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2023 WTEN &
Nexstar Media
Remarkable Women of the Year!

Congratulations to Deanna Wicklund for being chosen the 2023 WTEN & Nexstar Media Remarkable Women of the Year!

A nationwide initiative to honor the influence that women have had on public policy, social progress, and the quality of life, celebrates local women that inspire, lead, and forge the way for other women.... Link to News Segment By Lydia Kulbida

The Unwavering Determination With Leukemia Warrior Deanna Wicklund

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Squeezing the lemons of life with zest. Meet Deanna Wicklund, wife, mom, and President of the not-so-profit, Wicklund Warriors. The self-professed leader of the Bad Blood Club, she and her Board assist local families with blood cancer. Why? Because she is a blood cancer survivor. She is a 10yr leukemia, stem cell transplant survivor and the steward of other survivors' stories. "Give it to me, I can take it"


Get ready to be inspired in this episode and learn how she turned a drastic diagnosis into a gift to others.

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Nonprofit provides financial relief for blood cancer patients

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When you receive a life-altering diagnosis, it can be difficult to focus simply on getting better. Between medical bills, caring for your family, and continuing to make ends meet, the concerns are endless.

Wicklund Warriors is a Capital Region non-profit working to take the burden off people diagnosed with blood cancer.... Link to News  Segment

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Charity Spotlight
Loudonville Neighbors

The Wicklund Warriors:
Paying Forward

October 2023

by Heather Re

Content Coordinator, Loudonville Neighbors

On Thursday, August 10th on a gray day that turned into a cloudy evening with the occasional shower, over 300 runners and walkers, more than 30 volunteers, food trucks, cancer survivors, family members and supporters came together at Siena College for the Wicklund Warrior’s inaugural Bad Blood Run! The overcast weather certainly  didn’t stop everyone from coming together. As the organization’s name implies, many benefactors and supporters are warriors in their own right, facing far greater challenges on a daily basis....



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