My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Oct 23, 2018


Welcome to My Light The Night Fundraising Page

Join me in bringing light to the darkness of cancer by donating towards my fundraising efforts in support of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light The Night.

In 2008 my husband, Rich, was diagnosed with a very rare, very aggressive Stage IV lymphoma called Peripheral T-cell Lymphoma. This type of lymphoma is so rare doctors around the world still do not have a standardized treatment. Four out of five people who get this type of cancer die within five years (many much sooner).

Rich had limited options and after months of tests, hospital visits and consultations, he was accepted into a research program at the NIH's National Cancer Institute. He underwent 650 hours of experimental chemotherapy over 5 months. Because of his participation in this research, not only was he part of helping doctors move one step closer to a cure, he was CANCER-FREE for over 5 years with no recurrence since his treatment and on March 13, 2014 the doctors told him he is considered CURED!

This year we celebrate that he is TEN YEARS CANCER-FREE!!!!

Thanks to amazing cancer research that works and amazing medical care, family and friends...progress is being made. However, the fight against cancer is still raging on. Even if you haven’t had to deal with a blood cancer, chances are you, a loved one or someone you know has been touched by some form of cancer. “Light The Night” is a chance to make a difference.

This year, on Saturday, October 20, 2018 our family participated in the National Capital Area's "Light The Night" walk -- the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's evening walk and fundraising event – we joined in with hundreds of thousands of others around the globe to raise funds for lifesaving research and patient services.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night walks bring light to the darkness of cancer.  This was our 8th year walking with an amazing team of family and friends. We are driven to support this walk each year by the desire to have Rich’s survival story become a reality for others. 

Can you help to support “Team Zavadowski”to hit our fund-raising commitment?

With your help, we are saving lives because of the donations people like you have made so that people like Rich can continue to live and enjoy life with family & friends. Please consider donating to support our team's participation in this walk and help save lives.

The easiest way to support "Team Zavadowski… click "Donate Now" on the right-hand side of this page.  ANY amount makes a difference in supporting this to research and care.  Choose whatever option works best for you and join others supporting this all-important event. 

Your generosity is deeply appreciated. Thank you sincerely for your support!!

God Bless,

Mary Ann


Supporter Comments

    "Your dedication to this cause is amazing beyond words!"

    Christina Culp

    Fri Oct 19 07:55:38 EDT 2018

    "Pleased to be able to donate to such a good cause once again. "

    Brian and Julie Risen

    Sun Oct 28 10:33:34 EDT 2018

    "Let's Go Team Zavadowski!"

    John J Burke

    Tue Oct 16 12:03:40 EDT 2018

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $1,100.00 | Goal: $1,000.00
110 %

My Team

Team Total: $13,231.11 | Goal: $15,000.00

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My Thanks To

Sandra Goldwater $100.00
Christina Culp $100.00
John J Burke $100.00
Anthony Pokorny $100.00
Julie & Jim Gilbert $100.00
Anonymous $100.00
Brian and Julie Risen  
Mary McCusker  
Paulette Tran  
Georgia Brooks