1990 Changed Everything

RKB in 1990

I was only 20 years old when I was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. According to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, “AML is a difficult disease to cure. A few decades ago almost no adults with AML were cured.” I was one of the lucky ones. For that, I am incredibly grateful.

To celebrate almost exactly “a few decades” of life after leukemia, I’ve decided to take on another ten week fundraising challenge on behalf of LLS. In 2016, I competed against local candidates in Minneapolis. This year I’m representing the Minnesota, South Dakota, and North Dakota Chapter in a national All-Star fundraising competition. Every dollar counts. Every dollar raised goes toward research, patient services, and advocacy.