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

  • Donetta Gee-Weiler

    Amazing work by an amazing young man!!!

  • Joey Krampen

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

  • Camden's Boyd

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

  • Anonymous

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

  • 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!

  • 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

  • Randi Ousley

    So proud of you, Cam!

  • Anonymous

    God Bless!

  • Hepler Family

    We love you, Ralstin Family!

  • Cross Family

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

  • The Wilson Family

    Way to go, Cam!

  • Meyer family

    Can- continue to be awesome and make a difference!

  • Megan Vittetoe and boys!

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

  • 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 😊

  • Kendra Bear

    Good Luck Cam! Proud of you!

  • Lauren Jolly

    Donating from KY! Good luck getting all 50 states!

  • Bob & Marge Dunbar

    Hope you get all 50 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!!

  • Brittany Weppler

    Sending support from California!

  • Sherri Stamper

    Good luck from Las Vegas, Nevada!

  • 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.

  • W.J. Fletcher

    One love from Alaska!

  • Dennis Theobald

    South Carolina

  • Taylor Wagner

    From a SC family originally from Indiana!

  • Jennifer Bien

    FIGHT LIKE TY!!!!!!!!

  • Kim Matzelle

    Sending love, light, and support from Hawaii

  • 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

  • The Bucksot Family

    Great work Cam!

  • The Ryan Family

    Great work!!

  • Jeff Crague

    Great work, Cam!

  • Deborah Muterspaugh

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

  • Donetta Gee-Weiler

    Sorry we could make the hot chocolate event!!

  • Lydgia Quinn

    Keep up the great work!!

  • Lisa Cole

    BOILER UP!!!!!!

  • Stephanie Lanning

    Chirp Chirp! Go BSU!!

  • Stacey Heltsley

    Purdue

  • Jones Family p

    Wabash College

  • Brittany Lenk

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

  • Anonymous

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

  • Angela Brewster

    Roll Tide! ?? (Alabama)

  • Cara Boyer

    Boiler up! With love, The Boyer Family

  • Brooks Family — Boiler Up!

    Boiler Up!

  • Alyson Sarll

    Boiler UP!!

  • Greg Werner

    Dr. Greg Werner DePauw university.

  • Stacy Griner

    University of Indianapolis!

  • Yvette Dixon

    IWU

  • Jennifer Bayliss

    Indiana State University - Go Trees!

  • 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 Boyd

    BOILER UP!

  • Jennifer Eckert

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

  • 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!

  • Jill Van Wienen

    Great hustle, Cam! Keep up the good work.

  • Mary Martin

    Way To Go Cam!

  • Lori Jerome

    University of Iowa. Go Hawkeyes

  • Bridget Nash-Chrabascz

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

  • Amanda Hurst

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

  • Marian University

    Go Knights!

  • Stephanie Myers

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

  • Stephanie Kinnaman

    Rep-ing Notre Dame, Cam Cole!

  • Christina Grandstaff

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

  • Candace Hurst

    Go Anderson University!! Love you Cam & Ty 💚

  • Guy Stricker

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

  • 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

  • Kay Burdine/Mt Vernon Middle School

    In Honor of Cam Cole FightLike Ty Week.

  • 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!!!!

  • 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

  • Rachelle Williams

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

  • 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!

  • Mandy Perdue

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

  • 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!

  • Betustak Family

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

  • 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 ❤️

  • Sue Gahimer

    Rod Sanford and Steve Sanford

  • Vaughan Family

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

  • Ryan Beal

    Good work!

  • Ralstin family

    Love you Cam! Boiler UP and Fightlikety!

  • Penny Miller

    Boiler Up! Fight cancer.

  • 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!!

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Anonymous

    Delaware is on the map!

  • Benjamin Keeler

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

  • 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!

  • Michelle Hill

    Michigan

  • Kathy in MD

    Maryland representing!

  • Lori Jerkme

    Missouri

  • Angela Cavarra

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

  • Anonymous

    50 States Challenge--Indiana! #blesstheworld

  • Tina Montgomery

    Great Job Cam!

  • Josh Worden

    IUPUI

  • Amy Boldt

    Purdue University - Boiler up!

  • Carrie Berry

    Thank you

  • Margot Maria Vaughan

    go Cam, so proud of you,love you

  • Marna Meyer

    Pretty Amazing, Cam! And Family!

  • Georgene Cole

    Good luck Cam and team.

  • Sara Webb

    Good luck and keep doing great things!!!

  • Fightlikety

    Fightlikety!

  • Kristie Larsen

    Good luck Cam!

  • 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!!

  • Melissa & Charlie Bostic

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

  • Amy Schank

    IU

  • The Lemmon Family

    Indiana State - Go Sycamores!

  • Susan Hubbard

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

  • Amy Krumrey

    From the Krumrey Family in Georgia!

  • Gary Napier

    West Virginia

  • 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.

  • Megan Gerber

    NC State

  • Teresa Summers

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

  • Doug Connelly

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

  • Bhcrew

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

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