My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Mar 22, 2010 by Susanne Bartz Albertelli

Welcome to my personal page for Team Kim Maria Light The Night Walk ~ Please Support our Walk to Honor Kim's Memory on Friday, September 24th at Delaware Park, Buffalo, NY

Light The Night Walk is The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's 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.

In June, 2008 our daughter, sister and friend Kim Maria Bartz LaRotonda lost her battle with multiple myeloma and plasma cell leukemia at the age of 42. Once Kim had a dream that she was running around Delaware Park with a giant needle popping giant red balloons that represented cancer. With that vision in mind, it seemed fitting we honor her loving, beautiful memory this year by participating in Light the Night. All money raised will be donated by the Kim Maria Foundation. To learn more about the foundation, visit

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.

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.
  • 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.

In Kim's memory we ask you please make a donation to support our team's participation in the Light The Night Walk and help save lives. Be sure to check our Web site frequently to see our progress, and thanks for your support!

Go Team Kim Maria!


Supporter Comments

    "For sisters everywhere who love each other dearly."

    Susan & Stephen Van Loan

    Mon Aug 30 07:14:54 EDT 2010

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $731.25 | Goal: $400.00
183 %

My Team

Team Total: $1,600.00 | Goal: $2,000.00

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My Thanks To

Susan & Stephen Van Loan $100.00
Margarete Bartz $100.00
Gerald Bartz $100.00
Richard Snider $100.00
Susan and John Westgate $50.00
Julie Camp $50.00
Suzanne Keller-Eleey $50.00