Important Note Regarding Online Fundraising

Jun 14, 2013
by Ben Gary

Important Note Regarding Online Fundraising:

Thank you so much for your interest in supporting LLS’s mission to cure blood cancer, not someday but today! Please note, online fundraising gifts made after 8:00 pm today (Friday, June 14th) and forward will not impact the announcement of the 2013 local Man and Woman of the Year in Greater Los Angeles, your donation will still greatly impact LLS’s mission.


Apr 26, 2013
by Ben Gary

Dear Friends & Family,

In 2012 one of our close friends, Lindsey Gonzales, was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma. Over the year, we watched a once vibrant 23 year old battle a disease that destroyed her body and threatened to take her life. We saw her husband, Tony, struggle to care for his wife while working long hours in order to support them and pay mounting hospital bills.

Thankfully, after an arduous fight for her life, Lindsey went into remission. She is now determined to do whatever she can to help others who are still in the fight for their lives battling blood cancer. Observing firsthand the devastating effects this disease had on Lindsey made it clear to us a cure must be found and those battling blood cancer need care and support. The fact is this disease kills more kids and young adults than any other form of cancer in the U.S.! Every 4 minutes someone is diagnosed and every 10 minutes someone dies from this disease.

In honor of Lindsey, we are participating in The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Man and Woman of the Year campaign (with Lindsey as our captain) to raise the critical research funding needed to unlock the cure. It is this continued commitment to research that provides hope, inspiration and endurance for those still fighting. In their honor, we have named our team H.I.E. - Hope Inspired Endurance.

Our campaign began April 1st and we need your support! There are many different ways you can help make a tremendous impact and save lives: make a monetary or gift-in-kind donation, join our campaign team, attend our campaign kickoff Art of Life launch party on April 11th, attend and/or sponsor the Grand Finale Gala on June 15th, advocate for our support and even a Facebook share. However you can help will be greatly appreciated!

On behalf of blood cancer patients everywhere we thank you for your time, consideration and support! Please check back here often for updates on our campaign and information on how you can continue to support. For more information about LLS, please visit

With Love & Gratitude,

Ben & Danielle

Team H.I.E.


Apr 11, 2013
by Ben Gary

Here's a complete list of the raffle items available tonight.

3 $20 cards: Cafe Demitasse - DTLA

Manicure $20

Gift Card For 2 Large 1 Topping Pizzas from 9th Street Pizza - $35

Les Noces Du Figaro Gift Card

Men's Loyal Mission Jeans and Haircut: $210

Women's Loyal Mission Jeans + Mani: $185

One night stay at the historic Millenium Biltmore Hotel with breakfast for two: $300

Specialized Bike from Cynergy Cycles $450

7 Night Stay In An All-Inclusive Cancun Resort $1500

Raffle prices are as follows:

1 ticket =$5

arms length =$25

two arms lengths (body length) = $50

Donate online today by 6:00pm to be included in the raffle. Make sure to indicate RAFFLE TICKETS in your comment when making a donation.


We are sorry donations are no longer being accepted for this participant for this event.

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