Students of the Year Bay Area

Dylan Day | Dylan's Heroes's Campaign Team

Welcome to Dylan's Heroes' SOY Fundraising Page!

Jan 31, 2020

The UCSF visit was inspiring! After touring the LLS funded research lab, we talked with two oncology/hematology doctors researching cures for blood cancer. One doctor analyzes the DNA of cancer cells for developing better treatments. Another doctor is working on a vaccine that would be given to those who have leukemia to activate T cells to attack cancer cells. It was exciting to see our donation dollars at work! It is encouraging to see the advancements being made toward finding a cure! 




UCSF Lab Tour Coming up!

Jan 28, 2020
I'm excited to be joining the other candidates and LLS Staff at the UCSF blood cancer lab on Thursday. We will see research projects directly funded by LLS. Your donations are making a difference. Thank you for being part of our important cause! I will post pictures after our visit. Have the best day ever!

Welcome to Dylan's Heroes' SOY Fundraising Page!

Jan 09, 2020




I am honored to participate as a Candidate for the 2020 Students of the Year program, a seven-week initiative in which select high school students from around the country participate in a fundraising competition to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. In addition to raising critical dollars in honor of a young patient hero who is currently battling a blood cancer, I am raising money to end blood cancers in my lifetime.  Each dollar is a vote. The team that raises the most money at the end of the seven weeks is named Student of the Year. My mission is not only to raise the most money but also to bring attention to blood cancers like leukemia, which is the most common form of cancer in children and teens.



This cause is very close to my heart. When I was 3 1/2 I was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. I underwent invasive chemotherapy and was put on a study supported by cancer research funds. At 7 years old I had completed my treatment and began recovery from the harsh cancer drugs. Throughout the whole experience I remained optimistic even during the most difficult times, frequently declaring, "This is the best day ever!" This has become a motto for me and for my supporters over the years. Now I am continuing my fundraising legacy with Dylan's Heroes, as we have raised over $80,000 for cancer research over the last thirteen years. Declared fully cured just this summer, I am one of the lucky survivors. I have personally benefited from the research and treatments developed by LLS, and do not take my good health for granted. I am a dedicated student and athlete, signed to play college baseball next fall. This campaign gives me one last chance to make an impact as a high schooler and I will gladly accept any help that I can get! 


Since the early 1960s, five-year survival rates for many blood cancer patients have doubled, tripled or even quadrupled. And many LLS supported therapies not only help blood cancer patients but are helping patients with other cancers and serious diseases. In fact, drugs first approved for blood cancers are now approved to treat patients with stomach cancers, skin cancers, and autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis.

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 blood cancer patients everywhere, thank you for your support!

For more information about LLS, please visit




  • Jonathan

    You've got this! Jonathan F. LLS

  • Brigitta Hunter

    What an impressive young man you have become, Dylan. Though we haven’t met, I know your parents via the Mark West community.

  • Grant Wolter

    Dylan, The Force is with you.

  • Laurie Motz

    Dylan...I have followed your journey since it began. I KNOW that your graduation this year is just the beginning of the next GREAT thing. Can't wait for you to get out there and make the world a better place!!

  • Dylan Day

    I will never forget you!

  • Catherine Day

    I'm so proud of you, Dylan!

  • Dale Cullins

    Go, Dylan!

  • Holly Sobolewski

    Go Dylan! ??

  • Gina Michelle

    Dylan, I am really happy to hear you are doing so well. You are an amazing young man and I wish you the best with this fundraiser!

  • Chuck and Nancy Arreola

    Supporting you and all your fellow heroes in the fight, Dylan!

  • Christine Visser

    Go Niners for lls

  • Kelly Weaver

    You are truly inspiring Dylan! Go Team! 💜

  • Beverly Barber

    Go niners

  • Megan and Jason Black

    Go Dylan! Hoping that we’ve go the winning squares in the football pool! We are in awe of your determination and drive in all that you do. Good luck in your quest for student of the year. The Black family is happy to support you!

  • On behalf of Kathy Kellison

    Supporting on behalf of friend, and your former teacher, Kathy Kellison!

  • Kerrin Shettle

    May all of your dreams come true Dylan!

  • Carla Brow

    Thanks for helping to make it the Best Day Ever for so many of us!

  • Jeannette & Scott Engel

    This donation is to honor Dylan Day- Dylan’s Heroes! Thank yoy

  • Peggy Irvin

    Go Dylan!

  • Kerri Sturtevant

    I have raised money for LLS and trained with you in my heart many times. My son is a 16 year old baseball player at Maria Carrillo and my mother-in-law is a lymphoma survivor. Best of luck in your campaign!

  • Pollyanna Keene

    Good luck on your campaign! Thank you for everything you’re doing!

  • Dutch Bros Santa Rosa

    Thank you for reaching out about your fundraising event. We love to help great people do great things! Thanks for all you do. -Dutch Bros Santa Rosa

  • margaret boeger

    What an incredible young man you are, Dylan!

  • Uncle Rich

    Love and Pride to my Nephew Dylan!

  • Stacy Brophy

    Best of luck Dylan Dey

  • Jim and Joyce Roessler

    Hi Jen...just donated to Dylan’s fund.....good for you for supporting him and others. All the best. Jim and Joyce Roessler

  • Robert Grant

    Hope for the cure!

  • Jocelyn Owen

    Dylan Day is an incredible young man. He works hard and is very passionate. I know he will continue to inspire people for a very long time.

  • DeMaderios Family

    The DeMaderios Family wishes you the best in achieving your fundraising goal and in your campaign for Student of the Year.

  • Dylan Day

    This is the Best Day Ever! Raffle

  • Amanda Smith

    Good luck Dylan! 7 tickets put into best day ever necklace.


    Great job, Dylan!!

  • Sally Mervin

    I’m inspired by your gratitude and your commitment. Good luck Dylan!

  • Anonymous

    Donation from Movie Night "The Art of Racing in the Rain"

  • Tim Day

    Raffle tickets for Myah (Quilt and Star Wars)

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