part of convention is giving back to the local charities and
area. The He's A Doll! Club is extremely proud and excited to
work with the following charity.
Live Auction Charity:
awareness for Leukemia, Lymphomas, blood Cancers and raise funds
to support patient services and on-going research locally
through the Leukemia-Lymphoma Society of WI, Blood Center of
Wisconsin, BeTheMatch, CIBMTR (Center for International Blood
and Marrow Transplant Research).
Lindsay (Wenzel) Lopez grew up in New Berlin, WI.
She married Jason Lopez and they had a daughter, Olivia
(10). 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…chemo,
numerous medical complications, transfusions, biopsies, months
of hospital stays. Since the Doctors knew she needed a bone
marrow transplant, the search for a marrow donor began.
Being an only child, a sibling match was not an option,
so the National Marrow Donor Program “Be The Match” started a
search to find the one person in the world that would match…
That donor was found in Germany. On June 23, 2010, Lindsay
received this life-giving transplant at Froedtert Hospital. The
tireless work of the transplant team, doctors, nurses,
technicians and many people behind the scenes helped her recover
to return home five weeks later.
Three months after being home, a bone marrow biopsy
showed the leukemia was gone. Hope was restored for a full
recovery and a 32nd Birthday celebration was in order.
Several weeks later, Lindsay started feeling
ill again and more tests were done. The results… the leukemia
Re-admitted to the hospital, strong chemo
treatments began again with another month of relentless
treatments to fight the evil cancer cells and infections. On Nov
22nd, 2010 Lindsay lost her battle against Leukemia.
Lindsay’s Voice, Inc is registered as a non-profit public
charity in Wisconsin.
Trees of Hope, WI was created as a way to celebrate the
Lindsay (Wenzel) Lopez, a 32 yr old wife and mother,
who lost her 14-month battle against Leukemia. In her memory,
Lindsay’s parents Karen and Gene Wenzel, decided to look for a
way to raise funds to support local patient services and
research for anyone who is fighting blood cancers. The SE
Wisconsin area is fortunate to have exceptional medical
facilities who continue to work tirelessly every day to advance
the treatments, and extend and improve the quality of life for
infants, children, teens and adults that are stricken with
Leukemia or Lymphomas. This is Karen and Gene’s way in keeping
their daughter’s fighting spirit alive and to help others. They
continue to be