We're Going to Find a Cure!

Raise the White Lantern
Sep 26, 2014 by Ashley Garrett

There will be something new at Light the Night this year--lanterns! These lanterns are more eco-friendly (no helium or latex) and they're reusable. The colors stay the same: red for supporters, gold in memory, white for SURVIVORS like this little darling. 


Sweet Life
Sep 15, 2014 by Ashley Garrett

It's that time of year!

Thrilla In Vanilla

Cake Auction and Bake Sale

Friday, Sept 19

8 a.m. - 12 noon

Prince One Lobby at ARMC


Every cent goes to the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society to help blood cancer patients and fund research for the cure! Last year's event raised over $2000 in four hours. Can we top it this year? If you can donate a cake, please email me at agarrett at armc dot org. Thanks, Sugar!

My Fundraising Page
Sep 02, 2014

It's Been 10 Years.

This is the tenth time that I've set myself a goal in memory of my late husband, Richard Grayson. I do it because I promised him that I would fight. His picture is still in the living room. It's all one life, and he's still a part of mine.

One day, I won't need to do this anymore. We are living in an extraordinary moment. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is on the brink of incredible breakthroughs that have already begun to change the lives of thousands of patients; treatments that can manage a person's condition with a daily pill, therapies that seek out cancer cells and kill them, and the use of a patient's own immune system to eradicate cancer not someday, but today.

The Light The Night Walk funds those treatments. You can research the LLS on Charity Navigator from my page--the money goes to the mission.

Please make a donation and check my Web site frequently to see my progress. Thanks for your support!


Supporter Comments

    "In lieu of cake baking ;)"

    Elizabeth Larkins

    Tue Sep 02 08:35:37 EDT 2014

    "Best of luck in your fundraising!"

    Susie Smith

    Tue Sep 02 08:36:26 EDT 2014

    "I'll bring some toffee to Thrilla, but I am also donating in honor of two friends who have SURVIVED Leukemia and Lymphoma this year. Hooray!"

    Terri Hurst

    Tue Sep 02 09:00:39 EDT 2014

    "Richard died of cancer. His wife Ashley was devastated. After years, she has attained a well-deserved measure of happiness with a beautiful family, but has not abandoned her feelings for Richard or her sense of obligation. Through kindness and its friend money, and In every practical way, she has continued to aid those afflicted with this horrible disease. I admire her perseverance and want to help her in any way I can."

    Chris Antenen

    Wed Sep 03 01:01:19 EDT 2014

    "As promised, Ashley."

    Marie Davis

    Wed Sep 03 07:57:27 EDT 2014

    "It's all one life! Richard was part of yours. You are part of mine. Thank you for the laughter and the weeping. Keep Blogging!"

    Holly Jarrell

    Wed Sep 03 09:00:45 EDT 2014

    "Because Richard's wisdom lives on through your words and those who know you are lucky to grow stronger and calmer because of it. Thank you."

    Nicole Valles

    Wed Sep 03 09:58:38 EDT 2014

    "Thanks for continuing to raise money and awareness with your willingness to share your story every year."

    Katherine Compain

    Tue Sep 16 01:12:11 EDT 2014

    "I wish I could bake for your fundraiser, but this is the best I can do from Indiana. Thanks for all that you're doing!"


    Fri Sep 19 12:22:26 EDT 2014

    "It's been amazing to witness your brave journey. You go girl!"

    ELizabeth House

    Fri Sep 26 12:46:56 EDT 2014

    "Best of luck for another great LTN! Thanks for all that you do Ashley!"

    Beth Golding

    Mon Sep 29 05:46:59 EDT 2014

    "I was late to the game this year but I continue to impressed by the creative nature of the ways that Ashely has worked in Richard's memory. More importantly she weaves her memories of him throughout her life. ((raises glass)) To Richard and Ashley - may the story remain strong."

    Heather Slutzky

    Mon Oct 06 08:04:36 EDT 2014

    "You are an amazing woman Ashley!"

    Lynne Hall

    Fri Sep 26 01:13:46 EDT 2014

    "Go Ashley! Happy to support you in Richard's honor and memory."

    Taryn Pemberton

    Sun Sep 07 06:29:39 EDT 2014

    "I am so inspired by you and your story. Hope this helps toward your fundraising goal!"

    Kim Court

    Thu Sep 04 04:09:36 EDT 2014

    "Delighted to join you again this year in this very important work."

    Victoria Sandberg

    Wed Sep 03 12:24:50 EDT 2014

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $6,340.00 | Goal: $5,000.00
127 %

My Team

Team Total: $13,894.69 | Goal: $0.00

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In Memory of

Richard Grayson

My Thanks To

Thrilla in Vanilla Donati... $1124.55
Angela Morgan $250.00
Meredith garrett $250.00
Susie Smith $250.00
Chris Antenen $200.00
Stephen K. Lucas $190.00
Heather Slutzky $150.00
Jessie Kissinger $150.00
Helen Grayson $100.00
Emily Smotherman $100.00
Jody Riggs $100.00
Ashley Garrett $100.00
Deborah Moses $100.00
Taryn Pemberton $100.00
Pam Sailors $100.00
Holly Jarrell $100.00
Anonymous $100.00
Laurinda Norris $100.00
Terri Hurst $100.00
Elizabeth Larkins $100.00
Tammy Gilland $90.00
Kacy Bowman $75.00
Melissa Prince $75.00
Rosemary Malone $75.00
Jane Okrasinski $68.45
Arthur Difrancesco $65.00
Deborah Pyle $60.00
Carol Hood $52.00
Beth Golding $50.00
Win Grayson $50.00
ELizabeth House $50.00
Elaine Cook $50.00
Anonymous $50.00
Camilla Bracewell $50.00
Amanda Harris $50.00
Patty and Terry Booth $50.00
Marie Davis $50.00
Victoria Sandberg $50.00
Jacquelyn Mitchell-Evans $50.00
Jill Kort $46.00
Ashley Garrett $40.00
Alexandria Collins $40.00
Robin M. Johnson $40.00
Norma Kamphaus $35.00
Nicole Valles $35.00
Lynne Hall $30.00
Amelie Pettigrew $30.00
Alice Woodard $30.00
JO Harrison $25.00
Gabriella Harsh $25.00
Erica Prater $25.00
Melanie Cassity $25.00
Jennifer Givan $24.00
Joel R. Siebentritt $20.00
Alexandria Collins $20.00
Nicole Valles $20.00
Courtney Pomeroy $20.00
Jessica Douglas $20.00
Ann S. Malanoski $17.00
Anonymous $16.00
Courtney Pomeroy $16.00
Amelie Pettigrew $16.00
Nicole Valles $10.00
Tiffany Montrose $5.00
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