To our 2016 'Upbeat Like Millie Vine A Cure LMS Fundraiser' sponsors, attendees, donors and volunteers, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support. We successfully raised $12,000 for Dana-Farber Cancer Institutes LMS Research Department!
We invite you to click on the 'Upbeat Like Millie' pages above and read about the extraordinary group of people that came together to help make our event such a success. The gallery is filled with pictures that captured special moments of love and laughter, as well as an understanding of the importance of why we were all there that evening. Enjoy!
On behalf of the Blancato Family, we thank you for your continued upbeat support!
To help find a cure for leiomyosarcoma.
We will raise awareness and funds to support and expand the work of the devoted leiomyosarcoma research scientists at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts. We will help fund the work that they are currently conducting in their laboratories in hopes that their work will one day reveal a cure for leiomyosarcoma. The prognosis for patients with LMS can often be dismal because the disease itself is not completely understood. We recognize the fact that unless we create an initiative to fund LMS specific research, the rare cancer may not remain the focus of large scale scientific endeavors that could shed light on this vicious disease, light that could be cast on new and better therapies. Join us to make an impact and bring about a cure for leiomyosarcoma.
My Mom was robbed of her life on June 9, 2013 and leiomyosarcoma (li-o-my-o), aka LMS, was the thief. During the past decade, my Mom Millie, had celebrated holidays and birthdays, enjoyed sipping fine wines at the coziest of places along the French Riveria, strolled along the Seine, watched me wed the love of my life, retired from her career as a jet engine parts inspector, read countless books, hiked, saddled up for a week long ride through the Rockies, welcomed her four spirited grandchildren into the world, built sandcastles, snorkeled the Caribbean Sea, hula hooped, refused time and time again to buy a Smartphone, sailed on a catamaran, flew kites, became addicted to Downton Abbey, watched the sun rise and set, daydreamed, and just simply, lived her life, all while battling one of the most vicious cancers around. Most of you didn’t even suspect a thing I am sure. That is because my Mom was quite honestly, the most amazing woman I have ever had the honor of knowing. Her strength, spirit, and love of life inspire me everyday. ... Continue