Friday, April 24, 2009

Light the Night with us this year!

As we are approaching Day 100 of Tyler's transplant journey, we are starting to look ahead to the Light The Night Walk that will take place this September. Tyler and I are planning to walk around Greenlake on Saturday, September 26th to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. This will be the 3rd year that we have participated as Team Firefly and we are hoping that you will join us! Participating in Light The Night Walk is a positive and inspirational way to support Tyler.

Our goal is to raise more than $5000 as a team, beating our record of $4712 from the first year. The more people that are willing to join our team, the easier it will be to accomplish this goal! We have had young children and senior adults on our team, so all ages and abilities are invited.

Funds raised by walkers provide:
- Lifesaving blood cancer research
- Financial assistance to cover patient expenses for transportation, medication and testing
- Free educational materials and events for patients and their families
- Local programs such as Family Support Groups and First Connection, a peer-to-peer counseling program
- Comprehensive, personalized assistance through our Information Resource Center

We have been the recipient of this research, as well as receiving financial assistance that helps to cover the cost of our prescription and medical copays and reimburse us for the mileage to and from the doctor's office. I know that many other patients will benefit from the funds we raise this year.

Light The Night Walk events are evenings filled with inspiration. Carrying illuminated balloons, thousands of walkers - men, women and children - form a community of caring, bringing light to the dark world of cancer.

Fundraising can be as easy as sending out an e-mail to friends, family, and coworkers, announcing your participation and inviting them to help you meet your personal fundraising goal.

To join our team, you can post a comment or send us an e-mail.

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