Students of the Year Golden Gate
Team NewGen | Team NewGen
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Who's on Team NewGen?
Isabelle Ashley - Branson sophomore
William Ashley - Branson sophomore
Julie Ashley - Mom of Isabelle and William
Margaux Barber - Branson sophomore
Melissa Barber - Mom of Margaux
Brewster Ely - Former Town School for Boys headmaster
Charlie Farrell - Branson sophomore
Jim Farrell - Dad of Charlie
Kate Hatfield - Branson sophomore
Jane Hatfield - Colorado College junior
Jen Hatfield - Mom of Kate and Jane
Trevor Traina - US Ambassador to Austria
Johnny Traina- Son of Trevor
Team NewGen's Mission
Cancer remains one of the biggest threats in our community and around the world. Not only has it destroyed the joyous lives of our closest family members and friends, but as teenagers our teammate has had to personally fight cancer. This isn’t a cause – this is our life’s experience, and we want to do something about it. When we hear that a loved one or friend of a friend has cancer, our hearts sink because we know they are facing a long, tough path filled with struggles and fear. Approximately 170,000 people will learn they have a blood cancer this year. Nearly 40% of all childhood cancers are leukemia and lymphoma, and more than 33% of blood cancer patients do not survive five years after diagnosis. One can feel a sense of helplessness, but we know how we can make a difference – today and in the future. Genomics, immunotherapy and personalized medicine have many forms of cancer on the run including leukemia and lymphoma. One organization, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), is leading the charge having funded 57 of 66 FDA-approved blood cancer treatments since 2017. But that’s only the beginning because blood cancer research leads to many treatment advances for other cancers and serious diseases. LLS is one of the most important funding sources for research that makes a difference. Survival rates are increasing – and we want to push them even higher. LLS delivers results and we aim to help them. As teenagers, we ourselves, our parents, grandparents, friends, and parents of friends have had to fight this disease. We have been looking for a way to pay it forward giving thanks to those who have helped us and our families. LLS has such a nationwide program, the LLS Student of the Year, to raise awareness and money to drive LLS’s research efforts and give great hope to those who will be diagnosed in the next decade. We have formed our team, Team NewGen, and we plan to make a major difference in LLS’s quest to find the next treatments and future cures for cancer. This allows us to take ownership, make a difference and help the children of the future. We see it as our responsibility and mission to start now and help put an end to the issue causing so much pain and heartache: cancer. Please join us in our mission. Together, we can make a difference!!!
Thank you for visiting our fundraising page, welcome!
We encourage you to join us in supporting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) by making a donation to our 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. Our 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 our 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, we sincerely thank you for your support!
For more information about LLS, please visit lls.org