One of the wonderful things that has come from such a horrible loss has been the ability to bring awareness to this disease that affects close to 900,000 individuals today! Did you know that every 10 minutes someone dies of this disease? What a shame that so many people have to lose their loved ones to this horrible cancer. The good news is that The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is doing something about it! With all the recent research there has been so much advancement in cures and drugs that even within the nine grueling months Jeff struggled with this cancer, new developments were happening. This was due to the everyday people like you making a difference by donating to this great charity! WE can all do something to help, even if it is small!
It was a great honor to be nominated as one of the candidates for Man/Woman of the year campaign for LLS! I decided to take that nomination in honor of Jeff because it made me feel like I was able to still do something despite losing him. Lots of times after losing someone and especially during the time they are sick, you feel so hopeless and depressed. The campaign gave me a new mission - to make Jeff’s life count! Raising awareness and money for a great cause helped bring me back to life after losing someone so close to me.
I have started my 10-week fundraising campaign for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. We had our kickoff gala March 27th where I was announced as part of the Man/Woman of the Year campaign. It was a very special night and my dear family and some close friends were there to support me in my efforts to raise money, and awareness in honor of Jeff.