Welcome to Team Kareem's Fundraising Page

Welcome to Team Kareem's Fundraising Page
Oct 31, 2017

Please join our team's effort today by registering to walk or by making a donation. Your participation in the Light The Night Walk will save lives not someday, but today.


Follow Team Kareem on social media with hashtag #TeamKareem. In joining Team Kareem (click here to join now), participants will be eligible for prizes and raffle opportunities below. 


The Top 5 highest fundraisers on #TeamKareem will receive an invite to meet Kareem at the VIP Reception before the walk at the Luxe Hotel across the street. You will be able to meet and take pictures with Kareem, the Laker Girls, and other special guests.


Those on #TeamKareem who donate and/or fundraise $33.00 or more (Kareem's jersey #), will also be entered into a raffle to win signed Lakers product and prizes! Plus, all Team Kareem registered participants that raise $33 or more will also receive a special Team Kareem shirt at the Los Angeles Light The Night Walk on November 4th!

Kareem’s Story

In 2008, Los Angeles Lakers legend and UCLA Bruin alumnus Kareem Abdul-Jabbar spoke with a trainer about symptoms he was experiencing. He visited a physician and was diagnosed with Philadelphia chromosome-positive chronic myeloid leukemia, CML for short, a slow-progressing blood cancer.


Kareem lost a close friend to leukemia not long before his own diagnosis, and was scared he may be facing the same fate. Fortunately, his son was in medical school at the time and was able to educate Kareem about his diagnosis and treatment options.


He scheduled regular doctor visits, got his blood tested every three months, and took his medicine as directed.


A former professional athlete, Kareem continues to stay active and exercise regularly… and encourages patients to “stay positive… and lean on your support network. "


Having been a professional athlete, Kareem continues to stay active and exercise regularly. “Stay positive, get all the facts and lean on your support network – family, friends, whatever. Don’t be afraid to ask for help, because it is there for you. Most importantly, listen to your doctor and follow whatever treatment regimen he gives you. Don’t try to improvise with your medicines. This is not jazz music – it’s your life!” said Jabbar.


Kareem states, “I learned that I am stronger than I think and that by sharing my story with others I may be able to help them as well. We are all human beings and cancer is truly non-discriminant, but with real community there is real strength.”


Thanks to dedicated people like you, funds raised from The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Light The Night Walk help support the research of blood cancer treatments that save lives.


Without your efforts, LLS could not fund the research of such treatments as targeted therapies that zero in on cancer cells and kill them or immunotherapy drugs that use a patient's own immune system to kill cancer.

Team Name Subteam Walk Site Date Team Captain City/State  
Team Kareem   LA Live 11/04/17 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Los Angeles, CA  

Supporter Comments

    "Get better Fred!!! We all know you�re going to beat this!"

    Pete Johnson

    Fri Oct 27 04:37:05 EDT 2017

    "I've been diagnosed with CML since May 2016 and went through the same anxieties as Cap. Bless the Cap for his leadership! "

    Fred Esch

    Fri Oct 27 07:43:28 EDT 2017

    "Thank you, Kareem, for sharing your story of survival, giving courage and hope to so many others. "

    Becky Mancuso-Winding

    Tue Oct 31 06:32:03 EDT 2017

    "Never give up!"


    Tue Oct 31 09:45:28 EDT 2017

    "Good luck to all!"

    Joseph Ventura

    Wed Nov 01 07:01:01 EDT 2017

    "We are Stronger Together."

    Tunde Obazee

    Thu Nov 02 10:09:40 EDT 2017

Team Fundraising Total

Goal: $50,000.00
8 %
Donations: $3,810.33
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Thanks To

Pete Johnson $1000.00
Jayden Patel $55.00
Beth TenPas $50.00
Tunde Obazee $50.00
Sharon Randles $50.00
Michael Bergmann $50.00
Sira Sanchez $33.00
Anisha Fernando $33.00
Kyatana Coussey $33.00
Robin Epstein Ludewig $33.00
Becky Mancuso-Winding $33.00
Hank Glassner $33.00
Jenifer Brockway $33.00
Anonymous $30.00
Ken Brucker $10.33
Nwe Nwe Soe $10.00
Eugenio Sabarre  
April Sabarre  
Sandra Young  
Betty Werner  
Natalie Alvarez  
e tichard stiehm MD  
Joseph Ventura  
Paul Matar  
Yesenia Valle  
Fred Esch