My Fundraising Page

Welcome to my "Cancer Free" celebration page!
Oct 05, 2011

As many of you know, several years ago my Dad, Rich Zavadowski, was diagnosed with a very rare, very aggressive lymphoma (called peripheral t-cell lymphoma). Unfortunately, because this type is so rare, doctors around the world simply don't know enough for standardized treatment.

But the good news is, my Dad was accepted into a research protocol at the NIH's National Cancer Institute. And because of the research my Dad participated in, not only was he part of helping doctor's move one step closer to a cure, but he's also CANCER-FREE. In fact, in September 2011, we celebrated his three year "all clear" checkup!

Plus, my Mom, Mary Ann Zavadowski, is also a breast cancer survivor. Thanks to cutting edge medical science, she is now celebrating her 9th year cancer free. To say all of this is a blessing would be an understatement. ;)

However, the fight against cancer is still raging on....and I'm asking for YOUR help to make sure this valuable research continues, and to celebrate this important milestone for our family and friends! That's why this year I'm on the National Capital Area's Leadership Team for their "Light the Night" walks -- the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's evening walk and fundraising event.

For more than 60 years, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) has been solely focused on people with blood cancers. Presently, they have more than $250 million committed to research across the United States and in ten other countries. Every dollar is provided by concerned donors. They invest in the best, outcome-based science: a) Anywhere, with no geographic or institutional boundaries, b) Without profit incentive and c) To meet unmet Medicare needs of people with blood cancers.

So how can you help support these life-saving endeavors? Glad you asked! :) Here's the easiest way to support "Team Zavadowski"...

Please donate on this page by clicking "Donate Now" on the right-hand side. ANY amount makes a difference, and you'll join hundreds of thousands of people supporting this all-important event!

Keep in mind, LLS-funded advances are helping patients beyond those for whom they were originally developed, including people with solid tumors and auto-immune diseases. In the past decade, nearly 50% (19 out of 39) of the cancer drugs approved by the FDA were approved as treatments for blood cancer patients. Twelve are already approved for people beyond those for whom they were first developed. With your help, we are saving lives....

  • A donation of $25 provides patients and their loved ones with FREE booklets that contain up-to-date information on their disease and help them make informed decisions about their treatment options.
  • A donation of $50 makes possible a Family Support group with a trained facilitator where comfort can be found and experiences can be shared among patients and family members.
  • A donation of $100 helps supply laboratory researchers with supplies and materials critical to carrying out their search for cures.
  • A donation of $1,000 makes possible one- on-one conversations with health care specialists who provide patients with information about their disease, treatment options, and helps prepare them with questions for their health care team.

Remember, we all know someone who has been affected by cancer. With "Light the Night", it's our chance to "walk the talk" and make a difference.

Please make a donation to support my participation in the Light The Night Walk and help save lives. Be sure to check my Web site frequently to see my progress, and thanks for your support!


Supporter Comments

    "Rock on, brother!"

    Charity Chimp

    Fri Dec 09 12:35:25 EST 2011

    "Keep up all the great work. The Ringold Brothers are honored to support such a great cause."

    The Ringold Brothers

    Thu Oct 06 10:00:04 EDT 2011

    "wish i could be there to walk with you!"


    Wed Sep 28 07:59:52 EDT 2011

    "Go Team Zavadowski!"

    Mallory Gianola

    Wed Sep 14 02:40:17 EDT 2011

    "Thanks for your efforts"

    richard bludworth

    Tue Sep 13 01:13:46 EDT 2011

    "Chris... happy to help out with such a worthy cause!"

    John Sanpietro

    Mon Sep 12 02:01:56 EDT 2011

    "Glad to support a great cause, hope this helps."

    Captain Lou & Phyllis

    Tue Sep 06 11:49:19 EDT 2011

    "great cause chris! best of luck on your goal! :)"

    Brian Bagnall

    Wed Aug 24 04:55:16 EDT 2011

    "Chris - you are doing a remarkable thing my friend. Good luck for the walk and best wishes to your mum and dad"

    Barry Dunlop

    Tue Aug 23 04:19:59 EDT 2011

    "Keep on punchin' out cancer, Chris!!!"

    Don K. Paunche

    Thu Aug 04 02:16:32 EDT 2011

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $11,844.72 | Goal: $100.00
11845 %

My Team

Team Total: $16,493.50 | Goal: $15,001.00

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My Thanks To

Benihana Event $1023.50
Timothy Schmidt $1000.00
Dori Friend $1000.00
Chris Zavadowski $1000.00
Isabel Price & Jeff Siege... $1000.00
Don K. Paunche $501.00
Perry Belcher $500.00
richard bludworth $500.00
Philip Donahoe $500.00
joe spano $500.00
Michael Filsaime $500.00
Francis & Jenny Falgiano $400.00
The Ringold Brothers $250.00
Michael Geary $250.00
Brett Fogle $250.00
Gary Nealon $250.00
Timothy Kerber $150.00
Charity Chimp $146.77 $123.45
Jason & Christina Harmon $100.00
Ben and Sarah Roy $100.00
Susan $100.00
Mallory Gianola $100.00
Chad Doty | 37th Parallel... $100.00
Aydika James $100.00
John Sanpietro $100.00
Patrick Meehan $100.00
Ryan Lee $100.00
Captain Lou & Phyllis $100.00
valerie young $100.00
Jimmy Sweeney $100.00
Diane Johnston $100.00
Brian Bagnall $100.00
Barry Dunlop $100.00
Michael Cline $100.00
Kim Jacobson $100.00
Jeff Mulligan $100.00
Dorsey Drummond $50.00
Becky Monfrida $50.00
Kerwin $30.00
Joanna Kinsman $25.00
Andrew Berdak $20.00