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Tough for Trinity | Tough for Trinity's Campaign Team

Welcome to Tough for Trinity's SOY Fundraising Page!

Dec 17, 2018

I am honored to participate in the 2019 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 be 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!

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  • Ellen Howse

    Hi Samantha, wishing you continued good luck on your SOY campaign. I'm happy to support you! Best, Ellen Howse (LLS Board Trustee)

  • Ian Plumb

    Great job Samantha from your family across the pond. Ian & Pamla Plumb

  • Mark Ottowell

    From your friends at the Naugatuck Senior Center

  • Mark Ottowell

    From your Naugatuck Pop Warner football family.

  • The Leahy Family

    You guys are always in our thoughts and we promise to always keep her memory alive season after season! Love, The Leahy Family

  • Mrs Williams Mrs Williams

    Mrs Williams City Hill Middle School

  • Anonymous

    Samantha Ottowell, my wife and I have a very close friend who was diagnosed with leukemia and is officially in remission. It's only because of people like you and organizations like LLS that she is alive today. Thank you for your commitment to the cause and please keep up the great work you are doing. All the best, J&R.

  • Kim DiBona and Mia Rossi

    Thinking of everyone who has lost their battle or currently fighting. Never give up hope ??

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