Students of the Year Fairfield Westchester

James Melville | Team Ben: Max and Mahopac Fight Cancer

James's Students of the Year Fundraiser

Jan 14, 2021

Thank you for visiting my fundraising page, welcome!

I encourage you to join me in supporting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) by making a donation to my fundraising campaign. By donating to LLS, you support the many facets of LLS’s 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. My appreciation for your support cannot be overstated — 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. LLS’s signature fundraising campaigns drive critical support for its mission, including a nearly $1.3 billion investment in cutting edge cancer research worldwide since it was founded in 1949. Since the 1960s, survival rates for many blood cancer patients have doubled, tripled, or even quadrupled.

Every facet of LLS’s 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 its 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.

Please visit my website as often as you can and share it with everyone you know who would also like to join us in the fight against cancer. 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 cancer patients and their families everywhere, I sincerely thank you for your support!

For more information about LLS, please visit



  • Mary Purdy Moriarty

    I am donating on behalf of Max and Ben Semegran. I taught both boys when they were youngsters and could not be more proud of them. Ben is valiantly fighting cancer and his brother Max has picked up the torch and ran with it by creating a donation platform for LLC. Please accept my donation in both their names. - Mary Purdy Moriarty

  • Megan Wisotsky

    I am donating on behalf of Max and Ben Semegran. Best of luck! Megan Wisotsky Mahopac Teacher

  • Barbara and James Kudla (Tarrytech)

    Mrs. Moriarty (my sister) reached out to us and shared your story with us. You are remarkable young man for doing what you are doing. We at Tarrytech would like to donate to LLS in support for the Semegran Family. Our prayers go out to all of you you who are fighting this fight!

  • Laura Fumero

    Ben, you and your family are in my prayers. May God give you His strength, peace, love and grace during these difficult times. You were always a rock star in Spanish class and I know you will continue to fight through this. Love always, Sra. Laura Fumero

  • Bernadette Lingardo

    So proud of Max and Ben!


    My friend Phyllis has a truly amazing grandsons, Ben and Max Semegran.

  • Greg Fitts

    Great job organizing these efforts Max!

  • Maria P Kaprielian

    We want to help you in your cause! As friends of the Semegran family, we have watched Ben and Max grow into two outstanding human beings. We wish them love and success in all of their endeavors. Let's beat this thing! The Kaprielian Family

  • Adriana Dusovic

    God bless Ben and his family! This donation is in honor of Ben fighting this and being in remission and with the hopes of others winning their battles too!

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