My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Jul 20, 2016

Welcome to Andy Downs' Light The Night Walk Fundraising Page

Yes, I am once again asking you to make a contribution to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. And this time, I am asking you to do it in honor of a host of people who are the Mighty Myeloma Fighters!


I've been fighting this Myeloma thing for going on five years and over that time I've spent an amazing amount of time in waiting rooms and infusion clinic. While it can be incredibly tedious, the benefit is that those of us who share this experience are a community - some of us with much in common, some with whom we only really share a diagnosis. But, diagnosis alone is often enough.


As part of this community we created a support group for Myeloma fighters in the Triangle area and get together once a month to share horror stories, to complain to each other because we can all relate, and to just enjoy the comraderie. It is a great bunch of people, but too often there are new people joining the group and way too frequently people who no longer attend. 


There is lots of joking in the group. But there is also always an understanding of the elephant in the room: We share the diagnosis of an incurable cancer. We meet to celebrate life with an understanding of how precious and precarious it is.


Raising funds for LLS may or may not directly benefit those of us in the room, given the time lag on developing new treatments and getting them to trials, much less the market place. But we know that as those of us who went before worked to fund research that is now benefiting us, we have a responsibility to those who will be battling Multiple Myeloma or some other blood cancer in the future.


The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) funds the research and development of therapies that save thousands of lives every day. Two examples are targeted therapies that seek out cancer cells and kill them, and the use of a patient's own immune system to kill cancer. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light The Night Walk helps fund those treatments.


Please, make a contribution to LLS and, if you can, join us for the October 22 Light the Night walk in Cary.



Supporter Comments

    "Hi Andrew! I'd like to participate in the "Chase Every Sunrise" Run. Thank you for what you do!"

    Marcia Rego

    Mon Sep 19 08:13:38 EDT 2016

    "Always chasing every sunrise, in your honor."

    Didi Gonzales

    Mon Sep 19 09:20:47 EDT 2016

    "Can't wait to participate in the Chasing Every Sunrise Run! Honoring all of your team ... especially Andy Downs who is a daily inspiration to so many of us on so many different levels!!!!"

    Shari Wolf

    Mon Sep 19 09:25:47 EDT 2016

    "Chasing Every Sunrise 4 Miler"

    Heather Blakely

    Mon Sep 19 09:29:27 EDT 2016

    "Keep chasing every sunrise Andrew!!"

    JoAnne Lavin

    Tue Sep 20 01:31:05 EDT 2016

    "#chasingeverysunrise with you!!"

    Ann Little

    Tue Sep 20 06:07:21 EDT 2016

    "Chasing Every Sunrise Andrew!!"

    Kimberly Levi

    Tue Sep 20 08:31:23 EDT 2016

    "There are far too many folks I could donate to honor and far too many I could donate in memory of so I've chosen one from my hometown and our most recently diagnosed. Robbie Taggart is a dear, sweet lady from our town who just in the last year received a diagnosis of leukemia. She left for Cleveland Clinic on Monday 9/19/16 to prepare for a stem cell transplant and will be away from her home for 3 months. Give it hell, Robbie! Andrew, you do likewise. "

    Linda Adams

    Wed Sep 21 12:29:31 EDT 2016

    "I think of you when I see the sunrise walking my girls each day and look forward to the Chasing Every Sunrise run"

    Heather Ciesielski

    Thu Sep 22 07:31:30 EDT 2016

    "Andrew I'm honored to run this with you and the other Challengers. Thank you for reminding me to stop, look and appreciate each and every #chasingeverysunrise "


    Tue Sep 27 09:25:17 EDT 2016

    "Chris and I will be participating in the Chasing Every Sunrise Run."

    Mollie & Chris Heinz

    Wed Sep 28 11:30:50 EDT 2016

    "Participating in the virtual Chasing Every Sunrise run for Andrew Downs. "

    Angie Rider

    Wed Sep 28 06:41:30 EDT 2016

    "#chasingeverysunrise.. "

    Gretchen Williams

    Wed Sep 28 09:56:39 EDT 2016

    "Chasing every sunrise with Andrew on Sunday."

    Caragh Fitzgerald

    Thu Sep 29 03:47:27 EDT 2016

    "Andrew, thanks for letting us help! I'll be Chasing Every Sunrise with you on Oct. 2nd!"

    Kelly Maloney

    Thu Sep 29 07:22:22 EDT 2016

    "Go Andrew! I will be doing my metric century ride in your honor tomorrow! "

    Sara Ferguson

    Sat Oct 01 07:16:33 EDT 2016

    "In honor Andrew and Chasing Every Sunrise!!"

    Tammy Jones

    Sat Oct 01 08:21:22 EDT 2016

    "Andrew, I have been humbled and inspired by you for a few years now. You are such a special soul. I am looking forward to participating in the Chasing Every Sunrise run tomorrow- 4 of my 7 miles will be dedicated to this important cause. Sending love. "

    Carissa Tiffany

    Sat Oct 01 09:39:43 EDT 2016

    "#chasing every sunrise"

    Kelly Little

    Mon Oct 03 07:12:42 EDT 2016

    "Chasing Every Sunrise with you!! "

    Cindi Hammer

    Tue Oct 11 07:49:38 EDT 2016

    "With hope and prayers for strength and healing and peace from your fellow Challenger."

    Erika Belton

    Sun Oct 02 04:56:59 EDT 2016

    "Chasing Every Sunrise Run!"


    Fri Sep 30 11:27:36 EDT 2016

    "Andrew, it is an honor to support you and this fight!"

    Joy Murray

    Thu Sep 29 01:47:10 EDT 2016

    "Andrew, I will be walking or biking along with you in the Chasing Every Sunrise run."

    Natalie Plummer

    Wed Sep 28 09:16:02 EDT 2016

    "My donation is in memory of my Father who battled Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma as well as Parkinson's Disease. It is also in honor of Andrew Downs who has inspired a Challenger Nation toward #chasingeveeysunrise! "

    Teri Davies

    Wed Sep 28 12:17:48 EDT 2016

    "Chasing Every Sunrise "

    Valerie Lores

    Wed Sep 28 09:27:51 EDT 2016

    "Chasing Every Sunrise Virtual"

    Rufus Simmons

    Fri Sep 23 12:03:21 EDT 2016

    "Chasing Every Sunrise"

    Shawn BURNS

    Thu Sep 22 05:37:52 EDT 2016

    "Keep on chasing the sunrise, my friend!"

    Iris Koller

    Thu Sep 22 10:30:35 EDT 2016

    "Proud to join you in support of LLS. I'll be participating in the virtual "Chasing Every Sunrise Run" on October 22, then I will "Light the Night" on October 23. "

    Barbara Zahs Rothstein

    Wed Sep 21 11:17:48 EDT 2016

    "For the Chasing Every Sunrise Virtual run. Good luck to all taking part."

    Gill E

    Wed Sep 21 10:38:20 EDT 2016

    "Chasing every sunrise with you!"

    Cathleen Adams

    Wed Sep 21 10:05:26 EDT 2016

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $1,990.43 | Goal: $1,000.00
199 %

My Team

Team Total: $14,497.00 | Goal: $15,000.00

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My Thanks To

Colleen Therrien $400.00
Kimberly Levi $100.00
Tammy Jones $50.00
Deborah Miller $50.00
Joy Murray $50.00
Gretchen Williams $50.00
Natalie Plummer $50.00
Angie Rider $50.00
Mollie & Chris Heinz $50.00
Erica Wardle $50.00
Rufus Simmons $50.00
Heather Ciesielski $50.00
Linda Adams $50.00
Cathleen Adams $50.00
Ann Little $50.00
Lorraine Benedict $50.00
Shari Wolf $50.00
Anonymous $30.00
Kelly Maloney $30.00
JoAnne Lavin $30.00
Susan Aberson $30.00
Didi Gonzales $30.00
Marcia Rego $30.00
Kelly Little $25.00
Carissa Tiffany $25.00
Patricia Lewis $25.00
Gill E $25.00
Anonymous $20.00
Cindi Hammer  
Erika Belton  
Sara Ferguson  
Caragh Fitzgerald  
Teri Davies  
Valerie Lores  
Shawn BURNS  
Iris Koller  
Elizabeth Stanfield  
Barbara Zahs Rothstein  
Myong Woo  
Heather Blakely  
Dani Boyles