I know that most time we have stories of miscarriage and hope…  once in a while, we do something different, and today is one of those days…  a different kind of hope story, one about my neighbor and friend’s niece, Kate, who at 3 1/2 was diagnosed with leukemia (hang in there, I’ll get to the hope part – trust me).  This little girl endured 2 1/2 years of isolation and treatments (protocols that were researched and created with funds from LLS – see it works)…  and she is now (thankfully) a happy, healthy 8 year old, living a normal life.  (See, it is a hope story!  Thanks for hanging in there.)  This is due in large part to the good treatment she was given from the wonderful people at Sloan Kettering.

Sadly, not many kids and adults have been as lucky as Kate.  How about changing that?  Sound good…  here is how you can help…

Ian O’Malley, is “running” for LLS inaugural New York City campaign Man of the Year.  He is hosting a 10 week campaign…  all kinds of fundraising.. online, hosting events, auctioning off great items all in hopes of being the one who raises the most money and win the title…

The easiest is an online, tax deductible, donation: http://nyc.mwoy.llsevent.org/ianomalley

You can see additional information, and track what’s going on by reading Ian’s Q104.3 Bloghttp://www.q1043.com/pages/onair/ianomalley.html

Or are you a Facebook fan, try this Pagehttp://www.facebook.com/pages/Ian-For-LLS-Man-of-the-Year/144680722261688 – please “like” his FB page if you would like to see event and auction updates in your news feed – he is putting together some awesome stuff!

Did I mention auctions… the first two are already live:

First, a cool 4 ticket package for the Def Leppard show this July at Jones Beach, complete with 4 backstage passes, a meet and greet with the band, and an autographed guitar personalized to the winner’s specs.  Know anyone who woould be interested?  Bid away or forward as much as you like!


Second, an awesome 8-night stay on Maui with perks:


Thank you so much for your support…  wouldn’t it be wonderful if I didn’t have to post this…  that is what everyone is working towards!  Won’t you help?