Alumni Extra received this update from Kris Anderson ’08, who works in the Coporate Trust Department at the Bank of New York in Pittsburgh. A Mount Washington resident, he is also a graduate student studying finance at Duquesne University.
Kris Anderson '08
Hello, my name is Kris Anderson and I graduated from IUP with a degree in Finance in May 2008. Recently I joined the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training Program to help raise money for LLS.
I am also running the 2009 Chicago Marathon on October 11 in honor of Ben, a seven-year-old boy with Downs Syndrome currently in treatment for leukemia in Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh. He was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia two years ago and is a great kid with a great personality. I am more than honored to be completing the marathon for him.
At the same time, I am raising $3,750 to help fund cancer research to save the lives of those in treatment like Ben. I am reaching out to all at IUP for your support. Any donation is greatly appreciated by me and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Here is a link the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society has set up for me to collect donations.
If you would like more information, please feel free to e-mail me at email@example.com.
All donations are 100 percent tax deductible. As an added incentive, anyone who donates $100 or more will receive a 2009 Chicago Marathon shirt from me!!
On behalf of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, thank you very much for your support. I greatly appreciate your generosity.
Please use this link to donate online quickly and securely, plus to learn more about my progress. You will receive a confirmation of your donation by e-mail, and I will be notified as soon as you make your donation.
Kris Anderson with his father at graduation
Each donation helps accelerate finding a cure for leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma. More than 823,000 Americans are battling these blood cancers. I am hoping that my participation in Team in Training will help bring them hope and support.
P.S. I would appreciate it if you would forward this page to as many people as you can to encourage them to donate as well. Thanks again.