Welcome to Team Zavadowski's Fundraising Page

Welcome to Team Zavadowski's Fundraising Page
Sep 20, 2018

Hi! Chris Zavadowski here! Several years ago my Dad, Rich Zavadowski, was diagnosed with a very rare, very aggressive lymphoma (called peripheral t-cell lymphoma, unspecified). Unfortunately, because this type of blood cancer is so rare, doctors around the world simply don't know enough for effective, standardized treatment.

It was a scary time, because four out of five people who get his cancer die within five years (many much sooner).

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 as of March 13, 2014, his doctors declared him CURED, the word every cancer patient wants to hear!

Thanks to amazing cancer research that WORKS (support it on this page!) and amazing medical care, and amazing family & friends...progress is being made!

Plus, my Mom, Mary Ann Zavadowski, is also a breast cancer survivor. Thanks to cutting edge medical science, she is now celebrating her 16th year cancer-free.

And we have THREE other awesome cancer surviors on our team, a family member who beat prostate cancer, another team member who is alive today because of a miracle "pill a day" blood cancer treatment (a treatment funded by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society!), and another team member who beat blood cancer.

To say all of this is a blessing would be an understatement. :-)

Unfortunately, we also have several team members and supporters of our team who also lost loved ones to this terrible disease. We carry gold lanterns in their honor when we walk so that we may never forget those who made the ultimate sacrifice in this battle.

Truth is, we've all been touched my cancer in some way, and the fight against cancer is still raging on. Which is why we're 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 we're again fundraising as a team for the "Light the Night" walks - the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's annual evening walk and fundraising event to pay tribute and bring hope to those battling cancer.

To date, we've raised over $194,000! For the last seven years, we've been one of the top family & friends team for our entire region, and this year, with YOUR help, we're doing it again -- and joining in with hundreds of thousands of others around the globe to raise funds for lifesaving research and patient services!

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. We invest in the best, outcome based science:

  • Anywhere, with no geographic or institutional boundaries
  • Without profit incentive
  • To meet unmet medical 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 click on a team member's name on the right-hand side and then click "Donate Now" on that team member's page. ANY amount makes a difference, and you'll join hundreds of thousands of people supporting this all-important event!

OR, if you'd like to join us for the Walk on October 20 in Washington, DC and be part of a special team, click "WALK WITH US" at the top of the page!

Kind 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 $30 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 our team's participation in the Light The Night Walk and help save lives. Be sure to check my Web site frequently to see our progress, and thanks for your support!

Let's make our team's survival stories become a reality for thousands of others! It sure feels good to make a REAL impact, doesn't it? :)

With gratitude,
Chris and Team Zavadowski

Team Name Subteam Walk Site Date Team Captain City/State  
Team Zavadowski   National Mall 10/20/18 Chris Zavadowski Washington, DC  

Team Fundraising Total

Goal: $15,000.00
88 %
Donations: $13,231.11

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