Saturday, September 13, 2008

A family who walks to help...and one who blogs...

Earlier this spring, my sister walked for the American Cancer Society. Now Hubby's sister is walking for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Her walk is September 26th. Her team, formed of a group of co-workers, is walking in honor of a few co-workers who are dealing with cancer in various stages. I am not walking with them, but blogging to help share the word. The information below is from the Light the Night website.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Light The Night Walk is an annual event to raise funds for cures. It’s the nation’s night to pay tribute and bring hope to thousands of patients and their families.

Funds raised through Light The Night Walk support the work of hundreds of the world’s best and brightest researchers in their search for better therapies and cures for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.

Anyone can take part—children, adults and seniors are all welcome. This is a casual Walk with no fitness requirements. Not only will you be helping find cures, but there are incentives that can be earned for different fundraising levels. Learn more about Walk incentives.

Now in it's 10th year, Light The Night is celebrating a Decade of Difference. During this time:

  • Nearly half a million patients and their caretakers have called the LLS Information Resource Center and received critical information about blood cancers, therapy options and issues surrounding treatment and survival.
  • Nearly $40 million was disbursed to patients through the LLS Patient Assistance program to help them get the treatment they needed to fight their cancer.
  • Over 100,000 patients and family members found comfort and hope through LLS First Connection and Family Support Groups.
  • LLS granted $425 million to more than 400 scientists searching for cures and improved treatments for patients.
  • LLS funding contributed to the development of a host of new drugs that are affecting patient survival and quality of life.
  • LLS-funded researchers began working in novel areas that hold great promise for finding cures and better treatments including new, less toxic stem cell transplants, immunotherapies and other targeted therapies.
  • Our Advocacy Network has successfully supported pro-patient legislation that will:
    • Help advance blood cancer research
    • Extend Medicare coverage to include oral anti-cancer drugs
    • Help fund efforts to reach underserved blood cancer patients

Please bring help and hope to thousands of people battling cancer.

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