Welcome to The 232's's Fundraising Page
Jul 18, 2017

I, along with my family and JJ Burns & Co, will be participating in The Leukemia & Lymphoma Soceity's (LLS) Light The Night Walk on Saturday, October 21st in honor and great memory of my father, James Burns.

My father was a Suffolk County Police officer, badge #232 (hence the team name). For many reasons, he was the person I admired most and was a hero to me. It was a spring day when he asked me to sit down because he had some papers to share with me. I thought it would be some financial paperwork he wanted me review, since that would happen on occassion. Instead, it was results of a blood test. When I looked at them, it hit me right in the gut. Cancer. I was overcome with so many emotions and began to feel helpless­--it was one of the darkest moments in my life. However, it was also one of the most significant moments because it was then that I decided I was not going to allow Leukemia to define my dad, me, or our family.


The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) helped to support my family and my dad, along with countless other blood cancer patients and caregivers. With the help of LLS, he was able to survive, and even thrive. He saw the birth of all four of my children, celebrate many more St. Paddy’s days (as the Irishman he was), fish and clam on the water the way we did when I was a boy, take a father son trip to Vegas, and even rent an RV to drive south to pick up a cruise ship with the family. My kids, my wife and I are thankful for every day longer that we got to spend with him. In the end, he passed away in my arms.


I want to share the story of my dad to encourage all of us to bring light to the darkness of cancer. Let’s support each other, our loved ones, survivors, fighters, and remember those who are not with us. Most importantly, let’s support the great work LLS does for those we love at Light The Night.

I invite you to take a few minutes to watch this video to get a better sense of the impact LLS has on advancing cancer treatment. They invested over $21 million in this research team when it was most needed. The New York Times recently released an article announcing the FDA unanimously recommening approval for CAR-T immunotherapy - meaning that we are closer than ever to having this drug passed to be used as a standard treatment option.


This is a primary reason why you should give to LLS. Your efforts will continue to enable this significant treatment advancement, along with others. You can donate in one of the following ways:

  1. By clicking on the "Donate Now" button to the right and making a secure online donation
  2. By mailing a check, made payable to "LLS" to:

          The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Attn: Light The Night - The 232's

3 Huntington Quadrangle, Suite 202S

Melville, NY 11747


If you are interested in joining our team, please click on the "join" button below.


Thank you for your support.



JJ Burns

Team Name Subteam Walk Site Date Team Captain City/State  
The 232's   Eisenhower Park, Park 6a 10/21/17 Carleigh Burns East Meadow, NY  

Supporter Comments

    "Go Team 232!!!"

    Sheila Furlong and Fred YaroshJLGJB

    Thu Oct 19 04:22:24 EDT 2017

    "JJ, Thinking of the great work you, your family and your fellow teammates are doing to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Have a nice "Light the Night"! Kevin and Nancy Collins"

    Kevin Collins

    Thu Oct 19 07:36:56 EDT 2017

    "Go team 232!! Sorry we can't walk with you this weekend, but we will be with you in spirit! Have a fine day everyone. God bless your efforts! Ted and Sue Schulz"

    Ted and Sue Schulz

    Thu Oct 19 10:03:22 EDT 2017

    "You go guys!! J...your father was a wonderful man. He should be so proud of you and your beautiful family. Have a great night. Love, Ellen and Neil Weiss"

    Ellen Weiss

    Fri Oct 20 09:49:52 EDT 2017

    "JJ, I'm so sorry to hear what happened, and I wish you and the team the best in supporting this great endeavor! Regards, Kevin Tripp"

    Kevin Tripp

    Fri Oct 20 02:37:56 EDT 2017

Team Fundraising Total

Goal: $10,000.00
135 %
Donations: $13,458.00

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Thanks To

Kevin Collins $250.00
Matt Kasa $150.00
Kevin Tripp $100.00
Ellen Weiss $100.00
Jim Neiland $100.00
Frank & Nina Zuccarelli $100.00
John & Patty Bird $50.00
Ted and Sue Schulz $50.00
The Mensch Family $25.00
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Jessica Evans  
Levy Family  
Sheila Furlong and Fred Y...