Team Lydia: Spreading the News to Find a Cure

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Updated: 3/14/2013 12:49 pm

Dear Friends,

We all know someone who's been touched by cancer. My dad was a colon cancer survivor. There have been many strides made in screening and treatment, but as I saw with a friend whose beautiful 3-year-old son succumbed after a more than year-long valiant battle with leukemia, much more still needs to be done. I'm asking for your help as I start a ten-week fundraising campaign for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicating to funding blood cancer research.

Since its founding in 1949, LLS has provided more than $750 million for research which has resulted in several significant discoveries, including chemotherapy and bone marrow transplants. Nearly 958,000 Americans are currently living with blood cancers, including Capital Region men, women and children … one person is diagnosed with a blood cancer every four minutes in the U.S.

I only have between March 1st and May 6th to raise money & awareness for this extremely important cause!  Please join me in supporting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society by making a donation to my fundraising campaign. Every dollar I raise counts as one vote and the candidate who gets the most votes/raises the most money is named the local Man or Woman of the Year.  Here's how you can join me in making a difference:

***Business owners have various sponsorship levels from $1,000 to $7,500 that include tickets to the Grand Finale Program  on May 10th and an ad in the Program book; program ads only are available for $250 and $500; donations of goods or gift certificates for gift baskets auctioned off at the Grand Finale Program; setting aside proceeds from a day or sale of certain items during the 10-week campaign.

***Individuals can help by making a donation online http://www.mwoy.org/pages/uny/alb13/lkulbida  or mailing a check made out to "The Leukemia Lymphoma Society" to Lydia Kulbida at News10ABC, 341 Northern Blvd., Albany, NY 12204; attending events and supporting businesses selling items to benefit the LLS Campaign.

Details at https://www.facebook.com/LydiaSpreadingTheNewsForACure?ref=hl ;

Buying tickets to the Grand Finale at http://www.mwoy.org/pages/uny/alb13/lkulbida

These ten weeks will go by very quickly. I hope I can count on your support to continue the important research done by LLS into blood cancers and together we can "Spread The News To Find A Cure"!

-Lydia
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