“Transfusions increased my blood counts, so I could receive chemotherapy sooner. And ultimately, kick cancer sooner. I was on a trial drug study for my specific type of cancer, which is in wide use for cancer patients now.”
Life after Dave’s cancer diagnosis has been both rewarding and inspiring.
In 2007, Dave decided to participate in Team in Training, raising funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and cancer research, while training for a marathon. After crossing the finish line of his first marathon, he was on a running high he didn’t want to end and set a new goal for himself: run 50 half marathons by the time he hit 50 years old.
Over the past decade, he’s run more than 40 races in various cities and is on his way to achieving his goal well before age 50.
These milestones, his survivorship, the celebration of life earned – none of that would be possible without blood and platelet donors. Those selfless heroes help patients like Dave kick cancer.
Give strength to those still battling cancer by scheduling a blood or platelet donation today.