Students of the Year Golden Gate

Ava Zilinskas | A Team

Ava's Students of the Year Fundraiser

Dec 15, 2021

I have signed up to save lives with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and am working to raise as much as possible over the next 7 weeks. Every dollar raised counts as one vote for my campaign. The candidate(s) whose team tallies the most votes earns the prestigious title of Student or Students of the Year. Will you help me earn that title?
As you know, everyone wins when cancer loses. Thanks to your support, my efforts will help fund therapies and treatments that are saving lives. Over the years, support from people like you has been responsible for the blood cancer advancements that have doubled, tripled, and in some cases quadrupled the survival rate for some blood cancers.
Many LLS-supported therapies not only help blood cancer patients but are also now used to treat patients with rare forms of stomach and skin cancers and are in clinical trials for patients with lung, brain, breast, pancreatic and prostate cancers. And LLS-funded drugs like targeted therapies and immunotherapies are now saving thousands of lives every day.
We really are getting close to our goal of a world without blood cancers!
All donations are greatly appreciated and tax-deductible. They'll not only support LLS research, but patient services, advocacy, public and professional education, and community services as well.
Please visit my website often and tell 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




  • Danielle and Tom Sly

    Proud of you, Ava!

  • Mary Lehane

    Great cause, Ava. Good luck with your fundraising. Aunt Mary xoxo

  • Marilou Ray

    Great job Ava!

  • Ann Barrett

    Good job Ava!

  • Melissa & Chris Retajczyk

    Best of luck to you, Ava -- so proud of you! -Melissa, Chris & Paige Retajczyk

  • Jonathan Craig

    Keep up tha great work Ava!

  • Andria Davis

    Wonderful cause let’s get rid of cancer! Proud of you!

  • Audra Bert

    Yay Ava!! Proud of you. Xo Audra

  • Daniel Y Tam

    Good work, Ava! proud of you! Uncle Dan

  • Chris Mitchell

    Great work Ava!

  • Ty Wallach

    Go Ava!

  • Yvonne Pang

    Great cause, Ava! Best of luck to you!

  • Teresa O'Brien Nguyen

    Such a great challenge to take on Ava! Thank YOU for taking action and getting the message out there.

  • Denise Kuvelis

    Way to reach out and help others, Ava!

  • Craig Fiander

    Go Ava! I’m extremely impressed with your initiative for such a great cause. Good luck exceeding your goal.

  • Jennifer Bettendorff

    Ava - you and your family are so strong and amazing. Good luck with your fundraising!!

  • Shawn, Michael & Audrey

    Dear Ava, Thank you for sharing your compassionate heart and story! We are so proud of you for leading such an important effort and educating and inspiring others to help. All the best in reaching your goal. Shawn, Michael and Audrey

  • Ezra Jennings

    Go Ava!

  • Marianne Schier

    So proud of you!

  • Ray and Evelyn Tong

    Hi Ava, We are so proud to see you are a student leader raising money to support LLS cancer research. We are dedicating the donation to your grandma who took care of Allison like one of her own daughters ... probably treated her better than she treated your Mom :) Best, Uncle Ray and Auntie Evelyn

  • The Pellegrini Family

    Ava - we are thrilled to support you and wish the best in your fundraising efforts. LLS is an incredible organization!

  • Tam Witte Family

    Good Luck Ava!

  • Darrel Drinan

    Go Leila!!

  • Vahid Mehr

    Great Cause -- so proud of you Leila!

  • Jon Gasson

    Congrats for supporting a great cause.

  • Liz and Jocie Branham

    Way to go Ava!

  • David Ligon

    I have submitted for a company match (100%) but not sure what the timing will could be awhile!

  • Marcia

    Way to pay it forward Leila <3 <3 <3

  • Angelica Savant

    Such a great cause. Well done, Ava!

  • Nancy Siu

    Good job, Ava! I also donated back in March. Hope you got credit for it.

  • Elizabeth Johnson

    Anything for Ava and this cause is the most important to me. Xoxo

  • Zigmund V Zilinskas

    Good Job Ava...Love...Zig and Irene

  • Milly & Rick Zilinskas

    Glad to support a good cause. Charities help many in need. Great work Ava! Love, Omi & Pappa

  • Anonymous

    Good luck!

  • Nathalie & Basil

    Glad you are doing this. Thank you.

  • Carrie & Joe Mainelli

    Go Ava!

  • The Rathgeb Family

    Thanks Ava for making a difference in the lives of those affected by blood cancers.

  • Adam and Shari Brooks

    Great work Ava.

  • Maria & Patrick Kelly

    Way to go Ava! Thank you for your efforts in raising funds and awareness. We fully support the LLS and their mission in saving lives.

  • Rick and Doris Wukasch

    Thanks for your service to others, Ava! The best to you!

  • Chris McCarty

    Good work Ava - Chris

  • SiuYin and Tom Shalvarjian

    Good luck, Ava!

  • Yvette Tam

    I’m so proud of you Ava. You did an amazing job!!

  • Steve Lee

    Way to go, Ava!

  • Tim, Amy, Arielle & Xana Brinkman

    Awesome work, Ava!

  • Will Walker

    Go Ava. I lost a close friend to blood cancer a few years ago. So great you are doing this

  • Ambra Wellbeloved

    Great cause Ava, good luck with your fundraising.

  • Anh-Van Nguyen

    Such a great thing you’re doing, Ava. Good luck in reaching your goal.

  • The Rockwood Wetherell Family

    It’s so great that you’re doing this Ava - good luck!

  • Matt Iseman

    Go Ava! You’re a student Ninja Warrior! ;)

  • Cecille Santos

    Blessings! ????

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