July 30, 2012

Leukemia & Lymphoma Community Involvement!!

Name of Organization or Cause *
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society - Light the Night Walk

Kendra Leet* - National American Miss Kansas Jr Teen

Total Hours Served* - 4 hours

Each year, in communities all across the country teams of families, friends, and co-workers come together to form teams to raise funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light The Night Walk to bring help and hope to people battling blood cancers. Funds are used for:

 Lifesaving blood cancer research
 Free educational materials and events for patients and their families
 Local programs such as Family Support Groups and First Connection, a peer-to-peer counseling program

I served as team captain for a group of National American Miss participants and their families and friends. As team captain, I recruited walkers and managed the raising of funds. The preparation of this event spanned the course of 2 months as I assisted volunteers in getting registered and preparing for the event.

Our team raised funds in two ways. First, each person who registered for the walk contributed a minimum of $25. Second, our team, “Kansas Royalty and Friends”, participated in the pre-walk carnival event by running a booth that provided tattoos, face painting and bubble games. Donations were accepted at our booth and were combined with our registration fees allowing us to exceed our goal of raising $1000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

This event was a great opportunity to not only help others, but also to come together with friends and family and celebrate the blessings in each of our own lives.

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