Dear Friends -
I believe cancer has affected the lives of every person I know in one way or another. My own personal connection to cancer is one that is very close to my heart, having lost my father to brain cancer 5 years ago. To honor my dad's positive attitude, courageous strength and determined spirit, I have recently accepted an opportunity of a lifetime to help other cancer patients and their families, and I ask NOW for your support.
The campaign is also about Isabel Nagy - LLS' 2013 Girl of the Year. Isabel was a joyful and precocious little girl when she was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in March 2010 at the young age of 20 months. After more than two years of aggressive, high dose chemotherapy, many long nights in the hospital and countless doctors appointments, Isabel's cancer has been in remission since July of 2012. She has recently started pre-school and living the life of a thriving and growing four year old.
The money raised by the Man & Woman of the Year candidates will benefit the LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma and improve the quality of life for patients like Isabel and their families. Even though the focus is blood cancers, the good doesn't stop there. As we learn more about different cancers, we are finding similarities. Many drugs developed by LLS for patients with a particular blood cancer can help more patients, including those with other cancers, solid tumors and serious non-malignant diseases. Through research funded by LLS, many advances have been made in the race to find a cure. Losing my dad to brain cancer, I understand the importance of this ongoing work to find cures for ALL cancers.
I am reaching out to you now for support as I launch my Man of the Year Campaign appropriately penned "Rock to Cure" - Please donate as little as a few dollars to as much as you would like to help the fund. For every $10 you donate, you will be entered to win an exciting raffle of four different prizes (one prize given away every two weeks) - Prizes include a signed guitar by Daughtry / Three Doors Down, Four Tickets to Nick star Victoria Justice at Mizner Amphitheater on August 17th, a Pair of Tickets to sit side stage for the urban superstar festival Jazz in the Gardens on March 16th and Two Premium VIP Hospitality tickets to Sunfest May 1 - 5. Drawings will take place every two weeks to give away a prize. Also go to www.charitybuzz.com and visit my Rock To Cure page to bid on amazing once in a lifetime experiences including the opportunity to meet Carrie Underwood and ultra VIP tickets to see the legendary Manchester United in action in April.
Thank you and together let's rock to cure cancer - I love you all!