The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) has officially tallied up the votes for the 2016 Light The Night t-shirt contest submissions, and the winning design comes from 37-year-old Joshua Redmond of Centerville, Ohio.
A graduate of Ohio University’s School of Fine Art, Redmond earned his degree in graphic design and printmaking and has been working professionally in the industry for over a decade.
For the past two years, he’s been mastering his hand-lettering techniques, which he used to design the winning logo. When asked about the creative process behind his t-shirt design, Redmond said, “The night sky was the real inspiration behind the piece."
Several of Redmond’s co-workers at Naked Lime – a marketing consulting firm in Ohio – have had friends and family members directly affected by LLS. In fact, many of the designers there have participated in the Light The Night t-shirt contest before.
When Redmond learned he was the 2016 winner, he was excited to be part of the cause.
“I'm a huge believer that with enough people getting behind a cause, a difference can truly be made. So anytime that I can use my God-given talents to help out an organization like LLS, I'm am happy to do so.”
To obtain your own shirt, register for your local Light The Night Walk here and become a champion of cures by raising more than $100.
My daughter Mackenzie was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in January 2014. Despite being the most common form of childhood cancer that has a very prescribed protocol with better-than-most survival rates, the diagnosis petrified me. My nine-year-old had cancer.
Nothing could have prepared me for all that would mean in the next two years, but there were a few things that helped my family navigate this new world. I share the following in hopes that it will help others in similar situations navigate their journeys.
Helpful advice from a registered dietician -- just in time for National Nutrition Month
Why is your weight the first thing people often notice about you? What’s so important about being weighed each time you have an appointment with your health care team?
Well, a healthy weight is crucial during cancer. Body weight is one of the vital signs or body measurements that are monitored during cancer treatments. Just as blood pressure and pulse reflect your health at one point in time, your body weight pattern too gives insight into your health. Changes in your weight may come from the side effects of your cancer, treatment plan, food intake and/or your body’s increased nutritional needs.