In October 2011, Madie and her family were personally affected by this disease when her father passed from Mantle Cell Lymphoma at the age of 53. His battle with this disease was grueling; he suffered from countless infections, a transplant and his inability to walk. But throughout his entire battle he never lost hope, he continued to spread words of encouragement to family members and close friends. It was during this time that Madie made a commitment to her father that she too would spread the word but in a different way. After losing her Father on October 31st, 2011 Madie’s mission became clear, she needed to keep her father’s fight alive. Ever since her father passed, she has been dedicated to raising awareness in South Florida which is why she was nominated by the the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society as a candidate for Woman of the Year.
Each year ten to fifteen leaders of the community vie for this title of Man & Women of the Year by raising funds for LLS in a 10-week campaign fighting against blood cancers. Madie has already hosted a series of fundraisers which have generated over $60,000 in the fight for LLS. Eurotique Corsets is doing their part with participating in local fundraisers for the 10 week campaign. Eurotique has donated corsets for silent auctions and they are contributing a percentage of their sales from any Green Corset that is sold during the campaign. “We were honored when Madie approached us with her campaign, she has been a loyal customer of ours for many years and it was our turn to support her”, says Peter Grieco of Eurotique. * Green symbolizes Lymphoma Cancers.
On June 8th the winner will be announced at the Grand Finale celebration. The outstanding achievements will be noted through national and local publicity, like USA TODAY and Palm Tran bus advertisements. If you would like to donate to this campaign go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Man & Woman of the Year and Donate to Madie Bitondo.
For more information about Leukemia and Lymphoma Society go to: www.pbf.mwoy.llsevent.org
For more information about Eurotique Corsets please contact us, ask for Erica Meyer, Chrissy Grieco or Peter Grieco at 561-684-2302.