
     

    Julie & Doug Donaldson

    Fri Sep 30 10:11:57 EDT 2011

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    "Sending good wishes..from Montana..with love, pete and julie"
     

    Julie and Pete Geddes

    Sun Oct 02 03:47:44 EDT 2011

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    "Wish I could cross the bridge with you . . . Cheering you on from NC"
     

    Alexandra Lightfoot

    Mon Oct 03 03:45:13 EDT 2011

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    "Hey, Suzanne. Sending lots of love your way . . . xoxo Susan"
     

    Susan Arthur

    Tue Oct 04 09:49:27 EDT 2011

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    "Hi Suzie! Go team and I hope you make your goal!"
     

    Charlie MacPherson

    Wed Oct 05 06:13:13 EDT 2011

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    "thinking of you Susie!"
     

    Michaele Kashgarian

    Wed Oct 05 04:22:13 EDT 2011

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    "Dear Suzanne, bummed I missed the walk. You are an inspiration. J."
     

    Jorg Badura

    Wed Oct 19 12:06:24 EDT 2011

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    "Good luck reaching your goals! "
     

    Sandy Goodman

    Thu Dec 01 12:12:40 EST 2011

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    "You go girl!! I'm now in my 11yr with an extremely rare cancer, and I am grateful for just about everything in my life - I even like the bad parts now. I am a better person because of cancer, if it takes me this year, that is ok... if I get another 10 years, that is great too! Doesn't matter, I learned what I needed to about what life is, by dealing with death.... it's all gravy from here on out!"
     

    Anonymous

    Thu Dec 01 08:21:27 EST 2011

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    "Keep on rockin', Suz! I'm grateful for the inspiring work you are doing. Lots of love, Ray"
     

    Ray Rogers

    Sat Dec 03 12:46:53 EST 2011

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    "Happy Holidays!!"
     

    Karen Cowles Berkley

    Sun Dec 04 02:45:38 EST 2011

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    "Best of luck!!"
     

    Bob Kempner

    Mon Dec 05 09:55:54 EST 2011

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    "Always thinking & staying positive for ya Suz ! Mom has ovarian C and it works wonders! Go Suz go!"
     

    Scott Clark

    Wed Dec 07 10:41:35 EST 2011

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    "Wishing you the very best in your fight. happy holidays!! ;)"
     

    kat west

    Thu Dec 08 12:19:44 EST 2011

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    "Suzanne, you are truly an inspiration, thank you!"
     

    chuck baldwin

    Thu Dec 08 03:13:06 EST 2011

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    "You are amazing and impressive! Have a great walk. "
     

    Lisa Hintelmann

    Wed Oct 05 05:09:08 EDT 2011

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    "You Go Girl!!!! xo ML"
     

    ML McCarthy

    Wed Oct 05 11:14:05 EDT 2011

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    "Hi! I saw your post on Glamour and decided to donate. I'm doing the Nike Women's Marathon (my first one ever and it's in less than two weeks!) with Team in Training. I just met my fundraising goal the other day, so here's a little something to help you meet yours! I'm a college student so I can't afford much, but every little bit helps, right? Keep doing what you're doing and you'll make it through. Good luck and God bless! "
     

    Lauren Joyce

    Tue Oct 04 07:39:28 EDT 2011

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    "Will be thinking of you ,your a star doing this. Hope the sun shines for you...xx."
     

    GAVIN BOND

    Fri Sep 30 03:13:13 EDT 2011

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $51,536.00 | Goal: $50,000.00
 
103 %

My Team

 
Team Total: $61,826.00 | Goal: $55,000.00

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My Thanks To

Lucky Magazine $3000.00
Industria Superstudio $2500.00
Rachel & Jean-Pierre Lehm... $1000.00
suzanne Dnaldson $1000.00
matthias vriens $1000.00
Jennifer Livingston $1000.00
Jeremy Diamond $1000.00
Art + Commerce $1000.00
Richard Ferretti $1000.00
Kelly Ryerson $500.00
chuck baldwin $500.00
Steve Laird $500.00
stewart searle $500.00
enrique badulescu $500.00
cindy sherman $500.00
Mark Leibowitz $500.00
Thomas Ferraro $500.00
Alicia bramhall $500.00
Nancy Wall $500.00
Nick Bryning $500.00
Ingrid Sischy $500.00
Norman Jean Roy & Joanna ... $500.00
Cynthia Leive $500.00
Walter Schupfer $500.00
Jordan Nystrom $500.00
Michael Miller $500.00
kate walbert $500.00
Kelly Baker $500.00
Geraldine Hessler $300.00
serge normant $300.00
Ronnie Andren $300.00
Brooklyn's In the House f... $300.00
Sarah McCain $300.00
tom cashin $250.00
nathaniel welch $250.00
simon burstall $250.00
Pamela Van Hoven Clark $250.00
heather crocker faris $250.00
Rob Magnotta $250.00
Ann Lightfoot $250.00
Steve Arcano $250.00
Laurie Simmons $250.00
Nicolas Moore $250.00
Matt Jones $250.00
David Leibman $250.00
Maria Valentino $250.00
Peg Patterson & David Kon... $250.00
SARAH WOLKOWITZ $250.00
Libby and Jimmy Ryan $250.00
kate ryan $250.00
Leslie Russo $250.00
nora Cameron $250.00
anne christensen $250.00
Stacy Fischer $250.00
Katia Read $250.00
Ann Magnin $250.00
Claudia Lebenthal $250.00
Ben Hoffmann $250.00
GAVIN BOND $250.00
Barbara Vaughn Hoimes $250.00
Chase Donaldson $250.00
Elisa Buono Glazer $250.00
Alexandra Birnbaum $250.00
Steve Laird $250.00
Svend Lindbaek $250.00
Charnelle Smith $250.00
The Nystrom Family $250.00
chris craymer $250.00
Joy Asbury $250.00
Louise Holden $250.00
Chris Boals $250.00
SARAH LAIRD $250.00
Walter Chin $250.00
marysia woroniecka and ma... $250.00
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dana buchman $250.00
Carol LeFlufy $250.00
William Stockland $250.00
Pamela Hanson $250.00
LESLIE SIMITCH $250.00
Patrick Stretch $250.00
Tim Howard $250.00
tom CASHIN $250.00
Art Streiber $250.00
Elizabeth McKiver $200.00
Patricia Trainor $150.00
jai imbrey $150.00
carol lloyd $100.00
Felix De N'Yeurt $100.00
Stewart Shining $100.00
Katherine Lewis $100.00
kat west $100.00
Scott Clark $100.00
Brian English $100.00
Janice Moses $100.00
Cynthia Field $100.00
Callie Giovanna Schneider $100.00
Brett Stewart $100.00
Jennifer Emerson $100.00
Ray Rogers $100.00
Gavin Harwin $100.00
Tom Schirmacher $100.00
Sandy Goodman $100.00
Lauren Iannotti $100.00
alexandra penney $100.00
Marek Milewicz $100.00
George Sharp $100.00
Jorg Badura $100.00
Sudie Redmond $100.00
suzanne mondo $100.00
rudy nunez $100.00
Denise Levy $100.00
DONNA BULSECO $100.00
David Orlin $100.00
Pat Bates $100.00
Brian and Brennan Kearne... $100.00
Kathy Eng $100.00
Margaret Mann $100.00
Brian Finke $100.00
Jessica Athanasiou $100.00
alison ward frank $100.00
george ahl $100.00
Michaele Kashgarian $100.00
Tim Furzer $100.00
NOEMI BONAZZI $100.00
marianne houtenbos $100.00
Maryellen Gordon $100.00
sarah meikle $100.00
martin schoeller $100.00
Kris Carr $100.00
Holland Utley $100.00
David Goodman $100.00
Judy Wert $100.00
Melissa Ventosa Martin $100.00
susan cernek $100.00
Robert Campos $100.00
Susan White $100.00
ML McCarthy $100.00
Jane Gorrell $100.00
Elizabeth Brody $100.00
Charlie MacPherson $100.00
Jayne Wexler $100.00
Erin Zammett Ruddy $100.00
Bob Morris $100.00
lisa atkin $100.00
jake chessum $100.00
sharon stein $100.00
Karlene Goller $100.00
Elyse Connolly $100.00
mICHELE bERDY $100.00
Alexandra Lightfoot $100.00
Meryl Waitz $100.00
Philip Friedman $100.00
Holly Catlin $100.00
Julie & Doug Donaldson $100.00
Todd Hartnett $100.00
martha maristany $100.00
Bruce Pask $100.00
Dan Hallman $100.00
Jocelyne Beaudoin $100.00
Carla Popenfus $100.00
Grace Huang $100.00
Stephanie Applebaum $100.00
David Colbert MD $100.00
Candice Marks $100.00
maggie buckley $100.00
Amy Spencer $100.00
Annie Morse $100.00
Andy Young $100.00
Patrick Connors $100.00
Jamie Hankin $100.00
Judy Casey $100.00
dana brockman $100.00
Christa Aboitiz $100.00
Martha North $100.00
Tina Summerlin $100.00
Alexandra Lennon $100.00
NYDG - Dr. Colbert $100.00
Kimberly Bonnell $100.00
Alix Campbell $100.00
Laura Gobie $100.00
Sheila Weller $100.00
Edward Mapplethorpe $100.00
Jason Schmidt $100.00
michael kucmeroski $100.00
Matthew Moneypenny $100.00
David Maloney $100.00
jeffrey ahl $100.00
miriam blankenship $100.00
Christopher Donnellan $100.00
Claudia Lebenthal $100.00
Mike Hofman $100.00
Lisa & Spencer Moser $100.00
diana stovall $100.00
Gretchen Gunlocke Fenton $75.00
Lisa Rechsteiner $75.00
Julian Richards $50.00
Bob Kempner $50.00
Karen Cowles Berkley $50.00
Donnaldson Brown $50.00
Tracey Lomrantz $50.00
Anonymous $50.00
Elizabeth Cameron $50.00
Brian Flink $50.00
Ollie Boesen $50.00
Robyn and Nick Bellamy $50.00
carolyn westerberg $50.00
Alex and Danielle Mindlin $50.00
Lisa Hintelmann $50.00
Melinda Dodd $50.00
Tari Ayala $50.00
Lisa Giugliano $50.00
Peter Ash Lee $50.00
Lauren Vreeland $50.00
Elana Delasos $50.00
Eilish Morley $50.00
Anne Sachs $50.00
rebecca sinn kelly $50.00
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Carolyn Clement $50.00
Kimberly Maier $50.00
Ashley Taylor $50.00
carol lloyd $50.00
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jodi peckman $50.00
cynthia cathcart $50.00
Mimi Charles Brault $50.00
jeannette shaheen $50.00
Lauren Laifer $50.00
Lauren Brody $50.00
Cliona McNicholl $50.00
Jean Sunn $50.00
Julie Weiss $50.00
Teresita Fernandez $50.00
Tricia Foley $50.00
william waldron $50.00
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Ellen Kiell $50.00
frances Tulk-Hart $50.00
Brian Howard $50.00
christina andrushkiw $25.00
catherine johnson $25.00
Carin Scheve $25.00
jennifer Miles $25.00
emily holland $25.00
Susan Arthur $25.00
Ani Weinstein $25.00
KEVIN RYAN $25.00
Rena Rully $25.00
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Russell Kaye $25.00
courtney sava $25.00
william abrams $25.00
Sarah Capel $25.00
Genevieve Field $25.00
Jenifer Gobie $25.00
Julie Stone $25.00
Denise Gordon $25.00
Melissa Polhamus $25.00
Alix Travis $25.00
Lucy Poe $6.00
Lauren Joyce $5.00
Claudia Lebenthal