Saturday, September 1, 2018

Light the Night 2018

How fortunate am I?? I am still here, ready to celebrate National Blood Cancer Awareness Month for the fifth time!

I will once again begin my fundraising efforts for the Light the Night Walk in Boise, in hope to raise $3000!

Joining me this year is my dear friend Lynda Wolters, who is also battling a rare form of blood cancer. She and I met many years ago, on the dance floor! We will also be fundraising and walking for another dance friend Ron Brown. Imagine that, three dancers, with three different types of blood cancer.

As you may or may not know, I was diagnosed with a rare form of blood cancer, chronic mylogenous leukemia, on February 9, 2011. I have been "living" with cancer for seven-plus years, and keep holding out for the cure! I know that I am one of the fortunate ones, whose CML has thus far been treatable, but there are many whom I know which have not been so lucky.

I am still holding out for a cure, which I pray will come during my lifetime. I know that I do not look like a typical "cancer patient", but the toll of taking an oral type chemotherapy pill daily is slowly wreaking havoc on my body. Many have told me that I "look great", which is wonderful, but what you don't see behind the facade, isn't pretty! lol

Blood cancers are the third leading cancer killer of Americans, and Leukemia is the most common cancer in teens and children. Amazingly, there are nearly 1.35 million people in the United States that are living with or are in remission from leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma.

This is my one time a year to give back and to fundraise for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society's Light the Night Walk. Please join me in my efforts and donate to my fundraiser.

No donation is too small, or too big!! All donations are tax-deductible and very much appreciated by me, and all of those that the LLS helps, and works tirelessly for every single day.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer, and our chapter in Boise is the BEST!!

Please, donate if you are able, and thank you for supporting me in this endeavor, as well as all of the emotional support I receive from all of my blog followers!

Click below to donate!

Light the Night 2018

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