Since 2004 Wendy has been captain of Wendy’s Eagles (WE), a team of volunteers who walk in the Dallas Lymphomathon to raise money for the Lymphoma Research Foundation.
Why does she do it?
“Because I can. I am here, thanks to research in the 1990s that led to treatments that saved my life. Wendy's Eagles is one way to fulfill my obligation to my survivorship and help others' hopes of survival become reality, too.”
Wendy’s Eagles soared on Saturday April 18, 2015
So far, Wendy's Eagles has raised over $18K for the 2015 campaign! The generosity and kind notes of all donors to Wendy's Eagles gives me great hope for tomorrow's patients--and for me, should I need more treatment in the future.
Donations can be accepted through May 18, 2015: Click to Wendy's Donation Page
I hate asking for money. But for my 12th year in a row, I've done it anyway. Right now, I'm working on a column for Oncology Times that explains the many reasons I keep walking as captain of Wendy's Eagles. In it, I am exploring the benefits that enable me to overcome my discomfort soliciting donations. As soon as it is published next month, I'll provide an excerpt and link to the essay here.
The 2015 Flag of Names