My Fundraising Page

Ditzler Family's Fundraising Page
Aug 27, 2013

In the decade since our son Peter successfully finished treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia, following diagnosis one month before his first birthday, we have been gratified to see the tremendous strides made in blood cancer cures, and research in blood cancer that has led to treatments and cures for other types of cancer. T cell therapy especially is giving hope to many who had few options.

But the job of solving all the cancer puzzles is far from finished as we are reminded every fall when our family participates in Philadelphia’s Light The Night Walk. While the number of survivor balloons continues to grow, we always see a lot of brave and determined individuals still in treatment and walking as if their lives depend on it, because they do.

We encourage you to help in any way you can — by making a contribution to our fundraising page, by joining the walk and becoming a fundraiser yourself, or by contacting LLS and seeing how you can volunteer your time and skills. Thanks for visiting this page and for considering support for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, which is making a difference and saving lives.

For some guaranteed chills and a Frank Capra ending about past generosity from Leonard Tose, the Philadelphia Eagles organization and fans, a history of the Philadelphia Eagles Fly for Leukemia and the nation’s first Ronald McDonald House, and the vision of Drs. Audrey Evans and Milton H. “Mickey” Donaldson of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, here is a link to a memorable post from my marketing agency’s blog:

Paying it Forward: Newton Associates’ (and the Philadelphia Eagles’) Greatest Hit


Supporter Comments

    "22years and counting our blessings every single day"

    Catherine Watkins

    Tue Aug 27 01:18:45 EDT 2013

    "Will be thinking of your family on the day of the walk. Wishing you all the best with your walk. The Palek's "

    The Palek Family

    Thu Sep 26 10:31:38 EDT 2013

    "Good luck on this important effort , my friend!"


    Tue Oct 08 10:22:35 EDT 2013

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $1,117.50 | Goal: $500.00
224 %

My Team

Team Total: $1,455.00 | Goal: $500.00

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My Thanks To

Andrew Szabo $100.00
Art $50.00
The Verna Family $50.00
Lou Guarracino $30.00
Unspecified Donor $20.00
Elizabeth Gauger  
Miss Pepper Nester  
Dan Ditzler  
The Palek Family  
James and Donna Butz  
Catherine Watkins  
Anderson Family