“I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again.” ~ William Penn
I am proud to announce that I have been nominated as the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Woman of the Year for 2012. Please consider joining me in supporting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) by making a donation to my fundraising campaign. Every single dollar that I raise counts as one vote, and the candidate who raises the most money for this wonderful cause is named the local Man or Woman of the Year.
I got involved because, as many of you know, I am a health and wellness blogger who has devoted much of my life to advocacy and charitable work.
I want to fundraise in honor of Daniel and Gracie, The Boy and Girl of the year. They are 2 local children who are amazingly strong and inspirational leukemia survivors. Additionally, I want to dedicate my campaign to my brother’s best friend Curt Valent, who lost his battle with cancer at the age of 23 one year ago. Lastly, I wanted to do somethingpositive on behalf of the millions of people out there who, like myself, live with chronic illness. My efforts, along with your generosity, will support the discovery of blood cancer therapies and fund research to find cures…
And we are making progress!
Since 1949 the survival rate for many blood cancer patients has doubled, tripled and in some cases, even quadrupled. Many LLS-supported therapies not only help blood cancer patients but are now used to treat people with rare forms of stomach and skin cancers and are being tested in clinical trials for patients with a range of cancers, too.
Certain cancer drugs are now also being tested for patients with other non-cancerous chronic diseases like Diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis, and – you guessed it – even Rheumatoid Arthritis, a disease that I live with and fiercely advocate for.
Together, we really can beat cancer…and, maybe even help fight other illnesses along the way! Isn’t this something that you would like to be a part of? Most of us have been touched by cancer in some way, unfortunately. Wouldn’t it be great to give back and help fund research to put an end to this cruel disease? Wouldn’t it be great to be a part of this campaign that is all about positivity and wellness? Wouldn’t it be great to be a part of something bigger than yourself?
All donations, big or small, are greatly appreciated and are tax deductible. They’ll not only support LLS research but also patient services, advocacy, public and professional education, and community services, as well. Every gift and every dollar can make a profound difference in a cancer patient’s life!
Think about what you can sacrifice just this once for such an amazing cause. Skip a $5 coffee and donate that $5 to my campaign. Prolong a manicure and give that $25 to help fight cancer. Whether $1 or $1,000, any gift is a gift for which myself and everyone suffering leukemia or lymphoma will be very, very grateful.
Please visit my website often and refer your family, friends, loved ones, and colleagues who may also like to donate as we continue to fight cancer…together.
On behalf of blood cancer patients and survivors everywhere, I wholeheartedly thank you for your thoughtfulness and support!
PS: Another way that you can help would be to purchase a car raffle ticket from me. (You can contact me via email.) For $150, you get 2 tickets to the LLS Grand Finale Event (which includes fun, food, and drinks!) on May 18th, PLUS a ticket that entitles you to be entered to win a 2012 Land Rover LR2 SUV or a 3-year lease on a 2012 Jaguar XF Luxury Sedan.
Your chances to win one of these awesome vehicles is 1 in 500.
Your chances of developing cancer is about 1 in 3.
So why not give back by donating to this amazing cause and support me in my efforts to fight cancer?