Cancer Sucks

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.

  3 comments for “Cancer Sucks

  1. August 24, 2005 at 10:21 pm….

    If you are looking for a non profit that is donating money to research check this one out.
    Cancer Sucks, Charity with ATTITUDE!

  2. carolyn
    September 8, 2005 at 4:56 pm

    let me know where I can send a check Ron… as you know we are strong supporter of the american caner assoication…

    personal note…
    we are down to approximate 4 or 5 weeks Micheal will be home… want to know what he’s doing, listen to what’s happening in the north… you know what your nephew is doing… he’s very happy even with set backs as to what has been done… let us know if you want us to send a check directly Lesley

  3. jim
    October 14, 2005 at 6:22 pm

    While surfing the net, I stumbled onto this site. As a retired Air Force navigator, I enjoy it. My 20 year old son is a cancer survivor (Hodgkins’ lymphoma 4 years ago). He is now a junior at Middle Tennessee, majoring in aerospace with a concentration in professional pilot. He will have his instrument rating by Christmas, and hopefully commercial by next summer. I am very proud of him. He is proof of what a cancer survivor can accomplish. I can’t say enough about the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Their chapter here in Northern Virginia helped our family get through my son’s illness, and we’ll always be grateful to it and its supporters.

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