Heidi's Farewell Fundraising Page

Heidi's Farewell Fundraiser - Only 4 Days Left to Donate

Jun 05, 2019

Wow... to say my life has changed drastically over the past 10 weeks would be an understatement. Right before the start of this 10-week fundraising challenge, my husband accepted a new job in Phoenix, Arizona on a Country Radio Morning Show called KMLE Country. He's been gone for 6 weeks and killing it at his new job. For those that have asked, I will be continuing to work for Local Marketing, Inc and helping to open up our West Coast office of our digital marketing agency. Since then, we had to get our house here in Atlanta, Ga ready to sell (which wasn't an easy feat to make it staging ready for showings), finding a new place to live in Phoenix which we are now buying a house and close on June 28 all while trying to sell our house here in Atlanta. On top of that, we have 2 amazing dogs that my work has allowed me to take to work every day due to house showings. Then my 8-year-old dog had to have eye surgery a week ago and I've been putting in 10-12 hour days at work. 


I say all of that to say - life happens. Life throws you unexpected curveballs and though it feels like there's no light at the end of the tunnel sometimes, I know things will get better and my family will find a new norm. That leads me to this fundraiser for Blood Cancer Research. The work that LLS does for finding cures to blood cancers and finding & creating NEW treatments for cancer patients is second to none. If you have a minute, please read up on the great work that LLS has been doing and the lives of families that they are making better. There aren't many organizations like LLS that are as committed to finding a cure and not just saying it but actually putting in the work. 



Over the past 10 weeks, I continue to find more and more connections to Blood Cancer and with your help, we can make a BIG difference together. From my husband's favorite uncle Lee, to my good friend Josh Obertein back in Midland, Michigan, to 2 of my dear friends here in Atlanta Amy & Alaina both affected by this horrible disease and being the family members of someone with blood cancer. I want to find a cure. I want to make a difference and I want to help make sure that fewer and fewer down to ZERO people have to be told they have cancer (OF ANY KIND). 



Though my life threw me a curveball and things have been pretty crazy, I don't have cancer and not everyone can say that. 



If you have a minute and a dollar (or more than a dollar) - please consider donating to my Woman of the Year Campaign by or before this Saturday, June 8, 2019. 



Thank you so much for your love, your support and your donation. 



- Love, Heidi McIvor-Allen


Campaign is Underway!

Apr 01, 2019

Thank you so much to everyone that came out to our Kick-Off Event on Thursday, March 28. I am so honored to have so many amazing people in my corner to raise money for LLS. If you have the means to make a donation, please do so by clicking on the Donate Button to my team. If you have access to help me with Auction Items for our Grand Finale Gala on June 9th - give me call or send me and email and we can discuss! If the company you work for is willing to come on as a corporate sponsor or make a donation to my Women of the Year campaign, I would love to meet in person to discuss. Thank you so much!! Heidi https://bit.ly/AllensofAtlanta

Blood Cancer Hits Home

Jan 25, 2019

When I first got asked to participate in the Man & Women of the Year 10 Week competition, I was moved by all the research, results, and stories. Then after I started to do more research and talking it about it with friends and family I uncovered more and more connections to blood cancer. #1: Uncle Lee: I am newly married and we don't have any kids yet, but we are excited to start a family. We had decided that we want to name one of our kids after one of my husband's favorite uncles who passed away, Lee. After talking about LLS with my in-laws, we uncovered that Uncle Lee had blood cancer. It gave me goosebumps because I had no clue and now it gives me even more meaning & love for this organization. #2: When I first started my professional career after completing an internship in Guam and teaching English in South Korea, I began working at a large convention center in my hometown of Midland, Michigan. My work-husband / partner in crime was Josh Obertein. We worked together for 2 years in the banquet & catering world and have remained friends ever since. He recently has been diagnosed with Blood cancer in his early 30s. He doesn't have insurance and never heard about LLS or the resources that were available to him. I was lucky enough to share my contacts and help connect him. Another reason for me to be apart of this great organization. #3: Less than 2 months ago, I found out Amy Baker's father (she is a good friend of mine) that he has blood cancer. They were still digesting all the information and coming up with a treatment plan and I was able to connect her with our local chapter for LLS here in Atlanta and all the amazing resources for her dad and her family. When someone in your family gets cancer, it's not just the person WITH the cancer that suffers, it affects everyone. I am so thankful that I was asked to be apart of MWOY Atlanta and help spread the word about Blood Cancer, Educate people on the research that is being done to not only find cures & treatments for blood cancers but virtually every other major cancer that is out there ! I know in my heart, that I the reason I am apart of this is bigger than just me. Together, I know we can make a huge impact to make the world a better place, draw attention to the emotional affects of cancer and draw a light on the resources out there to help with depression, stress, anxiety and truly help those around us. Please join me in this fight. If you have a connection to a business or organization that has the means to donate money or a gift that could be auctioned off at the gala, please reach out. If you want to join my team and help plan a fundraising event, collect donations, get people to attend the gala, PLEASE join my team no matter where you live. If you just want to make a monetary donation - I would be HONORED that you select me and this great organization. We can start accepting donations March 28 thru June 9th. Thank you in advance. I really appreciate your support!

Welcome to Heidi McIvor-Allen's MWOY Fundraising Page!

Jan 03, 2019

Please join me in supporting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) by making a donation to my fundraising campaign for Man & Woman of the Year.

I have joined a team that is driven to find cures for blood cancer. Our team is working to raise as much as possible over the next 10 weeks. Every dollar we raise counts as one vote for my team's candidate. The candidate whose team tallies the most votes earns the prestigious title of "Man or Woman of the Year". 


As you know, though, everyone wins when cancer loses. Thanks to your support, my efforts will help fund therapies and treatments that are saving lives. Over the years, support from people like you has been responsible for the blood cancer advancements that have doubled, tripled, and in some cases quadrupled the survival rate for some blood cancers.


Many LLS supported therapies not only help blood cancer patients, but are also now used to treat patients with rare forms of stomach and skin cancers and are in clinical trials for patients with lung, brain, breast, pancreatic and prostate cancers. And LLS funded drugs like targeted therapies and immunotherapies are now saving thousands of lives every day.


We really are getting close to our goal of a world without blood cancers!


All donations are greatly appreciated and tax deductible. They'll not only support LLS research, but patient services, advocacy, public and professional education, and community services as well.


Please visit my website often and tell friends who would also like to donate!


On behalf of blood cancer patients everywhere, thank you for your support! For more information about LLS, please visit www.lls.org

The Man & Woman of the Year campaign has concluded and the winners have been announced. However, we deeply appreciate your ongoing donation and support of LLS’s mission. To make an incredible impact not someday, but today click on the donate button.

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