Students of the Year Indianapolis

Alyssa Holmstrom | Team Holmstrom

Alyssa's Students of the Year Fundraiser

Jan 16, 2021

Dear Friends and Family,

Throughout this year of uncertainty and hardships, I was presented with the honor of joining a battle in assisting those who are affected by blood cancers. I am beyond excited to help make a positive difference in the lives of patients and their families, as well as in the advancement of treatments


I decided to accept this challenge with LLS because I have had a passion in medicine for as long as I can recall, but more importantly I have a passion for helping others. Growing up, “What do you want to be when you grow up” is one of the most repeated questions. My answer has remained constant- a doctor. Until I can make a first-hand difference in the medical field, this is amazing opportunity for me to not only help others but continue to intensify my interest in medicine. After being a team member last year for this campaign, I was able to see how much of an impact that the work of the Leukemia and Lymphoma society has on people across this entire country. This year, while being a candidate myself, I hope to inspire others to join me in this battle, and to be the generation that makes a difference in cancer advancements. 

Today is the day which you have the opportunity to make a change in someone’s life, and to make a difference in the work that the Leukemia Lymphoma Society is doing for patients- both present and future.  Any contribution makes a difference. Every single dollar donated is a vote for me in this competition, and a vote to cure cancer. 

Thank you in advance for considering making a personal donation. Your donation could be the one that funds the research that discovers a cure for cancer. Together we can change the world!


Alyssa's Students of the Year Fundraiser

Sep 01, 2020

Thank you for visiting my fundraising page, welcome!

I encourage you to join me in supporting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) by making a donation to my fundraising campaign. By donating to LLS, you support the many facets of LLS’s mission work from investing in groundbreaking research, providing education and support to patients, and advocating at the state and federal level for legislation to help those living with cancer. My appreciation for your support cannot be overstated — each and every dollar donated to LLS brings us closer to our goal to end blood cancer and makes an impact for cancer patients and their families.

As a global leader in the fight to end cancer, LLS is committed to doing more for blood cancer patients and families than any organization in the world. LLS’s signature fundraising campaigns drive critical support for its mission, including a nearly $1.3 billion investment in cutting edge cancer research worldwide since it was founded in 1949. Since the 1960s, survival rates for many blood cancer patients have doubled, tripled, or even quadrupled.

Every facet of LLS’s mission – research, education and support, and policy and advocacy – work in harmony to put blood cancer patients and their families first. LLS has helped millions impacted by cancer throughout its more than 70-year history, even funding breakthrough blood cancer research to advance lifesaving treatments and cures that is now helping patients with other cancers and diseases. That is why at LLS we say that beating cancer is in our blood.

Please visit my website as often as you can and share it with everyone you know who would also like to join us in the fight against cancer. Together, we have the power, the passion and the resolve to achieve a world without blood cancer. All donations are tax-deductible.

On behalf of cancer patients and their families everywhere, I sincerely thank you for your support!

For more information about LLS, please visit



  • Lisa Tolle

    Proud of all your efforts!

  • Miguel Abad

    Great initiative Alyssa. Keep strong in the race

  • Nicole Billet

    Good luck Alyssa! Nicole Billet HIJH staff member.

  • Deborah Boggs

    Good Luck Alyssa!

  • Anonymous

    My daughter is also a senior at HSE this year and I would appreciate people supporting her efforts.

  • The Barr Family

    Wonderful cause! Happy to support such a sweet person! XO The Barrs

  • The Cordell family

    Thanks for your hard work. Hope you reach your fundraising goal! The Cordell family

  • Phyllis Hyman

    Good luck Alyssa! Love that you are helping out such a great cause. ❤️ You have become such a beautiful, talented, caring young lady and I am truly happy to help you raise money!

  • Jackie Renick

    Alyssa- I am tremendously proud of you and your dedication and devotion to LLS. I saw that same dedication and devotion in 6th grade. You are amazing! Cheering you on, always! Mrs. Renick

  • Anonymous

    Alyssa, My wife and I are proud to contribute in honor of a cousin now battling a relapse of leukemia and to support your vision to make a difference.Dan K

  • Laney C

    keep up the awesome work alyssa!! sorry i couldnt donate more!

  • Virginia Krause

    Great cause - you should be proud of your efforts!

  • Kathy Beattie

    It is wonderful that you’re doing this !!

  • Liz Van Tassel

    Happy to donate at Caroline Gretencord's request and to support HSE students efforts to make a difference! Thank YOU

  • Leslie Hopper

    Thank you, Alyssa, for supporting such an important cause!

  • Eric Brown

    Best of luck! HIJH is proud of you!

  • Holly Groff

    Proud of you Alyssa!

  • Heather Thompson

    Alyssa, the heart and energy you are putting into making an impact for LLS are so inspiring! We are cheering for you!

  • Indy Lane

    Good luck!! Happy to be able to support this endeavor!

  • Jeff Kucic

    Congrats on your nomination as I hope you win as this is such a great cause.

  • Lindsay Mahan

    Proud of your work Alyssa!

  • Stephen Wu

    Science makes life better!

  • James Joseph Augustine

    I am so proud to be donating to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society and helping Alyssa reach her lofty goal. I could not think of a better cause or fight against such a terrible and heart-wrenching disease. Together, we can help beat this. Good Luck.

  • The Howard Family

    So wonderful of you Alyssa!!! Best of Luck to you!

  • Dylan Balsz

    Anivive is excited to support this and congrats on all the hard work to bring attention to a great cause. Best, Dylan Balsz

  • Alyssa Janutolo

    Proud of your contributions, Alyssa!

  • Robin & Clay Davis

    So honored to be a part of your campaign, Alyssa. Your work and passion in this endeavor is inspiring! We wish you the best now and always.

  • Mary Sanders

    For my Husband and my Grandson who are both in remission.

  • Bart Halstead

    Good Luck Alyssa!!!

  • Barbara Klencke

    Best wishes, Alyssa! Love what you are doing, as you are truly making a difference.

  • Lisa Brouwer

    Hope that you meet your goal! Best wishes

  • Caroline Gretencord

    Sorry it took me so long to donate!! I hope everything is going well!! You're doing amazing!!

  • Laura & Steve Gretencord

    My parents wanted to donate too :)

  • Peichel Family

    On behalf of our friends & family members who have and are battling lymphoma, thank you for fundraising!

  • Anonymous

    Way to go Alyssa!


    Very proud of your energy and effort, Alyssa!

  • Mary Lee Conway

    So proud of you, Alyssa

  • Stacy Petruska

    Good Luck! Proud of you!!!

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