Welcome to Theresa Jacobellis' MWOY Fundraising Page!

Jessie & Morgan Shouldn't Have to Fight Cancer Alone

Mar 20, 2019

Earlier this year, I agreed to participate in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Man and Woman of the Year fundraising challenge. Here’s why:

I’ve been blessed with good health, a wonderful family and amazing friends. Yet from the time I was a toddler, cancer has been a part of my life. When I was 2, my grandmother successfully fought cervical cancer, thanks to cobalt implants, a treatment that sounds barbaric by today’s standards. Since then I have watched too many dear friends and family members face cancer, including my mother, aunt, sister and cousins, close friends, acquaintances and co-workers.

Research Saves Lives…Since 1949, the LLS has invested more than $1.2 billion in groundbreaking research, $46 million in 2018 alone. And the breakthroughs that are made with LLS funding often find applications for other forms of cancer and even other diseases.

Progress Means Hope…The overall survival rate for leukemia has quadrupled since 1960, and more than doubled for Hodgkin’s and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Progress has been especially significant for children. Today, the five-year survival rate for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma for children is 88.7 percent; in the 1970s most children with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma did not survive five years.

These Children Inspire Me…12-year-old Jesse Pallas of Mt. Sinai, diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2011 and cancer of the central nervous system in 2014, and 5-year-old Morgan Sim of Port Washington, who finished treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia in time to start kindergarten this year, are two brave, spunky kids who have been named “Boy & Girl of the Year” by the LSS Long Island Chapter. I’m running this campaign in their honor, so they know they’re not alone in this fight.

Those are a few of the reasons why I have decided to raise funds for the LSS this year. Joining this campaign is a big challenge, and I cannot do it alone. I’m incredibly fortunate to have the support of a phenomenal team of people. And I’m reaching out to humbly ask you to consider helping as well. Donating is easy! Please join this fight by making a tax-deductible donation.

Welcome to Theresa Jacobellis' MWOY Fundraising Page!

Jan 25, 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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