Author Archives: Steve

Students of the Year Messages

Last week I had the honor of being the mission speaker at the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Students of the Year Grand Finale in Philadelphia. It was an amazing event raising over $200k in the fight against blood cancers. Fox 29 and Penn Medicine’s Dr. Mike Cirigliano was the evening’s emcee. My talk touched on a [...]
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Who’s Left

As some of you may be aware, on March 4th, my brother in law Lefty Snyder suffered a brain aneurysm that ruptured three times, requiring three emergency surgical procedures. He remains in Bryn Mawr hospital’s ICU. He’s in and out of pain and in and out of sedation but is miraculously making ever so small [...]
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Diagnosis Anniversary

2/24/2006. It’s been 12 years since I was initially diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. That’s 4,383 days. I’ll admit there have been a few of those days where all of the emotions associated with cancer may have gotten the better of me and I felt like throwing something in the Schuylkill River. But the majority [...]
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Do it Quietly & Humbly

What I’m about to say might ruffle a few feathers but I’m going to say it anyway. I think I need to say it to clear my head. Hell someone needs to say it. I don’t like to use the word hate often so let me just say that I very much dislike how social [...]
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25 Random Acts of Kindness

25 Random Act of Kindness: 1. Give a genuine compliment 2. Choose forgiveness 3. Grab lunch with a new coworker 4. Give up your seat on public transportation 5. Treat a friend to coffee 6. Lend an ear to someone who needs it 7. Pay for a stranger’s parking 8. Visit an elderly relative 9. Donate [...]
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Bendeka & Teva Pharma Video

Here is the link to an info piece I did a while ago for one of my treatment drugs. The manufacturer, Teva Pharmaceuticals, has been using this video internally for a while, now it’s available for broader public consumption on their website. Click to view.
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Student of the Year Grand Finale Gala Mission Speaker

I’m both honored and excited to have been asked to speak at this year’s Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Student of the Year Grand Finale Gala. Many of you know my story and my ties to this great organization. Looking forward to a terrific evening. Details HERE
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Two Ways to Help Save Lives

Just sending a reminder to folks that you have two ways to help me in the fight against blood cancers. I’m currently registered for two different events, both of which benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. And both of which help save and improve the lives of people living with these cancers. Any support of [...]
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Broad Street 10 Miler

So….. here’s the deal. I decided to jump into the Broad Street 10 Miler with Team in Training and could use your help. This year marks 12 years living with chronic lymphocytic leukemia and 12 years working with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society on multiple campaigns. I figured it was time to jump into another [...]
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Standing for Something

This morning I learned the sad news that Jason Kilderry had passed away. Many of you know him as the exuberant exercise science fanatic and multisport coach out of New Jersey. Jason was in love with the work he and his staff at ETA did and took a personal and vested interest in the successes [...]
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