Thank you for considering donating to LSI. Lynch Syndrome International is a 501 (c)(3) public charity, IRS Tax ID 27-0571530. All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law. LSI is an all volunteer organization and no person involved with it is compensated for their good efforts. As such, our operational costs are minimal and all donations are utilized toward project based efforts. One hundred percent of donated funds are utilized toward LSI targeted projects and basic operating costs. Ten percent of all general donations received is targeted toward assistance in financing research endeavors and ten percent of all non-targeted contributions is directed toward providing financial assistance for patients. The remaining funding goes toward our public awareness projects, including Lynch Syndrome Hereditary Cancer Public Awareness Day each March 22nd of each year, providing tens of thousands of physicians with information on Lynch syndrome each year, exhibiting at trade shows, working with organizations and coalitions to promote Lynch syndrome awareness and education, sponsoring Lynch syndrome events through the country and across the globe, distribution of publications, creation and distribution of radio spots, recruiting for Lynch syndrome clinical trials and advocating for hereditary cancers with state and federal lawmakers. In order to stretch every dollar received, we operate on a shoe string and are truly depression proof. In lieu of paying the over $200,000 cost of maintaining a headquarters, expensive insurances and benefits, staffing and other overhead, we work off modern technology, receiving our software for meetings, communication and conferencing from in-kind donations or though nonprofit donation services. We strongly rely upon in-kind donations for operational cost line items and for conversion into cash, such as our Ebay auctions. Currently, approximately ninety (5%) percent of our cash funding is derived from the generosity and passionate commitment of members of our Board of Directors. Approximately 85% comes from our base of those affected by Lynch syndrome and 10% from corporate sponsorship. We anticipate this to dramatically change in the future as corporate and civic groups have begun to embrace us, during our fourth year of operation. Every dollar counts! Each is the equivalent of nine brochures. $50 is the equivalent of 500 brochures, one of which most likely will reach a Lynch syndrome family and perhaps save five to ten lives from inherited cancers. LSI operates as a true nonprofit, in every sense of the word and our success is directly attributed to the outstanding volunteers who are passionate in working with us, in a grassroots manner, throughout the world. HOW TO GIVE Lynch Syndrome International utilizes JUSTGIVE.ORG, a nonprofit organization, to process all our online and credit card donations. It is a fast and user friendly process to contribute toward a very worth cause that will protect families and save lives. Simply click on the green link below. We also utilize Paypal. Shop at AmazonSmile . Lynch Syndrome International Another method for contribution is through www.igive.com. This occurs by utilizing merchants, nationwide, who will donate a certain percentage of what is spent to LSI. We encourage individuals to consider this by simply registering with them and shopping with their online merchants. If you wish to contribute by check, please mail the check, made payable to Lynch Syndrome International to: Lynch Syndrome International 3650 South Pointe Circle Suite 205-9 Laughlin, Nevada 89029 702-298-3911 If you have any questions about donating, please don't hesitate to contact us at the phone number listed above or through email. Thank you for your compassion. You may rest assured your contribution will protect families and save lives. WITH IMMENSE GRATITUDE TO THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATIONS, FAMILIES AND TRULY TERRIFIC INDIVIDUALS, WHO HAVE STOOD UP AND JOINED US IN OUR MISSION OF PROTECTING FAMILIES AND SAVING LIVES BY DIRECT DONATION, IN KIND DONATIONS OF GOODS, COLLATERAL OR SERVICES TO ASSIST US IN PROMOTING PUBLIC AWARENESS AND EDUCATION OR BY SPONSORING PROJECTS WHICH DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY BENEFIT LYNCH SYNDROME IN OUR MISSION TO PROTECT FAMILIES AND SAVE LIVES... TO YOU, WE ARE ETERNALLY GRATEFUL--- AS WITH YOUR HELP, MANY WILL LIVE! Champion Exposition Services (Exhibition Space) Kraft Foods Foundation Minerva Medical Communications Oxford Communications Estes Refrigeration Merit Dining Group, Santa Monica, CA. Kaiser Permanente - Northern California Cumuli, Inc., www.thriftyfun.com Manchester, Washington Delve, LLC Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program, Boston, MA. U.S. Cellular Beckett Gas, Inc. Metro Exhibits Myriad Genetics Edward Jones Investments ASCO NCCN American Society of Human Genetics National Coalition of Oncological Nurse Navigators Midwest Regional Chapter Of the American Cancer Society American College of Physicians National College of Physicians, Northern California Region Intuit Microsoft Adobe Systems Pier 39, San Francisco Citrix Genetic Alliance Google, Inc. N2N Security OMED Ohio Talent Seekers Tahoe Joe's Restaurants University of California, Davis Medical School California State Department of Public Health International Congress of Human Genetics Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation Soroptomist International Amgen, Inc. WG Health Systems Canvas and Cocktails, Inc., Denver, Colorado Lamar Signs, Topeka, Kansas Your Cause Trustee for PG&E A Special Thank You To the Following Persons Who Are Dedicated Toward Those With Lynch Syndrome and Who Have Contributed Immensely Toward Lynch Syndrome International by Donating Time, Services, In-Kind Donations, Promoting Lynch Syndrome, or Direct Contributions To Lynch Syndrome International Projects: INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES Dr. Sapna Syngal - Dana Farber Dr. Henry Lynch - Creighton University Dr. Uri Ladabaum, Stanford University Anya Prince - Cancer Legal Resource Center Scott Weissman, MS, Northshore University Health System Dr. Patrick Lynch, MD Anderson Dr. Stephen Lanspa, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska Dr. Hans Vasen, Leiden, Holland Dr. Jane Green Dr. Dawna Gilchrist Sir John Burn, Great Britain Dr. William Grady, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center Dr. John Potter, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center Dr. Rick Boland Deb Duquette, Michigan Department of Public Health Peggy Cooper, University of California, San Francisco Robin Bennett, University of Washington Cristi Radford Margo Thelan Deb Duquette Andy Pignataro Agency A Little Insight, Vacaville Northshore Healthcare Sloan-Kettering MD Anderson Mayo Clinic Ami Blanco, UCSF Dr. Noralene Lindor, Mayo Clinic Jackson Medical Supply Delva LLC San Francisco Giants Players Toyota of Vacaville Western Digital Corp. Meyers Corp. Resenser Hotels Napa Valley Wine Train Pier 39, San Francisco, California De Young Museums San Jose Sharks San Diego Chargers Oakland Raiders San Francisco 49ers Vida Blue Brandon Crawford Michael Huff Sheryl Crow Jeffrey Leonard Shawn Estes Scott Garretts Mark Davis Jack Clark JT Snow Chili Davis Disneyland Knotts Berry Farm Kasey's Kreations, Mexia, Texas Chardonnay Golf Club, Napa, California Mustards Bar and Grill, Napa, California Pampered Chef Waste Management Corporation Simmons Management Group, College Park, Maryland David Wakefield Blue Ridge Services, Abingdon, VA. Judith Ruggiero Susan Olson John Nelson Dr. Elizabeth Herrman Myriad Genetics D.L. Ryan Companies, Ltd. Cabana Pools, Houston, Texas Edward Jones Company The Rhoades Family The James Snelling Family for Jason Snelling The Samson Family The Stephen and Linda Bruzzone Family for Hap Snelling, Marcella Snelling Jacob The Beth Fairfanks Family The John and Cheryl Stark Family The Fabiani Family The Hamilton Family The Michael O'Hara Family Eileen Grubba The Joseph Roberson Family Maureen Clark Family The Mandy Matthews Family Julie Libman Family Cheng Family In Dedication of Uygen Tran The Jamie Loveland Family in Dedication of the Lynady Family Alexis N. Smith Brian Sullivan Robert Burke Family Roque Collazo Family Joey Crupi Joshua Harris Anthony Giordano Family In Dedication of Jennifer Palumbo Frederick Barbieri Family for Jennifer Palumbo Donna Harran for Jennifer Palumbo Joseph D. Crupi Family for Jennifer Palumbo Margaret Spinelli in the name of Louis Maniscalco and in the memory of Amy Maniscalco in the name of Josephine and Mike Reitano Amy Berman Dr. Alison Beltzer Spinetto Family John Ranieri Family The Stephanie Meyers Family Frank and Helen Bruzzone Trust JoAnn De Francesco Constance Menafee Alyssa Moss dedicated to Carolyn Moss Anonymous dedicated to Steve and Linda Bruzzone Brian Sullivan dedicated to Joseph Crupi Terrie Arnold Family Sally Ortgies Family Dr. Sypna Syngal, Dana Farber The Popa Family in Honor of the Birthday of Linda Manson Linda L. Gibb in Honor Of The Birthday of Linda Manson Gail Kennedy In Honor of The Birthday of Linda Manson The Philip Alward Family The Virginia Brannan Family Janet Peirce Family Jennifer Taylor Family Margaret Davison Family Dr. Sypna Syngal, Dana Farber Bernard A. and Gabrielle Fenster Family R Ramspacher Family The Caspers Family JoAnn DeFrancesco Selena Martinez Family Leanna Dabney Family Kelli Uldahl Family Kringle Family Andy Pignataro Agency A Little Insight, Vacaville, CA. Toyota Vacaville Serrato Family Ashley Thompson Helen Reynolds Jay Yerkes Robert Spratt Family Brownridge Family Judith Reed Vaughn Family Barb Kringle The Gilbert Family Lynn Tufield in Honor of the Birthday of Eileen Grubba The Gillingham Family The Stevenson Family The Knights Family The C. Serrato Family Ashley N. Thompson Helen Reynolds Jay Yerkes The Robert Spratt Family Ludwig Family K.F. Brownridge Family K. Vaughn Family Richard Brown Family Betty Beaird Lynn Marie Killops In Honor of the Summer Family In Honor of the Caspers Family Latwa-Koko Family Ken Oxley Tim Krenik in Honor of Julie Krenik Gabrielle Fenster in the Memory of Mary Augustine In Memory of Kate Murphy M. Martin Family VonMosch Family The Jill Chang Family The Hufford Family J. Bennett Family Barry Bresler Family David Wortman Family Jamie Loveland In Honor of Jenn John Sawasky Family Kim and Kathleen Sawasky Family C. Lennon Family E. Longmore Family P. Whitworth Family Sharon Francz Myra Martin Beth Darmstadter Elizabeth OBrien Glenn Brown Emily Atkins Cindy McClain IN TRIBUTE TO TEAM COURAGE - THE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING GENES Through extensive family tree research and genetic counseling, the seven children of Sam and Audrey Wetzel, one by one were genetically tested for Lynch Syndrome following the death of their mother, Audrey, who passed away, March 7, 1991, of colorectal cancer. Three children were diagnosed, Stephanie Wetzel-Toole, Marlene Wetzel-Bloomfield and Gerri Wetzel-Schoutko who are now undergoing a journey of embracing life. Together, with family and friends, they created a family organization...The Sisterhood of the Traveling Genes, to create public awareness and is supporting LSI. Their journey continues….with 19 children, between Stephanie(7), Marlene(7), and Gerri(5), they now face the task of having each of the children genetically tested, praying they flipped the coin heads up and did not inherit Lynch Syndrome. It is a journey to be proactive…..in Aug. 2012 Marlene Wetzel-Bloomfield had a complete hysterectomy followed by Stephanie Wetzel-Toole who had her complete hysterectomy in Dec. 2012. Having this surgery Stephanie and Marlene removed a huge part of the risk of developing endometrial cancer. With all pathology reports clear for Marlene and Stephanie they both breathed a sigh of relief. A journey that has thankfully had all three sisters getting colonoscopies proactively for 15 years. Knowing their mother died so young and so fast, we wanted honor her memory and be proactive in their health. Stephanie and Marlene’s journey is not over. To remain cancer free they will have to be vigilant with our health and stay on top of our wellness with yearly screenings. A journey that led their family to find out Gerri Wetzel- Schoutko, who in Jan. 2012 became the seventh family member to be diagnosed with cancer. At age 44, nine years after her first cancer diagnosis, Gerri was diagnosed with a second cancer, Endometrial Cancer. A journey that has recently shown the cancer, malignant thymoma, that Gerri was diagnosed with nine years ago at age 36 has reoccurred. And, finally, a journey which lead them to step out of themselves and into the world to promote public awareness for others and to live outside themselves...in honor of them...and of their family which is standing behind one another and helping others. Beth Darmstadter, honoring Marlene Wetzel-Bloomfield, Elizabeth O'Brien in the name of Stephanie Wetzel-Toole Glenn Brown, Emily M. Adkins in the name of Stephanie Toole, Cindy McClain, Teresa and Joel Andreani in the name of Stephanie Wetzel Toole Anthony LaCerva, Jennifer Lybarger, Alan Chonco, Elaine Breiner in the name of Team Courage and Stephanie Wetzel Toole Jessica Kaminski, Anna P. Schoutko in honor of Gerri Wetzel Schoutko, Jeremiah and Diane M. Dunleavy D.C. and Paula Thompson, Timothy and Mimi R. Burke, Ellen Breiner in honor of Stephanie Wetzel-Toole Debbie Donofrio in honor of Stephanie Wetzel-Toole, Timothy Murnane in honor of Stephanie Wetzel-Toole, Jesse Sawyer Linda Carter, Brenda Budzar, Sandra Maggio, Mary Ellen Volpe, Daniel Jones Marlene Wetzel-Bloomfield Family Mary Ellen Volpe Stephanie Wetzel-Toole Family Sandra Mazzeo Daniel Jones Teresa and Joel Andreni Family Anthony LaCerva Family Jennifer Lybarger Family Alan Chonco Family Elaine Breiner Jessica Kaminski Anna P. Schoutko Gerri Wetzel Schoutko Jeremiah Dunleavy Family Timothy and Mimi Burke Family DC and Paul Thompson Family Debbie Donofrio Bethany Jackson Marc Ramsey Family Jesse Sawyer Lynda Carter Timothy Murnane Terry Zimmer Mariellen Griffith Family Peter Bennett Sandra Mazzeo Team Courage Thomas Bullock in honor of Stephanie Wetzel-Toole Margo Aprile Jeannie Silver in the name of Team Courage Patrick Ilwee in the name of Stephanie Toole Bethany Jackson in the name of Kerry Murphy-Duarte Daniel Stefancin Nassim and Corinne Lynch Kevin and Melissa Meehan in n/o Stephanie Toole A & J Colarusso Glen and Tony Northrop in the name of Wetzel-Toole Danette and Edwin Arlinghaus Patrick and Cynthia Hyland Sheila T. Becker Arthur and Diana M. Gold Michael and Maureen Chambers Christopher and Amy Kemp David and Tamara Show Joseph and Ann Schleckman Robert and Elizabeth Bullock Diane and James Ridge
Thomas Jordan and Mary Ellen Jordan Brian and Ann Horning David and Chr istine McCallum Mary Anne and David Smith Gina and Dino Tianello Maryann and Thomas Boyer Daniel and Anna Slattery Laura Wise-Maher Timothy and Nancy Rowell Team Courage Thomas E. Giffels and Ann Giffels Julia and Jeffrey Tullos Richard and Catherine A. McCarthy Michelle and Jonathan Jarc Dawn and T heodore Bilski Brendan and Mary Gannon John Coleman Robert and Josephine Litten Gregory and Marlene Bloomfield Judy Kautmowan Kurt and Susan Brocone Janet Tyburski Suzanne Olesksy Gilbert and Barbara Sherman Jennifer Ontko Matthew and Melinda Lashutka Toni Northrop Elaine Breiner Anonymous in the Name of Janice Rettig Team Courage - Sisterhood of the Traveling Genes 2014 - Jill Chang Gang - With Gratitude Dawn and Theodore Bilski Mary Jo and David Farr T.C. and J.L. Andreani Carol D. Fier Peter and Pamela Barnes John R. Coleman Peter Barnes and Katherine Barnes William & Celia Dorsch Brendan and Mary Gannon Joseph & Ann Schleckman Janice & James Rettig Patrick & Cynthia Hyland Karen Levis Todd and Mary Gannon Arthur and Diana Gold Gary and Ann Bish Caroline R. Evilsizer Gina and Dino Tianello Timothy and Patricia Jarus Dennis and Barbara Unger Vicki and John DeMarco Timothy and Dawn Liston David and Christina McCallum Christian Chang Glenn Brown Duane Kunze Mary Gannon Janice Rettig Tony Northrop Peter Kwiatkowski Elaine Breiner Michelle George Kathleen Markling Laura Grahovac Kelsie Brown Glen Brown Duane Kunze James Power for Mary Gannon Anonymous for Janice Rettig Sherry Parker Frederick Slezak Matthew Zugg Cindy Leonard Laura VanDale Laime Breiner Chantal Walsh Lauren Lowell Madyson Kessler Halle Krells Linda Mathers Hannah Allenson Isabelle Romeo Cari Cisar Phil Kasumell Kathy Francescani Susan Streitel Rebecca Wetzel Hannah Marek Kelly Reissue Dede MacNamee Gold Jessica Paul Maggie Hoffert Elaine Gregory Iselin Dimacchia Louise Gorman Jordan Family Mindy Conway Rose Zychowski Brian Conroy Kari Horning Katie Barnes Michelle Klepatzi Becky Boatmen Anne Giffels Katie Marklin Melissa LeMasters Marie McNamara Jacob Ott Susan Lattham Julie Herman Tony Northrop Elaine Breiner Anonymous for Janice Rettig Kathleen Markling Ginger Withers-Withers, allace Hawthorne House dedicated toward Jill Chang Jane Deutschle in honor of Linda S. Mather, Mollie Mather in honor of Linda Mather, dedicated to Betty Simpson Carolyn Dumond in Memory of Brad Horn, Daniel Dicesare in dedication to Linda Mather Michelle George in the name of Jill Chang James Powers in the name of Mary Gannon Mary Popa In honor of Linda Manson Linda L. Gibb in honor of Linda Manson The Mathews Family in honor of Laura Leigh Wetsel and Rebecca Martin The Nagel Family in honor of Laura Leigh Wetsel and Rebecca Martin The Vaughn Family in honor of Laura Leigh Wetsel and Rebecca Martin Edward and Lori Hunt Family Daniela Dau Brenda Moore Robert and Karen Gay Family Patty and Brad Whitson Family Richard and Audra Alexander Family Barry Jackson William and June Smith Family Timothy and Rebecca Wortman Family Rita Kiscaden Leo and Cindy Thurlow Family Michael and Sarah Haas Family Michael Wortman Family Robert Sims Family David and Debra Wortman Family Joseph and Jennifer Holifield Family Tonya and Chris Duckett Family Susan Snapp Family Gregory and Sandra Fahn Family John and Linda Maloney Family Guy and Pamela Austin Family Gary and Kim Wright Family Bryan and Misty Hawk Family Kathy Thomason Family Lee and Jamie House Family Thomas and Mary Graham Family Stewart and Kris Fisher Family Tony and Tammy Harmon Family Donna McCarty Family Matthew and Kristie Carr Family Patrician Wiesehan Family Lindsey M. Wortman Family Brad and Vanessa Baker Family Daniel Jones Family Oneida Hotaling-Covert Family in Honor of Jen Schoen and All Those With Lynch Syndrome Angelo and Sharon Centrone Family Clinton and Rebecca Carson Family Louise and James Alexander Family Wendy Silverman Family Judy Mitchell Family Larry Geier Family dedicated to Danielle Ripley Burgesss Natia Porter, memorializing Lela Betsukeli Janelle Guthrie dedicated to Gene and Jeanette Foster Margaret Spinelli dedicated to Josephine and Mike Reitano in memory of Amy Maniscalco Margaret Spinelli dedicated to Louis Maniscalco, in memory of Amy Maniscalco Bethany Jackson dedicated to Kerry Murphy Duarte Diana Catargiu Kathlelen Weinberg, With Sympa thy to the Family of Lawrence Heidenreich Scott Yount Reagan Callahan David Hayes Sarah Kneller Dana Catargiu Kathleen Weinberg Scott Yount Reagan Callahan Linda Mather Linda Ronca in Memory of Paula Rubin Patricia Elliott Cathy Mills Mary Bolton in the name of Chris Bolton Barbara Kringle Family Susan Rosen in the name of Cathy Nobil Dutton Jennifer Cords in the name of Dianna Olnhauser Rae Therrien Family Cheryl Stark Family In the name of Linda and Steve Bruzzone William Harb, MD, Nashville TN Julie Libman Douglas L. and Tonja Baker Family Jamie Loveland in Honor of Jenn Bethany Jackson in honor of Kerry Murphy-Duarte Scott Eaton in honor of Michelle George Angela Teles in memory of Paula Rubin Susan Rosen dedicated to Cathy Nobil Dutton Rae Therrien Family Mary Bolton dedicated to Chris Bolton Jennifer Cords dedicated to Dianna Olnhausen Updated 4/9/2014 Step Out In Style With LSI Bling!!!!! ...with this stunning Lynch syndrome awareness bracelet, and help Lynch Syndrome International save lives and protect families, as well! Hand crafted from luster pearls, with a Swavorski crystal core, the sheen of the Lynch cancer colored pearls are radiant, as each is centered between beautiful, Swavorski crystals...graduating back toward sterling silver coated beads. A beautiful, subtle, quality item for all the women in the family, representing support and remembrance of all those loved ones who have lived and lost as a result of Lynch syndrome, it serves as an everconstant reminder to always remember to embrace the beauty of life. Reflecting the colors of the cancers of Lynch syndrome, the pearls and silver beads represent: Gold (Yellow) - Childhood Cancer and Bladder Cancer Teal -Ovarian Cancer Dark Blue - Colorectal Cancer Pink (Peach) Endometrial and Breast Cancer Lavender - Pancreatic, Esophagael Silver - Gynecological Cancer (New Zealand) Ovarian Cancer, Australia Brain Cancers Muir Torre Green: Renal Pelvic Cancer Liver Cancer Periwinkle Blue: Prostate Cancer - Esophagael Cancer The one difference between the bracelet depicted and that actually delivered is a periwinkle blue pearl resting between the gold pearl and the sterling pearls, which makes it even more beautiful. This classy bracelet is a great way of making a very strong statement of empowerment. It is perfect as a gift for your loved ones, or for the physician, the genetic counselor, or that very special nurse who cared for you or your loved ones! Delivered in a beautiful, quality box and just in time for Christmas! Sizes: Small (6") Medium (6.5") or Large (7") Order yours today...... $32 per bracelet covers postage, handling and for those in California, California State tax. Buy more than one and save! Two for $60, three for $87, four for $110 and 5 or more at $26 each! Order by sending a check to: Lynch Syndrome International 3650 South Pointe Circle Suite 245-9 Laughlin, Nevada 89209 or pay by Pay-Pal (See previous page for the link) providing your address and telephone number for mailing and the number and sizes of bracelets desired. (This may indicate donation, however the purchase of goods does not qualify for tax deducations and in abidance with state and federal laws, LSI does not issue receipts for purchase of goods.
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