Students of the Year Indianapolis

Lilia Mills | Lilia Mills's Campaign Team

Welcome to Lilia Mills' SOY Fundraising Page!

Jan 23, 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 one of 23 students in Indiana raising critical dollars in honor of a 9 year old B Cell Lymphoblastic Lymohoma patient hero named Riley.

Although I have not been personally touched by blood cancer, I got involved with this campaign in honor of the 4 people in my life currently battling cancer.  The research that LLS is funding translates to all types of cancer and benefits the cancer community as a whole.  In fact, chemotherapy originally derived from blood cancer research and is now a staple in cancer treatment.


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.


LLS has been supporting the research of Dr. Carl June for the past 20 years.  Please take 3 minutes to watch this amazing video about his CAR-T cell therapy.  This therapy uses the HIV virus to reprogram the body's immune system to recognize and kill cancer cells to treat children and young adults with a recurrent form of the blood cancer called acute lymphoblastic leukemia.




All donations are greatly appreciated and are tax deductible. They'll not only support LLS-funded research but will help provide financial support for patients, and support advocacy for laws to ensure patients can access the care and treatments they need.


Each dollar is a vote. The candidate team that raises the most money at the end of the seven weeks is named Student 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.

On behalf of blood cancer patients everywhere, thank you for your support!

For the Mission,

Lilia Mills

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  • Ryan and Jeannette Mills

    We are so proud of your commitment to LLS and this campaign. Love, Mom and Dad

  • Laura Michaels

    Good luck Lilia! Very proud of you and your leadership and determination to make a difference??

  • Dorsey Family

    Congratulations Lilia!

  • Carolyn McKay

    Best of luck, Lilia! Way to raise money to help find a cure for blood cancer! Thank you.

  • Tammy Wede

    Happy to support a great cause!

  • Nancy Anania

    Wow, what a wonderful video - brings such hope. Well done on your efforts Lilia, keep up the great work! With much admiration, Nancy Anania

  • Christine Barrett

    Good Lilia is your fundraiser for this wonderful cause. Cancer has touch so many of our lives. Aunt Chris

  • Joan Smith

    We are happy to help your efforts towards such a good cause, Lilia! Love, Aunt Joan & Uncle Dannie

  • Simone Murray

    You are an amazing young lady!

  • Amanda Alden

    Lilia, you are amazing and this is exactly what is needed to save lives and cure patients/families in the most humane/gentle way possible. My course of treatment would have been even more difficult and prognosis not as good 10 years ago. Research and trial studies are essential and literally the only way to fight back any cancer once found. Go girl, you have a big, smart heart ?? PS... ❤️your hat!

  • Todd Willke

    This is so awesome, Lilia! GOOD LUCK, girl! Love, Steph and Todd Willke

  • Angee & Brent Grogan

    Lilia, what a great cause you’re supporting! Your efforts will help many.

  • Agnes Burgess

    Wishing you success with this worthy goal Lilia! Love, Uncle Kent and Aunt Ag

  • Joe & Sonja Linn

    Way to go Lilia!

  • Amy Lathrop

    Congrats Lilia! Such a wonderful cause and happy to support you. Good luck!!

  • Fran and Rick Strebing

    Good work, Lilia! Best of luck to you. Love you, Aunt Fran and Uncle Rick

  • Kasey Rodgers

    Way to go Lilia!

  • Joann Forkin

    Way to go Lilia!

  • Trisha Mulligan

    Good luck Lilia! What a great cause!

  • Ashley Weimer

    So proud of you, Lilia!

  • The Fosters

    Good luck, Lilia. We are happy to help you to meet your goal for such a wonderful cause.

  • Mary Corson

    I hope your fundraising is a huge success!

  • Courtney Camp

    Way to go Lilia! Congratulations!

  • Meghan Lawson

    Thank you for supporting such an important cause. Because of people like you, we are closer to a cure!

  • Adam and Kristen Carroll

    We appreciate your work and effort in raising money for this wonderful cause. Best of luck in reaching your goal!

  • Lindsey Jones

    Cure cancer!!! Proud of you, Lilia Mills, for dedicating yourself to helping others!!!!! Love you Mills family 💓

  • Laura Allen

    Thanks for being an advocate for such a great cause! Good Luck!

  • Crissy Lutz

    Good Luck Lilia!

  • Harvey Seidenberg

    Lilia, how very special that you give to such an important cause! Sharon and Harvey Seidenberg

  • Katy LoRusso

    So proud of you Lilia! Love, The LoRusso Fam

  • Megan Cumming

    Great job Lilia!

  • Slattery & Holman, P.C.

    Congratulations Lilia! Thanks for your hard work on this fundraising campaign.

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