Students of the Year Golden Gate
Maya Bhandari | Team Uplift
Thank you for visiting my fundraising page, welcome!
My name is Maya Bhandari, and I am in 11th grade at a public high school in San Francisco.
A year ago, my most influential teacher, mentor, and coach, Ms. Hadley, was diagnosed with cancer. Although Ms. Hadley fought against her cancer like a warrior every day, she succumbed to it and unfortunately passed away in December.
Ms. Hadley giving me my first basketball trophy.
In honor of Ms. Hadley’s memory, I am leading a fundraising campaign for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). Our goal is to help cancer patients get lifesaving treatments, provide financial assistance to patients who need it, and continue supporting breakthrough cancer research. This is a targeted 7 week campaign that lasts from January 19th to March 6th. We named our team “Up Lift” for that is what we aim to do for all cancer fighting warriors. We would like your help with our fundraising goal of $50,000 so that other cancer fighting warriors can survive and thrive with additional research and resources. While we cannot help Ms. Hadley anymore, we hope her battle against cancer was not in vain and can instead help others.
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.
Every dollar you can donate helps in incredible ways. Thank you so very much in advance for making such a positive impact on so many lives. Just by sharing your positive energy, you are providing an Up Lift.
On behalf of cancer patients and their families everywhere, I sincerely thank you for your support!