Leukemia-Lymphoma Society
Light The Night Walk 
Fort Worth, TX
October 20, 2013
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 from 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 sons, Nate and Curt, and tell them that she's their angel Grandma. 
The Backus Family has landed in Fort Worth, Texas!  Gail is working nearby in Weatherford, and I'm planning to start something new with more details coming soon.  One thing we want to continue to support is the Light the Night walk in honor of Gail's Mom, Loretta Wilcox.  We're already plugged into the local group and attended the 2013 kickoff event on Sunday.  

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.  Gail, Nate, Curt 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 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!




Craig and Gail Backus


Backus_Family_2012 Craig and Gail Backus
4549 Grainland Ct.
Fort Worth, TX 76179 
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