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Monday, August 25, 2014

Join Me! Help Light The Night For Kids with Cancer (and Giveaway)

This is a sponsored post 
This fall, let’s walk to the end of cancer by joining The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Light The Night Walk fundraising campaign, which brings together families and communities to honor blood cancer survivors, as well as those lost to the diseases, and to shine a light on finding cures and providing access to treatments for blood cancer patients.

One group that deserves our attention is children with cancer. Leukemia is the most common cancer in children and adolescents less than 20 years old. While extraordinary progress has been made in blood cancer treatments, the journey back to a healthy life can be a long one. For these kids, returning to school means additional challenges, from maintaining friendships to keeping up with schoolwork. 

Many people already know my connection to the cause here. My sister is a survivor of leukemia, having relapsed once, had a bone marrow transplant, and really still recovering. And my father died from it, quickly. It is a devastating disease that can really change your life, and not in a good way.

You can make an impact.

This year, Sylvan Learning is partnering with LLS through Light The Night, with a commitment to raise $250,000 and to donate more than 12,000 hours of free tutoring services in nearly 200 communities nationwide to help young blood cancer patients and their families with the transition back to school. Here’s how you can help:
I’m going to join Light the Night with my family. Won’t you join us? Let’s all walk to the end of cancer and, at the same time, you can help kids get back into the swing of school, often while they are still undergoing treatment.

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Enter to win a Cancer Ends with Me Tote. Ends 9/14/14.
In addition to encouraging people to sign up for the Light the Night Walk, we're giving away a Cancer Ends with Me Tote like the one pictured above. The giveaway runs through 9/14/14 at 11:59 pm EDT and is open to US residents.

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  1. Lost my aunt to breast cancer.

  2. My mother has cancer my father in law has cancer. Horrible should be a cure my good friend just died last week of cancer. Thankyou, Ken

  3. I lost my Mom to Breast & Bone cancer :( Two of my Aunts also died of different types of cancer.

  4. I had cancer when I was 15 and my boyfriend in that time die from Leukemia. I always join a team, I'm new on this state so I have to search around, but I'm pretty sure there something near me and will definitely join and support the cause :)

  5. Too many people in my family have died with cancer. My Uncle passed away last Saturday night. Bone cancer.

  6. Cancer greatly affected my life when it took my brothers life :( so many are affected by this horrible disease.

  7. my Grandpa just had a spot of melanoma removed. Thankfully it didn't spread to anywhere else in his body!


  8. Cancer has touched me more times then I wanted. First was my grandfather who passed from lung cancer. Then a coworker passed from breast cancer. Recently a friend I have known most of my life passed from cancer.

  9. Im not sure if this counts, but I had melenoma 6 years ago (I was 32 at the time). Thank you