Students of the Year New Haven
Rebecca Dowling | Team Together to Cure
My name is Rebecca Dowling and I am currently a senior at The Gilbert School in Winsted, CT. I am very excited and honored to announce my candidacy for the 2021 Student of the Year! I am extremely grateful to have been nominated to select and lead such a wonderful, multigenerational team, and be the first in my district to do so.
The Student of the Year program, run by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), is a seven-week campaign to raise awareness and funds for blood cancer cures. This is the chance of a lifetime for high school students to make an impact and bring attention to an undeniably important foundation.
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and this campaign hold a special place in our hearts, which is why I am proud to dedicate this campaign to my cousin’s son, Bryan Leonard, who tragically passed away from T- Cell Leukemia in 2018. LLS played a crucial role in Bryan’s treatment and morale throughout his stay. They stood by him and offered support to his family every step of the way and at every turn. Bryan was the pillar of his community and a bright light to all of his friends and family, and witnessing the hole that Bryan left in his community was devastating. Unfortunately, Bryan’s family is not alone. Approximately every three minutes someone is diagnosed with blood cancer. It is our goal to aid in the end of this awful disease.
With your help, we believe that anything is possible and that together we can reach our goal of $10,000. We are Team Together to Cure and you are an integral part of our team. We are asking for your support in any way possible. Nothing is ever too small. Here are just a few ways that you can help:
1. Donate via my personal fundraising page.
2. Share my message & fundraising link with your contacts via email or social media
3. Donate a silent auction item that can be used for the Grand Finale auction
4. Help me secure a corporate sponsorship (Sponsorships start at $2,500 and sponsors receive advertising benefits)
Starting January 21, 2020 to March 10, 2020, we need all the help we can get. This is not just about money. This is about raising awareness and saving lives. You are the ones who will be truly making a difference.
I appreciate your time and consideration. Most importantly, thank you for your kindness and generosity. With your support, we are truly capable of reaching the stars!
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 lls.org