Join Us! Light The Night 2018 Honored Hero Steve DeCook

LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY

LIGHT THE NIGHT

For the 3rd year in a row, E-Konomy Pool Service & Supplies is forming a team for Light The Night and we hope you’ll join us. Light The Night is The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) fundraising event that pays tribute and brings hope to thousands of people battling cancers, and to commemorate loved ones lost.

2018 Honored Hero: Steve DeCook’sCancerr Journey

In March 2011, a CT scan showed a mass in my upper left lung – a swollen lymph node. 23 days later I found out it was Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
I completed 6 months of chemo, but my cancer was stubborn and 9 months later, it came back. I had to switch to a different chemo this time, one with worse side effects. It seems to make the cancer worse, not better.

Now that I had 2 failed treatments, the doctors said something surprising, it was good news. Now I could try a new trial drug. I had two treatments and finished up in fall 2012. Then I had a stem cell transplant.

The cancer hasn’t come back since.

The drug that worked for me, brentuximab vedotin, was approved by the FDA this April and was funded by LLS research. They also do tons in terms of patient and caregiver support for people for need it.

I don’t feel like I should be the LLS Honorary Hero this year, but I do like the opportunity to raise funds to make more drugs and more treatments and, ultimately, more cures available to patients.

I’m proud to be part of LLS’s efforts and open up this opportunity for all of you, our E-Konomy family, to join us at our Light The Night team tent on Saturday, October 20, Park Place, 5:30 pm.

Email bids@e-konomy.com to register to be part of our team or make a donation.

Thank you for helping us bring light to the darkness of cancer.
~ Steve DeCook & Team E-Konomy

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