For a few months now, myself and Dr. Patrick Fullerton have been working on getting this foundation ready so we can start making a real difference in the lives of Leukemia patients. Here’s the web address that you can visit to sign up and view what the foundation is about and events that are planned: http://www.leukneeds.org
Our first event is going to be an art auction on May 5th. That day is special to me as it’s the one year anniversary of my successful bone marrow transplant. We’ll be auctioning off art by some amazing photographers and painters. Click here for more details: Art for the Cause
I’m really excited about the prospect that I can start giving back as a cancer survivor.
Below is our Mission and who we intent to help:
The Leukemia Needs Foundation is a Not-for-Profit Foundation created to financially assist leukemia patients while acutely hospitalized. The Foundation was created by James Weber and Dr. Patrick Fullerton
During the acute phase of the cancer, many patients are unable to meet their financial obligations due to the inability to work, as it was for founding member, James Weber. He was hospitalized for 45 days, and out of work for 90 days. During that time, he had to rely on his family to help with his, “Life Bills”. His medical coverage was 100%, but that won’t pay rent or any other bill while out of work.
The Leukemia Needs Foundation was created for exactly this purpose, to directly fund the leukemia patient so they can meet these obligations while hospitalized. The foundation was creation to fulfill these important needs by its co-founders, Mr. James Weber and Dr. Patrick Fullerton. The company headquarters are located at 607 Prairie Lake Dr. Casselberry, FL 32730.
Our goal is to raise money so that grants(amount based on need) can be made to leukemia patients that are in need. It’s very hard to focus on getting healthy when your financial life is crumbling around you.
Right now, we are focusing on Memorial Sloan Kettering as the 1st hospital that we’re putting into our network. Hopefully, our Fund Raising efforts will pay off and we can expand to more hospitals around the country.
I’m hoping to mobilize as many people as possible for the cause. I invite all of you to check out the site and sign up. Feel free to pass this blog post along to your facebook and twitter pages. I’m looking to get it out there as fast and as wide as possible. Thanks for listening and I hope to see you as a member of the Leukemia Needs Foundation!!