Students of the Year North Jersey

Mary Bowers | Mary's Mission

Mary's Students of the Year Fundraiser

Dec 20, 2021

Welcome To My Fundraising Page!

I have been nominated as a candidate for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Students of the Year campaign. For seven weeks, starting on January 12th, high school students like myself will be raising awareness of the research, programs, and advocacy being conducted through LLS in addition to funds to support their mission to cure blood cancers. Team Mary’s Mission and I will be competing against other teams around North Jersey and will be working hard to reach our goal of $25,000. In order for us to reach our goal, we need you!

You may ask, why have I decided to participate in this program? The evils of cancer have affected almost every person in the world, either directly or through a loved one. Although not blood cancer, I am running to honor the memory of my Nana, Patty Bowers, who passed away of ovarian cancer 3 years ago. My nana was one of the most influential people in my life and did not deserve to die of cancer. If she were still here, I know she would be proud of me for becoming a student of the year and would want to help in every way possible. I am also running for Brian Fleury. Mr. Fleury was a man who touched every person blessed enough to have known him. A husband, father, coach, and friend to all, Brian Fleury was taken from this world too quickly. Even though I don’t have a vivid memory of him, the stories and lessons my dad told me about him are something I will always keep with me. I owe it to Brian, Patty, and every person taken by cancer to participate in a fundraising campaign like this one. 

Many LLS-supported therapies not only help blood cancer patients but are also now used to treat patients with rare forms of stomach and skin cancers and are in clinical trials for patients with lung, brain, breast, pancreatic, and prostate cancers. And LLS-funded drugs like targeted therapies and immunotherapies are now saving thousands of lives every day.
We really are getting close to our goal of a world without blood cancers!
All donations are greatly appreciated and tax-deductible. They'll not only support LLS research, but patient services, advocacy, public and professional education, and community services as well.
Please spread the word about my campaign and share this link to others so together we can fight blood cancer!

On behalf of blood cancer patients everywhere, thank you for your support! It is greatly appreciated. For more information about LLS, please visit




  • Christina Rosamond

    You’re amazing Mary! Keep up the great work ❤️

  • The Philbrick Family

    We are proud of you, Mary!

  • Sean and Karen McCarthy

    Great job, Mary! Good luck

  • The Dugan Family

    Thank you for your leadership, Mary. We are with you 100%. With love, The Dugan Family

  • Carolyn Curtis

    Good luck Mary!

  • The O'Rourke's

    Nice work Mary....Happy to support this very special cause.. The O'Rourke Family

  • Jill Cecala

    Thank you, Mary, for dedicating your time and energy to such a wonderful cause and in memory of two amazing human beings...

  • mike mallory

    Great work, Mary! patty was like a second Mom to me. She would be very proud of you...

  • Michelle Bowers

    Good luck with your fundraiser Mary! Great cause . Love Uncle John and Aunt Michelle

  • amy korb

    Good Luck Mary!! xo The Korbs

  • Nathan Webster

    Go get em' Mary! We love you!

  • Marnie & Ricky Hards

    Great work, Mary!

  • The Fitzgeralds

    Great job Mary! You are making a difference! Love, The Fitzgeralds

  • The Kulick Crew :)

    Way to go Mary!

  • The Pfeffer Family

    Good luck Mary! Great cause!

  • Jon & Bernadette Giuliani

    Congratulations on being named student of the year & best of luck with your run & fundraising!

  • Angela D. Lewis, William Lewis

    Happy to support your initiative in memory of your wonderful grandmother. We enjoyed spending time with her and know she would be so proud of you. Love, The Lewis Family

  • Lisa Poggi

    So proud of you, Mary!

  • The Parker Family

    Good luck, Mary!

  • Richard and Nancy Connors

    Thank you, Mary, for all your work

  • The Swope Family

    Great job Mary!!

  • Ann & Tom Greene

    Wonderful friend. I miss her kindness and her beautiful spirit!

  • kathleen mccarthy

    Wonderful work done by the youth of today. Thank you for your hard work and spirit for All Americans who need your help.

  • Hartles

    Good luck Mary!

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