As some of you may know, our Associate Editor Tim was diagnosed with leukemia 11 years ago. Thanks to the advent of new technology and advances in medical research, Tim is still with us after being orginally given only five years to live. Two years ago, he underwent bone marrow transplant surgery and is doing very well. At one time, the success rate was around 60%, and today it’s now above 80% with the advances made in medicine. This is the time of year where Tim and his family do a fundraising activity called “Light The Night Walk” for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society does a great job of helping out patients and their families while they’re going through transplant, as well as investing in research into cures as well.
Tim and his family usually solicit donations from friends, family, and other well wishers so that even more advances can be made so that others might enjoy the same kind of success with their own treatments. But, this year Tim is doing something a little different with Scott’s Knots. If you’d rather have something to show for your money, Scott’s Knots is selling their Leukemia and Lymphoma Survival Bracelet for the sole purpose of splitting the proceeds with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. So, in this case, “Survival Bracelet” takes on dual meanings. Besides being a ready resource for cordage that’s “on hand” at all times while you’re out in the woods, it will also mark the contribution you made to help someone else with their own battle for survival.
We don’t often place articles or requests like this on our site, but as you can imagine this really hits close to home. Besides, it also ties in with the gear and tools we use in the outdoors on a regular basis. It’s hard to imagine a more worthy cause than to help someone else live a rich and full life as was intended for each of us. Thanks for stopping by and have a great year!