Students of the Year Savannah
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On March 30th, Richmond Hill High School's Girls' Basketball team is helping us host a Kickball Tournament! This is a fun way to help an amazing cause! Get 9 other friends together and enter the tournament for a chance to win some cool prizes and support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society! Register your team using the QR code or at this link: tinyurl.com/kickingitforcancer
Our team is hosting a babysitting night at First Baptist Church in Richmond Hill, GA. Parents can get a few hours away from the kids and have a date night, girls or guys night, or just some peace and quiet. We offer VERY affordable babysitting and have a trained nurse, EMT, and paraprofessionals experienced in special education. Pre-register your child using the QR code or at this link: https://tinyurl.com/LLSbabysitting
We wanted to get our community more involved in the Students of the Year campaign and spread more awareness about LLS, and we were fortunate enough to get an interview with WTOC! They were very kind and accommodating, and I think we accomplished our goal. LLS provides so much support for patients and their families, so if you know someone who is affected by blood cancer, make sure to tell them about LLS.
We are so grateful for all of the support! From the entire team: THANK YOU! Please continue sharing our fundraising links to support both our team and LLS, and for more information about LLS's patient outreach, visit lls.org.
We are happy to announce that this year we are participating in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Students of the Year (SOY) campaign. LLS is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting blood cancer, and their mission is to cure Leukemia, Lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and Myeloma and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS research grants have funded many of today’s most promising advances, including targeted therapies and immunotherapies. In fact, in 2017, they funded 15/18 of the new FDA approved therapies for blood cancers. However, their research does not just benefit those affected by blood cancer; since 2000, more than 40% of all the newly FDA approved cancer drugs were approved first for blood cancer, and many are now used to treat other forms of cancer.
We were fortunate enough to be nominated for LLS’s Students of the Year campaign in August. Unfortunately, soon after we accepted our nomination, we found out that Patricia's friend and sailing teammate Malone was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). Thanks to advancements funded by organizations like LLS, the 5-year survival rate for ALL has increased from 80.2% in 1990–1994 to 91.8% today, and Patricia can look forward to sailing with him again in the future as he has been in remission since September!
Malone isn't the only person inspires us to work hard in our campaign, though. Our community and our families have been affected by cancer in past years, and we would like to help make a difference.
During a seven-week period, from February 21st to April 12th, we will be raising as much money as possible for this amazing cause. Students of the Year raised over $6 million in 2017, and SOY Savannah raised over $150,000 in 2018, all within that seven-week period. Our team’s goal is $25,000, and we hope to not just meet it, but far surpass it.
We can only achieve this with your help. If you’d like to donate to our team’s fundraising campaign, please do so! All proceeds will make a huge difference in the fight against blood cancer!
For more information about LLS, visit https://www.lls.org.