Students of the Year Westchester-Fairfield

Allie Gonzalez | Stamford's Answer to Cancer

Allie's Students of the Year Fundraiser

Dec 02, 2021

I have signed up to save lives with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and am working to raise as much as possible over the next 7 weeks. Every dollar raised counts as one vote for my campaign. The candidate(s) whose team tallies the most votes/money earns the prestigious title of Student of the Year. Will you help me earn that title?

Why am I participating in this campaign? I have been personally affected by blood cancer. As I heard my younger brother, Michael's diagnosis, I didn't realize the devastating truth: I wasn't the only one whose brother is fighting cancer. Leukemia is the number one most diagnosed form of childhood cancer. The statistics are truly overwhelming. But, I am thrilled to say that he has finished treatment over a year and a half ago and is doing well. However, I want to fight for those who are less fortunate. Unfortunately, as a 16 year old, I have met too many cancer patients in my life. Throughout this journey, I quickly understodd how precious life is, and that everyone deserves to live it. 

As you may know, everyone wins when cancer loses. Thanks to your support, my efforts will help fund therapies and treatments that are saving lives. Over the years, support from people like you has been responsible for the blood cancer advancements that have doubled, tripled, and in some cases quadrupled the survival rate for some blood cancers.
 
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 visit my website often and tell friends who would also like to donate!
 
On behalf of blood cancer patients everywhere, thank you for your support! For more information about LLS, please visit www.lls.org

 

29 Comments

  • Connor ArmSTRONG’s Crusaders

    Go Allie! Go Black Knights!

  • James Spach

    Thanks, Allie Gonzales, for all you do.

  • Anonymous

    Allie, How remarkable of you that at such a young age you're already trying to help others. It's great to see how people want to spread kindness and generosity. All the best!

  • Beth Kitchener

    Thanks to taking on such an important challenge. You always exceed your goals. Good luck!

  • Rosanne Fabricatore

    Wishing you all the best Alli!

  • Jan Cory

    You are a hero!

  • Robin Druckman

    In loving memory of Fred Lipman. A dedicated husband, father and grandfather.

  • Mona Mitri

    We support you Allie.

  • Robyn Spinner

    Keep up the great work for a wonderful cause, Allie!

  • Anna Zap

    Great work, keep it going! -Anna Zap

  • Anonymous

    Trivia

  • Ajay S

    Great work to raise awareness and pay it forward! From your write up learnt that treatments for blood cancer are now being used to help treat other cancers as well! Btw trivia time is a wonderful idea to foster a sense of togetherness and community for the cause in a fun way.

  • Nikhil Aluri

    Kudos to kids hosting this. Proud of you.

  • Niru C.

    Kudos to your enthusiasm and dedication, Allie. Good luck for the fundraiser! Looking forward to the Trivia events - fun for a great cause.

  • Karen Karste

    Dear Allie, You deserve so much credit for standing up for Childhood Cancer and your brother Michael! Thank you for all your help! Karen

  • Jennifer Trudo

    So happy to support this cause and Allie in her campaign to help others!

  • Steph

    Good luck and congrats to Mikey for finally getting to play! You are both set up to do great things wishing you the best from Nashville!

  • Anonymous

    For the Gonzalez family

  • Anonymous

    Thank you!

  • Mario Gentile

    We are so proud of you Allie! Keep up the great work you are doing!

  • Thomas Rimer

    Trivia

  • Peter Choi

    Trivia

  • Anya Potsiadlo

    Trivia.

  • The Husain Family

    Tons of prayers from the Husain Family.

  • Rebecca Jarit

    To honor my amazing, superhuman, handsome, lovable, incredible nephew Charlie, who has battled this beastly form of cancer with the utmost grace and fierce determination. From Aunt Becky

  • Rex Knight

    They've come along way in fighting Leukemia since my Uncle died of childhood Leukemia in his 60's and his son died of it when he was only 12 yrs old! Keep up the fight!!

  • Irina Velichutina

    For all who are fighting this disease

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for your campaign!

  • Marilena Forte

    Good Job!! Very proud of you!! Congratulations!!

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