Kansas Speedway Staff Member a Candidate for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Woman of the Year
Dear Friends and Family,
The society that we live today is driven by time. Every minute of every single day is scheduled for us. For various reasons, we view one minute as something that cannot be spared. But what if I told you that every four minutes someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer? And, every 10 minutes, someone loses their battle. This makes the reasons we value our time today seem trivial.
Leukemia causes more deaths than any other cancer among children and young adults under the age of 20. New hope to find a cure for blood cancers has never been greater. For this reason, Kansas Speedway has nominated me to run for Kansas City’s “Woman of the Year” on behalf of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS).
Candidates competing for Man & Woman of the Year are professionals from a variety of fields, and are united with one common goal…raise funds to help fight blood cancers. All of the money raised from the Man & Woman of the Year campaign will go directly to the LLS in support of its longstanding mission to find a cure for blood cancers and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
Keep in mind that all donations are tax-deductible. To donate securely online, please visit http://mid.mwoy.llsevent.org/HSTEINKUHL. If you would like to mail a donation, please make checks payable to “The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society” and send to my attention at Kansas Speedway, 400 Speedway Blvd., Kansas City, Kansas, 66111. Please make your contribution by May 7, 2012 to ensure it goes toward my campaign.
Thank you for your time and support of this very worthy cause.
Help Support Haley's Campaign on April 20
Kansas Speedway is offering fans free admission to the grandstands on Friday, April 20 for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practices. In lieu of admission, Kansas Speedway is requesting fans make an on-site donation to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
“This is a great opportunity for our fans to come see the practice sessions for both of our races this weekend and also support a great cause,” said Kansas Speedway President Patrick Warren.
Parking lots will open at 9 AM and gates will open at 11 AM with the first on track activity scheduled for 11:20 AM with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The Truck Series will practice again at 2 PM. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will hold practice sessions from 12:30 PM – 1:50 PM and 3:30 PM – 5 PM.
Parking is always free at Kansas Speedway and fans can bring in one 14x14x14-inch soft-sided cooler with their favorite food and beverages.
About the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS):
Since its inception in 1949, LLS has invested more than $814 million in research. These dollars have funded programs that have led or contributed to such advances as chemotherapy, bone marrow and stem cell transplantation and new, targeted oral therapies such as Gleevec®. Locally, LLS is partnering with The University of Kansas Medical Center to develop life changing therapies. More than $1.5 million has been committed to the Therapy Acceleration Program which is currently testing six existing drugs in hopes they can be used as effective cancer treatments. One of the most promising is an existing arthritis drug, auranofin, which will be tested using clinical trials to see if it’s effective as a treatment for chronic lymphocytic leukemia.