August 3, 2012 - Seattle, Wash.
LLS Washington/Alaska Chapter nominates KOMO Communities Reporter Rose Egge for National Media Award
In May 2011, Rose Egge was a 25 year old young adult and had everything going for her. She was one month away from a master's degree, worked at KOMO News in Seattle, and had just purchased her first home. Then she was diagnosed with stage IV acute lymphoblastic lymphoma.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) was a source of both financial and emotional support. When she struggled to find accurate disease information, her doctor directed her to LLS' patient services team. Through the Copay Assistance program, LLS helped to cover medication costs and offered additional financial aid. Halfway through treatment, Rose participated in the annual Light the Night Walk and knew she was not alone in the fight!
Rose is now in remission and serves as both a 2012 Honored Hero and a team captain for the Light The Night Walk. Rose enrolled her coworkers and friends at KOMO News to walk with her Thrive Through Cancer team. In addition, KOMO TV will provide a live KOMO TV newscast, a radio interview, and online media coverage through Rose's blog, Stronger Than I Think I Am.
On July 16, 2012, Rose was interviewed with Dr. Ajay Gopal, a local LLS-funded researcher to promote Light The Night Walk and LLS' mission services.
Rose's blog post can be viewed at http://www.komonews.com/news/health/rose/163232796.html. Those interested in donating to - or walking with - Team Thrive Through Cancer are encouraged to visit http://pages.lightthenight.org/wa/SeattleL12/ThriveThroughCancer.
About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ® (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.
The Washington/Alaska Chapter of LLS, based in Seattle, raises funds through a myriad of unique special events as well as its Team In Training program. Dollars raised provide support to local patients and their families, education programs for health care providers and research funding for local cancer researchers. To learn more, visit www.LLS.org/wa or contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET.
Research Team Reports in New England Journal of Medicine that 90 Percent of Patients Achieved Complete Remission