45 years & counting
Mar 22, 2013 by Terry Ramirez
We are running. We are fundraising.
And it's all for them.
Three years and counting...
Dec 05, 2012 by Jen Prentiss
"Teams are made up of individuals. Without them, there is no team."
Here I am again.... my third event in three years. This time I'm with a group of my LLS colleagues and we are going to raise $30,000 with your help over the Summer Season. There are thousands of people who benefit from the services provided by LLS. Many of which can't raise money because they are busy battling cancer. So it is up to us, who can, to rally. The plan to achieve the LLS mission is three fold: Resarch, Advocacy & Patient Services.
Because of the outstanding RESEARCH nearly half of all cancer drugs newly approved by the FDA since 2000 were first developed for blood cancer patients. Can you quantify how many people that has supported? HUGE! Some of these drugs are also being repurposed to treat other cancers such as Velcade currently used for myeloma and lymphoma patients; it is being tested for patients with cancers as diverse as lung, brain, breast, colon and prostate. Last year LLS ADVOCACY pushed legislation in 10 states to provide equitable insurance coverage of orally-administered cancer treatments. Many of which are targeted cell therapies that attack the cancer cells directly resulting to much less harm to the body. At the bedside LLS is also supporting patients and families through PATIENT SERVICES with direct finanical aid (to 30,603 patients in 2012), family support groups (more than 12,100 individuals attended groups in 2012) and with educational materials (1,077,533 materials distributed in 2012). It is clear to me that the amazing work being done at LLS is improving the lives of many people...
Including my family's. Many of you don't know that lymphoma has attacked my household directly and today, my best friend and absolute love might not be here without treatment. He is one of those who doesn't enjoy the spotlight and might actually kill me when he finds out this run is to honor him... but I'm going to take that risk. Because if it weren't for treatments coupled with his relentless will to live - he wouldn't be here today.
That (whether he likes it or not) warrants recognition.
Name our Staff Team!!!
Nov 16, 2012 by Anne-Marie Miklos
We need YOU to help name the LLS Staff Team! The name can be funny, mission related, sentimental, off topic... we are looking for CREATIVITY!
-For every $10 donation you make to our Team Website your Team Name of choice will be thrown into a hat.
-Every $100 Donation gets you 12 entries into the hat.
-The largest overall donor will receive an autographed and framed Team Picture!
DRAWING CLOSES AT MIDNIGHT ON NOVEMBER 30TH and the Team Name will be announced on December 3rd.
Questions: Please message us!
The LLS Staff Team Origin Story: You may not know this, but the LLS Corporate Team began as a one-woman wolf pack. But then Merla joined and the wolf pack- it grew by one, so where there two- there were two of us in the wolf pack. Anne-Marie was alone first in the wolf pack and Merla joined in later.
And then Merla said, "what about Laura and Liz?" Anne-Marie thought 'Wait a second, could it be?' And then she knew for sure- they just added two more to their wolf pack. The four wolves, running around Washington DC together, looking for President Barak Obama and setting PR's.
And so it continued with Amber, Jen, Jeremiah, Jessica, Kerry, and Lindsay. Until we had a wolfpack of 10! Our wolfpack keeps growing, but for now we are the LLS Corporate Team of blood brothers!
Welcome to our Team's Homepage
Nov 01, 2012
Hello friends, family, co-workers, and teammates!
Anne-Marie here and on behalf of the entire staff at the Greater San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, thank you so much for joining us in our stand against blood cancers!
The Nike Women's Marathon was my first event with Team In Training in 2011. I lost my father to a leukemia in 2008 and my Grandma to lymphoma in December 2012 so it meant a lot to me that I was able to dedicate my race and fundraising to my Dad's Memory and my Grandma's honor. Cancer has taken something huge from my life. There is not a day that goes by that I do not miss both my Dad and Grandma and wish they were here. What TNT has given me is a way to fight back. A way to say that I won't let another girl lose a Father. A Grandmother. A Brother. A Sister. A Friend.
This disease strikes often (every four minutes, someone is diagnosed) and leaves a large wake in its' path (every 10 minutes, someone dies.) My choice to run the Nike Women's Half Marathon in Washington D.C. on April 28th was an easy one. I will be running in Memory of my Father and Grandma and in Honor of all of the patients I have met in my time with TNT (please forgive me if I have missed your name): Amy, Jessica, John, Justin, David, Geanie, Dawson, Larry, Remo, Kirsty, Kristi, Kelley, Lois, Mark, Louis, Matt, Irene, Max, Karim, Hannah, Gail, and Stacie.
As I started talking about my plan to participate in the Nike Women's Half Marthon, I started to realize that I needed to invite others to join me. One person can make a difference in the world, but multiply by that by 3...5...10 and that difference, becomes a discussion, and that discussion leads to change.
A special thank you to Liz, Merla, and Lindsay for joining me in this challenge. (We are still growing our Team!)
You can help me change the world! You can be a hero! Please donate today and help save a life.
Please come back and visit our Team Website throughout the season. We will be posting Fundraising Events and my Teammates and I will be posting their stories of inspiration.
In the meantime... I miss you Dad and Nonni! GO TEAM!