March 2012 was a hard month for myself and a friend of mine. Both of us just learned that our sisters were diagnosed with cancer. My friend’s sister, Jessica, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and my eldest sister was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. Sadly, my eldest sister passed away that July once the cancer spread to her brain. Thankfully, Jessica is officially one year cancer-free!
This is Jessica October 2013. The day before the doctors performed a stem cell transplant after they obliterated her immune system in preparation. She listened to The Kill while she was going through chemotherapy. It helped her push through and fight the illness within.
This is Jessica today! She’s beautiful, vivacious, and full of life. It’s hard to not smile around her and be ready to laugh until you can’t breathe.
Last year, Jessica created Team Jessica Sparkles for the Light The Night Walk with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. As a team, we raised $3,000 and we want to raise even more this year!
This year we want to beat that amount and this is how you can help plus WIN GREAT PRIZES!
How to donate and win!
- Donate directly to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society website here.
- Email your confirmation email to donate@EchelonDonates.com and include your Twitter name and the prize you’d like to win the raffle.
Every $5 donated will equal one raffle entry. Donate $20 and that’s four raffle entries!
If you’d like to donate to help us cover the cost of postage you can donate directly to Echelon Donates via PayPal at Alicia@EchelonDonates.com. You will be entered into the raffle and whatever funds are left over will be donated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
You can win:
This section will be updated as more items are donated for the raffle so stay tune!
An autographed Love Lust Faith + Dreams CD donated by @Coco_Mars_
A Breaking Benjamin Dear Agony autographed CD obtained by Ali at the May 18, 2015 Montclair, NJ show.
“Breaking Benjamin and another band were my salvation after dealing with the loss of not only my eldest sister but two other close family members who passed all within a month in 2012. Getting this to raise funds for cancer was my goal the second Breaking Benjamin started touring again.” – Ali
A copy of the Fashionisto Magazine with Jared Leto on the cover donated by @dorohotsinne
An autographed Nothing More poster Ali obtained at their June 19, 2014 Webster Hall show in New York, NY
A special prize will be given to someone chosen out of those who helps us promote the project. No donation is required. Tweet out the link, share the post from Echelon Donates Facebook Page, reblog, Tumblr or whatever! Make sure to send a photo of your hard work. The gift pack includes a Brooklyn Cyclones baseball cap, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society wrist band, Echelon Donates stickers, an Echelon Donates drawstring backpack & a copy of LLF+D.
If you can donate, please do. If you can’t, please share and promote so we can make a real difference!