Students of the Year Birmingham
Megan Barrett | Grin N' Barrett's Campaign Team
Hello! My name is Megan Barrett and I am a senior at Springville High School. Four years ago, my grandfather was diagnosed with Lymphoma, but the cancer was too small to start treatments. We waited until September 2018 before we could begin treatments for his cancer and he has been doing great! Just as my grandfathers Lymphoma had grown big enough for treatments, my family and I received the news that my mom had been diagnosed with Non- Hodgkins Lymphoma. This shocking news has since turned my familiy's world upside down. However, my mom has the most positive attitude towards her situation.
Both my mom and my grandfather have been awesome through this journey. I am blessed to find this opportunity to support them and raise money in honor of them
I am honored to participate as a candidate for the 2019 Students of the Year program, a seven-week initiative in which select high school students from around the country participate in a fundraising competition to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I am proud to support my mom and grandfather and am raising critical dollars in honor of a young patient hero who is currently battling or is in remission from a blood cancer. Each dollar is a vote. The candidate team that raises the most money at the end of the seven weeks is named Student of the Year. Our mission is to not only raise the most money but also to bring attention to blood cancers like leukemia, which is the most common form of cancer in children and teens.
Since the early 1960s, five-year survival rates for many blood cancer patients have doubled, tripled or even quadrupled. And many LLS supported therapies not only help blood cancer patients but are helping patients with other cancers and serious diseases. In fact, drugs first approved for blood cancers are now approved to treat patients with stomach cancers, skin cancers, and autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis.
We really are changing the face of blood cancer!
All donations are greatly appreciated and are tax deductible. They'll not only support LLS-funded research but will help provide critical information and support for patients, and support advocacy for laws to ensure patients can access the care and treatments they need.
Please visit our website often and bring friends who would also like to donate!
On behalf of blood cancer patients everywhere, thank you for your support!
For more information about LLS, please visit www.lls.org.