Students of the Year Kentucky

Team Bayer Lange Reibel | HLS for LLS

HLS Students of the Year Fundraiser

Jan 23, 2022

This year, the three of us were nominated to be candidates in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's (LLS) 2022 Kentucky Students of the Year campaign. Students of the Year is a seven-week leadership development program that runs from January 28th to March 18th to raise money and advocate for LLS. 

We (Lainey Bayer, Hannah Lange, and Sophia Reibel) partnered to create and lead a team of committed friends throughout our 7-week campaign. Together, we set a fundraising goal of $50,000 and need your help to reach it!! The money raised helps LLS, the largest nonprofit dedicated to creating a world without blood cancers, fund cutting-edge research and treatments.

LLS funds benefit non-blood cancer patients as well. More than 40% of the new cancer treatments approved by the FDA since 2004 that started as blood cancer treatments are now being applied in other forms of cancer. We jumped at the opportunity to join the Students of the Year campaign and raise money for cancer research and treatment in hopes of creating a world without blood cancer. 

This year, the Honorary Hero is Lily Terrell, a 2021 Sacred Heart Academy graduate and lacrosse player. The campaign directly honors her and her fight against cancer. She provides inspiration and support staff to members, event participants, and volunteers who support the mission of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and she serves as a symbol of strength, motivation, support, and determination to everyone. We are amazed at Lily's strength and want to show her how much we admire her. Every donation you make to our effort directly honors her!!

We thank you and advance for partnering with us on a campaign so close to our hearts. All donations are greatly appreciated and tax-deductible. They'll not only support LLS research, but also patient services, advocacy, public and professional education, and community services. Every donation and every dollar makes a difference!

Together, we will make a difference!
Lainey, Hannah, and Sophia

On behalf of blood cancer patients everywhere, thank you for your support! For more information about LLS, please visit



  • Amory Haley

    A great cause ladies!

  • Anna Frye

    Great job, Lainey! Happy to support you!

  • Sarah Duffy

    Way to go Lainey. This is such a great thing you are doing.

  • Dawn Mooser

    Great job ladies!

  • Jason Matzek

    Great work Lainey, Sophia and Hannah!

  • Nikki Carver

    Lainey, you won’t remember me but I did my MBA with your dad and remember seeing you as a little girl. I’ve followed your family on Facebook and am so glad to see you growing into a philanthropic young woman! LLS is a cause near and dear to my heart as My flower girl is a survivor and I was the LLS 2017 woman of the year! Best of luck to you on your endeavors!

  • Michelle Frisbie

    Good Luck In your journey to meet you Goal!

  • Karen Forrest

    Great job girls!!

  • Gunderson Family

    Good luck!

  • Susan Clines

    Blessed to have been on your amazing journey👌🙏♥️♥️♥️

  • Ann Arends

    So proud of you for doing this, Lainey! Best of luck!

  • Michael Ryan & Family

    Lainey- Congratulations on your nomination. This is such a great cause. Good luck with your fundraising.

  • Virginia Foshee

    Good luck! Proud of you all!

  • Sarah Wunderlin

    Good luck Lainey! Thanks for doing this!


    Good luck reaching your goals ladies!

  • Shelley Perrone

    Such a great cause girls. Best of luck to you!

  • TJ & Jill Gliha

    Good luck Lainey!

  • Outhay Glass

    Go Team HLS for LLS!

  • Jim and Rebecca Hardman

    We're proud to support you - good luck!

  • The Schluge Family

    Go Hannah Go! Love You!!!

  • Karen Sutherland

    Cancer has touch many members of my family, including myself. I'm happy to support this effort in the fight against cancers!

  • Patrick & Carlie Gliha

    Great Cause!

  • Mary M Rausch

    Good lucky Lainey on meeting your goal. Proud of you Mary Rausch

  • The Ventura Family

    Humana will match - we’ll submit the paperwork.

  • Beth Klem

    Im proud of you Lainey! This is a great cause. Ill always support you and for sure anything you do in honor of your mom!

  • Beth and Marc Janson

    I lost my mom to leukemia 13 years ago, and it makes me so happy when I see young people like you raising money to beat this disease!

  • Jesse Mudd

    Lainey; Good luck on your fundraising for this great cause! We are happy to help out. Jesse and Sadie Mudd

  • Lisa Christensen

    Great job Lainey??Good luck reaching your goal!

  • Sheila Hurst

    Good luck Sophia

  • Vinson Family

    So proud of you girls! Good luck in reaching your goal!

  • The Knapek Family

    Way to demonstrate servant leadership in action!

  • Christen and Jake Logsdon

    Amazing work Lainey!

  • Evan P Hilbert

    For Lainey bayer

  • Bohannon Family

    ❤️ Bohannon Family

  • Patti Etheredge

    Love you, Sophia Reibel! Proud of you! Patti

  • Patty Hooker

    Good for you ladies! Happy to support such a wonderful cause. Good luck reaching your Goal.

  • Paula George

    Good luck raising money Lainey!! ??Mrs George

  • Zaka Khan

    Great cause!

  • heather o'callaghan

    Good Lucky Lainey!

  • Dwana Stevens

    Such a worthy endeavor! Best of luck with this! Dwana and Tommy Stevens

  • Leah Eggers

    Congrats Sophia! Thanks for your leadership!

  • Kelly P. Barnett

    Keep doing wonderful work!

  • Sarah Megan Goheen

    Lainey Bayer

  • Harriet Wearren

    Good work for a very special cause!❤️

  • Molly & Maddox Miller

    Good luck, Lainey!

  • Mark Donna & Grayson Willoughby

    Proud of you! Keep up the goodwork

  • John Gilmore

    Good luck!

  • Laura Schwab

    Love you!!! and am so proud of y'all.. Laura Schwab

  • Catherine Werner

    Thank you Lainey for raising funds for this important organization!!

  • Sherry Wilmes

    Good luck!

  • The Swyers Family

    Good luck fundraising for such a good cause, Lainey!

  • Chris & Molly Fulton

    Great cause. Thanks for raising money!

  • Dana & Paul Hardesty

    Good work Lainey & team!

  • David and Chi-Chi Julius

    Good Luck reaching your goal Hannah!

  • Anonymous

    Cancer Free! You did it!

  • The Atkins Family

    Good luck Lainey!

  • Kenyon and Tara Kauffman

    Thank your for your commitment to this wonderful cause! Kenyon and Tara Kauffman

  • Lori Rust-Killeen

    What a great cause !!

  • Alicia Kelley

    Keep up the great work ❤️

  • Gitschier Family

    Proud of you Hannah!

  • The Hokanson Family

    Thank you, Lainey, for your dedication to this cause. I remember and was inspired by how courageously your mom and dad navigated those early days of diagnosis.

  • The Walukas Family

    Great Work, Lainey & Team! The Walukas Family

  • Barbara Gress

    Good luck to you and your fundraising efforts!!!!

  • Mindy Terrell

    We are grateful there are so many willing to support the LLS! We had no idea how many families are affected by cancer until we were one of those families. We are thankful to the SHA lacrosse team who supported our Lily through her battle with lymphoma.

  • Zeb Cope

    Thank you for caring enough to do something!

  • Tom & Liz Clines

    In honor of Colleen Clines, an SHA grad and Hodgkin's lymphoma survivor. Good luck Laney!

  • Brett & Megan Mahle

    Great job ladies!!

  • Karli and Grant Cox

    Way to go Lainey!

  • Maria and Andrew Beck

    Great job Lainey and Sophia!!

  • Kevin Sullivan

    good Luck Laney!

  • Michelle Harrington

    Great Work!

  • Lauren Hitron

    Great work! I am so proud of all of you!

  • Cathy Kessler

    Way to go Hannah!! ?? The Kesslers


    Chicas estoy muy orgullosa de ustedes!!! Sra. Mercado

  • Rob Soraparu

    Congrats, Lainey and friends! Happy to contribute to such a great cause!

  • Barbara Gruneisen

    Sophia Reibel

  • Wendy Newell

    Keep up the great work!

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