Help A Roosevelt Islander Fight Blood Cancer Disease - Join Team Abe's Leukemia And Lymphoma Society's Man And Woman Of The Year Campaign
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Each year, in communities across the country, dynamic, passionate candidates are nominated to compete for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Man & Woman of the Year titles and to raise funds for blood cancer research....Former Roosevelt Island resident Abe Hassan is one of the 2013 New York City LLS Man & Woman of the Year Candidates. Mr. Hassan writes:
I had been a Roosevelt Island resident for 20 year. I am part of the generation that saw the development of RI from the construction of PS 217 to the new buildings by the tram. My family and I lived in 4 River Road initially then we moved to 560 then 580. I briefly lived in 510 before we once again settled in 556 then we moved off the island in 2008 (I currently live in Harlem).and on April 23 made this birthday video.
I am part of a nation wide fundraising campaign with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS.org) that lasts for 10 weeks. Its called Man & Woman of the Year.
I am currently competing against 16 other men and women for the title here in the NYC chapter.
I got involved with LLS originally through Team In Training back in 2008 when my mother was diagnosed with Liver cancer. Team in Training gave us an opportunity to compete in a triathlon be it your first time or season veteran. Its also a great place to meet someone if you are single.
Since 2009 I have raised a total of about $20,000. Money that goes towards research and research equipment for a cure for blood cancers.
If you would like to help Abe in his LLS Man & Woman of the Year campaign please click here for more information.
Roosevelt Island resident Lynn Shinozaki was a good friend of Abe's mom.
Image of Abe And His Mom From Team Abe
Ms. Shinozaki adds:
Victoria and I were single Moms who struggled to take care of our kids on Roosevelt Island.. her children Abe and Felicia babysat my kids so I could work... She called and came and sat by my bedside many days when I was extremely Ill... Then about 4 years ago she was diagnosed with cancer... I went with her to her doctor appointments because she trusted me and I was very honored... I miss my friend.Learn more at Team Abe.
Please help me help Abe to honor her!