Tuesday, April 23, 2013

National Volunteer Week: Light The Night

It's easy to make a buck.  It's a lot tougher to make a difference. 
~Tom Brokaw

Renee Crenshaw with her son, Travis, and grandson, Talen.

This week is National Volunteer Week and while The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is thankful for its volunteers year round, we are taking this opportunity to highlight seven outstanding volunteers that help make the North Texas chapter run so efficiently.

Renee Crenshaw and her family, The Crenshaw Team, have raised the bar when it comes to fundraising for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  In 2012 alone, Renee and her family raised more than $40,000 for the Light The Night Walks in North Texas and they have a goal of raising more than $100,000 for the upcoming 2013 Walks.

Despite having no direct connection to blood cancers, Renee and her family are long-time supporters of LLS.  Renee was a regular blood donor with Carter Blood Care until a medical diagnosis forced her to stop.  When she learned about Team In Training shortly after her diagnosis, Renee and her daughter started participating in a number of events, including the Disney Half Marathon at Disney World.  After a number of seasons with Team In Training, Renee shifted her focus and fundraising efforts to Light The Night.

The Crenshaw Team's success in fundraising is truly a family affair.  Renee's husband Kenneth, daughter Tricia, son Travis and grandson Talen are all involved in helping to raise money and awareness of LLS and its services in their hometown of Kilgore, TX.

We appreciate Renee and the rest of The Crenshaw Team!

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