Team Yes! I am a Katelyn Friend!

Join Us in Our Fight Against Leukemia!

Find out more about our 11th Annual Golf Outing

“The Kate” Sunday, September 17, 2023


Our Fundraising Stats- $284,051 so far!!


Year Total
2010 $      3,600.00
2011 $      1,592.00
2012 $    18,504.00
2013 $    26,633.00
2014 $    25,488.00
2015 $    37,854.00
2016 $    31,522.00
2017 $    25,059.00
2018 $    31,629.00
2019 $    31,175.00
2020 $      2,500.00
2021 $    23,320.00
2022 $    25,175.00






Team Yes! I am a Katelyn Friend!

Our family and friends raise funds and participate in The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night Walk in memory of Katelyn Joyce– an amazing daughter, sister and friend who sadly lost her battle with leukemia on August 20, 2011.

We coordinate several fundraising events throughout the year, with “The Kate”, an annual Golf Outing in her honor being our biggest event. It’s a great day to hang out, have fun, eat cupcakes, wear crazy socks, and support an important cause. We sometime do smaller events throughout the year, for those of you who knew Katelyn, you know that theme parties were always a great idea and we try to keep that spirit going. For those of you who didn’t get opportunity to meet her (I am not sure that there are any people in the state she wasn’t friends with though…) please visit one of our events, it great way to join in and find out why everyone loved being Katelyn’s Friend. Our team accepts direct donations both online and through team members. We are giving local businesses the opportunity to help us reach our goal while gaining valuable exposure and good will from the community by becoming an event sponsor! In return for your generosity, sponsorship packages include marketing and promotion at our events, plus we will be promoting and thanking sponsors online throughout the fundraising season and at the annual IL LLS Light the Night Walks.

We hope you’ll agree with us that this cause is worth your support. You can donate directly to our team online by visiting our Light the Night Team Page Or by participating in one of our great events! If you would like to sponsor an event, have any questions, or would like to join us in the Walk please feel free to contact us anytime.

Thank you for helping save lives,

Team Yes! I am a Katelyn Friend!