Students of the Year Golden Gate

Jack Gaitley | Helping Hands 4 Hope

My Why

Dec 13, 2020
I want to give people hope. I understand I am not going to be the person who completely shifts someone’s life, but I want people to laugh at my optimism, as long as it means they're laughing. I want to improve lives, even if it’s temporary, honor the young and old fighting everyday to live. I am here to honor those fighters and show that they have people in their corner. A team working for them and fighting so that one day they don’t have to keep fighting. I want to raise as much money as possible so kids don’t have to worry about the future or death and live in their present. I want to pump everyone with hope, those fighting blood cancers, their caregivers, and their community. A hope for a brighter future for everyone. I want people living with leukemia and lymphoma to know that there are people out there fighting for them and fighting for a better cure for their pain. I want to give people fist bumps, handshakes, and hi-fives with smiles on faces as we change lives. I want to see the last time that the cancer bell is rung. I want to be a part of a team that raised the money that made some kids' lives a whole lot less painful. I understand that I ALONE am not going to cure cancer, but I know damn well that I’m going to be a part of the team that does. Together we’re going to be the helping hands for whoever will. It takes a village and I want you to join me in being a part of the community who found a cure that changed millions of lives.

Jack's Students of the Year Fundraiser

Sep 15, 2020

Thank you for visiting my fundraising page, welcome!

I encourage you to join me in supporting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) by making a donation to my fundraising campaign. By donating to LLS, you support the many facets of LLS’s mission work from investing in groundbreaking research, providing education and support to patients, and advocating at the state and federal level for legislation to help those living with cancer. My appreciation for your support cannot be overstated — each and every dollar donated to LLS brings us closer to our goal to end blood cancer and makes an impact for cancer patients and their families.

As a global leader in the fight to end cancer, LLS is committed to doing more for blood cancer patients and families than any organization in the world. LLS’s signature fundraising campaigns drive critical support for its mission, including a nearly $1.3 billion investment in cutting edge cancer research worldwide since it was founded in 1949. Since the 1960s, survival rates for many blood cancer patients have doubled, tripled, or even quadrupled.

Every facet of LLS’s mission – research, education and support, and policy and advocacy – work in harmony to put blood cancer patients and their families first. LLS has helped millions impacted by cancer throughout its more than 70-year history, even funding breakthrough blood cancer research to advance lifesaving treatments and cures that is now helping patients with other cancers and diseases. That is why at LLS we say that beating cancer is in our blood.

Please visit my website as often as you can and share it with everyone you know who would also like to join us in the fight against cancer. Together, we have the power, the passion and the resolve to achieve a world without blood cancer. All donations are tax-deductible.

On behalf of cancer patients and their families everywhere, I sincerely thank you for your support!

For more information about LLS, please visit



  • Kathi Knapp

    Good work young person! Thanks for leading the way!

  • Judith Gadaldi

    Such a beautiful and thoughtful endeavor. Thank you for your dedication to such a worthy cause.

  • Kath Tsakalakis

    Best of luck, Jack, LLS is a great cause!

  • Stephanie Silva

    Way to go Jack, wishing you the best of luck!

  • Peter Weltchek & Sara Starr

    Great cause, and great work, Jack!

  • Jennifer Hocking

    So grateful for your fundraising efforts - well done, JG!

  • Michael Warren

    Glad to help a great cause. Good luck in meeting your goal.

  • Cristina Chan and Marc Infield

    Good luck, Jack! Happy to support your efforts.

  • Courtney Damkroger

    Way to go Jack! Damkroger Hansen Family

  • Jennifer Kim

    Nice job supporting a great cause! - The Kim Family

  • Jane Gaitley

    Thanks Jack!! What a wonderful cause and job you are doing!

  • Dawn and Chris Dowd

    Keep up the giving spirit!

  • Natalie Walrond

    Jack, thank you so much for your leadership! (Natalie, Henry's mother)

  • The Sampson Family

    Great job Jack!

  • Ira Pollack

    Glad to donate to such a worthy cause.

  • Robert John

    Great work Jack! Good luck in reaching your goal.

  • Rob Pollard

    Way to go Jack! Thanks for your leadership.

  • Tom Giles

    Good luck, Jack! Great cause.

  • Tom & Karen Else

    This donation is for Jack Gaitley and Team Helping Hands 4 Hope. Good luck with your cancer efforts and helping people''s lives. Let's eradicate this scourge as quickly as possible.

  • Liam Reidy

    Great Job Jack!

  • Karen Yokoo

    Great job, Jack!

  • Deirdre Lewis

    Jack you are a Rockstar! We are so proud of you. Deirdre, Shawn, Joey and Keira

  • Andrew Barakos

    Go Jack, Wishing you all the best. So happy to support you on such an important mission. Andrew Barakos and Family

  • Stacey and Andy Scott

    Thank you for your hard work in raising this money Jack!

  • Mary and Fitzhugh Taylor

    Your efforts are making a difference, Jack! Well done! Mary and Fitzhugh

  • Norman Chen

    Way to go Jack! Keep up the great community work!

  • Chris Nooney

    Happy to donate to this really worthwhile cause. I hope you are able to reach your goal!

  • Edward Silvia

    Great Job Jack! I am glad to help out!! Good Luck with reaching your goal!!

  • meghan l parent

    Go, Jack, Go!

  • Leila

    Good luck Jack! So proud of you.

  • Christina Donahue

    Wonderful work! Thank you Jack!

  • Rachel Damian

    Excellent work, Jack!

  • Will Ripley

    Amazing effort Jack. In awe of the positive change you are making through sheer will. Bravo. Will

  • Craig rossi

    Sorry for responding so LATE!

  • Anonymous

    Way to go Jack!!!

  • Dean Herman

    Jack, good luck on reaching your goal!

  • Matt McKinnell

    Great cause Jack, well done.

  • Chris Baulf

    Awesome effort, Jack, for such a worthwhile cause. From your friends across the pond!

  • Michael Dunn & Santiago Esparza

    Good luck finishing strong Jack! The Dunn-Esparza Family

  • Tim T. Sanders

    Im proud of you Gaitley, continue being a great leader.

  • The Kennedy Family

    Go Jack!

  • Melinda Bradley

    Hi Jack! I am a fan of LLS from way back in the day when I ran a marathon with Team in Training. Good work!

  • Jamie and Michael Moore

    Thank you Jack for supporting a great cause! Jamie and Michael Moore

  • Hochschild Family

    In honor of Jack Gaitley's team

  • Steven Holland & Justice Tracie L. Brown

    Thank you, Jack Gaitley, for helping my family and I support this great cause. Leukemia took the life of one of my teammates in High School and its cure is well worth fighting for. Thank you for the inspiration and opportunity to join you and your team in supporting this effort. Stay safe, and Go Hawks! Sincerely, Steve Holland

  • Isobel Russell

    Well done! Good luck!

  • Elizabeth Saveri

    Good for you Jack! Hope you raise a lot of money for this cause!

  • Kathy Humphreys

    Thank you, Jack for all you are doing to raise funds for this important cause. I’m dedicating my contribution to my brother who fought bravely for five years but ultimately succumbed to multiple myeloma.

  • Marianne Emblad

    Thank you for all you're doing to help Jack! Love, Marianne and Sophia

  • Kristy Nelson Leffers

    Thank you for your hard work!

  • Kelly Gorman and Steve Carnevale

    Hi Jack, Thank you for fundraising for this wonderful cause! Your passion and optimism are contagious! Kelly Gorman and Steve Carnevale

  • Deborah Rockwood & Bill Wetherell

    Thanks for doing this important work Jack!

  • Chris Kindler

    Good Luck Jack!!

  • Kathy Barish

    Thank you Jack!

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