Dear Friends and SMC members,

It all started several years ago, when I had a crazy idea, and organized the first Train the Trainer event to help support The Leukemia Lymphoma Society. This event would give clients the opportunity to make a bid, with the winning bidder the chance to train a trainer for a full hour, and do “whatever” they wanted. Not realizing what I had started, and not knowing the “vindictive” side of our clients, who at the high end, contributed over $1,000 per session to train a trainer. As of today, with your generosity, I raised well over $200,000 over several events for The Leukemia Lymphoma Society.

Cancer does not discriminate.  Every three minutes, someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer and every nine minutes it claims another victim.  Blood cancers are the #3 cause of death in the United States and the #1 cause of cancer death among those under twenty years old.  LLS is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education, and patients’ services.  With your help they can improve the quality of life of blood cancer patients and their families.

Gerry Golub

The cause to find a cure is extra important to me, since my Father in Law, Gerry Golub passed away after battling Lymphoma for 15 years. While research has progressed and new treatments and drugs are available to patients, there are incredible costs associated with EVERY step forward.  Nobody can predict when they, or a family member is going to need the help of advanced treatment that is created with the help of LLS, as I found out when my wife was battling breast cancer.

Again this year, Saw Mill Club (SMC) graciously has given me, and Michela the opportunity to do another fundraiser in their club to raise money for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. Every dollar YOU donate will go directly to this organization, and will be used to find a cure for cancer.  On Saturday, November 17th from 3 PM to 5 PM we will hold a Zumba Dance Party at the SMC East. The fee to enter this unique event with many Zumba instructors teaching will be $30.00 per/person and includes two tickets to our raffle. Party tickets will be sold at the door at SMC on the day of the event from 2:30 PM to 3 PM.  Additional raffle tickets will be sold at the entrance for $15.00 per ticket. In conjunction with this event, SMC trainers will organize another “Train the Trainer” event.

Our Zumba Instructors

Please come to the main event. In the meantime, please consider making a donation to this worthy cause in advance. 

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Thank you,

Merv Tugendhaft
LLS Man of the Year 2012