Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Woman of the Year

2014 March 11 by

Our own, Jennifer Williams, is in the running for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Woman of the Year!  She has an ambitious fundraising goal, but with your help, we can make a difference!

The Girl and Boy of the Year are just part of the reason we are so passionate about this cause:  http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=LUJEGuy0HSU

 

We are holding a big fundraiser at the mortuary on Friday, April 18th from 7 – 10 PM.  The Rock Out to Knock Out Cancer concert is going to be fun for everyone! The tickets are $100 per person and all ticket sales are 100% donated to LLS!  The concert will be performed by Dave & Rae!  There will be food provided by Outback Steakhouse, beer and wine, drawings, celebrity appearances, and lots of fun!

 

Read more about Jennifer’s story, buy tickets, or donate to the cause using this link:  http://www.mwoy.org/pages/in/indy14/jennifer

 

We hope you can help us get the word out about this fun event we have coming up and help raise $$ for LLS!

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Woman of the Year Campaign

2014 March 7 by

It is an honor for me to announce that Jennifer has  been nominated as a candidate for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Man & Woman of the Year campaign.

Jennifer has dedicated her campaign to a family friend, Jack Polizzi.   Jack, who is 14, was diagnosed with Leukemia this past August, right before his first day of High School.  His brave fight has inspired Jennifer tremendously.  Jack will indeed beat this, but let’s fight with him and beat cancer together

Here is where you come in…

The campaign to be Woman of the Year is all about dollars raised.  Every dollar raised is a vote for Jennifer and more importantly, a vote to cure cancer.  Join this ambitious campaign. We have until May 10 to reach my goal of $100,000. Your support is a tax-deductible donation.  You may donate online at www.mwoy.org/pages/in/indy14/jennifer or by calling my office, Aaron-Ruben-Nelson Mortuary (317)873-4776

 

Together we can make a difference!! Every dollar counts.

 

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Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Woman of the Year

2014 March 5 by

Dear Friends,

It is an honor for me to announce that I have been nominated as a candidate for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Man & Woman of the Year campaign.  I am writing to ask for your support.

I was nominated by my dear friend, Amy Pecar Klooster.  Both her parents, Vivian and Phil Pecar, died of cancer and Amy, too, has long battled blood cancer.  Once Amy asked for my help, it was impossible for me to say no!

I have dedicated my campaign to our family friend, Jack Polizzi.  Jack is a close friend of my daughter Lindsay.  Jack, who is 14, was diagnosed with Leukemia this past August, right before his first day of High School.  His brave fight has inspired me tremendously.  Jack will indeed beat this, but let’s fight with him and beat cancer together

Here is where you come in…

My campaign to be Woman of the Year is all about dollars raised.  Every dollar I raise is a vote for me, and a vote to cure cancer.  I am asking you today to join me in this ambitious campaign. I have until May 10 to reach my goal of $100,000. Your support is a tax-deductible donation.  You may donate online at www.mwoy.org/pages/in/indy14/jennifer or by calling my office, Aaron-Ruben-Nelson Mortuary (317)873-4776.  Corporate sponsorship opportunities are available.

Together we can make a difference!! Every dollar counts.

Fondly,

Jennifer Nelson Williams

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Funeral Phishing: A New Scam on the Bereaved

2014 February 24 by

 

In these modern times, digital seems to be the way of the world.  We text rather than call, email rather than write letters, and go online for news rather than read a newspaper.  But the funeral business has been mostly immune to this electronic trend.  In an impersonal world, the personal touch of a phone call or in-person meeting is necessary when discussing delicate funeral arrangements.

 

In kind, notifying someone that their loved one has passed away is a very emotional and private exchange that should be approached in a sensitive way.  Although funeral directors usually do not have to make these notifications, one funeral home in Florida has faced a barrage of phone calls due to a popular phishing email.

 

In this online scam, a link is sent via email which will supposedly notify the recipient of a funeral for someone they know.  When the link is clicked, it downloads malware onto the recipient’s computer.  For  more information on how the scam works and what the email looks like, follow this link:

 

http://www.azcentral.com/business/news/articles/20140221e-mailed-death-notice-really-phishing-scam.html?nclick_check=1

 

We, at A.R.N., would like you to know that it is not common practice for any funeral home to notify loved ones about a passing or funeral via email.  We guarantee a personal touch when dealing with bereaved families, so take care when opening any emails, no matter how legitimate they may seem.  It is an unfortunate truth that the bereaved have been targeted by con artists and defrauders for centuries, but today’s electronic world takes these injustices to a new low.

 

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