Tuesday, August 14, 2007

#2 Fundraiser for the Week plus The Power of Your Money

I know this isn't something I should brag about or anything but it is sort of recognizing your efforts so here goes. We (as in the TNT South Bay Run team) get these weekly email updates and according to the email update I received today... I am the #2 top fundraiser for our team so far! And if you've seen my previous entries, you know my team is pretty big (pic). I really am honored to have such supportive friends and family. Of course, I'm sure others will take over soon... some people have set some pretty high goals.

Anyway, at our last workout, we got some interesting information on the power of our donations to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Check it out:
  • $1000 supports one week's salary for a medical researcher at UCSF, Stanford, or Berkeley who may discover key information to developing curative treatments for blod cancers
  • $500 provides a blood cancer patient with financial assistance for one year
  • $500 allows 10 patients to log on to a webcast and hear the latest information on treatment for their disease
  • $200 provides a Family Support Group Program for one year for a patient and their family
  • $150 allows 5 patients to make a First Connection with a trained peer volunteer
  • $100 provides 3 patients access to an information teleconference
  • $75 is the average cost of tissue typing to become a bone marrow donor
  • $50 is the cost of a CT scan
  • $40 is the cost of sending a comprehensive packet of information for children with cancer
  • $35 pays for transportation expenses for a patient living in Northern California's most rural areas to treatment at a comprehensive cancer center
  • $25 covers a single prescription co-payment
  • $5 is the cost of sending a newly diagnosed patient information about support and their disease

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