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Joining Forces to End Childhood Cancer
Dec 03, 2014

If you are making a donation to our team, first of all, you are all sorts of amazing and wonderful, and secondly, we need you to make sure to comment on your check memo or for the on-line donation -- in the comments section RESTRICTED TO PEDIATRIC CANCER RESEARCH. This will ensure that the money goes to funding only pediatric cancer research! THANKS!

Lucy the Responder: Why do we call Lucy "the Responder"? Lucy's diagnosis of Infant ALL is rare. When she was first diagnosed we waited for additional lab results of her type of leukemia. If she had "regular" leukemia, she would have an 80% cure rate. If she had a genetic rearrangement (which makes up 80% of infant leukemia cases) that cure rate drops to 40%. We were devestated to hear she had the genetic rearrangement. Because of her age (almost 5 months) she was already high risk and would still endure a more intense treatment, but the prognosis was discouraging. The words that her oncologist spoke to us that day became our battle cry. She told us not to focus on the type of leukemia because if Lucy is "a responder" that is all that matters. From then on, we begged for paryers for Lucy to be a Responder, and so far, she has been! She achieved an early remission and has recovered well from her treatments. She is still in treatment today, but besides the bald head, you would never know! Nearly a year later, she is a busy 17 month old and keeps us on our toes! Amazingly, she hasn't missed a milestone yet! Her current obsession is climbing stairs, furniture...basically anything. She loves books and anything that her big sister is playing with at the moment.

To read more about Lucy and her journey, you can visit https://www.inspiredbylucy.com

We started Lu Lunatics because we are CRAZY about Lucy and she is fighting leukemia like MAD! Our family has received countless acts of kindness and support this past year, and we want to celebrate how far we have come, and give back! We are beyond thrilled that Lucy is finally able to participate too - she has come so far! 

 

Jack's Story: The Pimmels - Joe, Kelly and big sister Molly - welcomed a sweet baby boy, Jack, on June 13th. Devastatingly, Jack was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) type M7 on July 3rd when he was just twenty days old. Not only is infant leukemia extremely rare, but this type is one of the rarest and most aggressive with low survival rates. Jack fought so hard for his life, but in the end, the side effects from the chemotherapy were too much for his little body. He lost his battle on July 29th, 2014. 

To read about his battle, you can visit https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/jackpimmel

We miss Jack everyday, and we have put this team together to celebrate Jack's life and continue to spread his story and raise awareness for infant leukemia. Join us on September 27th, where we will meet and walk together in Jack's memory and honor. 
 
Why we joined forces?  Our goal is to ensure the fundraising efforts of family and friends goes completely to pediatric research. If our team can raise $10,000, we can designate 100% of our fundraising to a pediatric blood cancer research portfolio. Since this is a big number, we have decided to come together and work towards the same goal!
 
By working together, we can raise the money needed and start raising awareness for pediatric cancer research! The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and to improve the quality of life for patients and their families. In 2013, LLS invet $6M directly in pediatric blood cancer research. This represented 8.1% of their total research funding, a 30% increase compared to the previous year. LLS was also instrumental in gtting the Gabriela Miller Kids First Research Act enacted into law, which increases federal funding for pediatric medical research.
 
To help us reach our goal of funding pediatric research, all donations must include a comment line that says “restricted to pediatric cancer research”.  So a check should have that in the memo line and an on-line gift should have it in the comments section. 
 
Join Lu Lunatics + Jack's Pack by scrolling to the bottom of the page and click the red JOIN button. (If you have already signed up to join the team via a sign-up sheet at the bone marrow drive, you have already been added to the team list.)  Anyone can walk in the event and it is free to the public. 
 
However, walkers raising $100 or more become a Champion For Cures and will receive an illuminated lantern, t-shirt, refreshments and snacks. Walkers raising $25 will receive an illuminated lantern and refreshments. Illuminated lanterns are red for supporters, white for patients and survivors, and gold in memory of those who have passed away.
 
What is Light the Night? Light The Night Walk is The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's annual fundraising walk to pay tribute and bring hope to people battling cancer. Hundreds of thousands of participants raise funds for lifesaving research and patient services.
 
When is Light the Night? Saturday, September 27th, 2014 // Check-In and Registration begins at 5:00pm // Remembrance Ceremony begins at 6:00pm // Walk begins at 7:30pm
 
Where is Light the Night? Forest Park's Central Fields (click here for map)
 
Why Light the Night? To raise awareness and funds for the Luekemia and Lymphoma Society. Without your efforts LLS could not provide these lifesaving treatments. LLS really is making cures happen with your help. These efforts culminate in inspirational, memorable evening walks in over two hundred communities each fall across North America.
 
LLS has invested $12.6 million over three years in research in Missouri, Illinois and Missouri.

In fiscal year 2014, the Gateway Chapter:

--contributed $946,000 in financial assitance to patients

--served more than 5,000 patients and their families with financial support, education and    support groups

--provided information in 575 schools on cancer and volunteerism and supported children     returning to school after treatment.

 

You do not have to attend the walk, but you can help patients fighting this terrible disease by making a donation to LLS. The money will help fund these services in St. Louis.

 

Please join our team's effort today by registering to walk or by making a donation. Your participation in the Light The Night Walk will save lives today. Be sure to check the Lu Lunatics + Jack Pack web site frequently to see our progress, and thanks for your support!

 

Questions?

Please email mari.barringer@gmail.com.

Questions pertaining to the event or donations may also be directed to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's LTN staff at 314-590-2230. More information available
on www.lightthenight.org/gat

 

Checks can be written out to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society or LLS. Make sure to put "RESTRICTED TO PEDIATRIC CANCER RESEARCH" in the memo.

Mail to:
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Gateway Chater
1972  Innerbelt Business Center Drive
St. Louis, MO 63114

 

We look forward to seeing you on September 27th!

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Team Name Subteam Walk Site Date Team Captain City/State  
Lu Lunatics & Jack's Pack   Forest Park 09/27/14 Marianna Barringer St. Louis, MO  

Supporter Comments

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    "Your light shines bright little Jack, in all the hearts of those who loved you! Can't wait to celebrate your life on this special occasion! Love -The Selks"
     

    Mara Selk and family

    Tue Sep 02 08:25:14 EDT 2014

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    "RESTRICTED TO PEDIATRIC CANCER RESEARCH"
     

    Alison Craghead

    Tue Sep 09 05:56:15 EDT 2014

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    "RESTRICTED FOR PEDIATRIC CANCER RESEARCH"
     

    Ann Remiger

    Wed Sep 10 09:02:04 EDT 2014

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    "restricted to pediatric cancer research"
     

    Lindsay Biesterfeld

    Wed Sep 10 11:54:29 EDT 2014

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    "restricted to pediatric cancer research"
     

    Anonymous

    Wed Sep 10 12:30:27 EDT 2014

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    "RESTRICTED TO PEDIATRIC CANCER RESEARCH."
     

    Matt and Mary McD

    Wed Sep 10 03:36:09 EDT 2014

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    "Restricted To Pediatric Cancer Research"
     

    Melissa and Tony Remiger

    Wed Sep 10 03:55:27 EDT 2014

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    "RESTRICTED TO PEDIATRIC CANCER RESEARCH"
     

    John Pimmel

    Wed Sep 10 04:43:47 EDT 2014

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    "RESTRICTED FOR PEDIATRIC CANCER RESEARCH"
     

    Christine Birke

    Wed Sep 10 04:48:00 EDT 2014

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    "RESTRICTED TO PEDIATRIC CANCER RESEARCH"
     

    David and Chrissy Allen

    Wed Sep 10 04:52:15 EDT 2014

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    "Donation restricted to pediatric cancer research"
     

    Christine Rogers

    Wed Sep 10 05:13:02 EDT 2014

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    "RESTRICTED TO PEDIATRIC CANCER RESEARCH"
     

    Matt & Carrie Lowery

    Wed Sep 10 05:32:37 EDT 2014

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    "restricted to pediatric research"
     

    Anonymous

    Wed Sep 10 11:18:50 EDT 2014

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    "Restricted to pediatric cancer research"
     

    Anonymous

    Thu Sep 11 11:18:34 EDT 2014

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    "Restricted to Pediatric Cancer Research"
     

    T.J. Siebenman

    Thu Sep 11 11:46:14 EDT 2014

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    "Restricted to pediatric cancer research"
     

    Peggy Jura

    Thu Sep 11 12:38:54 EDT 2014

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    "Wish I wasn?t so far away?would love to be part of your walk?will be there in spirit!! Aunt Ruth"
     

    Aunt Ruth

    Thu Sep 11 02:34:39 EDT 2014

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    "RESTRICTED TO PEDIATRIC CANCER RESEARCH. "
     

    Lauren Sykes

    Thu Sep 11 02:58:27 EDT 2014

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    "This donation is for Pediatric Cancer Research"
     

    Anonymous

    Fri Sep 12 10:18:44 EDT 2014

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    "Love, Aunt Louise and Uncle Russ"
     

    Louise & Russ Pimmel

    Fri Sep 12 11:07:50 EDT 2014

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    "RESTRICTED TO PEDIATRIC CANCER RESEARCH "
     

    Amanda Gruchala

    Mon Sep 15 04:57:02 EDT 2014

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    ""RESTRICTED FOR PEDIATRIC CANCER RESEARCH""
     

    Kevin and Mindy Childress

    Mon Sep 15 11:09:03 EDT 2014

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    "We love you all so much!!! We are heartbroken to miss it!!! Do it up BIG!!!"
     

    Kandace Davis

    Tue Sep 16 12:03:05 EDT 2014

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    " RESTRICTED TO PEDIATRIC CANCER RESEARCH"
     

    Amy Rack Rux

    Wed Sep 17 04:16:35 EDT 2014

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    "RESTRICTED TO PEDIATRIC CANCER RESEARCH"
     

    Lucy McAfee

    Wed Sep 17 05:00:38 EDT 2014

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    "RESTRICTED TO PEDIATRIC CANCER RSEARCH"
     

    Nancy Trojanowski

    Thu Sep 18 12:50:34 EDT 2014

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    " For pediatric cancer research only. Thank you. "
     

    Meredith Bloch

    Thu Sep 18 04:25:53 EDT 2014

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    "RESTRICTED TO PEDIATRIC CANCER RESEARCH I wish we were not so far away and could walk beside you, Joe, Kelly and Molly, as you honor sweet Jack. Sending you so much love. Shannon"
     

    Shannon and Trey Goede

    Thu Sep 18 07:08:13 EDT 2014

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    "RESTRICTED TO PEDIATRIC CANCER RESEARCH "
     

    Elizabeth Lemon

    Thu Sep 18 08:50:39 EDT 2014

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    "RESTRICTED TO PEDIATRIC CANCER RESEARCH"
     

    Ron & Genie Pimmel

    Thu Sep 18 09:07:07 EDT 2014

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    "RESTRICTED TO PEDIATRIC CANCER RESEARCH in support of Jack's Pacl"
     

    Caroline May

    Thu Sep 18 10:53:28 EDT 2014

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    "Restricted to pediatric cancer research"
     

    Lyoto and Amaya Bellon

    Thu Sep 18 01:20:27 EDT 2014

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    "God Bless. "
     

    Patrick Byrne

    Thu Sep 18 01:44:50 EDT 2014

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    "restricted to pediatric cancer research Kelly - Your family and especially sweet Baby Jack have been in our thoughts and prayers. Your courage, strength and love for your family is truly inspiring. Delta Love, Amy "
     

    Amy Stern

    Thu Sep 18 02:49:44 EDT 2014

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    "Pleae direct these funds to pediatric cancer research"
     

    Donna Reinhardt

    Thu Sep 18 03:08:00 EDT 2014

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    " RESTRICTED TO PEDIATRIC CANCER RESEARCH. "
     

    Pam Bradenberg

    Thu Sep 18 03:57:35 EDT 2014

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    "Restricted to Pediatric Cancer Research"
     

    Chris & Kim Steuterman

    Thu Sep 18 10:44:23 EDT 2014

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    "Restricted to pediatric research"
     

    Carol Birke & Dan Birke

    Sun Sep 21 11:39:38 EDT 2014

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    "God be with Lucy & her family along with the thousands of other affected families. God please help the many dedicated researchers find the cure for this horrible disease and allow our babies to grow to be normal healthy children. We ask this in the name of the Glorious Healer, Jesus, amen."
     

    Marian & Tony

    Mon Sep 22 12:09:13 EDT 2014

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    "Restricted to pediatric cancer research"
     

    elizabeth brown

    Mon Sep 22 02:04:32 EDT 2014

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    "Restricted to pediatric cancer research"
     

    S.B. Clark

    Mon Sep 22 06:53:25 EDT 2014

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    "Restricted to pediatric cancer research."
     

    Matt and Col Farrell

    Wed Sep 24 03:00:53 EDT 2014

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    "RESTRICTED TO PEDIATRIC CANCER RESEARCH Sorry we can't make it this year, but we'll be with you all in spirit!"
     

    Henry and Diane Brinker

    Wed Sep 24 08:44:41 EDT 2014

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    "RESTRICTED TO PEDIATRIC CANCER RESEARCH"
     

    Lauren Lubus

    Thu Sep 25 09:24:53 EDT 2014

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    "Restricted to pediatric cancer research. "
     

    Lee and Cathy Horneyer

    Fri Sep 26 01:51:39 EDT 2014

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    "Restricted to pediatric cancer research"
     

    Brian Horneyer

    Fri Sep 26 01:57:55 EDT 2014

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    "Restricted to pediatric cancer research "
     

    Joe, Kelly, and Molly Pimmel

    Fri Sep 26 09:07:17 EDT 2014

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    "RESTRICTED TO PEDIATRIC CANCER RSEARCH"
     

    Josh, Vivian, Sofia and Isabel Van Bogaert

    Sat Sep 27 10:36:19 EDT 2014

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    "Restricted to Pediatric Cancer Research"
     

    Robert & Marilyn Vavra

    Wed Oct 01 05:20:25 EDT 2014

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    "Restricted to pediatric cancer research"
     

    Anonymous

    Tue Oct 21 03:05:55 EDT 2014

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    "In loving memory of Jack Pimmel. *Restricted to Pediatric Research*"
     

    The Meyer Family

    Sun Nov 30 10:09:55 EST 2014

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    "RESTRICTED TO PEDIATRIC CANCER RESEARCH"
     

    Keith Pim

    Wed Dec 31 08:46:11 EST 2014

Team Fundraising Total

Goal: $10,000.00
 
180 %
Donations: $17,958.53

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Thanks To

Joe, Kelly, and Molly Pim... $1000.00
Lee and Cathy Horneyer $250.00
Lyoto and Amaya Bellon $250.00
Ron & Genie Pimmel $250.00
David Jones $250.00
Cathy & Daniel Flynn $200.00
Robert & Marilyn Vavra $100.00
Brian Horneyer $100.00
S.B. Clark $100.00
Chris & Kim Steuterman $100.00
Patrick Byrne $100.00
Shannon and Trey Goede $100.00
Kandace Davis $100.00
mary corry $100.00
Anonymous $60.00
The Meyer Family $50.00
Jeff Buergler $50.00
Joe D. Klostermann $50.00
Henry and Diane Brinker $50.00
Tricia Biesterfeld $50.00
Carol Birke & Dan Birke $50.00
Eric Reckamp $50.00
Ed Hill $50.00
Caroline May $50.00
Meredith Bloch $50.00
Rod and Melanie Harkey $50.00
Kevin and Mindy Childress $50.00
Amanda Gruchala $50.00
Louise & Russ Pimmel $50.00
Anonymous $50.00
Matt & Carrie Lowery $50.00
Christine Rogers $50.00
David and Chrissy Allen $50.00
Melissa and Tony Remiger $50.00
Matt and Mary McD $50.00
Ann Remiger $50.00
Carol Stephens $50.00
Marian & Tony $30.00
Donna Reinhardt $30.00
T.J. Siebenman $30.00
Dae, John, and Evalyn Coc... $30.00
Keith Pim  
Matt & Kate Reinhardt  
Josh, Vivian, Sofia and I...  
Marge Phillips  
Carrie and Kevin Miller  
Lauren Lubus  
Micki Beucke  
Catherine and Ron Garnier  
Matt and Col Farrell  
elizabeth brown  
Pam Bradenberg  
Amy Stern  
Zac Ellington  
Elizabeth Lemon  
Nancy Trojanowski  
Lucy McAfee  
Amy Rack Rux  
Lauren Sykes  
Aunt Ruth  
Peggy Jura  
Stephanie and Brian Reich...  
Christine Birke  
John Pimmel  
Matthew Sebek  
Lindsay Biesterfeld  
Alison Craghead  
Nathan Lovan  
Jeff Rogers  
Joe and Julia Lembeck  
Mara Selk and family  
Lauren Pimmel