Students of the Year New Haven

Hearts for Hope | Team Hearts for Hope

Hearts for's Students of the Year Fundraiser

Jan 21, 2021

Thank you for visiting out fundraising page, welcome!

We, Raeanna Byrnes, Lena Gereski and Lauren Baker are sophomores at Sacred Heart High school and would like to thank you in advance. 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. Our 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.  We need your help to raise money and awareness especially during the pandemic as patients with blood cancers have a greater risk of experiencing a severe case of COVID-19. We hope that with your help, our team, Hearts for Hope, can meet our goal of $15,000.

On behalf of cancer patients and their families everywhere, We sincerely thank you for your support!

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  • Rosanne Whitney

    Thank you ladies for continuing to spread this message!

  • Eddie & Michelle Spina

    Amazing what you’re doing. So proud of you Raeanna and friends. Way to make a difference!

  • Michael J Bielanos

    Thanks Lena Gereski and team for taking the initiative to drive the fundraising for this important cause. You are showcasing the best characteristics in society with helping others, supporting a good cause, and making a difference for future generations ... Great job and I hope that you reach your goal!

  • Robert Arciero

    Lauren, We love you very much! Sending big hugs and kisses! Love, Uncle Robby, Auntie Lisa, Olivia & Elena


    Best of luck Reanna

  • Gina and Lee Rohrlich

    Many Blessings. Lee and Gina

  • Janice Hartnett

    Raeanna - what a great opportunity for you and you friends and what a great cause. When Mark and I got married instead of giving out wedding favors we used that money and donated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. This organization was important to Mark since he lost both his father and brother to lymphoma. Best of luck! Janice

  • Marissa DiCarlo

    Great Job Girls. So proud of your hard work and efforts!

  • Michael Rylant

    Great cause - keep up the wonderful work!

  • Holy Cross High School Red Out

    Good luck and congratulations on your efforts from your friends at Holy Cross High School.

  • The Katts Family

    So proud of you Lauren Baker for being such an amazing & giving young woman & student. Keep leading with your heart. My best friend in high school's dad passed of Leukemia 10 years ago. He was a second father to me. I have dedicated it in memory of him. Thank you for leading this campaign to help others ! We love you! The Katts Family

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