Sixteen Months post transplant and counting!

My Fundraising Page
Jul 25, 2012

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.

As many of you know, I've been battling AML since November 2010. I returned to work in September 2011 and in just one month, we raised over $60k for the LLS via the 2011 Light the Night walk. We have a goal of $100k this year, and you can help!


To join a team and sign up to walk, click the JOIN button of the appropriate team at the bottom of the Team page. You will then get your own page (with a portable URL that you can plaster all over the interwebs) and people can donate directly to you! If I can get through 4 rounds of chemo and a stem-cell-marrow transplant, you can walk two miles!


To donate to a team, click the VIEW TEAM PAGE button in the right sidebar of this page. Then scroll to the bottom to find the team to which you want to donate.

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 or any team page.


I'm continuing to kick its ass, but we have been dealing with chronic graft vs host disease. With a recent tweak to my meds, we are hopeful that the worst is behind us. We still have another 12 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.

Pciture from the Fortune article


In the time that I've been battling, the LLS has made an extremely positive impact on my (and my family's) life. Therefore, for my second Light the Night walk, I am proud not only to be's Team Captain but also to be on the Light Night Night Executive Leadership committee. Interested in getting (your company) more invloved? Comment on this page and let me know.


Supporter Comments

    "go JG!"

    Mikey & Mary Reppy

    Thu Sep 06 01:41:58 EDT 2012

    "You are an inspiration! "

    Marni Berger

    Fri Oct 12 02:49:49 EDT 2012

    "I was hoping to make it out to walk with you but my donation and thoughts will have to do for this year. Keep up the great work and KIA. You're awesome and I love you, bud! "

    Mike Sirowitz

    Tue Oct 16 03:47:54 EDT 2012

    "John - you are truly an inspiration and I am proud to have you as part of our team. Thanks to the many people who made donations and are joining the walk which has helped us reach our goal."

    Claus Moldt

    Thu Oct 18 02:42:12 EDT 2012

    "Way to go JG!"


    Thu Oct 18 07:28:32 EDT 2012

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $51,055.40 | Goal: $10,000.00
511 %

My Team

Team Total: $175,949.94 | Goal: $100,000.00

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My Thanks To

Claus Moldt  
Richard Fromm  
Laurie Shah  
Mike Sirowitz  
Vi Ly  
paul vine  
Marni Berger  
Dave & Laura Brown  
William Gallagher  
Ross Pasquale  
David Greene  
Mary Powell  
Nancy Dushkin  
Travis Corson  
Takanori Seki  
Olivier Pin  
Fern Kaufman  
Robert Rossi  
michael cox  
Jesse Collins  
John O'Brien  
Liz Mattin  
Pairjat Sharma  
Mikey & Mary Reppy  
Adrienne Greene  
Michel Bosco  
Ronan Conneely  
Kieran Carrick  
Jeanine Walters  
John Durocher  
Alicia & Ranga  
Steve Fisher  
Mark Griffith  
Tennille Christensen  
Jimmy Lee  
Mary Beth Kaufman  
Gaurav Chawla  
Daniel McGarry  
Bart Hanlon  
Kuni Montani  
Caroline Roth  
Jean Kintisch  
Eileen OBrien  
Scott Hansma  
Eileen Knox  
Marty & Diana Spiller  
Subhash Menon  
Eric Simon  
Mike Kreaden  
Jane Koehler