In 2012, I did the Big Climb in Seattle to raise money for the LLS. It was only a year after my Multiple Myeloma Diagnosis and it was a celebratory milestone for me. In 2006, I also did the Big Climb, knowing nothing about Myeloma but knowing I wanted to raise funds for a cancer organization. In May of this year, I'll reach 11 years since my diagnosis. Myeloma is incurable, so I'm still doing treatment. For me and countless other blood cancer patients, the LLS is an invaluable partner in the cancer journey. They offer insurance and prescription financial assistance. They provide support to newly diagnosed patients via their First Connection program, which I volunteer for, knowing how scary the words "you have cancer" are. They fund research, have education programs and the list goes on. This is why I am raising funds for the LLS. This year's event is virtual, nonetheless on May 14 I'll be climbing over 1,500 steps in a parking structure, raising funds for the LLS and celebrating my 11 year cancerversary.
Please join me in supporting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) by making a donation to my fundraising campaign. Thanks to your support, my efforts, will help fund the therapies and treatments and help 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 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.
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On behalf of blood cancer patients everywhere I thank you for your support! For more information about LLS, please visit lls.org