So a week ago I put out a new blog article, some Facebook posts, an email note and Linked-in messages to all of my connections about my fundraising. Little did I know the response I would get?
Since October 1 my fundraising amount has gone from $271.00 to $1490.74. Well over $1000 in a single week that has helped me to already get 30% of the way to my $5000 fundraising goal. The generosity of everyone is just amazing. While I know I probably won’t be able to sustain this rate, it has reminded me why this is such an important mission and how cancer has touched so many.
While just this past week it was announced that the Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano was diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia and will undergo 4-6 months of treatment including chemotherapy. While I am happy that Peyton Manning is a Bronco, this event will make me a Colts’ fan this season as the team watches their coach battle for his life. Thanks to the many treatments available, his outlook is good, but it is difficult to see someone who finally achieved his dream of being a head coach in the NFL only to have his first season ended so prematurely.
So I will continue with my fundraising efforts to support The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Team In Training (TNT) program to help find cures and more effective treatments for blood cancers. LLS continues to try to find cures and better treatments for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma as well as help improve the quality of life for patients and their families as well.
So if you have not donated yet, please help me continue the momentum of this amazing week by going to the following link:
Each donation helps accelerate finding a cure for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Nearly 958,000 Americans are battling these blood cancers. I am hoping that my participation in Team In Training will help bring them hope and support.
On behalf of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, thank you very much for your support. I greatly appreciate your generosity. As I have done in the past I will continue to post blog articles on my progress.