My Fundraising Page
Aug 31, 2011
Welcome to my Light the Night Home Page!
On October 2nd , the Johnstown YMCA will again host the 35th Annual Johnstown Marathon. This year, I will be running in the 3rd Annual Half Marathon in support of The Leukemia & Lyphoma Society. I hope that you will support me in my efforts as I both train and collect sponsorship donations for this worthy cause. Your donation will help The LLS in their mission to improve the quality of life for patients and their families, while also fueling groundbreaking research for blood cancer cures.
As an Anaplastic lymphoma survivor, I have personally been touched by the benefits of LLS cancer research, and have come to realize how important it is to support such a worthwhile cause. I have experienced first-hand how even a small donation can change someone’s life and I cannot stress enough how your donation can and will make a difference.
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 join me as I team up with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to beat blood cancer and save lives!
I sincerely thank you for your support.