Students of the Year Indianapolis

Team Konig Brothers | Team Konig Brothers 's Campaign Team

Welcome to Team Konig Brothers' SOY Fundraising Page!

Jan 24, 2019

Welcome all! This year my brother Lauren and I (Daniel) will be participating in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society 2019 Students of the Year Campaign (SOY). SOY is 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.  We are proud to announce that we will be raising money in honor of a young patient hero named Riley, who is currently battling blood cancer. Riley is a fourth grader attending Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. He loves riding his bike, math and above all else: Hockey. Last year, Riley was diagnosed with B Cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma.  With six rounds of Chemotherapy and a bone marrow biopsy behind him, Riley is currently in remission. We have been given the humbling opportunity to meet Riley and his lovely family which was a truly empowering experience. Below are a few pictures of Riley.

                                                                             

This past summer, I (Daniel) was involved in a research internship where I was selected to work in a lab dedicated to cancer immunotherapy. During this time I learned the importance of research and also witnessed the heart-wrenching interaction of patient care when shadowing oncologists at Indiana University Hospital. These experiences have empowered me to make an even bigger impact in the field of cancer and until I can start conducting my very own research, I am highly motivated to raise money to support critical blood cancer research.

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.

Since the early 1960s, five-year survival rates for many blood cancer patients have doubled, tripled or even quadrupled but much work still needs to be done to achieve a cure. Of note, many LLS supported therapies not only help blood cancer patients but are helping patients with other cancers and serious diseases as well. In fact, some drugs first approved for blood cancers have been approved to treat patients with other cancers.

With your help, we are changing the face of blood cancer!

All donations are greatly appreciated and are tax deductible. They will not only support LLS-funded research but will also 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 and share our mission to friends who would also like to donate!

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

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

 

 

27 Comments

  • Jennifer Schwartz

    Thank you for all your efforts to help us fight this disease!

  • Mohammad Abu Zaid

    Thank you young men in helping us fight this nasty disease.

  • Attaya Suvannasankha

    Thanks so much for supporting research to cure cancer. It will take the bright young minds with kind hearts like yours to get the job done.

  • Danuta Vargas

    Thank you to Konig brothers for taking time and staring this fundraising! Leukemia & Lymphoma patients need your support ♥️

  • Yan Liu

    Thank you for participating the important event!

  • Sophie Paczesny

    Good luck guys. Thanks for doing this, it is an awesome way to support your father passion. Cheers, Sophie

  • Sabine Halasa-Meil & Christopher Meil

    Thank you for your commitment.We know how much work and effort you both put in this Projekt.

  • Michael Dickerson

    Good luck Konig's on your goal.

  • Catherine Bain

    I wish you much success in your endeavor!

  • Curtis Taylor

    In honor of my nephew Derek for Enduring!. He is 1.5 yrs out from his second BMT for AML. The last 3 years have been an intense and grueling challenge for Derek & his family!

  • Brian Parkin

    Thanks for working hard to support the research needed to treat and cure these cancers!

  • Angela Delecaris

    Thank you for your efforts and work!

  • Behrouz Sayar

    Good job guys. Keep going!

  • Asok Antony

    Daniel and Lauren, may this campaign be a wonderful learning experience for both of you -- and here's hoping you'll catch a spark of inspiration (for your own career choices) from your father's tremendous dedication toward his patients. And may your own amygdala's grow with such endeavors! -- see https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/want-to-be-happy-giving-is-more-gratifying-than-receiving

  • Joseph Piazza

    You guys are the best. Such a great cause

  • BNI Network Masters Carmel

    Keep up the great work Konig brothers!

  • Anonymous

    Donating in memory of a beloved friend, Murelle Plotner. She was a fighter, a blessing in our lives, and will be held in our hearts forever.

  • Kathy Rathke and Don Rogers

    Daniel and Lauren, thank you for your dedication to and efforts around such an important cause!

  • Jeffrey Pu

    Let's work together to fight cancer and save life.

  • Laura Lourdes

    Thank you for making a difference!

  • Michael Robertson

    Great cause! Thanks for you efforts to support cancer research.

  • Mary Cox

    On behalf of those who are dedicated to kicking cancer's ass, THANK YOU for your passion and enthusiasm for making a difference!

  • HS Boswell

    Keep working for the cause!

  • Jodi Commins

    Well done!!! Keep fighting the good fight! :)

  • Brittnie Courtney

    Thank you for all of your hard work! We are honored and blessed to have your Dad as our physical. He has been a godsend to our family! Thank you for being the ones who will make a difference one day with this disease!

  • Magdalena Czader

    Thank you for supporting research in leukemia and lymphoma. Great cause!

  • Anonymous

    This is a fantastic effort and glad to see young kids getting involved in such endeavors!

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