Monday, January 6, 2014

Mission Monday: Where is my Money Going?

This serves as the first post of 2014 so....Happy New Year!

I've got 3 things I want to share as we dive fast and furiously into the year...and everyone gets so busy:

1) First and foremost...Georgia, our honored hero and friend, wrote the most beautiful end of year post on their family blog.  Please take a moment to read it and see what life is like through the eyes of a teenage cancer warrior and survivor.  Georgia and her family are never far from our hearts and always on our mind!

For the second and third item, I wanted to showcase to our family, friends and donors why we are so passionate about LLS and where those donor dollars are going that everyone so generously gives us:

2) Today, LLS announced that it awarded four new grants and one of those was given right here in Texas! LLS spends millions of dollars every year supporting the work of the best and brightest blood cancer researchers around the world. To learn more about the Texas-based researcher meet her here.

3) LLS-funded research has led to the discovery and development of lifesaving therapies, including targeted therapies that selectively kill cancer cells and immunotherapies that help a patient’s immune system destroy cancer cells. Watch one of those cutting edge therapies. Since 1954, LLS has invested almost $1 billion in blood cancer research. Some of the therapies first approved for blood cancer patients are now helping patients with different types of cancers and other serious diseases. New effective therapies, once unimaginable, are saving the lives of blood cancer patients today.

This is where your DONATIONS are going...this is the life-saving research you are helping LLS fund...not someday but TODAY!   

Emma, the little girl in the above video, is now 18 months cancer free. Over the holiday she was featured on the TV show The Doctors and you can visit her website to read more about her and the amazing team of researchers and doctors that made it all happen!

If you haven't had a chance to donate and would like to do so now...please click this link or the donate image in the right banner.  I'm currently fundraising and training for the Nike DC Half Marathon and Will is coaching the spring marathon season.  

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