Leukemia-Lymphoma Society
Light The Night Walk - September 22, 2012
Loretta Wilcox


This is Loretta Wilcox, my wife's mother who died from Leukemia in 2004.  She was diagnosed with the disease on Mother's Day of that year, and she died on June 22, just 6 weeks later.  Her sister also died of the same form of Leukemia which leads us to believe that they may have been exposed to some toxin as children, but we'll never know for sure.


She was 58 years old when she died, and we still miss her very much.  We show pictures to our son, Nate, and tell him that she's his angel Grandma and held him in her arms before he was born. 

"A cure for cancer." It's a sentence that could change the world.  The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is driven to change the world by advancing cancer research to save lives and by providing help to patients throughout their cancer journey.   


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.  


One of the key fundraising events each year is the Light the Night Walk, and the Metro Detroit Walk is happening this weekend in Troy, Michigan.  Gail, Nate and I, along with some of our closest friends and family, have participated in the walk for the last few years in honor of Gail's mother who succumbed to the disease in 2004.  The sidebar briefly describes her short battle with the disease.


You can help today by joining or supporting our team, Loretta's Love by clicking here. Thank you very much to all of those who have joined or donated to our team, and also to those who might consider a such a contribution this week!




Craig and Gail Backus
EmbroidMe of Birmingham, Michigan