October 30th, 2007
JB is raffling his 1963 Ford F100 to help fight cancer. You can learn more and get a chance to Win JB’s Vintage 1963 Ford Truck. Funds raised will benefit the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. The Leukemia Lymphoma Society’s mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
We’ve benefited from the LLS directly in the form of patient education and online resources. The LLS funds ongoing research which is critical in finding and improving treatments for different kinds of blood cancers. Spencer’s leukemia has an 85% five year survival rate thanks in part to the LLS, but leukemia treatment still needs to be improved. Education and patient support services from the LLS and others were critical in our first days after Spencer’s diagnosis. Being able to understand what was going on and what would happen were critical in managing his care.
My father died from multiple myeloma, an incurable blood cancer, in 1997. He never got to meet my sons. Improvements in treatment are resulting in longer life spans for multiple myeloma patients. More effort is needed.
According to the plan, Spencer and I are going to be on the JB and Sandy Show on the morning of Halloween, probably between 7:15 and 7:45. If you’re in Austin, tune in to 94.7 to listen, between 7 and 9 on October 31, 2007.
Thanks go to Robert and Jeffi (who is riding and raising money again for Team in Training) for their work with JB and for pointing JB at us.