Monday, October 15, 2007

Light the Night

October is breast cancer awareness month and I'm jealous that breast cancer gets its own month, a pretty pink ribbon, and lots of national attention. Not many people know about non-hodgkins lymphoma and I would have preferred not to have such intimate knowledge of the subject, but unfortunately I do and that's that. I may not have my own month or a pretty ribbon, but the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has a Light the Night Walk and it's this Saturday, October 20th at the Rockville Town Center.

It's a two-mile twilight walk during which participants carry illuminated balloons to celebrate and commemorate lives touched by blood cancer (leukemia and lymphomas). Supporters carry red balloons, patients and survivors carry white balloons while gold balloons commemorate lives lost to cancer. Together, they "light the night" and truly brighten the future for millions of patients and their families.

Check in for the Walk begins at 5:30pm, the stage program will start at 6:45pm and the Walk will begin promptly at 7:00pm. I'm meeting the Jaycees and my family at 5:15 in front of the movie theater. If you live close by, you're welcome to join us.

To join my team:
1. Go to the website:
2. Select Join Team
3. Search by Team Name: AM Victory or Team Captain: Janice Erickson (my mom)
4. Register

To make a donation, go to my website:

Your support means a lot to me and to many others. Thank you.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good for you! I just sponsored you!