Welcome to my Man & Woman of the Year home page!
I have been given the opportunity of a lifetime to help others.
Each year The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society launches its Man & Woman of the Year fundraising campaign, and I am honored to join this year’s efforts.
In June of 2008, my friend Jennifer Desombre’s son, Casey, was diagnosed with T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. This sweet, innocent one-year-old boy fought the disease for almost two years before ultimately losing his battle.
Thanks to your support, we will help fund the therapies and treatments and save lives today.
LLS's continued advancements over the years, are responsible for the blood cancer survival rate doubling and tripling; in some cases, the survival rate has even quadrupled.
And many LLS supported therapies not only help blood cancer patients but are now used to treat patients with rare forms of stomach and skin cancers. They're even being tested in clinical trials for patients with a range of cancers including lung, brain, breast, pancreatic and prostate cancers. LLS funded drugs like Gleevec, Sprycel, Arinza, Tasigna and Zolinza are now being tested for patients with other non-cancerous diseases like Diabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Multiple Sclerosis.
We really are changing the face of blood cancer!
All donations are greatly appreciated and are 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 bring friends who would also like to donate!
On behalf of blood cancer patients everywhere I thank you for your support! For more information about LLS, please visit www.lls.org