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Aug 17, 2010

Kareem and Nicole Have Something in Common

and it's Not Just Their Smiles

Nicole and Kareem Abdul-Jabar were both diagnosed

with Philadelphia Chromosome-positive

chronic myeloid leukemia

Nicole died from her illness just after her 14th birthday,

but thanks to research, the prognosis for CML

patients like Kareem is so much brighter.

Kickin’ for Kids is proud to be a supporter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night event, an evening walk and fundraising event. It is the nation's night to pay tribute and bring hope to thousands of people battling blood cancers and to commemorate loved ones lost. For Kickin’ for Kids, it is our special tribute to Nicole Calhoun in whose memory Kickin’ for Kids was founded in 1995 after she lost her battle with leukemia.

You might choose one of two simple ways to help, but first, I’d like to tell you why it’s so important.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) funds lifesaving research that has contributed to major advances in the treatment of blood cancers and treatments for other types of cancer, such as chemotherapy and stem cell transplants. New targeted therapies that kill cancer cells without harming normal tissue are providing drugs and procedures that are improving quality of life. So much progress has been made since 1987 when Nicole was first diagnosed.

In fact, in 2009 alone, LLS researchers were conducting more than 90 clinical trials, a critical step in the development of new treatments and cures that will help patients live better, longer 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. Newly diagnosed patients are desperate for information and this is such a great help in coping.

  • 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. It means no one needs to experience the burden alone.

  • A donation of $100 helps supply laboratory researchers with supplies and materials critical to carrying out their search for cures. Simply stated, research provides hope.

  • 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. Knowing someone is always available to talk is such a comfort.

OK, here are the two easy ways you can help.

Easy #1: Join our team and raise $100 (I promise to provide lots of encouragement and coaching along the way, but this will be so easy you’ll exceed $100 in no time). You even get your own fundraising page. To join our team, simply scroll down and click the red "join" button.

Easy #2: If you’re not able to participate, please support our team with a donation made directly to Kickin’ for Kids - we’re a registered 501 (c) (3) non-profit. Visit www.kickinforkids.org and click on the Donate tab. All donations made between August 4 and November 30, 2010 will be donated directly to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

On behalf of all the children battling leukemia, thank you so much for your support. To contact us directly, please email kfkids@earthlink.net.

Marla Grant

Kickin' for Kids, Executive Director

Team Name Subteam Walk Site Date Team Captain City/State  
Kickin' for Kids   George M. Steinbrenner Field 11/13/10 Marla Grant Tampa, FL  

Team Fundraising Total

Goal: $2,500.00
103 %
Donations: $2,570.00

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