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Welcome to Team Monica Pyka's Miami Homepage
Oct 20, 2013

Welcome to Team Monica Pyka's Miami Light The Night Walk Team Fundraising Page!

(Pictured above - Team Monica at the Light the Night Walk Napa Valley on September 29, 2013)

Message from Team Captain: Heather Patchen - Help Us Reach Our Goal!

For months, I have been attending various 5K events around the area dressed asTeam Monica's Leukemia-Ass Kicking Fairy, sporting an orange tutu, angel wings, and a wand with a picture of my friend and Badger buddy Monica Pyka. For nearly two years, she has been fighting a brave war against Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL).

Monica was pregnant at the time of her diagnosis, but had to terminate - an emotionally painful decision - because she needed to immediately undergo a very aggressive regimen of chemotherapy. A risky bone marrow transplant soon followed at Stanford Hospital, but the cancer has returned to her brain and spinal fluid. Through the great support of her husband Geoff, her 10-year-old-daughter Katherine and countless family and friends from all over, she has continued the fight to beat cancer. On September 29, 2013, Monica along with her Team of family and friends participated in the Light the Night Walk Napa Valley.

I would encourage you, at the very least, to visit my personal page to read more about her story. Join our team and walk in honor of my good friend or simply donate. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light The Night Walk funds treatments that save lives, it's all due to people like you. Without your efforts LLS could not provide these lifesaving treatments. LLS really is making cures happen with your help.

Friends, families and co-workers form fundraising teams and millions of consumers help by donating at retail outlets. These efforts culminate in inspirational, memorable evening walks in over two hundred communities each fall across North America.

Please join our team's effort today by registering to walk or by making a donation. Your participation in the Light The Night Walk will save lives today. Be sure to check our team Web site frequently to see our progress, and thanks for your support!

Team Name Subteam Walk Site Date Team Captain City/State  
Team Monica Miami   Bayfront Park 11/16/13 Heather A Patchen Miami, FL  

Supporter Comments

    "Much love and support from Amaniac and your friend, Amanda"

    Amanda Koziar & Amaniac Design

    Fri Oct 25 05:07:50 EDT 2013

    "Go get 'em Leukemia Fighting Fairy!"


    Sun Oct 27 07:36:07 EDT 2013

    "Keep up the fight!!! Thinking of you and sending you many hugs!"

    Kelly Berge (Henderson)

    Tue Nov 05 10:52:27 EST 2013

    "Heather and Monica: Thank you for sharing your story with all of us. What a beautiful testament to friendship and Sisterhood. Katy"

    Katy Batterman

    Tue Nov 05 11:32:26 EST 2013

    "sending big hugs and hopeful wishes your way, monica!"

    jessica mccann

    Tue Nov 05 11:35:13 EST 2013

    "Supporting your brave fight, Monica!! Keep being such a great inspiration!"

    Becky Schueller

    Sat Nov 16 05:55:06 EST 2013

Team Fundraising Total

Goal: $2,000.00
161 %
Donations: $3,215.00

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Thanks To

jessica mccann $200.00
Becky Schueller $100.00
Anne Wal $50.00
Anonymous $50.00
Amanda Koziar & Amaniac D... $50.00
Edgatdo herrada $30.00
Kelly Berge (Henderson) $30.00
Greg Takoudes $25.00
Michelle and Damian Diegu... $25.00
Katy Batterman