A few years ago, most of my donations were to Angel Flight, a very worthy aviation-based charity which provides medical transportation to those in need. I also did a lot of flying for AF.
Lately, though, most of my charitable dollars have gone to organizations fighting cancer. It wasn’t a conscious change, but one that I now see was prompted by the fact that nearly everyone I know is being directly affected by cancer. My niece has had it — twice. Paul’s mom has it now. So does Jason’s wife. Both my sisters-in-law have had it. And the list goes on.
So it’s apropos that Lesley is fundraising for the Light The Night Walk, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s nationwide evening walk to build awareness of blood cancers and raise funds for cures. Walkers carry illuminated balloons — white for survivors and red for supporters — to celebrate and commemorate lives touched by cancer.
According to LLS, approximately 747,465 Americans are living with blood cancers right now. Leukemia causes more deaths than any other cancer among children and young adults under the age of 20.
Odds are nearly 100% that you know someone who had, has, or will have some form of blood cancer. So please consider making a donation to help Lesley reach her goal of helping the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society reach theirs.
Because cancer really does suck.