Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Fundraising

Bald Headshot of Ross (during chemotherapy)

Bald Headshot of Ross (during chemotherapy)Fortunately you all haven’t seen me looking like this in a long time. in 2005 I was diagnosed with non-hodgkins lymphoma. I went through a fair amount of chemotherapy and then a stem-cell transplant in 2007. It’s been five years and all good so far. Thank you Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center and everyone else involved in the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.

I’m doing some fundraising for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society as payback and I’d love your help. Click here to contribute.

I’m going to ride my bicycle 120 miles, in Las Vegas, in September as part of the LLS’s “Team in Training.” I’m doing a lot of training rides to get in shape so it is not insanely painful, but it’ll still be a serious piece of work.

The LLS raises money for both research and support for families who are going through treatment. I was fortunate enough to live within 10 miles of the epicenter of research on my particular cancer. Many others are not and have to spend 3-4 months, or longer, living away from their family in Seattle to get treatment. As you can imagine, this is hard to manage for many people.

Your contribution will mean a lot. You can click here to go to the online contribution page.

Author: Ross

I am the Director of the Department of Early Learning for Washington State. I formerly represented the 48th Legislative District in the State House of Representatives, chairing the Appropriations committee and spent many a year at Microsoft.