Cancer isn’t a Direct Polymer Business Involvment, but May Involve a Polymerist
Without any objection:
I have received the following letter from an American known plastics related website and I feel it’s my duty to publicize it for those living in USA. I have no objection on it.
You and I are connected on LinkedIn. I really appreciate the fact that we are.
Many of you who are getting this know about my on-going battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). For those that don’t, here is a short overview. Starting in April of 2016 I was told I had AML. AML is the most aggressive form of blood cancer. After a total of 74 days in the hospital, 9 rounds of chemo covering 47 days (over 500 hours of actual chemo), a day of whole-body radiation, and then a bone marrow transplant on November 17, 2017, I am doing great. I have some lingering rejection issues as my body gets used to the new bone marrow and DNA, but I am alive to enjoy every one of them!
From the time I got out of the hospital the first time in 2016, I got involved with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society here in the DC area. I am currently on the National Capital Area Board of Directors and for the second year, I am the Corporate Chair for the area Light the Night Walks. The walks, held in October, are the single largest fundraiser for the organization annually around the country. Last year we raised over $61 million nationally and the DC area, for the first time in history, was the #1 fundraising chapter in the country.
The need is critical: Nearly 1.2 million people in North America are living with, or are in remission from, leukemia, Hodgkin lymphoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, myeloma and myelodysplastic syndromes. Every 3 minutes someone is diagnosed with blood cancer and approximately every 10 minutes, someone dies.
Since 2000, more than 40 percent of new anti-cancer drugs were FDA approved for blood cancer patients — more first-ever approvals than for any other group of cancers — and many of these were advanced with funding from LLS. Over the past two years the FDA has approved 25 new blood cancer drugs, 20 of these were funded by LLS research! A normal year is 2-3 new drugs.
I established a Light the Night team in 2016. In 2017, not counting the sponsorships that I secured, I raised in excess of $75,000 for Team InvinciBill. This year I have accepted the challenge to be the #1 fundraiser in the country and I have “Doubled Down” my own cash donation and I am asking others to do the same to help me get to my goal of raising $150,000.
I need your help. Please follow this link and donate to my fundraising efforts to rid the world of blood cancers. https://pages.lightthenight.org/nca/WashDC18/bcarteaux
The Washington, DC walk is this Saturday, October 20th. As it is only a few days away, please don’t file this email for later, please act now. I really appreciate anything you can do to help me and LLS rid the world of blood cancers!
Together we are making a huge difference! Thank you in advance for your generous support.
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