Meetup details changed: Wine tasting to benefit Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

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Sent on: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 9:49 AM
Wine tasting to benefit Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Divine Wine Cafe in Ballantyne

April 29, 2010 at 6:30pm

Here is a message from Vicki Parker about this event. If you plan to attend or have questions please contact Vicki per the info below.

I am hosting a wine and hors d'oeuvres party on Thursday April 29th from 6:30 to 8:30 at Divine Wine Cafe at 14815 John J. Delaney Drive in the Ballantyne Village across from the Ballantyne Hotel. The wine tasting party is to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Cost is $45, with $30 directly going to the LLS foundation.

Please contact Learning Rx at[masked] or [address removed] for reservations.

Did you know?

? Leukemia is the leading cause of death among children under 20.

? Every 5 minutes someone is diagnosed - an estimated 135,520 new cases were diagnosed in 2009.

? The good news is childhood Leukemia has a survival rate of over 90% because of research.

? Survival rates have doubled and tripled over the last 40 years because of research.

? The FDA approved 8 new drugs in 2006 - 4 were to treat blood cancers.

? Chemotherapy was discovered by a Leukemia & Lymphoma Society researcher.

? While blood cancers primarily affect Caucasians, African-Americans have the highest incidence rates of Non- Hodgkin?s Lymphoma, affecting African-Americans 15 - 19 years old.

Because of the work I do at Learning Rx with cognitive brain training, I am constantly touched by the people I work with and their amazing stories of resilience. One such story is Caleb Howard, who had Leukemia 7 years ago and is now in remission. Thank goodness for the wonderful research that has occurred to battle this daunting and devastating disease, with much of the research for new treatments funded by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Although he has some residual effects (i.e. difficulty with attention, memory, logic/reasoning, comprehension, processing speed and math skills) secondary to the chemotherapy and radiation that saved his life, Caleb is alive and optimistic about his future. Caleb dreams of being a health care professional and giving back to others. Please help me honor Caleb and the other patient heroes for their continued strength, courage and enduring optimism to beat cancer and residual effects of cancer. To read more about Caleb?s story visit http://center.learningrx.com/charlotte/learningrx-charlotte-and-the-leukemia-and-lymphoma-society/

My goal is to bring awareness to blood cancers while raising money for research, patient services, education and to promote the missions of the LLS. Please help me reach that goal with your thoughtful pledge. Your contribution is tax deductible and will make a forever difference in the lives of others. I am able to collect your tax deductible contribution from March 9th through May 12th, 2010. Checks should be made payable to LLS (Leukemia and Lymphoma Society) and sent to my work address listed below. You may also visit my secure website to make a credit card donation with LLS at www.wnc.mwoy.llsevent.org/Parker .

Thank you for your consideration of supporting my campaign to help bring hope to those lives affected by blood cancers.

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