Welcome to our Team's Homepage

Welcome to our Team's Homepage
Oct 15, 2013

Welcome to our Light The Night Walk Team Fundraising Page

When The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light The Night Walk funds treatments that save lives, it's all due to people like you. Without your efforts LLS could not provide these lifesaving treatments. LLS really is making cures happen with your help.

Friends, families and co-workers form fundraising teams and millions of consumers help by donating at retail outlets. These efforts culminate in inspirational, memorable evening walks in over two hundred communities each fall across North America.

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 our team Web site frequently to see our progress, and thanks for your support!

In 2006 our friend Heidi Turk was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma at the age of 32 years old with 3 small children. She finished a course of chemo and radiation and was told she was in remission (as 90% of people who have this treatment are.) In 2009 she was told the cancer had returned even though there was only a 10% chance of this happening. Her only option at this point was a stem cell transplant. Though it was risky Heidi did it...she survived it and was once again in remission. Now 4 years later the cancer is back. Initially Heidi was told that her only option was another stem cell transplant with a 20-30% chance of success if she survived it. God willing she has been offered a new treatment at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester that is much less invasive. Even though it is a new treatment the success rate is high. This treatment was not available 4 years ago. Even though Heidi is our inspiration for the walk she is not the only reason we are doing it. The very small town that my husband and I grew up in has been affected by this horrible disease in many forms. It was a real eye opener when we visited recently and saw first hand how many lives it has touched. It is heartbreaking. So we are just trying to do our small part in helping our family, friends and small community that we were once a part of fund research to stop this devastating disease.

Team Name Subteam Walk Site Date Team Captain City/State  
Hoofin' it for Heidi   Halifax Mall 10/12/13 Melissa Shreckengost Raleigh, NC  

Supporter Comments

    "Hugs and prayers Heidi! You have an awesome team (thanks Melissa!)."

    Kristin Fisk

    Sun Aug 18 08:19:35 EDT 2013

    "Kicking cancer.....one day at a time. (Suzy)"

    Suzy Pire

    Mon Aug 19 06:53:17 EDT 2013

    "You are in my prayers Heidi."

    cari even

    Mon Aug 19 07:12:51 EDT 2013

    "Saw your post, Kay -- here you go!!!"

    Deb Plummer

    Tue Aug 20 08:59:15 EDT 2013

    "We are all in this together. Kicking butt one day at a time. We will not be defeated."

    Janet Bean

    Tue Aug 20 03:10:25 EDT 2013

    "Cancer affects all if us in one way or another, so we all need to help this cause! Thank you, Melissa and prayers for healing, Heidi!"

    Laurie Anderson

    Thu Aug 22 07:11:38 EDT 2013

    "Good luck!!! Love you guys!!"

    Christie Butler

    Fri Aug 23 07:26:57 EDT 2013

    "Thoughts & Prayers Heidi. Good luck Melissa!"

    Tara Vincent

    Fri Aug 23 03:23:09 EDT 2013

    "This donation is dedicated to all who are currently battling cancer, those who have battled and won and those who battles and lost the fight."

    michelle radigan

    Mon Aug 26 09:12:41 EDT 2013

    "From One Fighter to Another....Keep On Keepin On Sweet Girl!"

    Brandi Coscia

    Mon Sep 02 07:33:38 EDT 2013

    "We are praying for you, Heidi"

    Sabina Smith

    Tue Sep 03 12:50:17 EDT 2013

    "It is awesome that you guys are doing this!! Cancer Sucks!!!"

    Melissa Manning

    Tue Sep 10 11:10:03 EDT 2013

    "Praying for you everyday!"

    Amy Turek

    Thu Sep 26 09:15:21 EDT 2013

    "Let's go team!!!"

    Gay Gulick

    Fri Sep 27 11:09:25 EDT 2013

    "Stay strong, Heidi! Praying these new treatments beat this once and for all <3 Vic & Jackie Taylor"

    Vic & Jackie Taylor

    Tue Oct 08 08:19:39 EDT 2013

    "This is part of the money donated at our walk in Shinglehouse!! The other $100 has to be mailed in :)"

    Money Raised at Shinglehouse Walk

    Thu Oct 17 12:42:33 EDT 2013

Team Fundraising Total

Goal: $2,500.00
124 %
Donations: $3,110.00

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We are sorry donations are no longer being accepted for this team for this event.

Thanks To

Money Raised at Shingleho... $420.00
Gert Kellogg $200.00
Gay Gulick $120.00
Liselle Esposito $100.00
Brandi Coscia $100.00
Anonymous $100.00
Secret Santa $100.00
Anonymous $100.00
Amy Turek $60.00
Deb Dietze and Sue Plants $55.00
Michael Spencer $50.00
Laurie Anderson $50.00
Tim and Melissa Shreckeng... $45.00
Barry & Janette Church $40.00
Brandy Graves $40.00
Vic & Jackie Taylor $30.00
Melissa Manning $30.00
Anonymous $30.00
Tara Vincent $30.00
Kelly G Keech $30.00
cari even $30.00
Kristin Fisk $30.00
Sabina Smith $25.00
Janet Bean $25.00
CustomInk LLC $20.00
LaVerne Wilder $20.00
Danae Babcock $20.00
Barb Herzog $20.00
Jack and Jan Pease $20.00
Suzy Pire $20.00
Anonymous $15.00
Gloria Peterson $10.00
Ginger James $10.00
Terri King $10.00
Christie Butler $10.00
Lea Dorrett $10.00
Kay Bradley $5.00
Deb Plummer $5.00
Kay Danforth  
michelle radigan