Students of the Year

Reece King

My LLS Student of the Year Fundraising Page!

Feb 11, 2018

In 2015, just after turning 13 years old, I ran for LLS Man of the Year. Through tremendous support from people like you, I was able to raise $63,000 and won the title of 2015 LLS Man of the Year. They tell me I was the youngest candidate ever to run and the amount we raised is still a record in the Kentucky/Southern Indiana region. In 2016, I was honored as the LLS Boy of the Year and worked with all MWOY candidates to help motivate them in their fundraising efforts.

Now I am a candidate for 2018 Student of the Year! 

Select high school students from our region are participating in a fundraising competition to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The competition runs from February 22, 2018 to April 12, 2018. This time I have decided to take a different approach. I turn 16 years old on March 12, 2018 and have decided to ask for donations to LLS instead of birthday presents. So here is my challenge to you:

Reece King LLS Birthday Challenge

  • Join me in helping others by asking for donations to LLS instead of Birthday presents for your next birthday
  • Email, write, call or text all your friends & relatives and tell them you have accepted the Reece King LLS Birthday Challenge
  • Ask them if they would consider making a Donation to LLS before April 12, 2018 instead of buying you a present for your next Birthday
  • Finally, send them the link to this page so they can donate online or if you would like to have your own donations page, send me an email -

All donations are greatly appreciated and are tax deductible. They'll not only support LLS-funded research but will 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 often and refer friends who would also like to take the Reece King LLS Birthday Challenge!

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


Show Comments (2)



  • Christy Campbell

    Reece King, you are an amazing young man!

  • Lauren Riddle

    Love you, Reece!

  • Anonymous

    Hope you have a happy birthday! We are very proud of your selflessness and everything you have done to support this cause. Best of luck meeting your goal!!

  • Sant Family

    Great Job Reece!

  • Donna Mag

    You are an extraordinary person young man! (and you compose a great bio./& list of support help)Bravo!

  • Jennifer Mutwalli, Stella & Dot Independent Stylist

    Thanks to everyone who bought something at our FUNdraiser Trunk Show and contributed to this campaign. GOOD LUCK, Reece! You are already a huge winner & we are all inspired by your passion! xo

  • Sue Chenault

    You are my hero Reese. Happy Birthday

  • tawnya mullins

    Way to go Reece!!!You are true inspiration. Tawnya

  • Kwantek

    Reece, everyone at Kwantek supports your efforts to end childhood cancer. Keep up the great work!!!

  • Connie Fox

    In honor of Reece King’s 16th Birthday!

  • Anonymous

    Love to you Reece and Collie!! Good luck!!

  • Phil Theineman

    Reece, we wish you the best and will keep you in our prayers. From Paul's Fruit Market, Inc. and Phil, Sally, Doug and Mary and the Theineman Family.

  • Marcia Owens

    So great to see your pic! I knew you many moons ago when you were just a baby and we lived next door! Congratulations to you for your hard work in raising funds to beat childhood cancer!

  • Jennifer Rue

    Good luck & congrats Reece!

  • Beaver Family

    Good luck Reece! You are such an inspiration! Love the Beaver Family.

  • Donald Fitzpatrick

    Reece, you are an inspiration to us all! Keep up the good work! Don and Kirsti Fitzpatrick

  • karen blair

    happy 2nd birthday to my precious twin grandchildren

  • Tracy Blair Haus & Greg Haus

    Reece you are amazing!! Such a leader!

  • Barton Family

    Good luck Reece!

  • Sue Ann Kurfees

    So very proud of you Reese

  • Lesa Boone

    Hope your 16th Birthday was incredibly special!

  • The DeSmet Family

    For Lucy’s 16th Birthday! Good Luck Reece

  • Sophia Watkins

    We are so proud of you Reece! Josh and Sophie

  • The Dixon Family

    Good luck on your efforts Reece, proud of you! The Dixon Family

  • Joyce Walker

    Great job Reece ! You are an inspiration to all ! The Walkers 😀👍❤️

  • Jill & George Helmer4jrkx

    Good luck Reece! We know of you through your gorgeous grandmother Gayle!! Keep up the fight! Jill & George Helmer

  • Anonymous

    Reese, Your attitude is amazing. We are so proud of you! Chris and Marcia Boone

  • Teresa Edlin

    You are truly an inspiration Reece!!

  • Anonymous

    So very proud of you Reece! Sending lots of hugs from the Barton family in Alabama! Love you sweetheart!!!!

  • Renee Willett

    You da man Reece! Charles

  • Jennifer Branch

    You rock Reece! Good luck!

  • Kristin Townsend

    Keep up the fabulous work, Reece!

  • Anne Gregory

    So proud of all your hard work and efforts!

  • Maria Caldwell

    Reece, you are an inspiration to all of us!!

  • Judy Holtman

    What a journey you have had Reece!

  • Jennifer Palumbo

    Reece, you are an amazing young man who inspires everyone you meet. I’m blessed to know you and grateful God brought you into my life.

  • Max Strong

    Reece you’re an amazing young man and someone I truly look up to! Keep doing big things buddy! -Max

  • Nancy Johnston

    Holt Strong

  • Vicki King

    I am so proud of Reece and all of his efforts for helping raise money for research of this and all blood cancers.

  • Susan Kessinger

    Reece you are amazing!

  • Beth Andrews

    You're awesome Reece!!! xo

  • Karen Marks

    Very proud of you Reece! 😘

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