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Team 3A 2021 Students of the Year Fundraiser

Jan 03, 2021

Welcome To our Team 3A 2021 Fundraising Page. 

Alex, Angie, and Ashley have partnered up for the 2021 Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Students of the Year Campaign with the goal of annihilating cancer. We want to work towards a future where no child and their families has to fear the words “you have cancer.” Students of the year is a 7 week campaign to raise funds and awareness for those battling cancer. The 2021 campaign will run from January 12th through February 27th, the team raising the most money during the campaign will be crowned Students of the Year. Our goal is to at least raise enough money to fund a research grant in honor of those who battle this disease everyday! In the end every dollar raised is a victory for those in the battle and the only loser is cancer! We hope you will join us in our campaign to #Annihilatecancer!

Our Honored Super Hero, McCoy!

McCoy's Story: Laura Schiffer-Rapa

“When we found out, we were blindsided,” she said. “Pediatric cancer seems exceptionally dreadful, and it is. Being faced with a child’s mortality is unnatural and goes against what we believe to be true. Being faced with your own child’s mortality is unbearable.”

McCoy, the only child of Schiffer-Rapa and her husband, Matthew, presented with cold symptoms and a low-grade fever. As symptoms continued, blood work showed something more serious needed to be addressed.

“The doctor actually called us at 3 a.m. and said you need to get her to the emergency room,” Schiffer-Rapa said. “When we heard leukemia, you just hit your knees. It was the scariest moment of my life. It shook our family to the core.”

Life changes on a dime

Before her diagnosis, McCoy was the typical 4-year-old full of sass and questions. She loves princesses and horses and, according to her mother, especially princesses who have horses.

“She was thrilled when Elsa received a horse in ‘Frozen 2’ because a reindeer just wasn’t cutting it,” Schiffer-Rapa said during a speech for the Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley Hearts of Gold UN-Gala last month. “She danced and hugged aggressively that you know she meant it.”

Things changed, however, and McCoy became afraid of human touch from anyone other than her parents. She gained weight, then lost weight. She lost her hair and the ability to walk up stairs and run to her playset.

“So many things that people take for granted, she fights for every day,” Schiffer-Rapa said. “I will not diminish the disease’s sheer destructive power, but I have learned there is much beauty in this journey. Sometimes your darkest hours coincide with your brightest moments.”

Why LLS?

LLS's continued advancements over the years, are responsible for the blood cancer survival rate doubling and tripling; in some cases, the survival rate has even quadrupled.

And many LLS supported therapies not only help blood cancer patients but are now used to treat patients with rare forms of stomach and skin cancers. They're even being tested in clinical trials for patients with a range of cancers including lung, brain, breast, pancreatic and prostate cancers. LLS funded drugs are now being tested for patients with other non-cancerous diseases like Diabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Multiple Sclerosis.

We really are changing the face of blood cancer!

All donations are greatly appreciated and are tax deductible. They'll not only support LLS research but patient services, advocacy, public and professional education, and community services as well.


Become a Sponsor of Team 3A 2021 

 Team 3A 2021 (Alex, Angie, & Ashley) LLS  Students of the Year “Campaign for a Cure” Sponsorships

____ Campaign Sponsor $2,500 - Scrolling ad during Finale, full pg ad, all events, all social media, 

____ Mission Sponsor $1,500 - Full pg ad, events, social media

____ Research Sponsor $1,000 - Full pg ad, events, all social media 

____ Courage Sponsor $500 - ½ pg ad, all social media

____ Strength Sponsor $250 - ¼ pg ad, 2 social media

____ Hope Sponsor $100 - 1 social media

Partner Information

Company Name:  _____________________________________________________________

Company Contact Name: ________________________    Title / Position: __________________

Company Address: ______________________________________________________________

Phone Number: ______________________  Email Address: _____________________________

Authorized Signature:_______________________________        SOY Candidate: Team 3A 2021

  • Company Website: __________________________________   

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  • Instagram: ________________________________  

To be an LLS Students of the Year sponsor, we must receive your signed contract, Thank you!

Payment Information:  Payment may be made by check or credit card after January 7, 2021.

* Payment must be received no later than February 20, 2021. *The Gala Ad will appear in the Finale Digital Program viewed by over 500 people from NEPA.  LLS EIN: 13-5644916


Please email us for a form & return this form to:

Team 3A 2021

580 Oak St, Stroudsburg, PA 18360

Contact Campaign Manager: Robert Yarnall (570) 460-0257


Please visit our Web site often and bring friends who would also like to donate!

On behalf of blood cancer patients everywhere we thank you for your support!
For more information about LLS, please visit



  • Allen Wold

    Aloha from Hawaii!

  • Cherie Bulbie

    Good Luck!!

  • Anonymous

    Good luck from The Hawkeye State!

  • Dave Crane

    For all who fight the Cancer Vattle

  • The Voth Family

    Go get it!

  • Dawn Tozzi-Augustine

    Sending support from Maryland !

  • Travis Kienholz

    We need all the help and support of each other to help where we are all able to.

  • Karen Price

    Happy to support the kind warrior spirit of our future leaders! Girl power.

  • Annette Leach

    So proud of you guys!! ❤️

  • Kerri Chamberlain

    Supporting Alex Hafler

  • Madeline Manzanet

    North Carolina

  • Eric Lambert

    Best Wishes from Michigan!

  • Lantz Fortner


  • Jenna Corrente from Virginia

    Jenna Corrente from Virginia!

  • Lisa Riordan

    Keep up the good fight, GO PURPLE (RI)

  • Lisa Gaffney

    Lisa Gaffney, Arizona

  • Rosy Macias

    Thanks for all you both do

  • jennifer johnson (Aubree's cousin)

    This is for someone in Minnesota who loves you guys!

  • Cindi Davenport Crossville, TN

    Crossville, TN represent! Good luck team😊

  • Jonathon Marshall

    Minnesota donation from J Marshall on behalf of Ruth Ann

  • Gina Scognamiglio

    In support of Ashley Filipkowski and in memory of my dad, Neil Scognamiglio ❤️

  • Denise Thrower

    Way to go! Proud to represent Arkansas! Go Team!

  • Jeanne Wilson

    This donation is from Jeanne Wilson, Georges Mills, New Hampshire. Good Luck!

  • Elysia Doty

    Sending some support from Vermont!

  • Jenna Haacke

    Love from Montana❤️

  • Christy Renfroe

    I'm sorry its not much but it is $10 of the $14 I have on my debit card right now and you have Mississippi covered.. Best wishes!

  • Miriam Turnee

    My Grandson Caleb Deckman, who survived Wills Tumor.

  • Hernandez Family

    I am Angie Espinoza-Garcia Aunt. This is a great fundraising.

  • The Mission Makers

    Thank you Team 3A 2021 for stepping up in the fight against blood cancers. We are proud of your entire team for making a difference in the live of those battling cancer. Looking forward to what Team 3A accomplishes over the next 6 weeks of this campaign. Best wishes on reaching your goal of funding a research grant! #annihilatecancer

  • John & Iris Haney

    Good luck from FL

  • Brian Dierks

    Good luck with your fundraising!

  • Nicholas Marino

    Nice work, Alex! We have never met but I am proud of you! It's not a surprise what a great young man you are, considering that your mom is one the most wonderful humans to have ever graced my life.

  • Drew Panza

    Go Alex

  • Donna Panza

    Go Alex

  • Robert & Kimberly Yarnall

    Keep up the great work Team 3A 2021

  • Rosaura Avillan

    SB 89

  • Robert Moses

    I am glad to be able to help in a small way. Thank you for all that you do.

  • Alexis Berg-Townsend


  • Robert & Kimberly Yarnall

    Yard Sale

  • Robert Yarnall


  • michael riley


  • Patricia Voepel


  • Kimberlee Zateeny

    Thank you for continued work towards finding a cure ??

  • Wayne & Laurie Holmberg

    Way to go Team3a2021... My grandmother had Lymphoma back in the 70's. She participated in trials at the NIH in Maryland. I like to think her participation has benefited many in the treatments available today for these same drug therapies were experimental back then. The same ones that were used to treat our family pet a few years ago. Good Luck!

  • Stephanie Schne


  • Janice Rushen

    Donation in honor of Alex Hafler and his team

  • Carol Metzgar


  • Anonymous

    You’re doing a great thing! Keep up the good work!

  • Sheriff Todd A. Martin

    Keep the Faith!

  • Pamela Formica

    Wagon of Cheer raffle ticket

  • Aaron Weissberger

    Happy to support Alex and Glen haffler.

  • The Mission Makers: Nonprofit Consulting & Grant Writing

    Best wishes for making it to your goal. The Mission Makers

  • Heidi Sheldon

    Good luck, Ashley & team!

  • Glenn, Maria, Joan and Alex Hafler

    Good luck to Team 3A 2021. What great dedication from Ashley, Angie and Alex

  • Jeff Williams

    great job Alex Hafler!

  • Robert Cox

    Good luck! - Rob Cox

  • Catherine Lawton

    Thank you for the opportunity Glen Hafler.

  • Sue & Jeff Palk

    Great work and all the best! Glenn and Maria - hopefully, there will be some cheese rolls in our future!

  • William Miller

    Good Luck Ashley!

  • Maria Lazowski.

    Raffle team 3A

  • Thelma Stei

    In Memory of a great man, Bertram Steidle Sr.

  • David Tonkay


  • Randi Brosterman Hutchens

    Sending support from San Antonio, TX


    A very worthy cause - let's find a cure!

  • Paul Gasper

    Best wishes to Team 3A 2021 on reaching your goal!

  • Karen Novobilski and Juan Perez

    Good Luck Alex and Team! We are very proud of you Alex!

  • Michele Baehr

    Good luck Team 3A 2021!

  • James Sleeper

    Supporting team A32021

  • Donna and Daniel Murphy

    Good Luck Alex and Team 3A 2021!

  • Barbara Oley

    Good luck in achieving your goal Ashley!

  • Annie Messina

    Can I apply this donation to raffle tickets? Please let me know.

  • Bonnie Lynch


  • Tracy Stackhouse

    #untilthereisacure raffle For Schyler Herman🧡 ⚽️ 💪 as promised, Never Stop, until there is a cure! You are so missed Little Darling!❤️

  • Karina Mieses

    Wagon of Cheer (Ticket #170)

  • Anonymous

    This is how we beat cancer!!

  • Gina Kitchell

    Good luck Team 3A!

  • Glenn Hafler

    14 Challenge. Go Team 3A

  • Jenny Holdorff

    Good Luck Team 3A on your Valentines Challenge

  • Sue Stillo

    God bless your efforts, Cassi. The world needs more young people, like you. who care about others.?? Ms. Sue

  • Michael Shands

    In support of Ashley Filipkowski!

  • Karen Price

    Good luck Team 3A!

  • Sue Jansen

    Good Luck Team 3A 2021!

  • Stephanie Arroyo


  • Robin Smith

    Keep up the good work everyone! It doesn’t go unnoticed. Xo Robin Smith

  • David DiPasquale

    Go Alex Hafler raffles

  • Mike Lutz

    Good luck to Team 3A 2021 in funding a research grant. We know you can do this! The Lutz Family

  • Kara Sterner

    Team 3A you got this! Proud of what you are doing!

  • Amanda Nicholson

    Keep up the great work Ashley and Team 3A 2021!

  • Carolyn Buckley

    Thank you for your efforts.

  • Tracey Miller


  • victoria Frystack


  • Lindsay Cavagnaro

    Alex I am so proud of you and everything you are accomplishing. Your 5th grade teacher says “way to go”

  • Cynthia Alex

    Raffle ticket please ??

  • Amitash V Mady

    Great cause close to my heart!

  • Trudie Lear

    For Amy and her fight against leukemia and lymphoma. And to all other cancer victims.

  • Ann and Dave Super


  • Patti Weiss

    Raffle tickets

  • Felicia Katz


  • Ed Mooney


  • Familia Sanchez Garcia

    Angie, muchos éxitos. Tu papá saldrá fortalecido de este proceso.

  • Sandra L. Adams


  • Gregory M Bassett

    Wagon of cheer raffle tickets (6) As a Leukemia Survivor thank you for taking on this challenge Good Luck Team3A2021

  • Heather Formica

    Wagon of cheer

  • Glenn Hafler

    20/20 Challenge

  • Gregory Bassett

    Wagon of cheer raffle ticket

  • Alex Hafler

    For the 20 challenge

  • Richard B Swingle

    Go Alex!

  • Joan Hafler

    For the 20 challenge

  • Jennifer MacPhee

    Great Job!!!

  • Jeff Nourie

    Happy to help with such a great cause....Keep of the great work!!!

  • Ursula Myers

    Good luck Alex

  • Lisa Leon

    Way to go Ashley Filipkowski and Team!

  • Lindy Lee and Maurizio Cibischino

    Good Luck, We hope you reach your goal for this worthwhile cause

  • Pamela Formica

    Yard sale money

  • Luke Jaindl

    Ashley, I want to thank you for taking on the SOY challenge and for raising such important dollars for LLS. Your drive is admirable. Hopefully you can reach your $50,000 goal and receive a grant! All the best, Luke Jaindl

  • Daniel and Amy Filipkowski

    Great Job Team!

  • John Krieger

    Happy to help.

  • Angie Caswell-LaPierre

    Thank you for what you are doing - sending wishes from Michigan !

  • Pocono Soap

    Pocono Soap Soap Feb 1-Feb 24 Soap Fundraiser & Jar Collection

  • Ruth Ann Rocchio

    Let's kick cancer's A*#!Ruth

  • Maureen Madden

    Good Luck in reaching your goal!

Contact us by email or call 888.LLS.7177.