Each year, the company that I work for, Globalscape, hosts numerous fund-raising events in San Antonio, TX. Again this year, they are one of the sponsors of the “Light The Night Walk” for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
The walk, an annual fundraising walk to pay tribute and bring hope to people battling cancer, is held in downtown San Antonio, starting and ending in Hemisfair Park. It is definitely a walk, not a run! There are so many people, you couldn’t run if you wanted to. Last year, I took my dog, Louie, a miniature poodle, with me. My husband and I took turns carrying him, because he was a bit freaked out by all of the people—and we didn’t want him tripping someone!
Some of the walkers carry a lighted balloon (a small flashlight is inserted, and then the balloon is filled with helium). It would be a cool sight to see from above, I think! All of the streets are closed, of course, and police are at the barricades, so it’s a very safe walk—aside from the fear of small dogs getting stepped on!
Even though The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society was created to help fight blood cancers (e.g., leukemia), their research has also benefited people with solid tumors and autoimmune diseases. In the past 10 years, nearly 50% of cancer drugs approved by the FDA were originally approved for blood cancer patients. I’m sure you know someone who has battled cancer or have a loved one who has battled cancer. My mom died of cancer that started in her lungs and moved to her liver. I’ve also had two dogs who have died of cancer.
Please take a moment to visit my donation page to learn more about the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and, if you can, make a donation. Any amount is very much appreciated, but a donation of $100 helps supply laboratory researchers with supplies and materials critical to carrying out their search for cures, which I think is where your money would do the most good.
Please join our team’s effort today by making a donation. Your participation in the Light the Night Walk will help save lives. If you can’t afford to make a donation yourself, register to walk with us, if you’re in San Antonio. Or visit http://www.lightthenight.org/ and click local walk sites to find a walk in your area. (It can be slow to load the page; type in your zip code, then click Submit.)
Be sure to check our team Web site to see our progress—our goal is $10,000. Thanks for your support!