Saturday, January 30, 2010
Your mom. Your dad. Your sister, brother, or your CHILD. ANYONE can be touched by various forms of blood cancer, and in your lifetime the chances are high that you will know someone that is. Almost 1 MILLION people are currently living with, or are in remission from, Leukemia, Hodgkin Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma or Myeloma. Every FOUR minutes, someone new is diagnosed with blood cancer. Every 10 minutes, someone dies.
Leukemia causes more deaths than any other cancer among children under the age of 20. Lymphomas are the most common blood cancers and incidence increases with age. The survival rate for myeloma is only 37.1 percent.
Want to help, but not sure how?? There is something that YOU can do! Donate!! The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has raised more than $680 million in research and $69 million in 2009 alone. Research funded by LLS has led or contributed to advances such as chemotherapy, bone marrow and stem cell transplantation and new, targeted oral therapies such as Gleevec.
I am raising funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) as a participant in their Team In Training program. I have committed to raise at least $3,000, as well as run the San Diego Marathon, and I'm asking you to help by making a donation to my fundraising campaign.
TRAIN. ENDURE. ACHIEVE. MATTER. Those are the words that motivate the Team in Training athletes to get out and train for an endurance event, as well as raise money that will save lives. Team in Training was founded in 1988, and with over 380,000 participants, has raised over $950 million dollars to support blood cancer research and offer support services for their patients.
Please use the link in this email to donate online quickly and securely plus learn more about my progress. You will receive a confirmation of your donation by email and I will be notified as soon as you make your donation.
Each donation helps accelerate finding a cure for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. More than 823,000 Americans are battling these blood cancers. I am hoping that my participation in Team in Training will help bring them hope and support.
On behalf of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the other members of Team in Training, thank you very much for your support. You CAN save a life. I greatly appreciate your generosity.
P.S. I would appreciate it if you would forward this link to as many people as you can to encourage them to donate as well. Thanks again.