BENEFITING: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
ORGANIZER: LLS Pittsburgh
EVENT: Pittsburgh Marathon 2017
EVENT DATE: May 07, 2017
Four years ago, I made an anonymous bone marrow donation to a woman with Myelodisplastic Syndrome (pre-Leukemia). I was fortunate enough to meet her and learn that her name was Lorri Smith. She was a loving wife and mother to four boys, actively involved in her church, and the best friend anyone could ask for. She was cancer free for three years before her disease came back and developed into full-blown Leukemia. She died one month shy of her 4th birthday. I learned a lot from Lorri but one of the greatest lessons she taught me was the importance of love and helping others. In honor of Lorri, please help me help others suffering from this horrible disease by raising money for this amazing cause.