Welcome to my Woman of the Year fundraising page!
After being elected by my colleagues I decided to take on this challenge because I am a survivor of non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, and I feel a personal responsibility as a survivor to make sure all people affected by blood cancers get the same outcome I was blessed with.
Today there are more than a million people living with or in remission from leukemia, lymphoma, or myeloma. In spite of some improvements in treatment someone in the U.S. dies from a blood cancer nearly every 10 minutes. In fact, leukemia is still the leading disease for childhood deaths and lymphoma is the leading fatal cancer of men under age 35.
Over the years, support from people like you has been responsible for the blood cancer advancements that have doubled, tripled, and in some cases quadrupled the survival rate for some blood cancers. Many LLS supported therapies not only help blood cancer patients, but are also now used to treat patients with rare forms of stomach and skin cancers and are in clinical trials for patients with lung, brain, breast, pancreatic and prostate cancers. And LLS funded drugs like targeted therapies and immunotherapies are now saving thousands of lives every day.
Please join me in supporting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) by making a donation to my fundraising campaign for Man or Woman of the Year. My team and I are working to raise as much as possible in a 10-week period. Every dollar I raise counts as one vote and the candidate who gets the most votes/raises the most money is named the Man or Woman of the Year.
As you know, everyone wins when cancer loses, and thanks to your support, my efforts will help fund the therapies and treatments that save lives, not someday but today, and we really are getting close to our goal of a world without blood cancers!
All donations are greatly appreciated and tax deductible. They'll not only support LLS research, but patient services, advocacy, public and professional education, and community services as well.
Please visit my Web site often and tell friends who would also like to donate!
On behalf of blood cancer patients everywhere, thank you for your support! For more information about LLS, please visit www.lls.org