Why I Believe in Light the Night!

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Sep 04, 2018

Why I Light the Night...

Join me as I support the work of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's 2018 Light The Night Walk...

My story is a simple one.  I was diagnosed with lymphoma in 2001, when there were few options available.  Two years later, I had a second flare-up resulting in lymph node removal.  A new drug (at the time) called Rituxan was tried instead of a different therapy which would have had many more side-effects.  Flash forward to today, and I am free of symptoms and have been for many years.  It isn't cured...but I can happily say it is "under control".  My treatments continued for a number of years, but ended about three years ago... to allow my immune system to "work on its own".  Evidently - as a result of this therapy - it is working!  The research which brought this drug into being was funded by the work of the Leukemia Lymphoma Society thru the dollars raised during Light the Night Walks, and other fund-raisers, all over the country.  I believe in what this is all about!

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.  Recently, a drug being explored for use in a form of leukemia was found to have a positive impact on a rare form of breast cancer!  The research is shared wherever it will meet the greater need.  The cure for cancers is truly being found in the blood! 

Help defeat the darkness of cancer. Please make a donation today to continue to help people you know.   it happened to me... and others are diagnosed every three minutes.  We don't want anyone else to be next!


Supporter Comments

    "Thanks for your leadership Dean"

    Bill & Shari Ziesmer

    Thu Sep 20 06:23:05 EDT 2018

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $5,705.00 | Goal: $5,000.00
114 %

My Team

Team Total: $7,383.21 | Goal: $10,000.00

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My Thanks To

Scott and Marsha Duffin $1000.00
Frank Knox $500.00
Shey Hubbard $500.00
Bill & Shari Ziesmer $500.00
Facebook Donor $500.00
Chris Gibbs $250.00
Facebook Donor $250.00
Bipin Chudgar $200.00
In Honor of Noah Schmitz $200.00
Facebook Donor $200.00
Anonymous $150.00
Facebook Donor $120.00
Rose Weser $100.00
Bill and Ellen Hinz $100.00
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Facebook Donor $100.00
For Your Getaways $100.00
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Lydia Byrum $75.00
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Nancy Lowe $50.00
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John Lee Yelton $50.00
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Kenneth Adair $50.00
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Dean Beasley $45.00
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Jacqueline Cameron $30.00
David Bragg $25.00
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