My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Jun 07, 2013

Find Kelli A Cure

and Jerry too!

I will be walking again on Thursday, October 3, 2013 at the Poplar Head Park in Dothan, Alabama to help raise money to find a cure for my wonder daughter Kelli Douglas Hernandez who has Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Although Kelli has benefited from research funded by the LLS, this campaign is not just for Kelli but for her family and the LLS. There are other wonderful families who are dealing with blood cancers!

My good friend and fellow golfer, Jerry Hardy, found out in early June 2013 that he has Acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Jerry and I go way back to our school days. We've had many a good time over the years and I want more good times ahead so I'm walking for him too!

Give up a week or two of going to Starbucks, seeing a movie (who needs to see a lot of sex, violence and obscene language), smoking (good for your own health), drinking alcohol (ok, just one a day), or eating at a fast food place (lose a few pounds) to free up a few bucks to contribute to this worthly cause. I exceeded my goal last year so I've upped this years goal! Don't let Kelli or Jerry down! DIG! :)


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 $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!


Supporter Comments

    "Kelli and Jerry are great examples of how the donates work. Luke is an example of the true "I care" person. "

    K. V. Douglas

    Tue Sep 17 09:25:30 EDT 2013

    "Hi Kellie, You have our prayers and are in our thoughts. Zack and Dianne Whaley"


    Tue Sep 17 02:36:17 EDT 2013

    "Dad, I think it is wonderful that you are doing this for Kelli and Jerry. I wish I could walk it with you! I love you!"

    Katie Fuller

    Wed Sep 25 09:06:17 EDT 2013

    "Praying for a cure! Two good friends with this terrible disease, Kelli Hernandez and Jerry Hardy."

    Jeanine Holman

    Thu Sep 26 07:20:58 EDT 2013

    "You have our support and will continue to pray for your health. Love, Brendan & Holly Burks and Family"

    Holly Burks

    Mon Oct 14 09:57:26 EDT 2013

    "You must be a great Dad to have such a great daughter. Kellie is a wonderful person."

    Mark & Debra George

    Fri Oct 04 05:23:22 EDT 2013

    "For Kelli and you Luke. May your effort help find a cure. From your friends at Southern Cross Ranch"

    Southern Cross Ranch

    Thu Oct 03 10:17:55 EDT 2013

    "What a wonderful way to honor people we love!"

    Lynn Bullock

    Thu Oct 03 06:51:22 EDT 2013



    Thu Oct 03 06:23:28 EDT 2013

    "For you, Kelli and family."


    Thu Oct 03 12:48:43 EDT 2013

    "For Kellie &Jerry. "

    Jerry Douglas

    Tue Sep 17 09:43:25 EDT 2013

    "I hope L&LS finds a cure for this disease soon. I lost a beautiful sister in law in 2007 to lymphoma. In 2004, I ran a marathon at Disney World to help raise funds for this great cause. Good luck and God bless all of you. "

    Steve and Kathy Renner

    Tue Sep 17 09:38:52 EDT 2013

    "My cousin lost her battle at age 12 of Leukemia. In memory of her, I try to donate or help in any way I can to support causes like this. "

    Bess & Ricky Day

    Wed Jun 05 09:30:34 EDT 2013

    "I admire your efforts to help assist this this huge financial obligation. I am happy to help. Tracy Solomon Dothan School of Dance"

    Tracy Solomon- Southeast Alabama Dance Company

    Tue Jun 04 09:14:05 EDT 2013

    "Good Luck Luke to Kelli and your family!!!! Harold Rushing "

    Harold Rushing

    Mon Jun 03 11:29:33 EDT 2013

    "We love you Kellie and Jerry Hardy! praying this will be the year a cure will be discovered. Ginger and Jimmy Morris"

    Ginger and Jimmy Morris

    Wed Sep 18 01:40:31 EDT 2013

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $1,950.00 | Goal: $2,000.00
98 %

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My Thanks To

Son $250.00
Jeanine Holman $100.00
David Turner $100.00
Anonymous $100.00
Tim Grace $100.00
Unspecified Donor $75.00
Jim Geisler $50.00
Rick $50.00
Mike McCormick $50.00
Ginger and Jimmy Morris $50.00
Holly Burks $30.00
Mark & Debra George $30.00
Lynn Bullock $30.00
Thomas Parish $30.00
Jill Walden $30.00
Jerry Douglas $10.00
William Parker  
Southern Cross Ranch  
Katie Fuller  
Kelli & Sebastian  
Abbeville Christian Acade...  
Steve and Kathy Renner  
K. V. Douglas  
Sandra Ethridge  
Bess & Ricky Day  
Tracy Solomon- Southeast ...  
Harold Rushing  
Southern Wind Ranch  
Luke Douglas