Promotional consideration was provided by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for my involvement in promoting the Light the Night Walks. All opinions and stories are 100% those of Dallas Single Mom.
Back in 2004 I helped my company raise $13,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night Walk. Here we are ten years later and the light still shines for this organization and the research and commitment they bring to trying to end the plight of blood cancers such as Leukemia. Let’s walk to the end of cancer by joining The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’sfundraising campaign, which brings together families and communities to honor blood cancer survivors, as well as those lost to the diseases, and to shine a light on finding cures and providing access to treatments for blood cancer patients.
I’ve also had the opportunity to train and run in my first marathon through the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training programs. My best friend died of Leukemia when I was in the 5th grade and my fundraising and training activities have always been inspired by her. A close blogger friend of mine has a son who is undergoing treatment for leukemia right now. It’s a disease that affects our most innocent and something that we are well on our way in fighting and finding a cure. Survival rates since the 80′s have increased for kids with leukemia and lymphoma.
One group that deserves our attention is children with cancer. Leukemia is the most common cancer in children and adolescents less than 20 years old. While extraordinary progress has been made in blood cancer treatments, the journey back to a healthy life can be a long one. For these kids, returning to school means additional challenges, including maintaining friendships to keeping up with schoolwork.
Here’s how we can do it:
This year, Sylvan Learning is partnering with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society throughwith a commitment to raise $250,000 and to donate more than 12,000 hours of free tutoring services in nearly 200 communities nationwide to help young blood cancer patients and their families with the transition back into academics. You can help them to achieve these goals:
There are nearly 200 Light the Night walks nationwide this fall. It’s easy to walk by registering and joining a team.
Learn more about how LLS and Sylvan are helping young cancer patients and their. (
Find a walk in your area, and join a Sylvan Learning walk team in supporting this great cause.
Join families across the country in a Light the Night walk. Won’t you join us? Let’s all walk to the end of cancer and, at the same time, you can help kids get back into the swing of school, often while they are still undergoing treatment.
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