Welcome to Team Kareem's Fundraising Page

Welcome to Team Kareem's Fundraising Page
Oct 25, 2018


Please join our team's effort today by registering to walk or by making a donation to support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

 

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. 

 

Those on #TeamKareem who donate and/or fundraise $33.00 or more (Kareem's jersey #), will also receive a special Team Kareem shirt at the Los Angeles Light The Night Walk and will be entered into a drawing to win one of these prizes. Each prize will be awarded to a #TeamKareem registered fundraiser!

·         Lonzo Ball autographed jersey

·         Kyle Kuzma autographed basketball

·         Brandon Ingram autographed hat

·         An exclusive tour of the UCLA Health Training Center: Home of the Los Angeles*

·         A signed piece of memorabilia from Kareem Abdul-Jabbar!

 

In addition, the Top 3 highest registered fundraisers for #TeamKareem by 5pm PT on Thursday, November 1, 2018 will receive an invite to meet Kareem at the VIP Reception before the walk. You will be able to meet and take pictures with Kareem, the Laker Girls, and other special guests. Winners of this opportunity will be contacted directly by a LLS Representative.

* Exclusive tour for up to 15 people, upon a mutually agreed date & time. Winners will be notified by email from a LLS Representative.

 

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.

 

 

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JOIN OUR TEAM NOW
Team Name Subteam Walk Site Date Team Captain City/State  
Team Kareem   Century Park at the Century Plaza Towers 11/03/18 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Los Angeles, CA  
Team Kareem TEAM TOB Century Park at the Century Plaza Towers 11/03/18 Devyn O'Brien Los Angeles, CA  

Team Fundraising Total

Goal: $33,000.00
 
1 %
Donations: $465.33

Donate to our Team

Join Team Kareem in the Mission to wipe out blood cancer:

 Titanium $1,000.00
 Platinum $500.00
 Gold $250.00
 Silver $100.00
 Super $50.00
 Star $30.00
 Other $

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Thanks To

UCLA Health Lakers T-Shir... $198.00
UCLA Health Team Donation $124.00