Posted by: shanty | September 26, 2007

Help Light the Night…


Sorry again for the charity post, but I wanted to take a minute of your time to thank those of you who have generously donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night Walk I am participating in on Saturday October 6th.

Your donations are very much appreciated and will go a long way in hopefully finding a cure in the near future.

I am asking those who have yet to donate to remind you that there is only a little more than a week before the walk. I know we are all very busy, but I am asking you to PLEASE take a few minutes to go to my personalized website and donate any amount you can.

For those of you that don’t know, in April 2003 my mother was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins Lymphoma and after going through various chemotherapy and radiation treatments has been in remission for over three years. My mom has been lucky so far, but many are not.

Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma is the sixth most common cancer and the sixth most common cause of cancer death, accounting for 4 percent of all cancers and 4 percent of cancer deaths. Because there is no comprehensive national tumor registry in the U.S., the true incidence of NHL may be much higher. Some estimates range as high as 80,000 cases every year. The five year survival rate is 52.6% but the disease invariably returns and is usually fatal. There is hope on the horizon, though. A vaccine called BiovaxID is a personalized lymphoma vaccine that if approved could cure non-Hodgkins Lymphoma for good.

My goal is $1,000 and I have only raised $330 so far. Again I cannot stress how important ANY amount is.


Since it’s founding in 1949, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society has invested more than $550 million in leukemia, lymphoma & myeloma research. Society-funded research has led to key advances in understanding blood cancer & life-saving drugs to fight them.

Please read below to see how donations are used:

$$ The Power of Fundraising Dollars $$

$150 provides TEN patients access to an educational teleconference about research and treatment of their specific blood cancer.

$300 will train 25 Peer Volunteers to provide emotional support to newly diagnosed patients.

$400 provides teachers with an educational pediatric instructional manual to assist children returning to school after cancer treatment.

$500 provides a patient with leukemia, lymphoma, or myeloma with patient aid to support their medical treatment and travel to medical appointments for one year.

$500 also provides a monthly family support group program for ONE YEAR for 20 patients.

$ 1,000 will provide reimbursement for radiation co-pays, not covered by insurance, for two lymphoma patients.


So please, take the time right now to click here to donate! $5, $10, $50, $500… whatever you can spare is greatly appreciated!

Thanks for taking the time to read this. 

Please feel free to link this on your own blog or pass it on to ANYONE you think would be interested in donating!



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