Dear Ones:If ever there was a story of 'SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION', this is one!
So what comes after service in the United States Marine Corps after serving valiantly overseas in Iraq, Gitmo and 'elsewhere' as first a machine gunner and then a rare BONA FIDE Scout Sniper?
For one young man I know, JP (John Paul) Poma, it's 'doing good'. He's asking for whatever small donation you can make in LAUREN WHITHAM'S name (here's her page: http://pages.lightthenight.org/epa/Phi10/LWhitham ) to 'Light The Night Walk --The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's evening walk and fundraising' event next Wednesday, Oct 20, 2010.
It will be the nation's night to pay tribute and bring hope to thousands of people battling blood cancers and to commemorate loved ones lost.
I'm asking you, dear Readers, to help however you can, also because 'The Leukemia Society of America' is dear to my heart. Back then it had a different name and is now called The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society http://www.leukemia-lymphoma.org/all_page.adp?item_id=221384 but it's still the same fine organization.
The very first research I conducted was on childhood leukemia at Sloan-Kettering's Research Center. And 'The Leukemia Society of America' was also the very first major charity that I did fundraising for.
I'm not good at fundraising at all and I know it. But I am asking you because my young USMC friend JP asked me to donate to this particular walk under Lauren Whitham's name http://pages.lightthenight.org/epa/Phi10/LWhitham I'll be donating in honor of my brother-in-law Rich, a lymphoma survivor, who is also dear to my heart. Perhaps you know someone with leukemia or lymphoma who is dear to your heart.
Surely there are far LESS than six degrees of separation for all of us in this world, I say...if only we realize it.
Your donation (be quick, since this event is next Wednesday!) helps your loved one in need of hope for a better and happier life. Your donation helps ALL.
"The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) funds lifesaving research that has contributed to major advances in the treatment of blood cancers and treatments for other types of cancer, such as chemotherapy and stem cell transplants. New targeted therapies that kill cancer cells without harming normal tissue are providing drugs and procedures that are improving quality of life.
In fact, in 2009 alone, LLS researchers were conducting more than 90 clinical trials, a critical step in the development of new treatments and cures that will help patients live better, longer lives." READ MORE/DONATE HERE!
Thank you and God Bless you for your help!
Reverend Barbara Sexton
"The Biblical Biochemist-Where Science Meets the Cross"