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


At 7:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My best to you. I found your blog while searching for clever/inspirational songs to use to create a playlist for a friend who was recently diagnosed with leukemia. Great songs, by the way.
It was inspirational to read your blog and I was pleased to hear of your triumph when I jumped to the end/recent posts. Wishing you continued health and a full life.
Nicole Matero, Pa

At 11:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Rebecca!
I wanted to touch base...I am sorry I can't find your email & phone number from the last time we spoke.
I was wondering if you would mind calling my husband Jeff (if you are still an advocate for LLS). Jeff spoke with you during his first round with Hodgkins (and we both so appreciated your support & insight) & now we just found out it has come back. I know you have too much experience with round 2! But I know he would appreciate hearing your story & chatting with you a bit. If you wouldn't mind emailing me: I can give you his number...or vice versa. Thanks so much, Melissa


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