Saturday, June 19, 2010

We Won!!!!

Big win for LLS Thursday night! In just 10 weeks the 14 candidates for Houston’s Man & Woman of the Year benefitting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society raised over $204,000!!!

Imagine the great life saving research this will allow LLS to continue!!!!


Man of the Year- Rocky Harris, Houston Dynamo

Woman of the Year- Carol Colin, Superheroes for a Cure


Also pictured: Boy of the Year Jack Dragna and Girl of the Year Hannah Gilbert

It was such an honor to be asked to raise money for the society that supports families that have battled, are battling or will battle leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma or other blood cancers. I appreciate the more that 350 Superheroes that joined in the campaign and supported LLS! It’s because of your generous donations that Superheroes for a Cure raised over $37,000!

Here are a few photos from our wonderful evening!

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The Future's So Bright, We Gotta' Wear Shades!

The drawing for the PRADA sunglasses was held on Saturday, June 19th and Jason Austin did the honors of drawing for the lucky winner!
The new owners of this fabulous pair of sunglasses are.... drumroll please....

Kim and Fil Thorn of Arizona! Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Thorn!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


THIS Thursday is the last day to donate to Superheroes for a Cure! If you haven't donated yet, please consider making a donation today! CLICK HERE to donate now!!!!

The WINNER of the $25 Starbucks Card is......
Dijana Jones!!!
Thank you Superheroes for donating and supporting LLS!!! CLICK HERE to donate now!!!!

There are 3 types of people....
Which one are you?
The type of person who watches it happen.
The type of person it happens to.
The type of person makes it happen! CLICK HERE to donate now!!!!

In the past 40 years the survival rate for AML, the most common type of leukemia, has increased from 4% to more than 85% all because of those leaders who decided make things happen. You are the answer to these awful diseases!

CLICK HERE to donate now!!!! (are you getting the hint??!!)

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Dinner Under the Stars

A great big Super Hero THANK YOU to Corelli’s Italian Cafe for sponsoring our Dinner Under the Stars on Saturday night! It was a wonderful evening!

Dinner Under the Stars Top 10

10. Centerpieces for a Cure!


9. Superhero Amaretto-Infused Strawberries!


8. Superhero Snack Stand


7. Super Hard Working Hosts!

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6. Delicious Food from Corelli’s Italian Cafe

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5. A cinematic showing of Mary Poppins!

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4. Wonderful Superhero Friends


3.Raffle Prizes for a Cure!


2. Superhero Impromptu Dance Party


And, #1…..drum roll please…..

1. A REAL LIFE SUPERHERO IN ATTENDANCE!!!! Sweet Caroline and family, thank you for being a part of our special evening!


Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Cajun Cuisine for A Cure!

We had a wonderful time at Cajun Cuisine for a Cure! Thank you to everyone who supported this event either financially, with your service, or by attending. It was a great time of delicious food and fun fellowship! Enjoy the pictures below or click on the album to see more!

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We also had raffle tickets available for a variety of prizes!
Thank you to all who purchased raffle tickets.

The lucky winners are:..... drum roll please.....
Golf Package- John Paul Wood
Ranger Baseball Package- Hart Family
Veritas Wine Certificates- John Paul & Tia Wood
Nate's Seafood and Steak- Bill Penz
Self Indulgence (Massage and Dinner)- Sarah Henley
Ruth's Chris Steakhouse- Barry & Dianah Hart
Hilton Anatole- Mark & Lynette
CocoaModa- Bill Penz
Delightful Diaper Bag of Goodies- Amy Coke

Again, this event would not have been possible if not for the support of so many!
Thank you all SO much!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Forza Resources

A great big thank you to Superhero Jared Clarke with Forza Resources for coming out to Cajun Cuisine for a Cure on Sunday! It was wonderful to have you join us as we enjoyed great food and fellowship for a CURE! Thank you Forza Resources for your generous corporate sponsorship!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Garage Sale for a Cure!


The Superheroes for a Cure Garage Sale was a great success!!! We raised $1763 for LLS this weekend! Patti, Eric, Norman, Brandi, Tiffany and Kelly worked so hard at the Sale! Myrna, Lisa, and the Warrens -- thank you for donating items and getting your friends to do the same!

Stacking it deep and selling it CHEAP!!!

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Everyone kept asking what our big ticket items were….we sold nothing for more than $20!!

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Saturday, April 24, 2010

BASA Resources

We are SO EXCITED to announce our first Corporate Sponsor for Superheroes for a Cure!
BASA Resources is a Dallas based independent oil and gas producer whose strategic focus is on the analysis, acquisition, and management of proven developed producing reserves.
Please click on the logo above for more information about this company.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Win PRADA Sunglasses!

First 500 Superheroes!!!!
So bright you gotta wear shades?

This is your chance to win PRADA Sunglasses!
The first 500 Superheroes to donate $25 will be entered for
a chance to win fabulous Prada sunglasses.
1 entry per $25
Example: Donate $100 = 4 entries

All current donors will be entered. This contest includes
donating to personal events and Grand Finale.
Update will be made when we hit our 500th Superhero!
Get your superhero friends to enter also!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

The Leukemia Lymphoma Society is a dynamic organization which invests an average of $60 million each year to financially support the research that saved my grandmother’s life twice, Jack’s life and helped improve the bone marrow transplant process that has saved my uncle’s life. Did you know that becoming a bone marrow donor is as easy as donating blood and can be done anonymously from the comfort of your own community? LLS supports a number of programs, most notably Specialized Center of Research (SCOR), which brings researchers together to coordinate their efforts and bring about treatments and cures more quickly.

My Superhero Logo

You may have noticed the logo I created for this campaign. The Superheroes in the logo represent all of my loved ones whose lives have been impacted by the diagnosis and treatment of blood cancers. My grandmother, a true warrior, survived both lymphoma (2007) and Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL, 2009). My Uncle Fil recently underwent a bone marrow transplant due to CLL and as my Aunt Kim struggles to be his Angel and caregiver. My sweet friend Caroline, whom I met while volunteering at Texas Children’s Hospital, was diagnosed with Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia (APL) at age 10 and will continue treatment for several years. Sweet Caroline’s mom, dad and siblings who work daily to survive the emotional and financial toll this diagnosis has taken on their family. Jack Dragna, 2010 LLS Boy of the Year, who was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) at just 19 months of age. In March of 2007 Jack successfully finished his treatment and will soon be approaching long-term survivor status. These are just a few of the people I know and love however everyday I learn of another family whose loved one has been diagnosed with a blood cancer. Did you know in the time it took you to read this website an American has been diagnosed with a blood cancer?

About Blood Cancers

Blood cancers know no boundaries regarding age, race or creed. In fact, blood cancers have profoundly touched my life and for this reason I agreed to become a Woman of the Year candidate when I was approached by a dear friend. An estimated 912,938 Americans are currently living with blood cancers and unfortunately someone dies from blood cancers every 10 minutes. Leukemia causes more deaths than any other cancer among children under the age of 20. Additionally, Lymphomas are the most common blood cancers and incidence increases with age.