Students of the Year Austin

Grace Nelson | Team Grace

Grace's Students of the Year Fundraiser

Jan 03, 2022

Welcome To My Fundraising Page.

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 earns the prestigious title of Student or Students of the Year. Will you help me earn that title?
As you 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.

While each story is moving, my friend Swassie’s experience of overcoming blood cancer serves as a vibrant example of the courageous, unwavering, and unyielding fight against these diseases. At just thirteen years old, Swassie was diagnosed with leukemia. Swassie underwent two and a half years of intensive chemotherapy and treatment along with seven MRI’s and twelve blood transfusions. She is so strong in this battle against cancer and has been in remission for about one year now. Today, Swassie is back in school full-time as a Sophomore at Round Rock High School. She volunteers at the local animal shelter and is the team manager for the school tennis team. 
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



  • Phillip Wright

    Good luck reaching your goal, Grace.

  • Tara Morris

    Good luck Grace!

  • Sherry Nelson

    you can make your goal! love you❤️all for doing this!

  • Pamela Galloway

    Thank you Grace for all you do!

  • George and Lisha Scott

    This is awesome!! Good luck kiddo!!

  • Melanie Babcock

    Good luck, Grace!

  • Anonymous

    Great Job Grace! ??

  • Tracey Lowe

    Thank you for working hard to do good in the world - good luck with the campaign!!

  • Mark Ramirez

    Good luck reaching your goal!

  • Anonymous

    I am so proud of you Grace! May God Bless everything you do...

  • Laura Clemens

    This is awesome! You go girl.

  • Christina Reed

    Thank you Grace for raising awareness for this cause! Your Tita Alice would be so proud of you

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