Shauna's Fundraising Page
Feb 10, 2012
Welcome to my Team In Training home page.
I am raising funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) as a participant in their Team In Training program and I'm asking you to help by making a donation to my fundraising campaign.
An estimated 957,902 people in the United States are living with, or are in remission from, leukemia, Hodgkin lymphoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma or myeloma. Every four minutes, someone new is diagnosed with blood cancer. Every 10 minutes, someone dies.Leukemia causes more deaths than any other cancer among children under the age of 20. Lymphomas are the most common blood cancers and incidence increases with age. The survival rate for myeloma is only 38.5 percent. Incidence is nearly twice as high among African Americans as for all other races.
What can various donations amount truly do??
$25,000: provides a one year supply of Gleevec for one patient. Gleevec is an oral drug that puts CML into remission; no chemotherapy, no radiation.
$5,000: provides transportation for 13 out of state bone marrow donors.
$2,500: provides for 12 blood transfusions.
$1,000: allows patients to meet with health care specialists to design and discuss their disease, treatment plan and prepare them with the info they will need during the treatment process.
$300: will train 25 peer volunteers who can provide emotional support to newly diagnosed patients.
$150: will provide patient aid to a person with Leukemia, Lymphoma, Myeloma or Hodgkin’s disease for a year.
$100: will pay for the cost of 4 patient’s chemotherapy drug prescription co-payments.
$50: will register 1 person to be a bone marrow donor.
Every dollar truly makes a difference!!!
On behalf of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, thank you very much for your support. I greatly appreciate your generosity.
Thank you for your support!!!