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Trip Helps Cancer Survivor Fight On, Volunteers Help Out During Holidays, Applications Being Accepted for 2016
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In Her Own Words:

Lymphomaniac Trip Helps Cancer Survivor Fight On

By Emily Rusch
 

I was diagnosed with Acute T-Cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma in June of 2015. After undergoing 5 months of intense chemotherapy, my husband and I were referred to the Lymphomaniac Society website. We applied for, and were granted a trip that we were able in to take in December during a break in my treatment. The Lymphomaniac Society flew us to Little Rock, Arkansas for 3 days. We were greeted at the airport and shown around the city before going to our Courtyard Marriott hotel in downtown Little Rock. We were given ideas of things to do, but ultimately left to our own devices.  We spent our time exploring, relaxing and eating. We enjoyed spa treatments, dinner out, and a tour of the Clinton Presidential Library, all arranged by the Society.

It was an incredible weekend where we were able to escape our surroundings and recharge our batteries to start another round.  We are so grateful to Elizabeth and Griffin for their kindness and hospitality. This trip was a mental and physical break from the stress and pain of chemotherapy.  

Thank you, Lymphomaniac Society!

Editor's Note: Emily Rusch (of Arlington, VA) was the first recipient of a trip from the Lymphomaniac Society. She was invited to provide a first-hand account of her cancer journey and her experience on the first Lymphomaniac Society trip. For more photos from Emily's trip, go to www.lymphomaniac.org/photos.

What Does it Cost to Make a Memory?


Cancer can take a terrible toll on the body and the mind. The Lymphomaniac Society is proud to provide a brief escape from the physically and emotionally taxing treatments that cancer patients must endure. Lymphomaniac trip recipients have an opportunity to forget about cancer for a brief time and make some new memories of a special experience. But what does that cost? Here's a rundown of the cost of providing trips through the Lymphomaniac Society:  
 

$15 - Museum Admission for Two
$25 - Lunch for Two
$50 - Dinner for Two
$78 - Relaxing Spa Services
$100 - One-Night Stay at Margaritaville Beach Hotel in Pensacola, FL
$200 - One-Night Stay at the Marriott RiverCenter in Cincininati, OH
$1,316.25 - Total Cost of a Trip, including plane tickets, lodging and dining

To make a tax-deductible donation to the Lymphomaniac Society, go to www.lymphomaniac.org/donate. 

Volunteer Spotlight:

Expert Gift Wrappers Help During Holidays

 

The Lymphomaniac Society would like to thank the following expert elves who helped wrap gifts in December during our fundraiser: Kathleen Connery, Kerri Case, Susie Sward, Paige Thurmond, and Elizabeth Connery (who showed us a great technique for creating a gift bag out of wrapping paper!). Special thanks to St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church for allowing us to take over the Welcome Center, and to Kelli Marks of Sweet Love Bakery, who also allowed us to use her bakery as a gift wrapping station. We are able to continue providing trips to cancer survivors and their caregiver because of the generosity of these volunteers, as well as though who trusted us to wrap their gifts.

Applications for 2016 Now Being Accepted


The Lymphomaniac Society is currently accepting applications for trips in 2016. Cancer survivors can fill out the simple web form at www.lymphomaniac.org/apply.

Cancer patients who are currently undergoing treatment or who have completed treatment within the past year are eligible to apply. Others may nominate patients for a trip by using the web form.

If you have any questions, please email Griffin Coop at griffin@lymphomaniac.org. 
Cancer Fact of the Month

 

Approximately every three minutes someone in the United States is diagnosed with a blood cancer. That's more than 162,000 new cases each year. Blood cancers include Leukemia, Lymphoma, Myeloma and Myelodysplastic Syndromes. For more information on blood cancers, go to  www.cancer.org, www.lls.org or www.bethematch.org. 

Quote of the Month

Courage is being scared to death...and saddling up anyway.
 
-- John Wayne 
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