Students of the Year Chicago
Every nine minutes, somebody in the U.S. dies of a blood cancer. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)’s Students of the Year (SoY) program is a seven-week philanthropic leadership development program during which students across the U.S. foster professional skills such as entrepreneurship, marketing, and project management in order to raise funds for LLS, a global leader in the fight against cancer. The title “Student(s) of the Year” is awarded to the candidate or co-candidates in each community who raises the most funds during the competition. Top local fundraisers become eligible to win the national title. The students raise money in honor of a local patient hero who is currently battling or is in remission from a blood cancer.
We encourage you to join us in the fight against cancer by making a donation to LLS. By donating, you support the many facets of our mission work from investing in groundbreaking research, providing education and support to patients, and advocating at the state and federal level for legislation to help those living with cancer. Each and every dollar donated to LLS brings us closer to our goal to end blood cancer and makes an impact for cancer patients and their families.
As a global leader in the fight to end cancer, LLS is committed to doing more for blood cancer patients and families than any organization in the world. Our signature and innovative fundraising campaigns like Students of the Year drive critical support for our mission, including a nearly $1.3 billion investment in cutting edge cancer research worldwide since LLS was founded in 1949. Since the 1960s, survival rates for many blood cancer patients have doubled, tripled, or even quadrupled.
Every facet of the LLS mission – research, education and support, and policy and advocacy – work in harmony to put blood cancer patients and their families first. LLS has helped millions impacted by cancer throughout our more than 70-year history, even funding breakthrough blood cancer research to advance lifesaving treatments and cures that is now helping patients with other cancers and diseases. That is why at LLS we say that beating cancer is in our blood.
To support a specific participant, please use our search function on the left side of the screen to locate their fundraising page by name. To make a general event donation, please click the “Donate Today” button on the left.
Please visit this website often for ongoing updates and share with everyone you know who would also like to join us in the fight against cancer and make a donation to our lifesaving work. Together, we have the power, the passion and the resolve to achieve a world without blood cancer. All donations are tax-deductible.
On behalf of blood cancer patients and their families everywhere, we sincerely thank you for your generous support!
For more information about LLS, please visit www.lls.org.