Thursday, June 30, 2011

Giving Back

Earlier this spring, I was invited to participate in the Light the Night Executive Committee for the Seattle walk.  I was very honored to be invited to join with the LLS team in making this year's walk the best yet!

To kick off the 2011 Light the Night season, I was asked to speak at a Light the Night breakfast that they sponsored last Thursday.  I shared a little bit about our story and the battle that Tyler fought, along with why I am passionate about walking again this year.  LLS uses the money we raise to fund the best and brightest researchers in the world to FIND A CURE TO CANCER, so this year I am walking in the hopes that I can save someone else from losing their husband to a blood cancer. 

If you haven't had the opportunity to join us at a Light the Night walk, I hope you will think about it this year.  The walk is a truly beautiful and uplifting event.  You see both survivors and supporters joining together to fight cancer and honor the battles that are being fought every day.  People of all ages have made it around Greenlake with us.  In fact, last year we had team members aged 1 - 91!

Mark your calendars now for September 24th!  Tyler's is one of this year's honored patients, so it will be an extra special walk for everyone on our team.  If we are one of the top fundraising teams again this year, we will have an even bigger tent for our team and other extra perks!

In addition, I have some exciting news to share that will make you want to help me in making Team Firefly the #1 team for the second year in a row.  I've got plenty of ideas for how to raise money through donations and events, and just need a few good people to help carry out the ideas!  Stay tuned for my exciting news in a future post...

To join our team, you can go to and click on "Walk with Us" at the top of the page.  We had 29 team members at last count, so I am hoping that we get a few more friends and family members to join us.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for continuing with this battle after everything you have been through. I have cml, I am 23, my husband and I have 2 babies. It's inspiring to me that you are in a sense on a quest for a cure- for my family. I have heard some of your story from Hans... you are amazing. Thank you. love, Kayla