My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Aug 31, 2011

Welcome to my personal fundraising page for the Light the Night Walk that benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. I have participated in this event for the past 4 years with my family. We have raised a lot of money for this great charity.

So why am I raising money now? As many of you know, my dad, Jon Gershon, was diagnosed with leukemia (CML) in 2006. Fortunately, he has done great thanks to research that was funded by the LLS. I want to help everyone who is diagnosed with a blood cancer and try to help them find a cure. Please donate as much as you can to help this cause. it will mean a lot to me.

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!


My Fundraising Total

Raised: $1,574.67 | Goal: $100.00
1575 %

My Team

Team Total: $3,812.00 | Goal: $2,500.00

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My Thanks To

David Gershon $300.00
Angela Cilia $200.00
Jeff, Beth, Daniel & Jare... $200.00
Brian, Wendy, Hannah and ... $100.00
Barbara Feldstein $100.00
Scott White $100.00
Mia Gershon $97.00
Lisa & Scott Lancellott... $50.00
Sandra Rivera $50.00
Claribel Rivera $50.00
Deborah Barker $50.00
Lainie Bencosme $30.00
Juli Ip $25.00
Wanda Bruce $25.00
Amy Allgair $25.00
Robert Soltz $25.00
Adam, Sandra & Hugo