Welcome To My Fundraising Page!
My math class wearing Light the Night t-shirts that I've been selling at school!
Thanks to everyone who came out to support my fundraising event at "Tio Juan's Margaritas" at the Collegeville Providence Town Center! A great time was had by all.
You may or may not know that I am a leukemia survivor. I was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia before I was one and went through three and a half years of chemotherapy. Thankfully, those treatments cured my cancer, and I am now a healthy 16-year-old.
While I have helped my family to raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society through its annual Light the Night walks in Philadelphia, I now have an opportunity to do even more for this very worthwhile charity. I have been chosen as one of 10 Philadelphia area high school students to compete in LLS's Student of the Year competition. This fundraising campaign will only run until , and LLS encouraged me to aim high. My goal is to raise $10,000.
I want to give back to the organization whose funding helped develop the treatments that saved my life. I'd really appreciate it if you could join me in this effort by contributing to my campaign. No amount is too small; every gift will help to ensure that other people will have the opportunity to experience the same treatment outcome that I did. All donations are tax-deductible.
Even if your life has never been affected by a blood cancer, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society deserves your charitable dollars. Here's why... The research it has funded has resulted in therapies that are now used to treat people with rare forms of stomach and skin cancers, as well as patients with blood cancers. Those therapies are even being tested in clinical trials for patients with a range of other cancers, including lung, brain, breast, pancreatic, and prostate cancers. LLS-funded drugs like Gleevec, Sprycel, Arinza, Tasigna, and Zolinza are now being tested for patients with other non-cancerous diseases like diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and multiple sclerosis.
LLS's continued advances over the years are responsible for the blood cancer survival rate doubling and tripling; in some cases the survival rate has even quadrupled. Now it is helping to change the outlook for other cancers as well.
Any donations to my campaign for LLS will be greatly appreciated. Your dollars will not only support LLS research but patient services, advocacy, public and professional education, and community services as well.
Thanks so much for visiting my web page, and please direct any friends here who would also like to donate! On behalf of blood cancer patients everywhere, I thank you for your support.
Please visit my Web site often and bring friends who would also like to donate! Or let me know if you'd like to join my team, Cancer Crushers.
For more information about LLS, please visit lls.org
To see one of the successful treatments LLS has funded, check out this video: