Lydia Leftwich

More Than Pink Walk Alumni

My Achievements

Made a Personal Donation

$100

Milestone: $100

$250 $250

Milestone: $250

$500

Milestone: $500

$1,000

Milestone: $1000

$1,500

Milestone: $1500

$2,500

Milestone: $2500

$5,000

Milestone: $5000

Received Five Donations

My Story

 

Hi Everyone!!!  Year 19 of Survivorship what a blessing!!!  Last year was my BEST FUNDRAISING YEAR EVER!  Over $10,000.00 and it's because of all of YOU that dig deep and continue to contribute to help find a cure for Breast Cancer, I couldn't and can't do it without your help!  This year's race is quite special, we will finally be back in PERSON @ Freedom Plaza for this year's walk and...IT'S ON MY BIRTHDAY THIS YEAR!!!!  Now...with all of that OUT OF THE WAY, let's get back to the matter at hand, the reason that I raise funds for this cause.  I was personally diagnosed @ the age of 39 right before my 40th birthday.  No family history, and not a smoker.  I was, unfortunately, 1 of 8, but after 12 hours of surgery, including reconstructive surgery, 6 months of chemotherapy and 5 1/2 weeks of radiation treatments, I MADE IT, and I'M STILL HERE STANDING!  It is because, others chose to raise funds, bring awareness to this disease, and make others aware of and create medications and perform surgeries and other things that others before me were not able to have or know about and unfortunately, lost their battles to the disease.  However, I am here to fight for those that can not fight for themselves, that don't have the ability to have a voice and to bring as much awareness to everyone I can to make sure that they are armed with the tools to stay healthy and know when something is not right with their own bodies.  I raise funds because these funds stay in the Washington, DC, Maryland & Virginia area to help each and every one of you, your neighbors, your co-workers, your mothers, grandmothers, sisters, aunts & cousins. These funds are used for Uber Rides for chemotherapy treatments, follow-up exams, doctor's appointments, mammograms, prothesis, wigs and many, many many, more things that I haven't mentioned.  Oh...and men,  Breast Cancer does not discriminate you are not exempt either, do your monthly checks as well!  I know that we all have other organizations, charities, etc. that we contribute too and I understand, but if you could, please donate today.  Thank you to all of you that have continued to support me over these 19 years  and thank you to those of you who are donating for the first time, and those of you who would like to but are unable to do so, I appreciate you all and all of the support over these past 19 years!  Some of you have been there with me from the very beginning and I still feel the love and support just as if it were yesterday!  Thank you from the bottom of my heart for making last year my top year, $10,000.00 is my goal again, but let's see if we can break another record!!  Also, , please feel free to pass my page on to others you may know that would like to help make a difference and help to find a cure for breast cancer!!!

Fondly,

Lydia

PS:  If you're in the DMV on September 18th, please come down and join me and help me celebrate my birthday!!!!  I would love to see you there!!!

 
 
 
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Fundraising Honor Roll
Anonymous
Ms. Pamela N. Howe
$520
Sandy & Philip
$500
Ms. Kristina N Bakis
$260
Ms. Lydia Maria Leftwich
$260
Charlotte & Skyy Sales
$260
Rick Harris
Susan Crown
$260
Ms. Sarah Simon
Ms. Maryann Leftwich
Warner Moore
$104
Mrs. Yolonda Sales
$104
Charles Berk
$104
Mrs. Pat Jackson
Todd Kingsley
$104
Sean Howe
Jeanine Krall
$104
Libby Weinstein
Chantelle Britton
Alexis George
Dan Egbert
$100
Gordon Dale
$100
Stephen Gammicchia
Anonymous
Tammy Simpson| Norwood Naturals
$52
Mrs. Stacey V Jones-Bolin
$52
Alisa & Oneal
$52
Anonymous
Ms. Grace G. Critton
$52
Ms. Sheila J. Peacock
Facebook Fundraiser
$50
Susan B Harrison
$31
Ms. Alice V. Crawley
$31
Mrs. Sherry Pinckney
$31
Anonymous
Michael Cohn
$31
Anonymous
Dianne Scott
$26
Robert San Miguel