For the month of April PackIt will be donating back 15% of all sales to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Every bag you purchase on packit.com, 15% of proceeds will be given to this foundation to help find a cure for blood cancers. This cause is dear and close to Melissa Kieling’s heart, as one of her family members Scott Peterson was affected by Lymphoma. PackIt is celebrating Scott Peterson, a survivor of Lymphoma who has been in remission for 10 years!
Scott is currently the Director of Motorsports for TSMGI, a sport, event, and promotional marketing agency out of Deerfield, Illinois. Shortly after starting his career in Motorsports, which landed him in Charlotte, Scott was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and following rigorous testing, underwent 8 rounds of Chemotherapy putting him into remission in May 2007.
He is thrilled to be celebrating 10 years in remission from Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma this year and what better way to celebrate than accepting the nomination to run for Man of the Year through The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society? Over the last decade, he has continued to raise funds for LLS through various programs including Light the Night, Hike for Discovery, and numerous Team in Training events.
"The real winner here is everyone that will be positively affected with new treatments and getting rid of blood Cancer once and for all!" -Scott Peterson
He was blessed enough to meet his amazing wife Jaci not long after his Cancer journey ended and they now have two amazing and beautiful daughters, Harper, 4 and Nora, 2 and live in Harrisburg, NC. He is passionate about helping others through their own cancer journeys and hopeful that soon there will be a cure!
"These girls are one of the many reasons to fight and find a cure! They are my world and help me find a cure for blood cancers so no more families have to suffer!" - Scott Peterson
If you purchase a bag during this month to give back to the cause, take a photo with your bag and post it on social media. Be sure to tag @packitcool on Instagram and Twitter or @packitcoolers on Facebook and use hashtag #REMISSION10 so we can find your posts! Each week we will gather these photos and add them to this post, thanking you all for supporting such a great cause!
Learn more about The Peterson's journey by clicking here