Sunday, September 25, 2011

BE PART OF THE CURE: Light the Night Walk

My long time friend Suzanne Donaldson is walking for the cause --

EVERY FOUR MINUTES—yes it's a cancer letter!—someone is diagnosed and every 10 minutes someone passes from blood cancer. As many of you know, I happen to be the one in that equation who wasdiagnosed 5 years ago and faced it again this Christmas. Is there an oddersaying than Christmas chemo? I don't think so. In addition, I just successfullyfinished an 8 week protocol that has me feeling better, stronger, and happierthan I have been in years!

So then I got home to get in bed and read thepaper the other night, it became very clear to me that I need to throw myselfback into an effort that is near and dear to me. I was in the obit section,grieving over two people I don't know. Dr. Bruce Dan, who so brilliantly madethe public aware of toxic shock syndrome, died at age 64 after a brilliantcareer of research and awareness, from a complication from a bone marrowtransplant for leukemia. The other brave soul, Andy Whitfield, only 39, Australianand super hot (think of TV show Spartacus; he was the lead), died ofnon-Hodgkins lymphoma.

Two out of the three obits on page were fromblood cancers. I was stunned and realized I cannot wait any longer to fundraisefor my walk, Light the Night, which will talk place on 0ctober 14th.
Help me do something about it.

Walk with me across a bridge on October 5th,2011 in LLS’s annual Light the Night walk. If you live in Brooklyn, I won'ttell that you carry on and get yourselves home that night. But the other lotwill walk proudly with me supporting a cause that impacts my life in so manyways. Visit here to join us:

If you're afraid of heights, just donate.

For those of you who know me well, I am not aquitter. I now embrace the needles and the reminder in my bod that life is soincredibly wonderful.

So walk, read this article in NY Times, “An Immune System Trained the Kill Cancer” (, donate, spread the word, and most of allhelp me raise awareness. Get your blood checked yearly and call me if you needreminding.
Donate now!!!

If you are a Glamour staffer we are teaming upwith SELF, Teen Vogue, and Vanity Fair for one big team! Should be super fun!