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Young Cancer Survivor Inks A Deal For A Cure

By Bigg Success Staff
12-27-07 

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cartridges_for_a_cure_logo Eli Kahn was three years old when he was diagnosed with leukemia by his doctors at John Hopkins Hospital. Eli endured treatment every other weekend for the next six months, followed by chemotherapy for two years.

He conquered leukemia and now he’s lending a hand in the fight against cancer. A few years back, as his bar mitzvah approached, he talked to his mom about what he would do to fulfill his community service requirement.

His mom suggested that he find something that didn’t involve selling or asking people for money. Eli thought about that – he realized that almost everyone had a computer. Those computers had printers. Print cartridges could be recycled for cash. Voila!

Eli established Cartridges for a Cure. He set up an account with EnviroSmart, the world’s largest recycler of print cartridges. If you go his web site and enter your name, you’ll get a postage-paid box (for your laser printer) or a bag (for your inkjet cartridges). All you have to do is stuff it and mail it.

Your package will go directly to EnviroSmart, who will send a check to Eli. All Eli’s checks are endorsed directly over to John Hopkins.

Eli’s goal was to raise $1,800 by the time of his bar mitzvah. When he passed that goal, he decided to keep going. Now, about three years later, he has raised over $85,000 for cancer research!

This young man beat cancer himself. Now he’s inked a deal to fund research in hopes of beating this devastating disease once and for all. He truly is an inspiration to all of us!

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