Those of you who have been reading this blog know that first, I am a pediatric critical care nurse and second, I have a passion for children of all ages who are fighting the brave fight against cancer.
Light the Night Walk is a fundraising opportunity for communities to raise funds for leukemia and lymphoma research. Not only does the money go to research, a portion goes directly to helping children and families who are dealing with leukemia or lymphoma and other blood cancers.
- Anyone can start a group and participate. Visit http://www.lightthenight.org/ for details on local walks in your area or on how to start a walk. These types of fundraisers are very successful because both the patients and families can contribute.
- Also, check out http://www.lls.org/ for information on how students at other high schools have participated in fundraisers specifically for high school students. The newsletter gives examples of what others have accomplished. You can also read stories on current research, success stories of children and how they are winning their fight against blood cancers, and new clinical trials.
Let's all reach outside of our comfort zone and find ways to help to fight these common blood cancers. These children need our support and research takes funding. Great strides have been made in treating leukemia and the success rate is remarkable. Check out the websites for ideas and inspiration.