Erin Zammett Ruddy - Author. Writer. Blogger. Survivor.
  • Please join us for the 40 for Forty Fundraiser on January 29th!

    January 18th, 2018




    Below is an invite to a big fundraiser my family is throwing on Monday, January 29 to celebrate my 40th birthday. As some of you may know, I was diagnosed with leukemia when I was 23. At the time we didn’t know if I’d live to see 30, let alone 40, so needless to say we have a lot to celebrate. Shortly after I was diagnosed, I was able to get on a targeted therapy that had just been approved by the FDA. That drug brought the survival rate for my form of leukemia from 50 percent to 90 percent. I am definitely one of the lucky ones and have spent much of the last 16 years raising money and awareness for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the organization that helped fund the lifesaving medication I still take every day. I’m marking my milestone birthday by trying to raise $40,000 for cancer research—to fund more miracles so more patients can count themselves among the lucky ones.

    If you can join us for the event, that would be awesome (there will be great food, music, raffle and auction items and a top shelf open bar). If not, but you’d like to make a donation, that would also be awesome. You can read more about my story and buy tickets/make a donation here:  THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!


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