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Hello! I will be participating in Big Climb Seattle on Sunday, March 24th.
The leukemia lymphoma battle got very personal for me when my husband was diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) in 2005. John was treated with various drugs beginning January 2010 but lost his battle April 21, 2018. My family lost a loving husband, father, grandfather, father-in-law, brother brother-in-law, uncle and dear friend. Our lives will never be the same.
I am so proud of my husband and how he never gave in to the disease. John made the Big Climb twice with the Colton’s Army Team (2016 and 2017) and wanted to climb again in 2018 but he became to weak to train. At that time we had no idea how little time we had left. I am not alone as many have lost loved ones and each participant has their own story. This is a heartbreaking disease attacking indiscriminately and I want to do my part to help fund the "cure.” I am so proud and honored John was selected as a Big Climb Honoree and after the embarrassment I know he would be too.
Please support me with a donation by clicking the 'donate now' button above this text. Our efforts will help make a big difference in the fight against blood cancers.
What is the Big Climb?
The Big Climb is a stairclimb up the Columbia Center - the tallest skyscraper in downtown Seattle. There are 69 floors of stairs, 1311 steps, and 788 feet of vertical elevation. Although it will be challenging, it pales in comparison to what blood cancer patients go through. All proceeds benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Who is The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society?
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services. The mission of LLS is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
Every day, more than 347 LLS sponsored researchers come closer to the goal of finding a cure for leukemia and related blood cancers. Locally, LLS funds 10 researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and University of Washington Medical Center. Your support and commitment to the mission of LLS enables us to continue this important work of saving lives and aids us in our ability to reach patients in our community.
Thank you for your time and I hope that you will consider donating to this cause!
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