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A Personal Request
Bisnow NY editor Amanda Marsh
Many of you know me as Bisnow's New York reporter, Amanda Marsh—and I wouldn't be working in real estate if it weren't for a minor inconvenience called cancer. In ‘05, fresh out of college, I received my first job offer and a Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma diagnosis on the same day—but with the help of my doctors and six rounds of chemo, went into remission that September. (After I finished, a job opened up at Commercial Property News—my first jump into real estate journalism.) To celebrate my fifth year of remission, I'm raising$5,000 for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light The Night Walk, in which I'll be walking on 10/23 at Long Island's Suffolk County Ballpark with my team Squash Lymphoma (named after painting my entire bald head orange and going as a pumpkin that Halloween, complete with a glued-on stem, above).
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Light The Night Balloons
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Many of you also know our friend Jonathan Schein over at ScheinMedia (publisher of NYInc and New Jersey & Company), who's also a 13-year survivor of Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma—check out his appearance on the Stupid Cancer radio show “Real Estate Is The Cure.” We're only two of the over 137k people diagnosed with blood cancer each year, and 54k people in the US are estimated to die from blood cancer in 2010—that's one person every 10 minutes, according to LLS. Please consider donating to the Light The Night Walk or becoming a business sponsor, and help people like Jonathan and me in the fight. You can donate securely or find more information here. Thank you for your support!Editor's Note: Amanda does know this, but Bisnow Media and its employees are proud to be contributing $1,000 to Amanda's amazing effort.