Students of the Year Austin

Ava Bautch | Kickin' Cancer

Ava's Students of the Year Fundraiser

Jan 07, 2021

I am honored to participate as a candidate for the 2021 Students of the Year program, a seven-week initiative in which select high school students from around the country participate in a fundraising competition to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I am proud to support my team as we are raising critical dollars in honor of a young patient hero who is currently battling leukemia. Each dollar is a vote and benefits the research of not only blood cancer, but all forms of cancer. The candidate team that raises the most money at the end of the seven weeks is named Student of the Year. Our mission is to not only raise the most money but also to bring attention to blood cancers like leukemia, which is the most common form of cancer in children and teens.

Since the early 1960s, five-year survival rates for many blood cancer patients have doubled, tripled or even quadrupled. And many LLS supported therapies not only help blood cancer patients but are helping patients with other cancers and serious diseases. In fact, drugs first approved for blood cancers are now approved to treat patients with stomach cancers, skin cancers, and autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis.

We really are changing the face of blood cancer!

All donations are greatly appreciated and are tax deductible. They'll not only support LLS-funded research but will help provide critical information and support for patients, and support advocacy for laws to ensure patients can access the care and treatments they need.

Please visit our website often and bring 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



  • Karen Hardin

    Thank you Ava for your campaign. My donation is in memory of my dear college friend who passed away from acute lymphoblastic leukemia at the age of 20. I will always have a place in my heart for Cakee.

  • St.-John Dinsmore

    Great job Ava

  • Harper and Lucy White

    Thanks Ava for raising money for a worthy cause.

  • Jane & Ed Schaffler

    Perfect campaign for our perfect granddaughter. Love you, Grandma & Grandpa

  • Tim and Jennifer Schmitt

    Good Luck Ava on helping and supporting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society! Happy to support your efforts and a great cause very close to our hearts. The Schmitt Family

  • Joe and Christine Canterbury

    Such a great cause Ava! Best of luck reaching your goal!!

  • Valeria Torres

    Thank you for supporting such a wonderful cause

  • Cara Fox

    Best of luck Ava!!!

  • Kim Tu

    Elena is blessed to have you as a friend. Cancer sucks but you are bringing hope and awareness. Praying for her and for you to reach your goal. God bless!

  • Tracy Lindsey

    Go Ava!

  • Jimmy Bautch

    Hi Ava, Great Job. My donation is in memory of my friend and teammate George Alexander. He was one of the strongest, most athletic guys I know and a collegiate decathlete. George was diagnosed with Leukemia a few years after college and eventually lost his fight against the disease.

  • Denise Klein

    Go Team Ava!

  • Daywood Family

    Good luck Ava! The Daywoods

  • Stephanie Smith Landry

    Sorry I couldn't do more, so many people we know doing this in 2021!!

  • Jamie Reidy

    Go, Ava!

  • Cathy Castleberry

    This donation is in memory of Keary's dad Charles Castleberry who passed away in Oct 2020 of leukemia. He received a heart transplant 16 years ago, and as a result of the anti-rejection drugs he took during that time, he developed cancer in the last months of his life. While he lived a long and productive life, it was difficult to watch leukemia take him so quickly.

  • Anonymous

    Geaux Ava!

  • Marc Goldstein

    Donation made on behalf of Justin Smith, fund raiser for Round Valley. Marc Goldstein MD

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