Students of the Year Chicago

Madison Wrzos | Amazing Amanda

Welcome to Madison Wrzos' SOY Fundraising Page!

Jan 15, 2019

I am honored to participate in the 2019 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 be 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(s) 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. 

My aunt was diagnosed with Leukamia when I was in 8th grade. I have never felt so helpless because there was nothing I could do to help her or anyone else facing the same tribulations. The Students of the Year program offers me the opportunity to make a difference in not only my aunt’s life, but anyone who is currently battling any blood cancers. Due to the research and progress The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, patients like my aunt have the opportunity to live. 

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!

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  • Amy Miller

    Way to go, Madison! So proud of your efforts and convictions towards this worthy cause! The Millers

  • Abbey Prujan

    Good for you Madison! Steinhouse's are behind you!

  • Diana Jacobs

    Madison, you are an AMAZING young woman and I am so proud of all you are and all you do.

  • Kelly Epstein

    Great job, Madison! The Epstein’s

  • Joe Taylor

    Students of the Year - Madison Wrzos

  • Victor Jacobs

    We are so happy to hear of the progress that you are making!

  • Kristen & Darin Buser

    Good Luck Madison!

  • amy zitella

    Happy to help!Good luck-The Zitella Family


    Hi Madison! Congratulations on your Student Of The Year nomination and your efforts to raise money for such an important cause! This is near and dear to our hearts, as my father passed away from leukemia in 2016. The world needs more kids like you....keep up the great work! The LaBine Family

  • Deanna Wilson

    Good work Madison! We are proud of you!!!

  • Sherry Ruffolo

    This is awesome! Thank you for your work! Sherry Ruffolo

  • Nicole Runnion

    What a commendable thing you are doing. I wish you the most success. Our family was changed forever due to cancer so I can truly appreciate your fundraising efforts. -Nicole Runnion

  • Christina Antonetti

    For Madison Wrzos Student of the year

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