jg's Light the Night Homepage

jg's Fundraising Page
Aug 29, 2011

Light The Night Walk is The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's annual fundraising walk to pay tribute and bring hope to people battling cancer. Hundreds of thousands of participants raise funds for lifesaving research and patient services.

Captain jg

As many of you know, I've been battling AML since November 2010. So far, I'm kicking its ass, but we still have another 18 months before we can declare victory. You can follow my story and progress here on my blog. While we are confident that I will make a full recovery, not everyone is so lucky. And even the lucky ones suffer more than you can imagine getting treatment for this horrible disease.

In the short time that I've been battling, the LLS has made an extremely positive impact on my (and my family's) life. Therefore, even though this is my first Light the Night walk, I am proud to be Salesforce.com's Team Captain for this year's walk and am on a mission to get 100 Salesforce employees to join the team and to raise $100.000 among all team members. If I can get through 4 rounds of chemo and a stem-cell-marrow transplant, you can walk!

Be sure to check this page to see the donation progress, and join the Chatter Group (coming soon) for discussion and more info.


To join the team and sign up to walk, click right here or click the JOIN button at the bottom of the Salesforce.com Team page. You will then get your own page and people can donate directly to you.

To donate to the team, click the VIEW TEAM PAGE button in the right sidebar of this page.

To donate to an individual (which gets rolled up to the team) click on that individual's name in the right sidebar of this page.

LLS Info

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. The LLS invests in the best, outcome based science:

  • Anywhere, with no geographic or institutional boundaries
  • Without profit incentive
  • To meet unmet Medicare needs of people with blood cancers

And 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, the LLS is 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.

Of all the cancer related charities, the LLS stands out as one of the best organizations out there. In fact, in December 2010, my family and friends donated almost $1900 to the LLS via the piano fund surplus. You can read about that on this blog post.

Light the Night Team Captain and AML ass kicker,

-John Greene



Supporter Comments

    "This past year you've helped remind me of what's important in life -- thank you for sharing your experience on your blog. It's ass is kicked!"

    Caroline Roth

    Thu Aug 18 01:44:14 EDT 2011

    "Keep up the good work kicking it's ass jg! Looking forward to your return :)"

    Chris John

    Fri Aug 19 11:44:52 EDT 2011

    "Keep on kicking its ass - hopefully every little bit helps, and if things ever improve in this economy I plan to come out to see you. Big love, shmoopie - rock on."


    Mon Aug 29 04:50:39 EDT 2011

    "Lets kick its ass!"

    benji jasik

    Tue Aug 30 06:17:12 EDT 2011

    "Happy Birthday!"

    Philip & Misha

    Fri Oct 07 05:07:02 EDT 2011

    "Go cubs"

    Heather and Rob Woollen

    Wed Oct 12 11:49:26 EDT 2011

    "Go get 'em, John!"

    Jason Freedman

    Fri Oct 14 05:49:20 EDT 2011

    "For more kicks in the ass of AML!!"

    Michel and Michele Bosco

    Sun Oct 16 10:31:08 EDT 2011

    "You are an inspiration."

    Allen Braker

    Mon Oct 24 09:04:02 EDT 2011

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $13,573.65 | Goal: $10,000.00
136 %

My Team

Team Total: $61,917.00 | Goal: $100,000.00

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My Thanks To

Salesforce Foundation-LTN  
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Salesforce Foundation-LTN  
Sales Force Foundation  
Sales Force Foundation  
Sales Force Foundation  
Sales Force Foundation  
Sales Force Foundation  
Sales Force Foundation  
Sales Force Foundation  
Steve Nahm  
Mary Beth & Scott  
David Kellogg  
Parker Harris  
John O'Brien  
Allen Braker  
Ashlee & Ethan  
Elizabeth Walchuk  
Merreck Temchin  
Natasha Young  
Arwen Hawes  
Mihir Kulkarni  
gina kossler  
Robert Spike  
Yani Teichner  
Chuck Ganapathi  
Xiaolei (Alex) Hu  
Douglas Simon  
Steve Greene  
Rebecca Benhuri  
Michel and Michele Bosco  
Jane E. Koehler  
Jason Freedman  
Bill Gallagher  
Alicia & Ranga  
Gaurav Chawla  
Rachel Abraham-Pollard  
Bruce Francis  
Heather and Rob Woollen  
mark gallagher  
Kuni Montani  
Philip & Misha  
Jean Kintisch  
Henry Humphreys  
Richard Fromm  
mick cox  
Kumar Allamraju  
Eileen O'Brien  
Salesforce Foundation-LTN  
Salesforce Foundation-LTN  
Kirsten Wolberg  
Richard and Eileen Knox  
Kate Loftus  
benji jasik  
Dan McGarry  
Marty & Diana Spiller  
Carol Franger  
Steve Fisher  
Adrienne & Daniel Greene  
Rebecca Oliver  
Srikanth Jujare  
Chris John  
amy farrow  
Jay Hurst  
Heather Romios  
Mike Saldi  
Scott Hansma  
Mae Umbriac  
Caroline Roth  
Eric Simon  
Bart Hanlon  
Subhash Menon  
Tennille Christensen  
Taisuke Sato  
John Greene