My Story

Let’s unite and do good for others!

A dear friend of mine and former Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Man of the Year candidate nominated me for the 2020 LLS Woman of the Year. I have wholeheartedly accepted this nomination and along with my amazing team our goal is to raise $150,000 over a 10-week period to help more than 1.2 million Americans living with blood cancers. Beginning on March 26, 2020, we have an incredible opportunity to make a difference for those facing cancer and for the caretakers supporting their loved ones facing cancer.

Let’s Face it, Cancer Sucks!.

I bet you know someone personally who has been consumed by this terrible disease. Unfortunately, cancer touches the lives of many. It’s something I know all too well as 6 of 9 of my immediate family members have battled, are battling or have lost their battle with cancer. I understand the impact cancer has on its victims and their caretakers. The hopelessness, the anguish, and the grief that often follows. But there is hope!

With the significant investment LLS makes to research, $50-70 million annually, new treatments and therapies are evolving to increase the lifespan and recovery of individuals diagnosed with blood cancers. 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 survival rates.

My team is an amazing group of people who are committed to helping raise money to fight cancer. Our campaign is centered around our book by the same name - Canvas of Hope. We want to inspire you and those families facing cancer. “Canvas of Hope” features 35 key words that will impact readers through words and art.

Our campaign team, Canvas of Hope, hopes to build love and awareness for LLS by coming together as a community and contributing to help fight cancer.

To sign up for an event or to purchase our book or other items that all help to raise money for LLS, please visit the Events page.

The deadline for receiving donations is June 6th.. Please note: your donations are tax deductible. If you would like to send a check, please make it payable to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and include my name in the memo line, Linda Graziano. You may send checks to my address 11900 Moss Point Lane, Reston, VA 20194

Aside from the donations, please consider joining our team, donating goods or services for auction items, sponsorships, ads, or other possible fundraising ideas and opportunities. Large or small, your contributions to this worthy effort will be greatly appreciated. Let’s perform a miracle together for all those who continue to battle these diseases.

Please join us. Be part of the cure. Together we Win!

Thank you so very much for your support.