My Fundraising Efforts

2 years ago, my friends and family created a Light the Night team to support blood cancer research.  Light the Night, (click link to learn more) is a yearly event hosted by the LLS.  Over the last 2 years our team, Down with JAM has raised over $10,000.00 for Blood Cancer Research. If you would like to participate or help support Blood Cancer, click here:

Here is some information about the event from the LLS website:

Light The Night Walk:
Taking Steps To Cure CancerTM

Each year, in communities all across the United States and Canada teams of families, friends, co-workers and local and national corporations come together to raise funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS’s) Light The Night Walk events and bring help and hope to people battling blood cancers.

Every Light The Night walker is encouraged to become a Champion For Cures by raising $100 or more to help fight blood cancer

Funds raised by teams and individual walkers provide:

  • Lifesaving blood cancer research
  • Free educational materials and events for patients and their families
  • Local programs such as Family Support Groups and First Connection, a peer-to-peer counseling program
  • Comprehensive, personalized assistance through our Information Resource Center

Light The Night Walk events are evenings filled with inspiration. During this leisurely walk, walkers carry illuminated balloons – white for survivors, red for supporters and gold in memory of loved ones lost to cancer – thousands of walkers – men, women and children – form a community of caring, bringing light to the dark world of cancer.

We are Taking Steps To Cure Cancer! Join us!

  • Register now to become part of Light The Night Walk
  • Click here to find a local team or create your own team.
  • Need to find your most convenient, local walk site for time and date information? Click here.

Quick facts about Walk night:

  • Illuminated balloons, Light the Night T-shirts and a wrist band entitling walkers to enjoy food and refreshments are provided to all walkers who become a Champion For Cures by raising $100 or more to help fight blood cancer.
  • The Walk is done at a leisurely pace and takes less than an hour to complete.
  • Strollers and wheelchairs are welcome. However, for everyone’s safety, bicycles, inline skates, wheelie footwear, skateboards and scooters are not allowed.
  • Walks take place rain or shine.
  • Pets? Please check with the nearest chapter about bringing pets.
  • Help Recycle! At the walk, participants can now pick up a recycling envelope for discarding balloon units.

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