Western Pennsylvania & West Virginia Chapter


Please join us for our annual Mother's Day Tea. 

 Hannah Photo1

Your participation will help patients like

Hannah Kalp

(local patient who was
diagnosed with leukemia)
and other patients with
blood cancer. 

Here's How It Works:
Mother's Day Tea is an opportunity for you to invite your family and friends to take part in a "tea party."  We are asking friends to have "a cup of tea at the hour of three" on Mother's Day to honor those with cancer.  You don't need to bring out your best china, because it is a make-believe party, however the cause is very real and important. 

As a hostess, you will receive pre-printed invitations, return envelopes and tea bags.  All we ask you to do is write a note on each invitation, slip in a tea bag along with the return envelope and drop it in the mail to the people on your personal address list.  All gifts will be sent directly to you.  Then, return the total gifts to the LLS office.  That's it!  It really is an easy and simple way for you to help - and it works!

Remember, this party is make-believe and easy to give!

Won't you please join us and help make a difference in the lives of those like Hannah? For more information, please contact Jennifer Steinsdoerfer or Jeanne Caliguiri at (412) 395-2873 or (800) 726-CURE . Thank you in advance for your help.

To sign up to be a hostess, please e-mail  your name, address, phone, e-mail address and number of invitations/tea bags you would like, and we will mail them to you within the week. 


About Hannah:

On August 17, 2009 Hannah was not just your typical three year old. She was sleeping a lot, experienced unexplained fevers, and was complaining of leg pain. Her parents, Melissa and Chad Kalp, thought perhaps Hannah caught or virus or was experiencing  growing pains. They took Hannah to see the doctor when she developed little red dots all over her body, which they learned was petechiae.  It was then that everything changed for the Kalp family.  Hannah was diagnosed with  with Pre cursor B Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL).  The next three years were filled with numerous hospital stays, surgeries, blood and platelet transfusions, and a lot of praying and support. 

On December 1, 2013, Hannah celebrated two years cancer free.  She is a second grader at Baggaley Elementary School in Latrobe, PA, where her favorite subjects are gym and library. She loves to read books, listen and sing to music and play soccer. She is a member of the Loyalhanna United soccer club. Hannah will turn eight this spring and she is enjoying being a "normal" kid again.

The Kalp Family is thankful for the prayers and support of family and friends, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh 9th Floor Staff and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for all the help through Hannah?s cancer journey.  Please join us this Mother?s Day in honoring all of those touched by cancer.<%-- Created by IntelliJ IDEA. User: Marcus Lunn Date: Mar 2, 2011 Time: 10:20:44 AM To change this template use File | Settings | File Templates. --%><%@ page contentType="text/html;charset=UTF-8" language="java" %>

last updated on Thursday, March 27, 2014