Monday, October 01, 2007

Light the Night with LLS

Hello Friends!

As you know Kristen and I are dedicated to helping support those fighting cancer and have rallied behind the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. We would like you to consider joining us at their annual event LIGHT THE NIGHT.
This year LIGHT THE NIGHT will be held at Centennial Olympic Park on Saturday, October 13th at 7:30pm. This event is sponsored by Leukemia Lymphoma Society to help raise money and awareness for blood related cancers. The Society funds lifesaving cancer research that has contributed to major advances in the treatment of blood cancers and many other types of cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and stem cell transplants that have prolonged and enhanced the lives of patients. New targeted therapies that kill cancer cells without harming normal tissue have already begun to provide drugs and procedures that are improving quality of life.

But more research is critically needed:

§ Every five minutes someone is diagnosed with blood cancer.
§ Every ten minutes, someone dies.
§ Leukemia causes more deaths among children than any other cancer
§ More than 20,000 Americans died from lymphoma in 2006
§ The survival rate for myeloma is just 33 per cent

Kristen and I have formed a team and would love for you to walk with us. CLICK on this link for more details and to join our team

Rebecca and Kristen