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One of our beautiful patrons is a shining bright star in the broad
daylight. Another year, a whole lot of more hope. She has
done this three years in a row friends. Here's the scoop:
On July 21st and 22nd April Behnke from Dale,
WI, will again participate in the Scenic Shore 150 Bike Tour in honor
the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. She starts in
Mequon, WI riding 75 miles to
Manitowoc. After a night of rest, she will continue to cycle
another 75 miles to Sturgeon Bay. I am so very proud
of her and
her huge selfless heart!!
I am also extremely proud to know that there are so many
out there that care about others, and give from $1.00 on up
to help those in need. Last year, you didn't let anyone down,
you were so generous and kind. We need your help again this
year, so others may live.
Last year this very bike ride raised of 666,000.00.
So, over $506,000.00 went directly to the mission of curing
leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and Myeloma, and improving the
quality of life for patients and their families.
April is committed to raising a minimum of
$300.00 this year, to help
a cure for blood cancer. Hopefully by the next Scenic Shore
ride there will be a cure because of the money you donated.
Your 100% tax deductable contributions to the
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, can help them reach that goal, and
she, actually WE ALL are eternally grateful. You have
of joy bringing smiles to many faces, especially ours, and I hope you
are smiling now too. You should be. Let's make the $300.00 a
whole lot more than that. If everyone reading this just
donated $1.00, we would do at a minimum of 20 times that $300.00.
Give yourself a hug, and help another.
Again, thank you so very much.
You can donate by sending a check with the form on THIS
Or you can go to this LINK, and
donate online through their secure server.
Now, we are always looking for others who are doing
things to help those in need. If you are that someone, or
know of someone, please send us an email using the "Comment
Here" button to the left to send us the info. We
will post your selfless heart story on your very own page.
Joy to everyone,
Leukemia is cancer of the blood cells. When you
are healthy, your bone marrow makes white blood cells which help your
body fight infection, red blood cells which carry oxygen to all parts
of your body, and platelets which help your blood clot. When you have
leukemia, the bone marrow starts to make a lot of abnormal white blood
cells, called leukemia cells. They don't do the work of normal white
blood cells, they grow faster than normal cells, and they don't stop
growing when they should.
Over time, leukemia cells can crowd out the normal blood cells, which
can lead to serious problems such as anemia, bleeding, and infections.
Leukemia cells can also spread to the lymph nodes or other organs and
cause swelling or pain.
There are several different types of leukemia. In general, leukemia is
grouped by how fast it gets worse and what kind of white blood cell it
affects. Acute lymphoblastic leukemia, or ALL is the most common
leukemia in children. Adults can also get it. Acute myelogenous
leukemia, or AML affects both children and adults. Chronic lymphocytic
leukemia, or CLL is the most common leukemia in adults, mostly those
who are older than 55. Children almost never get it. Chronic
myelogenous leukemia, or CML occurs mostly in adults.
Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system. The
lymphatic system carries lymph fluid and white blood cells throughout
body. The purpose of the lymphatic system is to fight infections.
Like all cancers, lymphoma happens when the body's cells grow out of
control, often causing tumors to grow. Most lymphomas are made up of
white blood cells called either T cells or B cells.
Lymphoma cells are sometimes found in the blood, but tend to form solid
tumors in the lymph system or in organs. These tumors can often be felt
as a painless lump or swollen gland almost anywhere in the body. Lymph
nodes act as alert centers which activate the immune system to attack
viruses, bacteria, or other foreign substances. Hodgkin's lymphoma,
also known as Hodgkin's disease, is a specific form of lymphoma. The
cancer cells found in Hodgkin's disease have traits that differ from
other lymphomas. This disease usually spreads in a predictable way from
one lymph node region to the next, and tends to respond differently to
treatment than other lymphoma cancers. Lymphatic tissues and cells are
found throughout the body, so lymphomas can also develop in the liver,
stomach, nervous system or in other organs.
Myeloma is a type of cancer that affects plasma
cells, which are a type of white blood cell produced in the bone
marrow. When plasma cells become
cancerous, they reproduce uncontrollably. The tremendously increased
number of plasma cells
in multiple myeloma crowd out healthy red and white blood cells,
preventing them from functioning as effectively as they should. The
malignant plasma cells produce osteoclast activating factors which
cause calcium to be leached out of the bones. This leaching of calcium
can result in dangerously high levels of calcium in the bloodstream,
known as hypercalcemia, and holes in bones, known as osteolytic
lesions. Some patients experience vertebral collapse or spontaneous
fractures. The malignant plasma cells also produce excessive monoclonal
immunoglobulin, a type of protein, referred to as an M-protein. This
protein can overload the kidneys, leading to abnormal kidney function
and even renal failure. Sometimes malignant plasma cells congregate in
clumps, causing isolated tumors, or plasmacytomas.
Help us find out how to stop plasma cells from
becoming cancer cells. There is a cure out there, with all
the natural herbs and minerals available to us, we just have to find
it. Please help us do that.
Life is but a journey; may yours
Truth Is Foolishness To The Lost
One Joy Scatters A Hundred Griefs
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