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Aug 15, 2012

Look around closely and I'll bet you find that someone close to you has been affected by cancer of some sort. In the last 10 years I've lost my favorite uncle from lung cancer, a really close friend from stomach and throat cancer and a co-worker from testicular cancer. Now my father has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. The good news is that it is very treatable with a high survivor rate. The bad news, my dad is on a fixed income and was not sure how he'd pay for the treatment. But, thanks to grants from The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Team In Training many patients, such as my father, can afford the lifesaving chemo therapy treatment.

I've been with him to every oncologist visit to date and sat with him during his first round of chemo. What has amazed me on each of these visits is the waiting room: it's packed. Every time. And many are elderly such as my father. I know my father's treatment will be covered but I'm curious about the rest? And that is why I am here: to give back what has been given to my father and to help others who need similar assistance.

Part of his treatment includes a drug called Rituxan. This is a key component the non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Drugs such as these come from the research of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. So do drugs such as Cytoxan, Andriamycin and Oncovin.

Without the efforts of the Team In Training fundraising research to find cures with drugs such as these would be limited. So please help by donating to the LLS in support of my efforts with Team In Training.

Thank you


Supporter Comments

    "Good luck, Doug. This is such a worthy cause. Sending positive thoughts for your father's health too."

    Todd & Eve Sheridan

    Thu Oct 25 05:41:58 EDT 2012

    "I'm happy to donate to such a great cause! I hope your dad continues his recovery!"

    Carole Marks

    Sat Nov 10 12:08:19 EST 2012

    "Thank you Doug for this great effort! Really proud of you."


    Sat Feb 16 12:23:16 EST 2013

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $1,780.00 | Goal: $1,900.00
94 %

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My Thanks To

Janelle Karls & Erik Lang... $200.00
Roger Wolter $200.00
Larry Chesnut $100.00
Ann Adekunle $100.00
Sharon Bjeletich $100.00
Michael Jensen $100.00
Sonic Fundraiser $94.97
Todd & Eve Sheridan $50.00
andrew sisson $50.00
monta fleming $50.00
Carole Marks $25.00
Beverly Hanson $25.00
Marsha Boone $25.00
Darrow Frazier $10.00
Doug Brendle  
Jane and John Moore