Friday, April 11, 2008

Final fundraising push!

I think many of you have probably already donated, but in the event that you haven't and want to help me get to my fundraising minimum of $2,600 by next Wednesday, April 16th:

If you have donated already, please spread this on to co-workers, friends, family, etc. Here are some facts you might want to pass on to them:

-A donation of $25 provides patients and their loved ones with FREE booklets that contain up-to-date information on their disease and help them make informed decisions about their treatment options.

-A donation of $25 could also pay for the cost of 1 patient’s chemotherapy drug prescription co-payment.

-A donation of $50 makes possible a Family Support group with a trained facilitator where comfort can be found and experiences can be shared among patients and family members.

-A donation of $50 could also register 1 person to be a bone marrow donor.

-A donation of $75 could provide HLA (bone marrow) typing for a family member of a patient with leukemia.

-A donation of $100 helps supply laboratory researchers with supplies and materials critical to carrying out their search for cures.

-A donation of $150 provides 10 patients access to a web-conference to learn about their specific blood cancer.

-A donation of $300 will train 25 peer volunteers who can provide emotional support to newly diagnosed patients.

-A donation of $500 could provide patient aid to a person with Leukemia or a related cancer for a year.

-A donation of $1000 makes possible one- on-one conversations with health care specialists who provide patients with information about their disease, treatment options, and helps prepare them with questions for their health care team.

Obviously, a little goes a very long way, and a donation of as little as $10 can make a big difference toward improving someone's life or the quality of care they are getting.

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