Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Light the Night...

After spending so many hours putting together the quilt to support Women with for Breast Cancer I wasn't looking to get involved in another charity project right away. But, The Leukemia and Lymphoma society made me an offer I couldn't refuse.

They are sponsoring a walk at Suffolk Community College. I've worked on the campus for 20 years and find it to be an amazing community of caring people. When I heard about the walk, I had to participate. My mother, Ann Cronin, has been suffering with a blood cancer for over 10 years. She has lost a lot of weight, but her red blood count is the best it has been in a while and we are so thankful for all the treatments that she has been getting at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY.

So on October 13th my husband, children and I will be walking in the "Light the Night" Walk. Our team is called "Walking for Grandma" and any donations to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society would be greatly appreciated. We have a donation website for our team here:


My mom was given 4 years to live when she was first diagnosed. I was pregnant with my second child and I wondered if she'd get to meet all my children. When my daughter was baptized, we traveled back to Western New York because my Mother was too ill to travel and we wanted her to be at the baptism of her first granddaughter. That baby is now 14! Strides in cancer treatment have given us such a gift with my mother's continued health.

I now have four children and my Mom has celebrated every baptism, communion, graduation with us.

So If you can help the society with research for blood cancers maybe there can be more stories of people living with cancer and enjoying their life and family.

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