Welcome to Chris Quinn's MWOY Fundraising Page!

Elia: Our Girl of the Year! "Nevertheless she persisted!"

Feb 18, 2019

 

 

A year ago, we described Elia as exuberant, watching her leap off the couch and twirl in circles until she fell over. We called her sassy, recalling all the times she stomped her foot, pouted her lip, and planted her hand on her hip. We nicknamed her silly-billy as she made a funny face, exclaimed, “oh my goodnesses” and burst into a fit of laughter.

Then, last year Elia developed perplexing symptoms that, by April, led to our two-year-old being diagnosed with B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. She has since endured ten months of chemotherapy, blood transfusions, spinal taps, and bone marrow biopsies.

We still call her exuberant, sassy, and our silly-billy - but now we call her determined, watching her struggle and succeed in climbing the stairs to her bedroom. We call her fearless, as she proudly boasts how brave she is for getting her
“tubie”. We call her resilient, joyful,
and beautiful as she eagerly
shaves the remaining thinning hair
off her own head so her big girl hair
can grow in.

Elia still has over a year of treatment to go, but the one word we look forward to calling her the most is “survivor”.

MILO: Our Boy of the Year! What an inspiration he is!!

Feb 18, 2019

 

 

Meet Milo, a happy, mischievous, and courageous little boy whose strength and determination is beating leukemia!

Milo is a three-year-old little boy who is full of laughter and personality! On November 15, 2017 Milo and his family’s whole world changed. What started as a possible flu diagnosis quickly spiraled into what would be their family’s biggest nightmare. Milo was diagnosed with B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. He has endured countless rounds of chemotherapy, lumbar punctures and his fair share of complications from said treatments. The last year has been quite a rollercoaster both mentally and emotionally, but Milo is a determined little one and refuses to give up. His resilience and will to keep fighting inspire so many around him. Through the ups and downs of this journey, there have been many blessings from friends, family and even strangers who have been touched by his story. We will continue to fight together to not only

spread awareness and end childhood cancer but to also advocate, spread awareness, and end all blood cancers.

My "Why"

Feb 18, 2019

A letter to my family & friends...

I have been given the opportunity of a lifetime to help the millions of people who are living or been affected by cancer. Each year The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) launches its Man & Woman of the Year campaign. This year I was honored with a nomination to run as a candidate and head up a team which my kids, Owen and Emma have named “Team Shooting Stars.” During this campaign from February 21st - May 1st, our team goal is to raise a minimum of $50,000 which will go directly to LLS in support of its longstanding mission to find a cure for blood cancers and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

I am competing with several other Man & Woman of the Year candidates in Charleston, and together we will each put our best fundraising foot forward in honor of two courageous children, our Boy & Girl of the Year. You can learn more about them by following LLS- Lowcountry Facebook page

Like many of you, I have seen firsthand the debilitating effects that cancer can have on those who suffer. In addition to honoring the Boy & Girl of the year with this campaign, I am also advocating in memory of my mom, Mary who I lost exactly 9 years ago to the day on February 5th, 2010. Although my mom fought and conquered her battle against breast cancer, she was taken from us all too early when she suffered a stroke. Not only does LLS pursue research to find a cure but they are also funding research to improve the lives of cancer survivors and reduce potential outcomes as I witnessed with my mom.

Over the last 15 years, more than 40% of the drugs used to fight other cancers started out as treatments for blood cancers. By supporting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, you are supporting research that is likely to change the outcome for all cancer patients. For instance, of the 39 new cancer-fighting drugs approved by the F.D.A in the past 10 years, 19 of them were initially developed for blood cancers and many had funding from LLS. This research is meaningful to me personally as my dad, Phil continues to fight his battle against brain cancer. As he continues to beat the odds, our hope that cancer will one day have a cure still stands strong in our hearts.

Here is how you can be part of the cure and in memory of my mom, in honor of my dad and those that are still fighting this disease...

I am asking you today to help me reach my goal of raising $50,000. If we raise a minimum of $50,000, we can link Team Shooting Stars to an LLS-funded research portfolio this year to honor our efforts to help people with cancers. With your support of a tax-deductible donation, you can join me in this ambitious campaign and be part of a potential miracle...finding a cure for cancer!

To donate online, please visit my fundraising webpage at https://pages.mwoy.org/sc/lc19/ cquinn .

If you would prefer to mail your donation by or before May 1st, please make your check payable to:
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and print “ChrisQuinn” in the memo line and send to:

Chris Quinn 2183 Coker Avenue Charleston, SC 29412

Aside from direct donations, I would love to hear from you if you’re interested in any of the other ways to contribute to the campaign such as business sponsorships, corporate matching, auction items or purchasing a table to attend the grand finale gala with me on May 3rd. Your donation, large or small, may prevent someone from losing a child, sibling, parent, or loved one and allow LLS to continue funding life-saving research. I will be forever grateful for your generous support of me and my team as well as LLS!

Sending my love,
Chris Quinn

Welcome to Chris Quinn's MWOY Fundraising Page!

Feb 18, 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.

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

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

 

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