Thank you for taking a moment to visit my fundraising home page! I am joining hundreds of other candidates across the country who are also taking on this challenge to help find a cure for leukemia, lymphoma and other blood cancers. Your support is crucial in helping me reach my goal of $50, 000 during this 10 week campaign. One dollar= One vote!
-40% of all FDA approved cancer treatments were originally approved for blood cancer. So the research that we are funding, helps more than just blood cancer patients.
-Despite progress, more than a third of blood cancer patients still do not survive 5 years after their diagnosis.
-Approximately every three minutes one person in the United States is diagnosed with a blood cancer.
Please join me in supporting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) by making a donation to my fundraising campaign for Man & Woman of the Year.
Why am I involved?
Born and raised in Savannah, I have been fortunate to be a part of a family business that has introduced me to some of the finest people in our great city. One of those people that I have always admired for their gracious spirit is Mrs. Natalie Deriso, who currently fights Myelodysplastic Syndrome. When I was first approached about this campaign, I wasn’t sure that I was the right person to be advocating for this cause; mainly because my immediate family and friends have (thankfully!) not suffered from blood cancers. It didn’t take long for me to remember Mrs. Deriso, a customer of the Dry Cleaners for as far back as I can remember, who is certainly a special kind of friend.
Another special person that I remembered was Mrs. Kathy Metz. Having battled leukemia for the past few years, she has now retired from Calvary Day School. Mrs. Metz was a major influencer during my time there. Like all of the best educators, she succeeded by encouraging her students to always do their best, letting them know that they were loved and cared for and teaching them to serve others. Now it is my turn to do the same for this unforgettable teacher of mine!
I will venture to say that virtually no one is untouched by some form of cancer. From these adult women with grand children of their own to a young girl and boy of 13 and 8 years, cancer shows no mercy. My late grandfather Herbert Curry, Sr., died from lung cancer 8 years ago. Selfless and hardworking, he instilled in me the values of service and sacrifice. It is for my grandfather, Gabi, Daniel, Mrs. Deriso, Mrs. Metz and the millions like them who suffer from any type of cancer, that I am campaigning for a cure!
Thank you again for your time and support! Our efforts will be put to work immediately by helping fund the therapies and treatments that save lives, not someday but today. We really are getting so close to our goal of a world without blood cancers!
On behalf of blood cancer patients everywhere, thank you for your support! For more information about LLS, please visit www.lls.org
The 2017 Boy and Girl of the Year:
Daniel (8) and Gabrielle (13)