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LLS Orange Warriors, Light the Night

Organized by: Dwayne Rice

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THE STORY:

This is not a personal fundraiser, all donations will go to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society under the Orange Warriors Team for the L&LS; Light the Night Fundraiser. In 2014 I was diagnosed with a rare form of Leukemia called CML short for Chronic Myeloid Leukemia. I am lucky in some sense that there is a treatment that successfully keeps cancer in check for most CML patients. This form of Chemo is called a TKI (Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor) CML was used as a proof of concept for this new type of targeted Cancer Treatment and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society had a big role in making this happen. I'm lucky in other ways as well. My treatment costs over $17,000 a month and in all likelihood, I will take it every month for the rest of my life. I'm lucky because I have a good job with good health benefits that pay most of the cost today. However, I may not be as fortunate in retirement as others already struggle to continue this life saving treatment. Here again the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society helps and not just for CML but all forms of Blood Cancers. For this I am very grateful and therefore have decided to dedicate this year to raising funds to help L&LS; continue to make a difference in so many lives. For more information on the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the Orange Warriors, please visit our site pages.lightthenight.org/il/WSuburbn16/orangewarriors

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The Brave Pioneers that volunteered for the clinical studies. 1 year ago

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