Students of the Year Chicago

Please note that the content below reflects a draft version of this fundraiser.

Welcome to the Illinois 2019 Students of the Year! Students of the Year is a seven-week initiative in which selected high school students from around the country participate in a fundraising competition to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). We are raising critical dollars in honor of a young patient hero, Callie Castello, who is currently in remission from a blood cancer, Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Each dollar is a vote. The candidate team who raises the most money at the end of the seven weeks is named Student of the Year. Our mission is to not raise money but also to bring attention to blood cancers like leukemia, which is the most common form of cancer in children and teens.

To support a specific participant, please use our participant search on the left side of the screen to locate their fundraising page. To make a general event donation, please click the "Donate Today" button on the left.

To purchase tickets to the Grand Finale Celebration, please click "Shop Our Store" on the lefthand side of the page. If you are supporting a specific candidate, please search their name and purchase tickets from their individual page's online store.

Please join us in supporting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) by making a donation to our fundraising campaign. Your support will help fund the therapies and treatments that are helping save lives today.

Since the early 1960's, five-year survival rates 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 and we need your help!

All donations are greatly appreciated and are tax deductible. They'll not only support LLS research but patient services, advocacy, public and professional education, and community services as well.

Please visit our web site 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

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