Joanna Marks Message

Please join me in supporting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) by making a donation to my fundraising campaign for Man & Woman of the Year!

I have joined a team that is driven to find cures for blood cancer. Our team is working to raise as much as possible over the next 10 weeks. Every dollar we raise counts as one vote for my team’s candidate. The candidate whose team tallies the most votes earns the prestigious title of “Man or Woman of the Year”.

As you know, though, everyone wins when cancer loses. Thanks to your support, my efforts will help fund therapies and treatments that are saving lives. Over the years, support from people like you has been responsible for the blood cancer advancements that have doubled, tripled, and in some cases quadrupled the survival rate for some blood cancers.

All donations are greatly appreciated and tax-deductible. They’ll not only support LLS research, but patient services, advocacy, public and professional education, and community services as well.

On behalf of blood cancer patients everywhere, thank you for your support!

Meet The Team

Bianca Bucaram

Bianca Bucaram

bianca@bucaramprg.com

Bianca is an award winning public relations professional. She is personally committed to helping raise as much as possible not only because her dear friend is a fearless leader in our community, but also because eradicating childhood cancer should be top priority in the 21st century. 

Amber Elliott

Amber Elliott

amber.elliott@chron.com

Amber Elliott, a reporter for the Houston Chronicle that covers society, which can also focus on Houston philanthropy, fundraising and non-profit communities. It’s an honor to support Joanna Hartland Marks’ campaign and help LLS raise crucial funding and awareness.

Amy Haymond

Amy Haymond

AKHaymond@comcast.net

Amy is a mother of three.  LLS is very important to her because her youngest son had a friend who was diagnosed with and recovered from Leukemia when he was 3 years old.  Getting help for those fighting it and finding a cure is crucial. 
Liz McIngvale

Liz McIngvale

emcingvale@me.com

Dr. Liz McIngvale is dedicated to giving a voice to the voiceless and is grateful for a career which allows her to improve the lives of those living with a mental illness every day. 

Lexi Sakowitz Marek

Lexi Sakowitz Marek

lexisakowitz@gmail.com

Lexi is a residential real estate agent with COMPASS Houston. As a member of a family with deep roots in Houston, she has loved the Houston community all her life. She has teamed up with Joanna Marks in support of her LLS Woman of the Year campaign to raise much needed funds for this wonderful organization.

Hannah McNair

Hannah McNair

mcnairfamily@me.com

Like so many others, cancer has impacted our family with multiple family members. We are called to help our medical community by giving them what they need to advance their research in finding cures for all the various types of cancer. Please consider helping us in our mission.

Amy Palcic

Amy Palcic

amy.palcic@houstontexans.com

Amy Palcic, vice president of communications for the Houston Texans. I am proud to put my commmunication efforts toward helping those affected with cancer, specifically helping LLS raise funds to finding a cure and awareness.

 

Kristina Somerville

Kristina Somerville

khsomerville@gmail.com

Caroline Walter

Caroline Walter

caroline.walter1@gmail.com

Cancer, in particular blood cancer, has devastated me, it has tested me, and now it has motivated me.  I could not be more motivated to raise money that will be used to help these genius doctors and scientists create not just drugs anymore.

We Have the Power to Impact Our Future For Those Affected By LLS, and We’re Doing Something About It!

Please join me in supporting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) by making a donation to my fundraising campaign for Man & Woman of the Year.

I have joined a team that is driven to find cures for blood cancer. Our team is working to raise as much as possible over the next 10 weeks. Every dollar we raise counts as one vote for my team’s candidate. The candidate whose team tallies the most votes earns the prestigious title of “Man or Woman of the Year”. 

As you know, though, everyone wins when cancer loses. Thanks to your support, my efforts will help fund therapies and treatments that are saving lives. Over the years, support from people like you has been responsible for the blood cancer advancements that have doubled, tripled, and in some cases quadrupled the survival rate for some blood cancers. 

Many LLS supported therapies not only help blood cancer patients, but are also now used to treat patients with rare forms of stomach and skin cancers and are in clinical trials for patients with lung, brain, breast, pancreatic and prostate cancers. And LLS funded drugs like targeted therapies and immunotherapies are now saving thousands of lives every day. 

We really are getting close to our goal of a world without blood cancers!

All donations are greatly appreciated and tax deductible. They’ll not only support LLS research, but patient services, advocacy, public and professional education, and community services as well. 

Please visit my website often and tell friends who would also like to donate! 

On behalf of blood cancer patients everywhere, thank you for your support! For more information about LLS, please visit www.lls.org

Why Help?

Every 3 minutes someone in the United States is
diagnosed with blood cancer.

More than 1/3 of blood cancer patients do not survive 
5 years after their diagnosis.

Every 9 minutes someone dies in the United States 
of a blood cancer.

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Like so many others, I have been personally impacted by the cancer journeys of family and friends and knowing the struggle they go through on a daily basis drives me to help LLS any way possible. One of the treatments used for my father was funded by LLS and was not around even two years before he was diagnosed with cancer. Today he is in remission, spending even more time with his family, which next to God is everything to him. 

- Joanna Marks

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