Students of the Year Indianapolis

Graci Graves | Graci Graves's Campaign Team

Welcome to Graci Graves' SOY Fundraising Page!

Mar 04, 2019

Events that support my campaign:

Purse Bingo: February 5th at 6:30 at Urban vines

Enzo 25% night: February 12th in Valparasio, IN from 5-9pm (includes food anf drink)

Dairy Queen 20% night: February 20th on Rangline from 5-8pm

Chick-Fil-A 20% day: February 27th all day

Freddy's 20% night: March 4th 5pm-9pm

Crop for Kent: March 9th in Valparasio, IN from 9am-9pm

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 named Riley, who is currently battling blood cancer.

The candidate team that raises the most money at the end of the seven weeks is named Student of the Year. 

My personal mission is in honor of my cousin Kent who passed away 11 years ago at the age of 16 from Leukemia. I was only 4 years old when he passed away, so unfortunetly I did not get to know if very well. I one memory I have of the two of us is him giving me piggy back rides all the time. 

All donations are greatly appreciated and are tax deductible. 

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


Kent Ribordy                  Ribordy Family and I       Kent and I in Colorado




  • Julie Markland

    Can’t wait!

  • Jill Petruzzi

    Graci, I am so proud of you for honoring Kent's memory and for helping to find a cure!

  • Alison Pelletiere and Family

    My donation is in memory of my brother Kevin who passed away from leukemia as a young child. Thank you for raising money for such a worthy and important cause. You are doing great things in this world! All of God’s best to you and your sweet family.

  • Bobbi Gumino

    The Gumino Family is behind you!! 💕 ❤️💕

  • Heather Monger

    Good Luck Graci!

  • Deborah Holle

    Graci: Good luck with this worthy cause. A great memorial for Kent.

  • Kimberly Rose

    Wishing you all the best as you honor your cousin in this beautiful way! So proud of the tremendous amount of effort you are undertaking to raise money for LLS!

  • Dara Kinney

    Way to go Gracie! So proud of you to lead the way in this wonderful cause. We are cheering you on all the way and so happy to see all the good that your hard work will do for others fighting this fight. God bless you. We are so blessed that Olivia won this fight and able to help others who continue this journey. The Kinney Family.

  • Tom Gjerdrum

    Good luck in this effort

  • Ryan Griessmeyer

    Race Day Events proudly supports Graci and LLS.

  • Jim Kent

    Graci, Best of Luck. Such a fantastic way to honor your cousin, Kent.

  • Alane Helmer

    Go, Graci, go!

  • Alex Vander Hoeven

    Good luck Graci!

  • Kristina Szabo

    2 tixs to the event

  • Ashley Squier

    Good luck on reaching your goal Gracie!

  • Shelly Yurack

    Good luck Graci. You're such an inspiration to many!!

  • Kirk Thomas

    Good luck Graci! Kirk and Linda Thomas

  • Christine Schmidt

    Great cause!

  • Julie Gerard

    To those to have battled and continue to battle!

  • Melanie Sells

    Good luck reaching your goal Graci!

  • Lindsay Stafford

    Such an admirable campaign, Graci! I'm donating in honor of my Dad, who also fights a serious illness. Heres hope to finding cures!

  • John, Deb, Allison & Megan Pierce

    Thank you, Graci, for your leadership on a great cause! And, in memory of Kent - he would also be so proud of you! We will never forget him! Love - Uncle John, Aunt Deb, Allison and Megan

  • Ginny Graves, Gordon Wright, Will & Griffin

    Our 16-year-old nephew, Kent, was a do-er. The eldest of seven cousins, he reveled in being the organizer-of-games and giver-of-piggyback-rides. Several weeks before he was diagnosed with leukemia on June 16, 2007, he ran a five-minute mile in track. The day he was diagnosed, he learned he’d need a chemotherapy port in his heart. His response: “Will I still be able to waterski?” Less than 14 hours later, Kent was gone. The cancer had spread wildfire-fast and infiltrated his heart, which suddenly stopped beating. The shock was indescribable, especially for my sister, Pam, her husband, Dan, and their daughter, Kara. But their response was remarkable. They channeled their grief into Kent’s Run, an annual 5K, which raised $425,000 for the LLS in 10 years. Now, our 15-year-old niece, Graci, has taken up the torch – and we couldn’t be more delighted to support her. In her efforts, it’s easy to see Kent’s abiding influence: His can-do legacy burns as bright as ever – and his spirit lives on.

  • Karen and Dennis Rawls

    Great work Gracie!! We miss Kent and this is a wonderful way to keep his memory alive ??

  • Mitch and Carrie Divens

    So proud that you are working for such a great cause!

  • Lou and Kathy Mckeever

    All the best to you, Graci! A great family—a great cause! Kathy and Lou McKeever

  • Joseph D Falcone

    Graci Graves is an amazing young woman!

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for continuing to give meaning to Kent's life by paying forward his mission of sharing love.

  • Becky SQUIER

    Great job Graci on such a admirable project. You've been working so hard on this.

  • Miles McHugh

    Glad to support you and LLS! Miles, Susan, Molly, Ryan and Thomas McHugh

  • Faye A York

    Good luck and what an awesome young lady you must be!

  • Jylian

    Wishing you all the best, Graci!

  • Brian Chaney Austin

    Great cause! Best of luck with your fundraising. Brian (Madison Police)

  • Joseph Martin

    Glad to help for this great cause

  • Jacqueline OBrien

    Gracie you rock! Love Jim, Jackie, Ella, Mary, Tom & John

  • Todd and Lisa Hancock

    Your strength and drive is beyond impressive, Graci. We hope you become a mentor for others.

  • Joanie Thieme

    I am honored to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in their fight against cancer!

  • Dawn Alexander-Russell

    Please offer our tickets to the candidate to use, as our company does not plan to use the tickets. Awesome job Graci!!!!

  • Mike and Lori McKeever

    Go Graci go! The McKeever Family

  • Stacey Dickerson

    Please offer our tickets to the candidate to use, as our company does not plan to use the tickets.

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