Students of the Year Los Angeles

Nicole Cassar | Al's Angels

Welcome to Nicole Cassar's SOY Fundraising Page!

Jan 07, 2020

I am extremely honored to be nominated for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Students of the Year 2020 representing the third year legacy team of Al’s Angels. I attended St. Bernadine School and currently I’m a junior at Chaminade High School.

Three years ago, my best friend, Camille, lost her dad to leukemia.  I grew up with her family, her dad coached me in sports, we went to Father Daughter dances and other family events together, so this loss hit me hard.  Al, her dad, was diagnosed in 2011 and spent 5 years fighting.  Unfortunately, the side effects of treatment caused him to succumb to his disease on March 10, 2016 leaving behind his wife, 3 sons and my best friend, his only daughter.   My family has also been touched by this terrible disease. My grandmother, the eldest of 5 children, lost her younger sister, Marguerite, just a few days after her 21st birthday from Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.  Many years later, Marguerite’s niece was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in her early 20’s. Luckily, thanks to advancements in science, she is now cancer free and is living a full life and is married with 2 children.  These experiences have taught me to appreciate life, my family and friends. LLS is currently funding research for newer and better treatments. That’s why I am writing to you today, I need your help.  I have seen first-hand how cancer affects families, and I don’t want to see another family go through such a loss.      

 

I have set a goal for Al’s Angels to raise $100,000. An amount that I am sure would make Al Jacobellis and Marguerite Campbell very proud.  Every dollar that we raise between January 16th - March 6th will count as one vote toward my campaign. Please make a donation by visiting my fundraising page at www.fightonal.com or sending a donation to 5968 Vista De La Luz Woodland Hills,CA 91367

 

This LLS campaign is critical to keep the advancement of research moving forward. These efforts have resulted in 42 new treatments since 2017, continued patient support, education and advocacy at the state, local, and federal level. Everyone I know has been affected by cancer in some way. This campaign is to honor those who have passed and for those that battle today.

 

Thank you for your support and generosity.  Together, we can and will make a difference.

Any and all donations are greatly appreciated and tax deductible. Please visit my website often and share with friends and family who would also like to donate.  Follow our journey through Instagram and Facebook at Al’s Angels.

Love,

Nicole Cassar

Follow us on Instagram @als_angels

 

For more information about LLS, please visit www.lls.org.

 

 

20 Comments

  • Glasser Family

    Good luck!

  • Paul & Cathy Barkes & Family

    Keep up your amazing work, Nicole!! Love, the Paul Barkes family!

  • The Phillips Family

    My son David Phillips was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in January 2019. Thank you Nicole for raising awareness and funds to fight these horrible diseases. David is now in remission and cancer free thank you G-d.

  • Carol

    Good Luck Nicole! This is such a great cause!

  • Kimberly Elmouchi

    We are glad to be able to support the fight for Leukemia and Lymphoma. The team at Summit Financial Consultants

  • Chaminade College Preparatory High School Student Council

    Chaminade College Preparatory student council hosted a Chuck-a-Duck event that raised money and awareness for Al's Angels and the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. It was a fun night and we are happy to donate the $1220 raised.

  • The Hensley Family

    Keep up the good work Nicole! Love The Hensley Family❤️

  • Susan Sole

    ❤️❤️❤️

  • Lisa-Ann Galati

    Hey Nicole- sorry I couldn’t make your event this past week! Keep up your efforts.... you are making a difference.

  • Gabrielle Vanderpool

    What a wonderful message you are sending...Hope, Strength, and Love!

  • Sheryl A Terrientes

    So wonderful to continue the legacy! Best of luck Nicole! The Terrientes family

  • Derek and Daniela Stark

    ❤️❤️❤️

  • Gwen Woirhaye

    As a friend of Micheline and Gabe Cassar.

  • Charlene Barkes

    Great Job Girls! So proud of you both.

  • Robin Sabella

    Good luck ❤️❤️❤️

  • Licursi Family

    ❤️

  • Sylvia Mac Aller

    We’re honored to donate to ALS ANGELS. We loved Al so much. He was a wonderful man and son- in- law. Good luck reaching your goal. George and Sylvia

  • carolynn cassidy

    for boutique

  • The Ortiz Family

    I am so proud of you Nicole for taking on this challenge! Way to go!

  • Lisa-Ann Galati

    Your efforts make a difference- keep up the good work!

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