2018 has been quite a year. I never would have thought that it would start with being diagnosed with Leukemia and spending months in and out of the hospital. Life is full of curve balls.
Today I am in remission and feel very thankful. This posting is about trying to give back to all the incredible health care people and research that got me to this point. There is a fund raiser this Saturday called "Light the Night" that raises money for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. The money is used for both research and providing access to patients in need.
The Light the Night event is a 2 mile walk that starts at OMSI and goes over the Tillikum bridge. It starts at 5pm and ends at 10pm. It is a free event, but they are trying to raise money. Karen and I are going to do the walk and set up a team in my name to raise money. This is obviously my first time doing this so I don't know the in & outs or what to expect. I think there are going to be lots of people walking.
I want to state that all of you have been wonderfully supportive of me thru this year, thank you. This leaves me confused about bringing up this event. I want you to know about it so you can support it if you want, but I don't want you to think you need to donate any money or join us for the walk. Where and how you donate your hard earned money is personal and everyone has causes they like to support. Please feel no pressure from me to donate!
If you want to donate, try this link https://pages.lightthenight.org/oswim/PortlndL18/KMcCall or you can go to "Light the Night Portland" on google and click on "Donate" then type in Kevin McCall, team Kevin. If you want to walk with Karen and I (again no pressure) send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will come up with a plan of where to meet and a time.
Sorry for the short notice. I hope you are all doing well.