About Linda

Linda Smith

Linda Marie Smith was a wife, mother, friend, Elks Lodge officer, and math teacher at the Fairport Ninth Grade Academy. On September 29, 2014 Linda was diagnosed with a rare form of Leukemia called Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia (CMML). This is an uncommon blood cancer that affects approximately three in 100,000 individuals in the United States each year. Linda fought long and hard but passed away on July 23, 2016. Linda accomplished a lot in her short time here and was loved by many. Her resilience in life inspired us to create the Linda Against Leukemia Memorial Walk in 2017 to help raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in hopes that they can find a cure for this disease that has affected so many.