Students of the Year Phoenix
Ella Vitti | Coast 2 Coast Cures SOY
Hello! Thank you for visiting my LLS Student of the Year fundraising page. My name is Ella Vitti and I am honored to be a candidate for the Coast 2 Coast Cures team, along side my fellow candidates: Sammy Field and Lauren Yeung. Student of the Year is a 7 week long campaign where different teams of high schoolers compete to raise the most money for blood cancers, with the main purpose of spreading the word and helping patients in need. I am a Sophomore and I attend Arcadia High School. I spend most of my free time at yoga, dance or playing tennis. Alongside a few of my friends I started and I am one of the presidents of a club at my school that helps the homeless by giving out bags filled with helpful supplies. I also did a program where I volunteered at the Humane Society which is an organization that cares for animals in need, this was an amazing experience! I am very engaged in my community and want to do anything I can to help. LLS is an amazing organization that saves lives every minute. It is the largest nonprofit dedicated to creating a world without blood cancers. Since 1949, LLS has invested nearly $1.3 billion in groundbreaking research, pioneering many of today’s most innovative approaches. By donating you will not only be funding research and care for patients, but also be supporting families that are going through this heart breaking experience. The main reason I am partaking in this life changing experience is because my grandpa was diagnosed with Lymphoma years ago and luckily survived it and my great aunt died from Leukemia. These were both horrible tragedies and showed me how blood cancer affects lives. Anything you donate will help and make a huge difference!
I am honored to participate as a team member for the 2020 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 candidate 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.