Monday, June 2, 2008

Here are some great candidates for 2008 and beyond

Saturday night was the grand finale for the LLS Man/Woman of the year event for the Rocky Mountain chapter.

Pictured in the photo from left to right, Dori O'Malley(7-Girl of the year) Dick Saunders(Man of the year), Jill DiPasquale(Women of the year) and Robert Jackson(11-Boy of the year)

Man of year Dick Saunders raised $89,664.00. Woman of the Year Jill DiPasquale raised $41,537.00.
Overall the campaign raised $225,400. There were over 270 people in attendance. This was a huge night for the Rocky Mountain chapter in the fight against blood cancer.

Sue and I had the privilege of sitting at the same table with Robert Jackson, his mother Kim and and his older sister Cassie. Sue and Cassie hit it off instantly. Cassie reminded Sue so much of Kelly's sister(Marcy) They had a great time chatting. Robert is quite a character. He tried to dip his mother Kim on the dance floor and had a great smile on his face the whole evening. His smile was infectious, reminded me so much of Kelly.

I liked one of the things that Jill Dispquale said during her acceptance speech . "There is no greater medicine than hope".

That is one of the things we talk about all the time during board meetings, being relentless in our efforts to provide support and hope to patients and their families.

Congratulations and heartfelt thanks to Dick and Jill for providing hope for Dori and Robert and to everyone that needs it.

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