Students of the Year Indianapolis

Cam Cole | Cameron Cole's Campaign Team

Welcome to Cameron Cole's SOY Fundraising Page!

Jan 20, 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.

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.

My purpose for joining this campaign.

Although I have not personally been affected by a blood cancer I have a very close friend that has. Tyler Ralstin was diagnosed with Leukemia in December of 2017. He was hospitalized for weeks on end, constantly taking different medicines and therapies to make him better. During the times I visited him, he was never down or negative about his situation. Tyler is an amazingly strong kid who I look up to when I need the strength for anything in my life. Tyler is still with us today because of this society and the money that goes toward finding new medicines and therapies for people and kids like Tyler. Through all his hard fighting, determination, and relentless praying, Tyler was pronounced cancer free August 22nd, 2018!!

 

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 I thank you for your support!

For more information about LLS, please visit www.lls.org.

 

 

149 Comments

  • Camden's Boyd

    This hits home very closely, proud of your efforts. Keep up the hard work.

  • Cynthia Smith

    I had just graduated from Purdue, just gotten married, just packed to move to catch dreams, just had a pain in my side. My family doctor ordered a routine chest x-ray, thinking pneumonia. Just 3 days after my wedding, I got a call to get to the doctor's office ASAP. X-ray showed a mass the size of small grapefruit; he was certain it was CANCER Hodkins (Disease) Lymphoma. "THE CALL" started my year-long journey – chemo, radiation, transfusions, nuclear x-rays, surgeries. May 29, 2019 I celebrate 40 years in remission. Four decades ago we talked months/years until death. Today we talk months until remission and about living for years. Everyone's pain and everyone's journey is as devastating to them as mine was to me. Thank you LLS for research hoping to find a cure. Thank you mostly for the support you offer when someone new gets "THE CALL."

  • Webber Family

    Keep up the good work!

  • Randi Ousley

    So proud of you, Cam!

  • Cross Family

    So proud of all your hard work and efforts to make a difference!

  • Tina Montgomery

    Great Job Cam!

  • The Wilson Family

    Way to go, Cam!

  • Meyer family

    Can- continue to be awesome and make a difference!

  • Anonymous

    50 States Challenge--Indiana! #blesstheworld

  • Megan Vittetoe and boys!

    Donating from Nashville, Tennessee! ??????

  • Angela Cavarra

    Hello from Colorado! Thank Ashlea for being a dog on a bone.

  • Anonymous

    Good luck from Fort Wayne, Indiana!!

  • Peggy Stone

    We followed Ty’s story from the beginning, praying daily for him. Hoping more research means a quicker cure!! Love you, Ty & family. I think I am your first donor from Texas!

  • Tom Joyner

    I figured I’d send a donation from here in Wyoming!

  • Monica Mozingo

    Donation from Florida. Keep up the great work!! Made the donation in memory of my sweet cousin Amanda Frawley who just had her one year in Heaven with our sweet Jesus. She is free from the pain of cancer and is living eternity in Heaven. We love you Mandy.

  • Julie McKinney

    God bless the fight, the research and the cure. Here’s a donation from Virginia, Ty (we moved here from Indiana??)! ??? God Bless You!!!

  • Stephanie Smith

    Thanks for the great work you are doing with this mission!

  • Patti Doran

    Florida is in!

  • Cathy Whitesell

    Indiana & passed on to other states 😊

  • Angela Brewster

    Great job! Your old neighbors, The Brewster Family (currently living in Alabama)

  • Leslie Wiercioch

    Thank you for your selfless dedication, from Illinois!

  • Jami Weinrich

    Love seeing young people doing positive things in life. Way to go Cam! ~Blessings through your journey~

  • Brandi DiCesare

    Great cause! Keep it up and good luck!

  • Shevon Cruz

    Good luck on your journey!!

  • W.J. Fletcher

    One love from Alaska!

  • Dennis Theobald

    South Carolina

  • Michelle Hill

    Michigan

  • The Wright Family

    You're doing great things fighting for this cause! We're donating for Tyler Ralstin and our hope for, one day, finding a cure to end childhood cancer!

  • Benjamin Keeler

    Donating for MN. Great to see you helping others! God bless you in all your future endeavors!

  • Anonymous

    Delaware is on the map!

  • Brian D Kinnaman

    Cam Cole Rocks!

  • Anonymous

    In honor of George and Sandy Sherman who live in Lebanon, Maine

  • Kathy and Jeff

    NH is in. Happy to help such a worthy cause

  • Joni and Ron Greulich

    So proud of you Cam and your team. You are our future leaders!! Mom and Dad did good:)

  • Tara Cowart

    I'm living in North Dakota. This is a great cause and I'm glad I can help out.

  • Anonymous

    Great cause. Happy to donate! From New Mexico

  • James Mount (from VT)

    Vermont in the house... You made it - congratulations

  • Bhcrew

    Our hope and prayer is that they will find a cure soon!

  • Teresa Summers

    Thank you Cam for all of your hard work and dedication. 💚 Love you Ty! GG and Papa Summers

  • The Ryan Family

    Great work!!

  • Jeff Crague

    Great work, Cam!

  • Donetta Gee-Weiler

    Sorry we could make the hot chocolate event!!

  • Lydgia Quinn

    Keep up the great work!!

  • Susan Hawk

    What a special person you are to be working so hard on behalf of others. I admire you in so many ways. Thank you for all you are doing to raise awareness, but more importantly for being such a great friend to Tyler. He and his family are very special to me!!

  • Carrie Berry

    Thank you

  • Penny Miller

    Boiler Up! Fight cancer.

  • Ralstin family

    Love you Cam! Boiler UP and Fightlikety!

  • Greg Werner

    Dr. Greg Werner DePauw university.

  • Stacy Griner

    University of Indianapolis!

  • Yvette Dixon

    IWU

  • Amy Boldt

    Purdue University - Boiler up!

  • The Gentry Family

    So proud of each of you that are working so hard on this! Here’s one to celebrate >>>Anderson University!<<< #goravens #fightlikety #loveMV

  • Megan Gerber

    NC State

  • Downey family

    Another Idaho rep...go Boise State U. Broncos and go Camron keep fighting for Tyler. This from a nurse who cares about LLS and cancer patients!

  • Lori Jerome

    University of Iowa. Go Hawkeyes

  • Amanda Hurst

    Vincennes University.....Awesome to watch you through this journey Cam!! Keep up the great work!

  • Christina Grandstaff

    ISU! Cam - we are so thankful for all you are doing!

  • Susan Hubbard

    What a great thing you are doing Cam!! Gotta represent Miami University RedHawks for this one!

  • Guy Stricker

    Go IU! Indiana, Indiana We are all for you!

  • Amy Schank

    IU

  • Melissa & Charlie Bostic

    Thanks for all of your hard work!! This is a great cause and you have done an incredible job!!

  • Kathleen Dunbar

    So proud of all your hard work Cam ❤️

  • Lorie Fletcher Worman

    Thank you for all the hard work you have done. You guys are such an amazing family.

  • Kristi Cook

    Good luck!

  • Lisa Cole

    So proud of you, bud!!! Keep pushing til the end!!! Love you!! #teamforacure #fightlikety

  • Kathleen Dunbar

    Go Cam. Love you Grandma

  • Anita Erkmanis

    Cam you are an inspiration and a great role model for my 3 kiddos to look up to.!!! Be good, do good!!!!

  • Fightlikety

    Fightlikety!

  • Mike Ralstin

    Cam is the man!!!!!

  • Rebecca Steuer

    Thanks for the yummy cookies!

  • Chad Cole

    Proud of your hard work - Love, Dad

  • Aimee Kiptoo

    Good Luck Tyler Coke!

  • Janet Hartzell

    Keep up the wonderful work

  • Margot Maria Vaughan

    go Cam, so proud of you,love you

  • Brandon, Kristy, Trey, and Trevor Smith

    We are honored to support Cam's campaign and have had so much fun watching it progress. Thanks for raising awareness for this important cause!

  • Brian Vaughan

    Proud of family

  • Brooke Knipe

    This donation is to everyone and all the families effected by this disease. Tyler and his family are warriors and they are a great reminder of how love and support can pull you through anything that life throws at you. Cameron has done an amazing job and I’m so proud of what he has done to raise awareness for this cause. Great job to all the other students raising money as well. You all have made an impact that will last a lifetime. Great job!

  • Joe Anderson

    Great job Cam! Way to show others that it’s not always easy making a difference in the world, but EVERYONE can make a difference, no matter how small

  • Amanda Hurst

    Great job Cam!! What a wonderful and awesome thing you are doing for such a great cause!

  • Susan Hubbard

    Such a great thing you all are doing!!

  • Fun Filled Vacations

    Thank you for bringing awareness to this cause.

  • Sarah Abney

    Thank you Cam!! #fightlikety

  • Amber Welch

    Go Cam!

  • Tina Montgomery

    Congratulations Cam & team! Outstanding effort! My heart is filled with great admiration & live for you all! Let this be a stepping stone do continue to do good & serve others.

  • Tawny Criscillies

    Wow! Cam people like you and your mama are the light in this dark world. I hope this inspires you to be a champion for many more great things to come. You are such a neat young man. God bless

  • Melissa Taylor

    Think it’s so great what you guys are doing ❤️

  • Kay Burdine/Mt Vernon Middle School

    In Honor of Cam Cole FightLike Ty Week.

  • Debby Ulrey

    Ann Mohr, she was a dear friend of ours who lost her battle as an adult with leukemia. Thank you Cam for your amazing work

  • Candace Hurst

    Go Anderson University!! Love you Cam & Ty 💚

  • The Lemmon Family

    Indiana State - Go Sycamores!

  • Stephanie Kinnaman

    Rep-ing Notre Dame, Cam Cole!

  • Josh Worden

    IUPUI

  • Stephanie Myers

    i don’t know if you already have this one- Huntington University-our sons’s college. Go Foresters!

  • Bridget Nash-Chrabascz

    So happy to see youth active in something meaningful. Thanks for another fabulous spin class, Lisa! Go Wldcats! University of Arizona.

  • Mary Martin

    Way To Go Cam!

  • Jill Van Wienen

    Great hustle, Cam! Keep up the good work.

  • Jennifer Eckert

    Representing THE Ohio State University! For our number 1 neighbor! Good luck Cam!

  • Megan Boyd

    BOILER UP!

  • Ryan Beal

    Good work!

  • Jennifer Bayliss

    Indiana State University - Go Trees!

  • Alyson Sarll

    Boiler UP!!

  • Brooks Family — Boiler Up!

    Boiler Up!

  • Cara Boyer

    Boiler up! With love, The Boyer Family

  • Angela Brewster

    Roll Tide! ?? (Alabama)

  • Anonymous

    Indiana State Univ...go fighting Sycamores! ??

  • Brittany Lenk

    ????University of Southern Indiana ????

  • Jones Family p

    Wabash College

  • Stacey Heltsley

    Purdue

  • Stephanie Lanning

    Chirp Chirp! Go BSU!!

  • Lisa Cole

    BOILER UP!!!!!!

  • Rebecca Steuer

    So proud!

  • Georgene Cole

    Cam Cole , we are so proud of you and your team for the work you are doing for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

  • Deborah Muterspaugh

    Cam, thanks for blessing the world with your talents and gifts, given to you by God!

  • The Bucksot Family

    Great work Cam!

  • Linda Cheatham

    God bless those that serve God!

  • Jay & Suzanne Fern

    Prayers for Ty! Way to go, Cam! What a wonderful & important work. Prayers for a successful fundraiser! Philippians 4:19

  • Doug Connelly

    This is from Stonehill Church in Meridian Idaho. God Bless you!

  • Amy Krumrey

    From the Krumrey Family in Georgia!

  • Gary Napier

    West Virginia

  • Kim Matzelle

    Sending love, light, and support from Hawaii

  • Jennifer Bien

    FIGHT LIKE TY!!!!!!!!

  • Taylor Wagner

    From a SC family originally from Indiana!

  • Anonymous

    Logan Perdue here. 2012 grad of MVHS and my sister is now a junior. Have heard of your story and sounds amazing. I'm donating from Michigan.

  • Sherri Stamper

    Good luck from Las Vegas, Nevada!

  • Brittany Weppler

    Sending support from California!

  • Kathy in MD

    Maryland representing!

  • Bob & Marge Dunbar

    Hope you get all 50 states.

  • Lori Jerkme

    Missouri

  • Lauren Jolly

    Donating from KY! Good luck getting all 50 states!

  • Kendra Bear

    Good Luck Cam! Proud of you!

  • Hepler Family

    We love you, Ralstin Family!

  • Anonymous

    God Bless!

  • Samantha Quinn

    Best wishes and prayers for Cam and Ty that they will be part of the movement that ends childhood cancer. Love, The Quinns Jimmy John's of Avon, Plainfield, and Danville

  • Anonymous

    To give the people hope for a cure and the cause is always worth it.

  • Joey Krampen

    Good luck with this campaign! It's for a great cause and is making a huge difference!

  • Donetta Gee-Weiler

    Amazing work by an amazing young man!!!

  • Denise Miggenburg

    Cam, What a wonderful job you have done. No matter the end results, you have done all you can. I am sure you have learned a lot thru this event and maybe it will carry you to big things at Purdue in the way of working for charitable organizations. You should be very proud.

  • Sara Webb

    Good luck and keep doing great things!!!

  • Cristy Eldridge

    Great Job at bringing awareness and raising money for a very worthy cause. Sincerely, Gigi

  • Jenny Thorpe

    Cam, thanks for your hard work. My mother is a lymphoma survivor!! My dear friend Marti is a leukemia survivor!!

  • Vaughan Family

    We are so proud of all of your hard work and dedication Cam!!

  • Sue Gahimer

    Rod Sanford and Steve Sanford

  • Betustak Family

    Proud of you Cam and Cole family?? Love, Ed, Nanette Betustak and family

  • Mandy Perdue

    Congrats Cam on a great job and helping to find a cure for LLS!

  • Marna Meyer

    Pretty Amazing, Cam! And Family!

  • Rachelle Williams

    Great work Cam!! My Dad has multiple myeloma (blood cancer in his bone marrow) no cure. Thank you for raising awareness!!

  • Georgene Cole

    Good luck Cam and team.

  • Kristie Larsen

    Good luck Cam!

  • Marian University

    Go Knights!

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