Students of the Year Augusta

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Welcome to Fighting Irish Fighting Cancer's SOY Fundraising Page!

Aug 12, 2020

Henry, Lee and Christopher along with the help of their team members, raised $250,363 and won the Student of the Year Competition for Augusta, GA and the CSRA!!!!

They ranked 6th out of 1100 teams Nationally and ranked 2nd in the state of Georgia!!!!!

Thanks to everyone who sponsored, donated, and helped with an event!

We are beyond grateful for your contributions and glad to be able to give back to the community and beyond!!!

#soy4lls #fightingirishfightingcancer


Wing Challenge

Feb 20, 2020

February 22nd we will be holding a hot wing challenge with all funds benefitting the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. This contest consists of 10 wings made from some of the spiciest peppers and spices known to man each wing hotter than the last. Video of challenge will be available on YouTube by Sunday the 23rd. You will be sent a bill after the competition with your candidates performance and the total amount of money owed. Supporting a candidate gives you free admission to the live event! There will be snacks and drinks for spectators provided. Thanks for helping us Burn Cancer! From more info on Admission and supporting a candidate CLICK HERE



Kyle's Story

Jan 23, 2020

Kyle Frazier (middle left) recently stopped by one of our team meetings to share a little bit about his battle with cancer. Kyle was diagnosed in the spring of 2019 and just recently finished his last round of chemotherapy. Kyle is heading off to college at Savannah State University on a football Scholarship. Kyle's story is truly inspirational. Organizations like LLS help people like Kyle overcome the odds and beat cancer. Thank you so much for inspiring our team and Go Tigers!



  • Anonymous

    Go Fighting Irish!!

  • Lynda Smith

    In honor of Duncan Johnson. I am so proud of my former student Lee Perry and his impactful mission.

  • Alice Hagler

    Go Fighting Irish Fighting Cancer! We are so proud of you Aquinas students!

  • Dale Whetstone & Canteen Franchise

    Donation is from Dale Whetstone and the Canteen Franchise Group.

  • Christy Heaton

    God Bless you all and LLS for all they did for our Jacob when he fought leukemia (diagnosed at 2yrs) and now a healthy almost 18yr old!!!!

  • Ann Ribock

    Proud to support these young men

  • Lisa and Evan Toporek

    Well done guys.

  • Ellen and Nat Turner

    Very proud of you, Christopher, and your friends, Lee and Henry, who are dedicated to helping others and are raising awareness and funds for blood cancers. Ellen and Nat Turner

  • Allison and Joel Gerber

    What an amazing cause! So proud of your efforts Henry.

  • John Phillips

    Good job, guys! Keep up the good work!

  • Beth Turner + Luke Finney

    Go Irish. Proud of you, Christopher!

  • The Kilpatrick Family

    Good Luck!

  • Douglas family

    Good luck boys!! I am proud of you all! GO Fighting Irish!

  • The Franklins

    Awesome job Lee, Henry and Christopher!

  • Rebecca and Max Adelman

    Hello Simkins Family - Despite the time and the distance, you remain loved by Rebecca and Max. We will forever be grateful and inspired by the lights you shine and the love you spread. And Christopher - What??? You mean you're not 10 years old still? XOXO

  • Mr and Mrs Roger Price

    Good Luck Lee

  • Herman Brittingham

    Way to Go Lee

  • Caroline & Ray Brady

    Go Irish!

  • Dr Joseph and Nancy Jackson

    Go Irish!

  • Donnie and Donna Turner

    Go Lee!

  • Kyle Davis

    Fine work, gentlemen. Keep it up.

  • Cindy and Walter Goldsmith

    Way to go boys! Good Luck!

  • Connette & Nick Blake

    We love you, Henry. XOXO Lachlan & Zach

  • Mark Matera

    To an AMAZING family The Simkins! To all who are fighting for this cause may GOD bless you and keep you strong, always in our prayers Mark, Michele, Mark Jr and Nicolas Matera

  • Elizabeth Porras

    Thank you Lee, Henry and Christopher for your leadership on this campaign. We hope you reach your goal. All the best! Brian, Elizabeth, Liza and Bryce Porras

  • Erin Tabor

    Good Luck guys! Go Irish!

  • Anonymous

    Fighting Irish Fighting Cancer!!

  • Larry Burgamy

    Great job !

  • Rick & Robin Allen

    From Rick & Robin Allen

  • Kim & Jim Trotter

    Way to go! Good luck!

  • Kathleen Roche

    Great job guys!

  • Rhett & Kim Sinclair

    Way to go Lee, Henry and Christopher!

  • Anna Wilson

    Best of luck Team Fighting Irish!

  • Anonymous

    Go Irish! ☘️

  • Anonymous

    Proud to join your fight against cancer!

  • The Jordan family

    Irish team- Great job for a fabulous cause!!

  • Lee & Lisa Pritchard

    Looking forward to the day that all types of cancer are a mere nuisance. Keep up the great work!

  • Mike Rucker

    Go Irish!!☘️🎉

  • The Stevens Family

    Dear Christopher, So proud of your efforts. Here's to you and to Brennan! Love, Aunt Amy, Uncle Q, Katie, Samantha and Charlie

  • Jimmy and Kent Rigsby

    Way to go Lee!

  • Tom Barrett

    For Lee Perry. Go Irish!

  • Debbie Davis

    For Deanne Orr my wonderful friend. Debbie & Al

  • Rebecca Hinson

    Good luck boys!!!!

  • Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan S. Bean

    This is very impressive. Good work, guys!

  • The Murray Family

    Way to go, Lee, Henry, and Christopher! So proud of you!

  • Pamela B Weinberger

    Great work! Pam Weinberger

  • Shannon Axon

    Go fighting Irish!

  • Ansley Bell Threlkeld

    Very proud of your hard work and dedication to this awesome cause! XO The Threlkeld Family

  • Christopher Quick

    Go Chris!!

  • Amy Holsten

    Proud of your efforts!!

  • Elisabeth Marchant

    In honor of my dear friend, Gail Heath Perry, a wonderful woman who fought her breast cancer like none other! I am so proud of you Lee for honoring her and hope to see you soon and tell you some great stories about your grandmother. She was one of a kind. We were friends since we were in first grade together! Betsy Marchant

  • Shannon Lanier

    Great job, boys!

  • Raymond and Carol Newsom

    Grandparents of Sam and Jack Means

  • Ed and Wondal Perry

    We are so proud of you Lee and Ellie!!! Love, Big Ed and Mimi Perry

  • Princeton Meyercords

    So proud of you Christopher! Love what ya'll are doing! Ed, Andrea, Eddie, Izzy and Char

  • Craig and Jan Stadler

    In Honor of Christopher

  • Hank Futch

    Congrats guys! Hank You Very Futch!

  • Cindy and Richard Moore

    Go Henry!

  • Mr and Mrs Warren Jenkins

    For Lee Perry

  • Ryan and Michelle Orr

    Good luck Lee!

  • M.James & Alison Gorrie

    For Christopher!

  • Adam and Megan Goldberg

    Proud of y’all! Adam and Megan Goldberg

  • The Gratzels

    Thank you for helping fight cancer!

  • Lisa and David Curley

    So proud of these young men!

  • Lizzie Larock

    I'm happy to make this donation in honor of Brennan Simkins and my nephew, Grant Larock.

  • Charles and Suzanne Anderson

    Blood cancer patients and their families are very grateful that you are participating in SOY!

  • Nora and Jim Flynn

    Mort O Shea

  • Scott Parel

    Go Irish!

  • Tom Farmer

    For Lee Perry

  • Debbie Fain

    For Christopher

  • Robert Fain

    For Henry and Lee

  • Jeffrey and Elizabeth Irvin

    Elizabeth & Jeff Irvin

  • John and Michelle Rose

    Keep up the Great Work!

  • Howard Family

    Happy to support all three of you!

  • Wendell E Johnston Jr

    Lee Perry: Wing Challenge

  • Joe and Barb Cordaro

    Great job!

  • The Smithwick Family

    The Smithwick Family for Christopher

  • Nicole & Brent Covert

    Christopher, So proud of you and your friends for your continued fight with cancer! Sending lots of love and support from Austin, Texas! Xo, Nicole & Brent Covert


    I"m happy to support the fundraising efforts of my former students, Henry and Lee!

  • Charles J Anderson

    In support of Henry Anderson

  • John and Michelle Meyercord

    Good Luck Boys! Thanks for your hard work!

  • Dee Dee (wing challenge money) perry

    Wing challenge money from Mariah Sellers and Heidi Perera and the Colts family for Christopher Simkins’s

  • Danny Fitzgerald

    Good luck Lee Perry!

  • Wendy Moody

    So proud of these sweet young men! I’m donating in the memory of my brother who died of leukemia at the age of 14 in 1984.

  • Clay and Shannon Turner

    Good luck Lee!

  • Tom Brittingham

    Your ambitious effort to help research, fight and eventually eradicate all forms cancer will play a major role in this most important mission. We all have seen this disease affect someone in our families, friendships and relationships, in one form or another, which emphasizes the need for all of us to do what we can to join the fight. Anyone who participates in this campaign will be assuredly rewarded, as will those who will benefit from it.

  • Patricia Pinnell

    Thanks to these young men for supporting a great cause.

  • Steven Robert

    Great job young men!! We had our Gala here in Austin TX two weekends ago.....hope your final push and results are amazing. You are bright lights and when the darkness of Lymphoma and Leukemia are extinguished, you will know that we have all won!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Aquinas alumnus and Aquinas science teacher and coach💕

  • Charlotte Clia

    I just want to say that I’m super proud of you young men that have worked so hard for this great cause. I don’t know most of you however job well done guys. And to you Lee Perry I know your grandmother Perry is smiling down from heaven !! She was a wonderful woman !! God bless you all !!!!!

  • SOY Augusta FY20 Give Smart Fund the Fight Funds

    Give Smart Fund the Fight - Donors - Les and Dee Dee Perry, Christine Anderson, Melissa Gayle, Ryan McArdle.

  • SOY Augusta FY20 Give Smart Auction Funds

    Give Smart Auction Funds Donors - Les and Dee Dee Perry, Rebecca Sterner, Wendy Snider, Heather Abell, Christine Anderson.

  • Stu Baker

    Keep fighting the good fight! Thank you for making a difference

  • Anna and NIck Dickinson

    Good Job Fellas! Wishing You All The Best! The Dickinson Family Anna, Nick, Carson, and Brooks

  • Lee and Michael Ash

    Good luck Lee!

  • Walter Hutto

    Go Irish!

  • Todd Avant

    In honor of Lee Perry

  • Don and Deanne Orr

    Proud of our grandson, Lee!

  • Catherine Luckey

    Proud of you Boys!

  • Mary & Sean Grady

    Go Irish

  • Helen Heath White

    In Memory of cousin Gail Perry

  • The Izard Family

    Way to go Christopher!!!

  • Meredith Stiff

    Run Lee run. Honored to support you in this cause.

  • Karen Hogg

    Proud of you boys!! Love, Miss Karen

  • Luanne Runge

    Go! Fight! Win!

  • jennifer shuford

    Class of 2021 Go Irish!!!!

  • D Hugh Connolly

    Fighting Irish Fighting Cancer

  • Terry Johnson

    In Honor of Lee Perry

  • Mr and Mrs Bill Barrett


  • Anne & Champ Meyercord

    Students of the Year- Simkins

  • Roy Simkins

    In Honor of Christopher

  • Sarah T. Simkins

    In Honor of Christopher!

  • Kat and Wiley Kitchings

    Friend of Lee’s Grandparents

  • Julie and JJ Carswell

    Good job guys !!! Best of luck !

  • Robert Wills

    Well done young men.

  • Les and Dee Dee Perry

    Leroy, We are so proud of you putting your time and talents towards such a good cause. Love, Mom, Dad, and Davis

  • Randy Sikes

    So proud of Lee Perry on his “Fighting Irish-Fighting Cancer” campaign. Randy Sikes

  • Miriam Ford

    I'm proud of you boys! Lots of love, Mrs. Ford

  • John T. Pitts

    You Rock!! Sorry so late!! JP

  • Louis and Catherine Marquet

    Sorry so late

  • Jacqueline and Rob Crisci

    Great job guys! Jacqueline and Rob Crisci

  • Faye and Mike Anderson, Anderson Plumbing, Aiken SC

    In Honor of Lee Perry

  • Norris Nelson

    Way to go Hen! Making us proud. Xo

  • Amy and William Walker

    Great job!

  • Jed Howington

    Lee Perry

  • Sybil Surrett

    Support for Lee Perry

  • Emily, Brent & Carter Hadden

    Emily, Brent & Carter Hadden

  • H. Perry Shuping

    In Honor of Lee Perry

  • Rhett A Mohney

    Great Job Henry!!

  • Frannie Simkins

    Christopher, Henry and Lee, thank you for your courageous efforts in raising awareness and funds to help fight cancer! May God Bless each of you! With love, Wes and Nancy Dove and Frannie Simkins <3

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