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Allie Gonzalez | Stamford's Answer to Cancer
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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.
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On behalf of blood cancer patients everywhere, thank you for your support! For more information about LLS, please visit www.lls.org