I’m Nominated for 2019 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Woman of the Year!
Happy New Year! And what a year it’s been! I hope 2018 was filled with as many blessings and silver linings as it was for us.
We are excited to kick off 2019 in a super positive way. In late 2018, I accepted the nomination as a candidate for 2019 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Woman of the Year! I am one of an elite group of 25 community and business leaders who will compete for the titles of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Man & Woman of the Year. Competing for these titles is an honor. The most important reason candidates participate is to find cures for blood cancers and ensure that patients have access to life-saving treatments. Candidates across the country compete in honor of a local boy or girl who is a blood cancer survivor, to raise the most funds for blood cancer research. I will raise funds for a world without blood cancers during a ten-week period from March 28, 2019 through June 8, 2019. Every dollar Team Heineck raises will count as one “vote” towards a cure. The male and female candidates with the most “votes” will be awarded the titles Man & Woman of the Year at a Grand Finale on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at InterContinental Buckhead. The local winners are then entered into the competition for National Man & Woman of the Year titles.
In addition to being a two-time cancer survivor myself, one of my childhood friends was diagnosed with leukemia just days after our college graduation, fought hard for four years, and ultimately lost her battle. It was devastating knowing that she was not living her life as a normal 22-year-old college grad. She was, however, blessed to have met her bone marrow donor on The Oprah Show in 1996 (You can see it here!). And then, during my own first cancer experience, my father-in-law was also fighting Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, and we ended up shaving our heads, and completing our chemo treatments together. Being 70 years old, he had a different perspective, but was a fighter nonetheless and survived the cancer. Twice.
I first became involved with LLS via the Team in Training program (TNT) in 2011 when I decided to become a runner at age 40. I wanted to learn how to run with a group and for a good cause. TNT had all of these things. Being a uterine cancer survivor, fundraising for LLS appealed to me for many reasons. The main one being that it shares its cancer research with other cancers. Oh, and I went on to run 5 half marathons and raise more than $20,000 in the five years I was a “runner.”
There are many ways you can support Team Heineck in our quest for a world without blood cancers. Become a member of our campaign team, sponsor the Grand Finale, or simply pledge to make a donation during the campaign when it officially launches March 29, 2019. To learn more about Man & Woman of the Year, visit www.MWOY.org/ga.
2019 will be my 20th year with Keller Williams, as we celebrate KW’s 20th year in the Atlanta/Southeast marketplace. I was one of the first 29 partners to start the Keller Williams southeast region in 1999, and have a great appreciation for the lessons learned throughout the last 20 years, including running a business with cancer.
Last year’s Woman of the Year raised $208,000 in the 10-week campaign period, so naturally my goal is higher! The overall campaign goal is $1.6M. We are currently securing corporate pledges in an effort to get on the charitable giving radar for 2019, so please help us Climb To A Cure and reach out to us at TeamHeineck@HeineckandCompany.com to see how you can be a part of it all! Donations are being accepted here starting starting on March 28!
Cheers to a great 2019!
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