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May 15, 2015
by Molly Brickler

May 16: Grand Finale Gala and Auction 6pm-10pm

Pfister Hotel Grand Ballroom 424 E. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI

Purchase tickets below or if you can't make it.....

The link below allows you  to preview of all the items available for auction and anyone in the U.S. can begin bidding today. Please forward the link if you think someone might be interested in any items. 

My Items (which add to my fundraising total) are:  101, 104, 130, 131, 133, 134, 135, 141, 202, 203,  

Link to View Items   http://mwoymke15.auction-bid.org/micro2.php

Link to Register and Bid on Items    http://mwoymke15.auction-bid.org/register-preauth.php

To purchase tables/tickets or last minute donations:

http://www.mwoy.org/pages/wi/wi15/DonateNow?fundraiserPageURL=http://www.mwoy.org/pages/wi/wi15/mbrickler

 

Welcome to Molly Brickler's MWOY Fundraising Page!

Apr 21, 2015

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. I am part of team 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 most of you are aware, I have dedicated my nurse practitioner career to pediatric cancer. Specifically, I focus on leukemia and lymphomas. When people hear what I do for a living their reaction is this: face crunches up, brows turn down, and they frown saying “oh, how sad”. To be honest – this has come to annoy the s$%^ out of me. Don’t get me wrong – devastating things (devastating beyond words) happen in the cancer world. But this world has also shown me the bravest of the brave, resilience beyond belief, hope, laughter, and compassion. The oncology and BMT unit at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is probably one of the happiest units in the hospital. A day can entail water fights (squirting water from huge syringes), hide and seek, children playing video games so loud (think race car games and engines roaring), dance party Friday (picture bald children of every age dancing to “who let the dogs out”), etc… And then of course hugs - tight, long hugs from patients and families. It is a privilege to know these patients and their families.

Now, as inspiring as my patients and job can be, cancer scares me. I never, ever wanted this to happen to my family. I couldn’t fathom how I would begin to deal with this. When horrible things happen at work we look at each other and say, “I can’t even imagine what they are going through” and then we go home to our families.

On May 28th, 2013 my safe and perfect world shattered into a billion pieces. The pieces are nowhere close to being put back together. Kevin, my husband, the man I have loved since I was a teenager was diagnosed with leukemia. In the ED room, doctors came in and out, one finally said they had some test results back. He said the words “white blood cell” and everything shattered around me. Every symptom he had all made sense instantly. He had dangerously high blood counts (literally could have had a stroke or died). Within hours he was in the ICU fighting for his life. For our life. For our children. Our babies were so little when he was diagnosed. Adele, our daughter, was 2 years old, and Crosby, our son, was 7 months old. He missed months of their lives while he was in the hospital.

Kevin’s oncologist, an outstanding woman, nominated me to be the “Woman of the Year” through the LLS. I accepted the nomination for this reason: to raise awareness and education regarding clinical trials.  Every patient deserves a chance to participate in a clinical trial and advance the cure. I set my goal high – $50,000 in ten weeks. I chose that number for a specific reason. Once I hit that goal – I get a say in where the money goes. Research is the key to curing cancer. It is really that simple. Every patient deserves the opportunity to enroll in a clinical trial. This is the only reason Kevin is here today – researchers, physicians, nurses – have learned from previous patients on clinical trials.

So help me. Give me your donation. Once you think of an amount – please think of more. Give future patients a chance at a cure. Give a child a chance at a long, healthy life. Give a parent the hope that their child will survive. Give a parent the hope that they will survive to watch their children grow. Give a spouse the hope that they will not become a widow. Research is important – it is lifesaving; if you need proof – look at my husband. Please, help me hit my goal - $50,000.

~molly

 

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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

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


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