UPDATE: As the Campaign for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ‘Man of the Year’ comes to and end, a special word from Barry Weinstein…
Life is filled with twist and turns and in the end it’s how you navigate the roads that ultimately place you where you are. The experiences along the way shape you, as much as the lessons gained each day. You collect treasures as you navigate to cherish for the rest of your life. Life is extremely precious. Yes, you control destiny and can “make a difference” . . . .
I am extremely fortunate to be alive today and proud to be a cancer survivor. See it’s the “inside” survivor perspective that does not receive enough airtime. I live today because of people just like you . . . providing simple effort, doing EXTRAORDINARY and INCREDIBLE acts. I THANK YOU! YOU saved my life. Cancer research is expensive, yet has proven to be very effective in saving lives and someday will even cure blood cancers. Today survival rates are greater that ever before. I am living proof. Someday is TODAY!
Friends – today I extend an extremely heartfelt plea to you. I am asking you to PLEASE give to my campaign. I accepted my nomination as a The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Man of the Year candidate because I wanted to “make a difference” raising a lot of funds to save lives. I am close to my goal and NEED YOUR HELP. With a limited number of days left, I am very exhausted from the past 8.5 weeks of fundraising efforts and almost home. I cannot thank you enough for your support – right now.
“Something about coming home . . . . ..
How it makes you feel inside – coming home.
Can’t you feel those butterflies . . . . coming home. . . .where the memories never end . . .”
Give what your heart allows. Even $20, $30, $50 add up quickly. PLEASE – “let’s make a difference – TOGETHER, saving lives. www.beatcancer2013.com
YOU CAN CONTROL DESTINY – I thank you for your support and I would greatly appreciate this message being circulated through your social media networks and passed to others that would appreciate this message. Let’s bring it HOME – while raising lots of funds together!!! I believe in MIRACLES don’t you?”
Thank you very much,
Whenever we talk about cancer, we always use the same word. Someday. Someday they’ll be a cure. Someday we won’t lose the people we love. But when is someday? Someday is today!
That’s the mission Barry Weinstein and millions of others share for now and the future. Barry and his family are locals who relocated years ago from New York to Thompson’s Station.
As an executive who travels a lot for a national company The Walking Company, Barry and his family are heavily involved in our community in various ways including Barry is the current president of the South Williamson Athletics, (formally known as HCRA). What many don’t know about Barry is he is a cancer survivor himself!
As Barry tells it, “I woke on the morning of March 21, 2011 feeling just fine. Later that evening a severe and mysterious pain would send me to the emergency room. While in great discomfort I certainly didn’t think the condition or its cause could be life threatening. I certainly was not prepared for the eventual diagnosis: Stage IV non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.”
Nothing can prepare you for the news you have cancer. Nothing. Although Barry still receives treatment he is a resounding survivor who believes he has been given the opportunity of a lifetime to help others just like him.
Barry is a huge supporter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. LLS has invested nearly one billion dollars to accelerate cancer treatments once thought impossible. In 1964, the five-year survival rate for the most common childhood Leukemia was 3%. Today it is 90%! Barry accepted the nomination for the 2013 “LLS Man of the Year” Campaign to continue to save lives through raising funds to support research. Every dollar he raises counts as one vote and the candidate who gets the most votes (raises the most money) is named the Man or Woman of the Year.
“He has the exact diagnosis as me non-Hodgkin Lymphoma – Stage IV.We’re both living proof that you can survive cancer with today’s progress, states Barry.”
LLS’s continued advancements over the years, are responsible for the blood cancer survival rate doubling and tripling; in some cases, the survival rate has even quadrupled.
Barry shares, “I personally live today thanks to the support of others before me. I promised “Action Jackson” and his family that I would do everything in my power to raise the most funds. That is why from now until June 13, 2013, I am looking to raise funds of $100,000 plus—all of which will go directly to LLS in support of its longstanding mission and success as a cancer-fighting team. Please help me do so! I appreciate you and need your support today.”
All donations are greatly appreciated and are tax deductible. They’ll not only support LLS research but patient services, advocacy, public and professional education, and community services as well.
Please consider skipping a week’s worth of gourmet coffee at minimum. It’s that easy to save lives.
HOW TO HELP
Make a Donation Here
Donate unique items, special events, or experiences for Silent Auction.
Place an Ad in the Gala Evening Celebration Magazine.
Sponsor my LLS Man & Woman of the Year Campaign.
SELECT SPONSORSHIP HERE
Cures today, not someday. That’s the goal. And soon, with your help, blood cancer will be yesterday’s news!
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