Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Light the Night 2009 Wrap Up

I know that the Light the Night Event took place some time ago, but I have not had a chance to write until now. It has been a busy fall. Here are some pictures that we took the night of the event. It was a spectacular evening. We had a very large group of partcipants from Team Gershon and overall, there was a tremendous crowd supporting the whole event.
Our team did a wonderful job with fundraising and we we raised the most money of any private team in the state. Overall, our total was $9238. Although this is less than we have raised in past year, it is a very respectable number given the economy.

I wanted to thank everyone who donated, walked, or helped with this event. It is a powerful evening for me everytime. This was the first year both of my daughters participated. In addition, I finally had to talk to my oldest daughter about why we were doing the walk in the first place. She started asking questions this year and I knew some of her friends knew about me. I wanted to make sure I was the one who told her about my CML.Although it was a difficult conversation, it was easier than most cancer discussions given my prognosis and treatment options.

In other CML news, there was nice article in the New York Times last week about Dr. Druker and Gleevec. You can read it by clicking here.

Thanks again for making the Light the Night Walk 2009 a magical evening.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You are too funny! I was just about to leave a message that we missed your postings here! Great pics, great team and it certainly was a 'magical evening'. Dr. Druker's article was so moving ..what a man!
Best wishes to all, Wanda