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Dear Friends and Family,

Two years ago I was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. I had just retired from teaching and I was looking forward to planning vacations. Instead, I found myself on a journey that included surgery, a bone marrow transplant, and a year of medical house arrest. Along the way I had the good fortune of becoming a patient of Dr. Jacqueline Garcia. Dr. Garcia was one of the recipients of a grant awarded by the Conquer Cancer Foundation which gave her the opportunity to pursue cancer research. Luckily, my leukemia had all the markers which qualified me for a clinical trial which was being investigated by Dr. Garcia.

i was honored to speak at the Conquer Cancer Foundation’s annual dinner in Chicago this past June. It was a thrill to personally thank the donors who contribute to the foundation. I owe my life to Dr. Garcia and to all the donors who joined me in my fight to conquer cancer.

For this reason, I’ve started this online fundraiser to support cancer research and I am asking for your support. Conquer Cancer is one of only a few organizations committed to defeating all forms of cancer—from the common to the rare. If you would consider a donation in support of or in memory of your loved one, I would greatly appreciate it.

Thank you,

Linda Zanetti