Welcome to Trees of Hope, WI. Our goal is to improve the treatments and quality of life for those that are affected by these Blood Cancers.
We do this by raising money to support local patient services and research to benefit the Leukemia-Lymphoma Society of SE Wisconsin.
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Lindsay (Wenzel) Lopez grew up in New Berlin, WI. A 1997 graduate of New Berlin Eisenhower High School. She married Jason Lopez and they had a daughter, Olivia (9). They were the typical American family- just working, living life and having fun. On September 21, 2009 all that changed. Lindsay was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Thus began a journey that nobody ever prepares for…
We're a family friendly charity, and we're always looking for people to get involved. There are a few ways you can help.
Donations. Whether it be time or money, donations are what let us keep going. You're funding research as well as supporting better patient care in your local area.
Come to an event. We have a lot of fun, and it's for a great cause.
Contact Us. We can figure out a way for you to help, no matter what your skills are.
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Going the Distance to fight Blood Cancers
If someone had told me that we would start, and finish a 1/2 Marathon 5 yrs ago – I would have laughed and said they were crazy… Well, not only did we start and finish a 1/2 Marathon last February, 2012 at Walt Disney World (Princess 1/2) We did it again… Joining 1,000′s of other participants at Disneyland the weekend of Jan 18-20,2013 we were among a group of hundreds from the United States and Canada that support the work of the Leukemia-Lymphoma Society by fundraising with Team In Training. Meeting and talking with them and learning of their reasons for being involved is so inspiring. Dedicated to doing all we can to fight blood cancers, improve treatments and find cures.
Everyone has had cancer touch their lives in one way or another. For us, it resulted in the devastating loss of our daughter. But, we will NOT let cancer win. By continuing to reach out to the community and join forces with others who also understand that the advances in treatments are saving lives every day. Dedicated researches, Doctors, Nurses, Technicians work night and day. New drugs continue to be approved to increase life expectancies and quality of life for patients.
What can you do? Make a donation to the Leukemia-Lymphoma Society, either through our link or directly to LLS. Join Team In Training and make a difference in your life, training and completing an endurance event like what we did can change you forever. Meet like-minded people. Join the Marrow Donor Registry – “Be The Match“ You have the power to save a life. It only takes about 15 minutes of your time and a cheek swab. Donate Blood, everyday there are hundreds of people whose lives depend on blood transfusions, platelets. Blood Cancer patients are especially vulnerable.
To learn more, or join with us on our mission to save lives, email or call me
Till Next Time,
Karen and Gene Wenzel
Lindsay’s Voice / Trees of Hope WI
Posted on February 7, 2013
See what you Missed at Trees of Hope WI 2012
Saturday Nov 17th, 2012 was a day filled with beautiful music, fun, families, a Christmas Wonderland created by many dedicated volunteers and businesses from around the Milwaukee area. Everyone was there for a purpose. To help raise money to support the research and treatments for Leukemia, Lymphoma, Myeloma and other blood cancers. To support the work of the Blood Center of WI and Be The Match (National Marrow Donor Program)
We are very lucky to have such incredible medical facilities right here in SE Wisconsin. People from all over the country (and sometimes from other countries) come here for their care. We don’t take this for granted.
The 2nd Annual Trees of Hope WI Celebration and Auction has raised over $22,000 towards our goal of $50,000. We are very grateful for the generosity of each of the sponsors, donors, and guests who came and purchased all the beautiful trees, wreaths, gift baskets, silent auction items and more.
We continue to move forward. On Jan 20th, 2013 we will participate in the Tinkerbell 1/2 Marathon at DisneyLand on behalf of the Leukemia-Lymphoma Society Team In Training. We welcome any donations to the Leukemia-Lymphoma Society for this effort.
Plans for 2013 Trees of Hope WI are in place… SAVE THE DATE NOV 23RD, 2013 Radisson Hotel Milwaukee West/Mayfair.
Watch for updates on other activities we have planned. To continue the fight for lives.
Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!
Till Next Time…
Karen and Gene Wenzel
Chairpersons Trees of Hope WI / Lindsay’s Voice
Posted on December 4, 2012
People THAT LOVE US
- ~ Brad Parbs, OnYourMark, LLC
"Working with Trees of Hope has been awesome. They have a great goal, and are constantly moving forward and pushing themselves to do more to help fund research and to support local patient services. I think it's pretty awesome what they're doing."
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