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Makenna Silviera | Makenna Silviera

Makenna's Students of the Year Fundraiser

Feb 22, 2022

Dear Family & Friends, 

This past July I had the privilege of being nominated as a candidate for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) 2022 Students of the Year Campaign. Students of the Year is a seven-week leadership development program that runs from February 24th to April 15th to raise money and advocate for LLS.  I am writing today to ask for your support of my campaign and LLS’ mission to find a cure for blood cancers and improve the quality of life for patients.

I have created a team of committed friends and family to partner with me on this journey. Together, we have set a fundraising goal of $50,000!  All the money that is raised goes directly to the largest blood cancer research program in the nation, LLS, to fund cutting-edge research and treatments. In fact, the treatments that LLS is funding benefit non-blood cancer patients too. More than 85% of new cancer treatment drugs approved by the FDA since 2017 started as blood cancer drugs and are now being applied in other forms of cancer.

Cancers have also affected my family's lives so being able to help fund for more research in the cancer field is an honor. My campaign will provide support to the critical work of LLS in hopes that one day no one will have to grow up without the ones they love. I know that with your help, I can reach my goal and make a direct impact in the fight against blood cancers. 

I thank you in advance for partnering with a campaign so close to my heart, and please remember, every bit counts.
There are two ways to make your tax-deductible contribution by April 15, 2022:

Please make a check payable to “The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society” and print “Makenna Silveira” in the Memo section. You can mail your check to 948 Monte Vista Ave. Los Banos, CA 93635. You can also make a contribution online by visiting our campaign website: 

I appreciate your contribution to Team Silveira.

Makenna Silveira

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  • Anonymous

    Thank you for your commitment to help others! ❤️

  • Audra Cotta

    Congrats on your nomination Makenna! You are a well deserving candidate for this award and your commitment to this program is inspiring. Best wishes on your journey and achieving your goal.

  • Frank and Laurie Vierra

    Good luck on your campaign Makenna!

  • Ginger Mutoza

    Great job Makenna.

  • Dusty & Nicole Dahlgren

    We are so proud of you and this fundraiser you are representing. ❤️

  • Tim and Darlene Brasil

    Good luck with your campaign 🧡💚

  • Michelle Gilardi

    You are amazing, Makenna!

  • Gina Polini

    Good Luck, Makenna! Such a special cause

  • Gino and Michelle Pedretti

    Keep up the hard work!

  • Lou & Heather Ruiz

    Makenna-Good luck on your campaign & achieving your goal!

  • Noel Benc

    Makenna Silvera

  • The Cordeiro Family

    Happy to support!

  • Adele Buie

    Good luck Makenna my mother suffered with lymphoma I am happy people are aware of this awful blood cancers. Thank you Adele

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