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Light The Night 2010 - The Ditzler Family
Aug 24, 2010 by Dan Ditzler

By the time that my family participates in our second Light The Night Walk this October, our son Peter will be celebrating his 12th birthday. That is a very long way away from his diagnosis of acute lymphomblastic leukemia a month before his first birthday. Thanks to strict adherence to a three-and-one-half-year treatment protocol and the expert care at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Peter is a blood cancer survivor.

Last year's Light The Night Walk in Philadelphia's FDR Park was truly inspirational. Although expecting rain, no one was prepared for the monsoon of water that poured from the skies about a mile into the event. Everyone soldiered on. Just when the temptation became great to head for the parking lot, the sight of others pushing family members in wheelchairs underscored the determination on behalf of Light The Night fundraisers. Defeating blood cancers is the goal and getting through the walk is just one more step on that road.

This year's walk is another step on that road. We encourage you to join us by forming your own team (you can sign up here). Or you can contribute financially to this critical cause. Gifts of every size are needed and appreciated:

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.

Peter and many other participants in Light The Night are living proof that these diseases can be conquered. Please help all those who are fighting blood cancers. Thanks for your support!


Supporter Comments

    "Dan- Glad to help such a worthy cause! All the best in your efforts. Best Regards, Rich Collins"

    Rich Collins

    Mon Sep 20 06:34:15 EDT 2010

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $1,561.00 | Goal: $100.00
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My Thanks To

Penske Truck Leasing Co. $1000.00
Dan and Drina Ditzler $100.00
Catherine Watkins $100.00
Pat and Mary Ann McGee $50.00
Peter Fiss $50.00
kathy Foran $50.00
Jen McGowan $50.00
Andrew Szabo $36.00
Jim & Donna Butz $25.00
marvin berman $25.00
Rich Collins $25.00
Jeff Yoder $25.00
Alyson Harris $25.00