Monday, January 16, 2012

I have a Dream.

We all have a "dream"...right? Or even dreams. In another word we all have goals or aspirations. They may be personal or professional. They may be level-headed and within reach or they may be outrageous and far-fetched. But what makes them special and unique is they are OUR dreams...our goals...our aspirations for how we want to live our life or what we want to attain in that lifetime.

To me personally...a dream is more of something I cannot control...something I want and something I pray for but yet I as an individual...I cannot make it happen.

I have a dream... that one day we will have a cure for cancer. That no parent would ever lose their child to cancer nor child lose their parent.
I received this quote by Martin Luther King Jr in an email from my daughter's elementary school Friday afternoon:

“Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?”

I immediately paused to answer the question and the first thing that came to mind is our involvement with The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and Team in Training. It has been the one consistent charity that we have stayed dedicated too since 1994 when Allie was diagnosed but even more so in the last two years as we have really understood how many children are truly affected by blood cancers. And many of those children we have a personal connection with.

We are PROUD to say that LLS is our charity to raise money for because they are truly dedicated to their mission:
Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.

LLS has proven this again and again especially in the last decade..."
Of 39 new cancer drugs approved by the FDA in the past decade, almost half (19) were approved for patients with blood cancers. Five have already been approved and 13 are commonly used as treatments for other cancer patients. All 19 drugs are being tested for patients beyond those for whom they were first developed, including 11 that show promise for patients with solid tumors and non-malignant diseases. An investment in blood cancer research is an investment in all cancer."

Blood cancer research IS a gateway to new therapies for ALL cancers!

So in the end...I ask what is YOUR dream? What are YOU doing to HELP OTHERS?

Can you easily answer those questions?

Those of you who have donated....thank you for your amazing support! Your donation demonstrates to those fighting this awful disease...the very importance of thinking and caring about others.

For those who have yet to donate...please consider making a
donation today. It takes less than 5 minutes and any amount is appreciated.

Help show someone how much you care!

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