Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Team Fundraiser
Monday, May 15, 2017 6:15 PM PDT
(6:15 PM Doors)
Irvine Improv, Irvine, CA
We have recently been given the opportunity of a lifetime…to help our friend make her dream come true! Our friend, Dianne Callahan is a 3-time cancer survivor (Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma) who has dedicated her heart and soul to the mission of making a difference for other cancer patients by fundraising for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). To date, Dianne’s team – affectionately named Team I Do – has raised more than $25,000 for LLS and the cutting-edge research it supports.
This year, Dianne is celebrating 10 years of grateful survival (which is a HUGE deal since her doctors weren’t sure she would survive her first fight in 2007) by participating in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s 2017 Man & Woman of the Year campaign for the Orange County-Inland Empire area. This is a nationwide campaign that happens each spring in LLS chapters across the country. It is a true honor to be nominated – and now is when the hard work begins.
March 19th kicked off the 10-week long campaign, in which every dollar raised counts as a vote. We are so proud of Dianne and are doing whatever we can to help her become the 2017 Woman of the Year. But so much more importantly, we are helping her to fund vital research into better treatments and CURES so other blood cancer patients will have the chance to reach their own 10-year celebrations.
On behalf of Dianne, we want to personally invite you to join me in the fight against blood cancer and support her 2017 Woman of the Year Campaign. All proceeds from this campaign will benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
You may be wondering, what is that “dream come true” we mentioned at the beginning? The dream is to have a blood cancer research portfolio named in honor of Dianne’s friend and fellow church member, Cheryl Weirs. Cheryl is currently going through an autologous stem cell transplant at City of Hope to fight Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma – a very tough process that Dianne went through herself 5 years ago. Cheryl’s husband, Matt, and her kids, Josie and Evan, need her to get through this fight and come home healthy!
In order to make this dream happen, we need to raise $50,000 during this campaign … simple, right? Of course, not, but together we truly believe we can help Dianne reach this goal! This year we have moved up our Improv even to May 15th to help her raise funds for this campaign. We always appreciate the donations and attendance at this annual event. We hope you can attend. We have included a flyer for our event with all the details. If you have any questions, please contact Laurie Clark at 949.582.7770 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your support,
Progressive Community Management