Students of the Year Indianapolis

Karina Bohyer | Karina Bohyer's Campaign Team

Welcome to Karina Bohyer's Fundraising Page!

Feb 27, 2019

Hello! My name is Karina Bohyer and I am honored to participate in the 2019 Students of the Year (SOY) Campaign for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS).

In this seven-week campaign, select high school students from around the country participate in a fundraising competition. I am a sophomore at Park Tudor High School in Indianapolis and I am competing with 21 other candidates in my area to raise the most funds for blood cancer research. As a group, we hope to raise $500,000 this year! (Last year, in the Indianapolis area, 9 students raised $380,000).

WHY AM I DOING THIS? I love to help people. My goal is to raise awareness about cancer in my community and to be part of the LLS mission to find cures for cancers. Students of the Year allows me to use my efforts to help many people on a broad scale. Watch my video above (less than 3 min)!

WHY SHOULD YOU HELP?  Even if you do not have a personal connection to someone with a blood cancer, research on blood cancers result in the discovery of cancer treatments which can be used to treat many other cancers (e.g. breast, lung, ovarian, prostate, thyroid, liver and more).

Blood is both easier to access and easier to test compared to solid tumors. Therefore, many treatments are first discovered with blood cancer research. Your donation will have a significant impact on our journey to a world without cancers

WHAT HAS LLS ACCOMPLISHED? LLS’s mission has three pillars: 

1. Research: Through the funds raised from its campaigns, LLS supports research of blood cancers. Since its founding in 1949, LLS has invested $1.2 billion in research. One example of an incredible outcome: The survival rate for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL), one of the most common childhood cancers, has increased from 5% to 90%!

2. Advocacy: LLS advocates on a state and federal level: They have chapters in 43 states and they are actively working on launching chapters in the remaining states

3. Patient Education: LLS educates and supports patients through the Information Resource Center (IRC). The IRC provides financial and emotional support, clinical trial searches, podcasts, peer to peer connections, personalized nutrition consults, webcasts, booklets, and much more. Not only does it provide this incredible information but it also provides it in over 170 languages!

CAN YOU DONATE OVER $1,000? Consider a sponsorship:  Sponsors receive benefits including tickets to the March 16th Grande Finale. Click here for the Sponsorship Form I would be happy to meet with you in person or schedule a call to discuss further (please contact me at


No matter how much you donate, do not forget to inquire about an Employer Matching Gift program!

1. Consider an advertisement for your business to be included in the Grand Finale program book at the Gala Click here for Advertisements

2. Donate an auction item (e.g. sports tickets, gift cards, time at a vacation home etc.) which will be used for the Silent Auction at the Grand Finale Click here for Auction Items

3. If you would like to support me at the Grand Finale on Saturday, March 16 at The Crane Bay Event Center in Indianapolis, please Click here to purchase Grand Finale tickets

4. Check for special events on my website: Bring your family for dinner between 5-9pm on Saturday, February 23rd to the Chipotle in Broad Ripple (1002 Broad Ripple Ave, Indianapolis). Mention my name and LLS when you purchase your dinner. The proceeds will go to my campaign. I would love to see you there! 

HOW AM I DOING THIS? I am leading a Campaign Team of eight adults and three students who are helping me with my fundraiser. I am asking local businesses, corporations and individuals to sponsor, organizing dine-to-donate events, using social media and reaching out to my network and community in person,  electronically and via mail for general donations. 

WHAT % OF MY DONATION SUPPORTS THE LLS MISSION? 79.5%. All donations are tax-deductible

Every dollar counts! All donations are appreciated. Please visit our website often and feel free to share the video and the link to this website with your friends and family on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, email, and more! On behalf of blood cancer patients everywhere, thank you for your support!

For more information about LLS, please visit





  • Wanita Kumar

    Karina: Thanks for leading all of us through this amazing journey! Kick off today, yay!!

  • Morris Dermatology, LLC

    So proud of you, Karina! Wishing you much luck in your fundraising efforts for this worthy cause!

  • Shobha Kumar

    To support a great cause.

  • John Stephens

    Good Luck!

  • Chris and Todd Nebesio

    Good luck and thank for the hard work!!

  • john Bohyer

    Karina: Your dedication, advocacy and insight into this issue is impressive in its own right; even more so as a high school student. Nancy and I are proud to donate to the cause, and on your behalf. You are a wonderful person. John Bohyer

  • Chadi Hage

    Best of luck to you Karina. We are very proud of you!

  • Richard& Svetlana Soleimani

    So proud of you Karina. It is a wonderful cause you are supporting.

  • Andrés de Dios

    Best of luck to Karina and your campaign!

  • Alfonso and Raquel

    Karina, your altruistic work is an inspiration for the people around you!!

  • Tara Sciscoe

    Wonderful video, Karina.

  • Susan Kumar

    A very good cause. We hope you reach your goal.

  • Anonymous

    Karina, We love you. We wish you all the best in achieving your goals. Marsha and Jasbir Kumar

  • Michelle White

    Keep up the great work! Thanks for sharing your time and effort for such an important cause.

  • Christine Long

    Thank you Karina for getting the Park Tudor community involved in this outstanding and impactful campaign! We are all so proud of you and the work you've done. Love, Megan Long

  • Jason Rao

    All the best Karina !

  • Arathi Reddy

    So proud of you Karina! We are so happy to support such an important cause.

  • Anonymous

    We are so proud of you, Karina! Chafiq and Almudena

  • Abby Williams

    I'm so proud of you, Karina!

  • David Bohyer

    On behalf of Karina Bohyer for her efforts in support of Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through the Indiana Students of the Year 2019.

  • Channing Christian & Family

    Good Luck Karina!!! Channing and Family

  • Denise Wright

    Thank you for raising awareness in honor of your friends and in the memory of others. Wishing you the best in your campaign to raise funds to find a cure.

  • Diane Kostyshyn and Tim Sublett

    Good luck on your campaign

  • Andrea Neal

    So proud of SRES alum Karina B. for all she’s doing for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society!

  • Chitra Reddy

    To Indianapolis students of the year Team of karina Bohyer

  • Sue Stemen

    Karina: Thank you for tackling an important medical issue and for your time, dedication and compassion! Good luck with your campaign!

  • Whitney Faires

    Good luck Karina! I admire your drive to help others and strive towards a much needed cure.

  • Karen and David Amstutz

    Good work, Karina!

  • Hilary Andrus

    You’re amazing!! Good luck!!

  • Gwen Langley

    Contributing in the name of Drake Williams - what a rock star

  • Tammie Read

    To past students making a difference, way to go Karina!!) And to current students making cancer pee it’s pants, way to go Drake Williams!!

  • Kelly M Colby

    You are doing such important work, Karina. Thank you!! And in honor of Drake Williams, the strongest fighter we know!

  • Marlene Smith Marchesani

    Way to go Karina. We are proud of your efforts for this great cause.

  • Sabrina Williams MD

    Thank You Karina for allowing us to participate and support. Hope your efforts make a difference!-Williams Family Sydney, Ryan, Sabrina and Raifael.

  • Maria Weber

    So impressed with your campaign, Karina - well done. Paul, Maria, Becca and Isaac Weber

  • Crossin Family

    Great job Karina! The Crossin Family

  • Amale Lteif

    Strong work Karina ! Best of luck !

  • Bohyer team

    Good luck Karina!!! Bohyer team

  • Connie Girvin

    Great job Karina, such a wonderful cause we are happy to be a part of!

  • Gil & Lisa Voy

    You are a rockstar!

  • The King Family

    Wonderful work Karina

  • The Kerr Family

    Karina, you are a rock star!!! Love, Caroline and Mrs. Kerr

  • Abby Williams

    Keep it up, Karina

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