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Nomi Solwren | Nomi & The Blood Blazers

Welcome to Nomi Solwren's SOY Fundraising Page!

Feb 21, 2019

Hey everyone! Thank you so much for coming to my fundraising page! The first three months of 2019 marks some very special dates/anniversaries in terms of my treatment.

January 4, 2019 marks FIVE years since my first diagnosis

February 19, 2019 is FOUR years since my sister saved my life with my bone marrow transplant 

March 17, 2019 celebrates me being officially cleared of cancer for TWO years

Please donate and share this link to everyone you know so more kids like me are able to enjoy their lives and celebrate their own special dates/anniversaries. Also, check out "Shop My Store" to secure your spot at the Grande Finale event on March 2nd, 2019 in Berkeley's Claremont Hotel!


I post updates on my Facebook account so feel free to give me a friend request! 


Welcome to Nomi Solwren's SOY Fundraising Page!

Jan 11, 2019

I am honored to participate as a team member for the 2019 Students of the Year program, a seven-week initiative in which select high school students participate in a fundraising competition to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Their overall mission is to someday find a cure for cancer and with your help, someday is today.            

Each dollar is a vote. The candidate team that raises the most money at the end of the seven weeks is named Student of the Year. My goal during this time is to raise $75,000! It's a big number, and that's why I need YOUR help! Our mission is to not only raise the most money but to also bring attention to blood cancers like leukemia, which is the most common form of cancer in children and teens.

This cause is especially important to me and my family because, at the young age of ten years old, I was diagnosed with leukemia. After rigorous cycles of extensive therapies, blood transfusions, and a bone marrow transplant, I am extremely proud to announce that I will be four years cancer free on February 19, 2019! This would not be possible without the research and medications LLS continues to fund that helped save my life.     

However, not every person is as fortunate as I am: Leukemia just happens to be the number one blood cancer that takes the lives of children under 20 years old. Every three minutes, someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer that may end their life. Today, over a million Americans are living with blood cancer and with your help, that number can go down.

Since the early 1960s, five-year survival rates for many blood cancer patients have doubled, triples, or even quadrupled. And many LLS supported therapies not only help blood cancer patients but are helping patients with other cancers and serious diseases. This would not have been possible without the generous donations you all have contributed.

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 past and current blood cancer patients everywhere, we thank you for your support!


For more information about LLS, please visit


Thank you LLS for sending me this sweatshirt to keep me warm during these cold days and nights!



  • Deena Solwren

    I am so proud of you. You are making a real difference in the world. You have a bright future ahead of you.

  • Lisa Stambaugh

    Go Nomi! Proud of you for carrying on the fight to help other kids :-)

  • Cynthia Graae

    Congratulations on your tireless work for cancer research.

  • david schlesinger

    Go Nomi!

  • Becky Hartman Edwards

    Go Nomi!!

  • Rosel Barowsky

    Go Nomi! Very proud of you - love, Rosel

  • Richard Latker

    The way Nomi and her indefatigable ally, Deena, beat this disease was truly inspiring. Proud to help them help others.

  • Janna Katz

    Go for it Nomi!

  • Jolene Won

    Nomes, it's been amazing to watch you you grow up and kick leukemia's butt, and now to see you go on to use your story to help others. I'm immensely proud of you. Sending all my love and support, from one cancer kid to another <3

  • christy blackie-taylor

    Congratulations Naomi! The strength and courage you showed during your fight were inspiring to me... now I'm in my own fight and think often of all that you went through. Thank you for giving back to the cancer community. xoxo The Blackie-Taylor/Taylor family

  • Noah Oderberg

    Good luck Nomi! I hope you reach your goal- it is so wonderful that you are helping others! Noah Oderberg (a colleague of your mom).

  • Judith Gilmore

    Good luck, Nomi. You are an inspiration to all of us. Judy Gilmore

  • Diana Mahar

    Nomi, you are such an amazing young woman. I feel honored to know you and your wonderful family. This is such a great cause and effort, I'm glad you are setting your sights high, you can achieve anything!


    You are an inspirational young woman!

  • D+D Witherill

    Naomi, Family from Maine wishes you the best!

  • Brad Sures

    With love!

  • Lois Markovich

    Congratulations for taking on the challenge. I look forward to seeing you at the finale. Good luck to you!

  • Arline Pacht

    I am so proud of your generous spirit so it gives me great pleasure to contribute to such a worthy cause. Your loving Nana

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for your work!

  • Carrie Hillen

    Thank you Nomi!

  • Tom Fuglestad

    Congratulations Nomi. Keep up the Good Fight

  • Anita Bardsley

    I love you forever dad!!

  • Logan Zinman Gerber

    Go Nomi! So impressed with how hard you're working on this campaign! Thank you for doing this for patients and their families - I appreciate it so much.

  • Anonymous

    Nomi, You are amazing! Even in Kindergarten, I knew that:) <3 Ms. Scalise

  • Sharon Barowsky

    Way to go Nomi! You are truly an inspiration!

  • Doug

    I am hope you are doing well!

  • Elfriede Schlesinger

    Go Nomi! The Schlesingers are so happy for you and so proud of you and Maya.

  • Richard Latker

    Excellent display of focus, young lady! Keep developing that communication talent you have. You can make a real difference in this world.

  • Esther Lerman

    A brave and loving mom who has been through the journey with her beloved daughters.

  • Sheila Longerbeam

    Good Luck in meeting your goal, Nomi!

  • Lisa Jameson

    For Nomi Solwen-SoY!

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