Students of the Year Des Moines

Darby Marsh | Faith and Darby

Welcome to Darby Marsh's SOY Fundraising Page!

Oct 30, 2019

I am honored to participate as a team member 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. I am proud to support my candidate and am raising critical dollars in honor of a young patient hero who is currently battling or is in remission from a blood cancer. Each dollar is a vote. The candidate team that raises the most money at the end of the seven weeks is named Student of the Year. Our mission is to not only 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.

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




  • Wendy Marsh

    Love you!

  • Mary Katherine Nelson

    Way to go, Darby! Nyemaster Goode is behind you all the way.

  • Katie Nelson

    So proud of you, Darby!!! Love Aunt Katie and Uncle Steve

  • Kent and Colleen Hartung

    Thank you for your efforts. With love and encouragement. Aunt Colleen and Uncle Kent

  • Mary Funk

    Good luck, Darby! Great cause.

  • Jolene

    Love you, Darby!!!

  • Matt Marsh

    Thank you Darby and Faith for your caring and hard work!

  • Suzanne Laird

    Go for it, Darby!

  • Stanger Family

    Thank you!

  • Faith Derkenne


  • Lynn Schultz

    Thank you for your work on this Darby!

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for coming to Rotary this morning. Good luck on your campaign.

  • Susan Fitzsimmons

    Way to go Darby and Faith!

  • Anonymous

    Hy-Vee sundae fundraiser!

  • Anonymous

    HyVee root beer floats

  • Stan Hilst

    Glad to see you taking on the challenge and successfully making a difference! Congrats!

  • Waukee Student Council

    Good luck from Waukee Student Council

  • Marliese Ransom

    Good luck, Darby!

  • Todd Babich

    Good Luck Darby

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