My Fundraising Page

About My Journey
Jul 22, 2018

Just over 19 years ago, my family got news that would change our lives forever.  At only about 18 months old, I was diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL).  I started treatment the next day and luckily was in remission after 8 days of chemotherapy.  I went on to receive 2 ½ years of chemo.  As the saying goes, cancer sucks.  Yet overall I consider myself rather lucky.  I was diagnosed in time for treatment to be effective.  I never needed radiation.  And most importantly, my family and I found an amazing support system.  Our Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) journey all started when my brother declared that he was going to run a marathon (at the age of 5) to pay the doctors to save my life.  In my mom’s search to find a way for my brother to help without actually running a marathon, she found the LLS and their Light the Night walk.  Our local chapter was beyond incredible to my family, especially my brother.  He was treated like the thoughtful young man he was quickly becoming.  And in return, my brother was the captain of the most successful “friends and family” team, even out-fundraising many corporate teams.  Over 10 years, and with the help of my cute face tagging along, our team raised $100,000.  More importantly, to me at least, was the ‘cancer family’ that came from our team.  In what were some of the darkest times of my life and that of my family, Light the Night, and the family we formed, was a ray of hope we all desperately needed.  At one point, money raised for Light the Night went, via grant, to the doctor who diagnosed me and “saved my life” fulfilling my brother’s promise.  After 10 years, my family decided it was time to step away and focus on school and broadening our horizons.  But now it is my turn to carry the torch in the fight against blood cancer.  It is time for me to once again battle cancer, if in a different way.  The LLS and Light the Night are so powerful because they not only raise money to physically fight cancer, they raise hope to emotionally fight cancer.  Our experience with LLS was such a blessing for my family, so now I strive to pay it forward to the next generation of survivors, caretakers, supporters, and all those who battle cancer.

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My Fundraising Page
Jun 01, 2018

Welcome to My Light The Night Fundraising Page

Join me in bringing light to the darkness of cancer by donating towards my fundraising efforts in support of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light The Night.


photo of Jordyn

By giving a donation today, you can help children like Jordyn. At just 6 years old, Jordyn was diagnosed with T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma - a diagnosis no parent ever wants to hear. Within a day of diagnosis, she had already started chemotherapy. Numerous lumbar punctures and blood transfusions soon followed. Her life had changed in an instant. Today, Jordyn is in remission, she's a vibrant, happy and healthy 9 year-old girl.

 

Money raised through Light The Night allows The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to fund treatments for patients who are suffering from all forms of blood cancers. The impact of LLS supported research goes beyond blood cancers. The discoveries made in blood cancer research have led to break through treatments for many cancers and other serious diseases.

 

Help defeat the darkness of cancer. Please make a donation today to continue to help children like Jordyn!

 
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Supporter Comments

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    "On behalf of Isabella & Robbins family 3.0 thank you for raising funds and awareness for the cause! We won�t stop until there�s a cure! "
     

    Amy Kruzel

    Sat Sep 01 11:50:56 EDT 2018

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    "Good Luck Claire! Miss you ladies and all our TNT peeps!"
     

    Melissa Hager

    Thu Sep 13 12:13:35 EDT 2018

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    "Claire you make a difference in this world not just because of what you do., because of who you are!"
     

    Rita Valenti

    Tue Sep 18 07:59:00 EDT 2018

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    "Mary Kay Get Cute 4 a Cause FUNdraiser! xo Love you, Claira! <3 "
     

    Lynn Bensing-Mary Kay fundraiser

    Wed Sep 19 12:34:00 EDT 2018

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    "Claire...I spent so much time with you and your mom at CHOP, I felt like you were my own little girl at times. Watching you and Anthony with Woody was so wonderful. Knowing you have grown into such a wonderful, strong young lady makes me incredibly happy. Keep helping others fight the fight! Love you, Dina"
     

    Dina Makoid

    Thu Sep 27 09:12:26 EDT 2018

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    "I am so proud of you and your efforts to keep fighting. LY -Uncle Deffy"
     

    Geoff Gray

    Wed Oct 03 08:07:51 EDT 2018

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    "You rock Claire-bear!"
     

    Coach Cream Cheese

    Wed Aug 08 05:09:50 EDT 2018

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    "Best of luck with the walk and fundraising! "
     

    Cailin Bodnar

    Wed Aug 01 09:54:02 EDT 2018

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    "Thomas and I are so impressed with your strong spirit! So glad to have the chance to got to know you! Jane"
     

    Jane McDonough

    Tue Oct 16 06:28:57 EDT 2018

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    "Way to go Claire!!!! Olive, Spencer, Penelope, Rose and Milo"
     

    Corinne Clover

    Sat Oct 13 01:52:40 EDT 2018

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    "We love you! "
     

    Jana Boyer

    Fri Oct 12 08:05:26 EDT 2018

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    "So proud of you and all you do! "
     

    Angela Landis

    Thu Oct 11 05:18:58 EDT 2018

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    "You're a huge fighter and we're winning. Love, BIG"
     

    BIG

    Thu Oct 11 04:38:13 EDT 2018

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    "Love you baby gurl! Mom Laura!"
     

    Mom Laura

    Thu Oct 11 04:16:37 EDT 2018

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    "I always knew you could! Polo"
     

    Polo

    Thu Oct 11 04:07:07 EDT 2018

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    "Wish we could walk with you like old times. Hopefully in the future. Happy to push you over the goal!!!"
     

    Christine Keppel and family

    Thu Oct 11 03:37:30 EDT 2018

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    "You're an amazing young lady! Best of luck in far exceeding your goal. "
     

    James "JC" Crider

    Mon Sep 24 07:49:29 EDT 2018

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    "I hope to be there to walk along side you!"
     

    Laura Lieberman

    Tue Sep 18 09:47:52 EDT 2018

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    "Thanks for all of your efforts Claire! We miss you."
     

    Joseph and Janet Whitehill.

    Thu Sep 06 01:39:40 EDT 2018

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    "Way to go, Claire!!"
     

    Natalie Deitrich

    Sat Sep 01 12:09:42 EDT 2018

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    "Way to go, Clair. We are so awed by your tenacity and spirit!"
     

    Sharon and Dean Lowe

    Mon Aug 27 10:31:13 EDT 2018

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    "We will always support you!"
     

    The Hrin Family

    Sat Aug 25 10:13:50 EDT 2018

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    "Go Clarie!!"
     

    The Mead Family

    Fri Aug 24 10:01:33 EDT 2018

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    "You are so much more than a survivor! You're a FIGHTER!! And fighting to make sure others survive until there is a cure. Best to you, Claire."
     

    KEVIN MUNDY

    Thu Aug 23 02:20:46 EDT 2018

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    "Claire, your energy, dedication, and perseverance are inspiring!"
     

    Ellyn Siftar

    Sun Aug 19 10:42:22 EDT 2018

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    "So happy to see the Zoomin Fireflies back in action! Best of luck Claire and family!"
     

    Nancy Conrad

    Sun Aug 19 12:47:35 EDT 2018

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    "You go girl&#127775;"
     

    Laura Montgomery

    Sat Aug 18 10:13:03 EDT 2018

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    "You go girl!!"
     

    Allyn Danni

    Sat Aug 18 06:13:24 EDT 2018

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    "So proud of you Claire "
     

    Ruth and rich Davis

    Sat Aug 18 04:17:03 EDT 2018

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    "Happy to support you and your efforts. All our best wishes for a successful night!!"
     

    Abby Foster

    Wed Aug 15 08:20:23 EDT 2018

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    "We loved being a part of team firefly for many years. Sorry we can't be there with you, but we will be thinking of you and happy to help you pay it forward. We love you all lots! The Keppel Family "
     

    The Keppel Family

    Tue Aug 14 09:37:29 EDT 2018

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    "So proud of you Claire!"
     

    Sharon Gordon

    Sat Aug 11 04:59:49 EDT 2018

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    "So glad to support you Claire. Keep fighting the good fight! We'll cheer you on from Pennsylvania! Love the Dents"
     

    The Dent Family

    Thu Aug 09 02:05:26 EDT 2018

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    "We will miss walking with your team in person but will be there in spirit."
     

    Karen Hillman

    Thu Aug 09 11:14:50 EDT 2018

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    "You guys rock!&#128151;&#128156;!!! Go get em? Claire!! "
     

    Sharon Isaac

    Thu Aug 09 07:10:42 EDT 2018

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    The Augspurgers

    Tue Oct 02 08:19:14 EDT 2018

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $5,287.00 | Goal: $4,500.00
 
117 %

My Team

 
Team Total: $5,517.00 | Goal: $5,000.00

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My Thanks To

Carol  
 
Jane McDonough  
Corinne Clover  
Jana Boyer  
Julie Golin  
Angela Landis  
BIG  
Mom Laura  
Polo  
the paperbag  
Christine Keppel and fami...  
Carol Barron  
Bill Best  
Cindy Cox  
Geoff Gray  
Kathy  
Connie & Bob  
The Augspurgers  
Dina Makoid  
Kim Hellwig  
James "JC" Crider  
Yolanda  
Lynn Bensing-Mary Kay fun...  
Laura Lieberman  
Rita Valenti  
Eileen M Deitrich  
Jim & Nancy  
Melissa Hager  
Auntie Ray  
Anne Campbell  
Miss Brokate  
Gloria Heffner  
Joseph and Janet Whitehi...  
Noel & Frank  
Maria  
Susan Pennock  
Patrick  
The Schwab Family  
Maja  
Amy Kruzel  
Natalie Deitrich  
Barb Schafer  
Sharon and Dean Lowe  
Jon & Dana Brndjar  
Lars  
Lisa Fountain  
The Hrin Family  
Diehl girls  
Gwenn  
Liz Hersh  
The Mead Family  
KEVIN MUNDY  
Ellyn Siftar  
Nancy Conrad  
Laura Montgomery  
Allyn Danni  
Ruth and rich Davis  
Colette Shepherd  
Judith Snyder  
Abby Foster  
Jane Creadick  
Sally & Mike Robinson  
Jack Rita Creadick  
The Keppel Family  
Paula Riola  
Sharon Gordon  
Sandra Harding  
Meredith McGarr  
Elizabeth schappell  
Gail McLain  
Nancy Mombourquette  
The Dent Family  
Karen Hillman  
Sharon Isaac  
Coach Cream Cheese  
Marla Schroeder  
TrinityPoint Wealth  
Julia Rood  
Cailin Bodnar