Liz Andrews is a survivor. She’s lived for the past 15-years cancer free and wants to give back.
“I was 6 years old when I was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia – a mouthful at such a young age, and a challenge at any age. I accepted my challenge with a hard swallow,” Andrews said. ”Wrapped my young brain around my own mortality and began to survive. Each minute, each hour and every day was a conscious effort to live for several years during diagnosis, chemotherapy and even into remission.”
As part of her nomination as 2011 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Woman of the Year, she is taking part in a 10-week fundraising competition to raise money for the organization. First up – a dinner drag show at Godfrey’s.
The event on Saturday, March 19 is $45 and includes two drinks, dinner, the show, and a door prize ticket. All proceeds from the evening benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. A menu for the event is available here.
If you cannot attend the event, you can make a donation to the Society through Andrews’ personal fundraising site here.
“We want to make an impact and have accepted the challenge to raise $100,000 during these 10 weeks–a tall order but I know we can do it,” she said.
LLS is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services. Their mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
Blood Cancer’s A Drag is Saturday, March 19, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Godfrey’s, 308 E. Grace St. RSVP to Kenny at 804.549.9512. Pictured: Andrews.