As those of you who subscribe to my newsletter know, I lost my dad last month to leukemia. In his honor, I’ve made a commitment to support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Light The Night Walk — and I want to offer YOU a really great incentive to join me!
First, what is Light The Night?
Light The Night Walk is LLS’s annual walk and fundraising event—and the nation’s night to pay tribute and bring hope to people battling cancer. Teams of friends and families or co-workers raise funds for cancer research and to provide services in their communities. I’ll be walking in Washington Park in Denver on October 5 this year.
LLS has an important mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
In fact, LLS is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services.
Why am I raising money?
Here’s the thing: Blood cancer has affected me and my family more directly than most. My maternal grandfather had multiple myeloma, which contributed to his death. Two and a half years ago, my nephew was diagnosed with lymphoma leukemia, and he is now in remission (thank God!) and doing well.
And 18 months ago, my dad was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. He put up a valiant fight including receiving a bone marrow transplant from an anonymous donor, and participating in a clinical trial for a new drug, but he lost his fight on July 6, 2014.
So I’m walking in honor of all of them, in gratitude for the lifesaving treatments that mean my nephew is a normal 7 year old boy, and in memory of my dad and the amazing team of doctors that fought this disease so hard for so long.
What does this have to do with you?
I really wasn’t sure what to expect when I signed up for Light the Night. My initial fundraising goal was $100 — and I surpassed that with a single Facebook post to family and friends.
My second goal was $200, and I reached that goal with a simple P.S. in my last newsletter.
Now I want to aim even higher.
My new goal is to raise $500.
To entice you to contribute to this worthy cause, I’d like to offer you a thank-you gift!
- Every person or business who donates any amount to Light the Night through my fundraising page will receive a FREE copy of my new Voice Identification Process workbook when it’s completed in the next few weeks. This is going to sell on my site for around $100, so that’s a $100 value right there.
- Every person or business who donates any amount will also be entered in a drawing for a 1-hour blog strategy session with me and 50 blog post topic suggestions, generated by me and specifically tailored to your business and goals! That’s a $350 value right there, friends!
- Anyone who donates $100 or more will automatically receive the 1-hour blog strategy session and 50 topic suggestions, just for being such a good egg!
This is an incredible opportunity for you to make a (tax deductible!) contribution to a worthy cause AND get something valuable for your business! It’s a win/win!
Here’s the fine print: This offer is good through the end of the day on Monday, September 15, 2014. You MUST donate through my LLS fundraising page to get credit, so here’s the link again: http://pages.lightthenight.org/rm/DenverL14/LBoggs. Everyone who donates ANY amount will be added to a list to receive the Voice Identification Process workbook for free as soon as it’s ready AND entered to win the free consultation with me. I’ll choose the winner at random and contact you using the email address you enter when you donate (so be sure to use a good one!). If I can’t reach the first winner, I’ll continue on down the list.
If you don’t choose to make a donation at this time, PLEASE share this post! I can’t wait to see how far we can spread the word.
One great comfort my family and I have found since my dad’s passing is in the knowledge that his participation in the clinical trial will help save lives in the future. LLS has a mission to that no one should die of blood cancers, and that’s my mission now as well.