Students of the Year Long Island

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Welcome to Team clean up the MES' SOY Fundraising Page!

Mar 21, 2019

Thanks for your support of Students of the Year.  Individual fundraising pages are now closed as we prepare for Grand Finale.  If you would like to support your candidate and have it count towards their total please read carefully.

To donate online during the hours of 9am- 8pm on Thursday, March 21, 2019 visit:

You can also bid on our silent auction!  It is now live at and will close at 8:45pm on Thursday. 


Thank you!


Hello donors!! 

Our names are Megan, Erin, and Shaina, and we are honored to participate in the 2019 Students of the Year program. This 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 running as candidates this year in honor of our grandmother, Giti Salehani, and are so proud to be raising critical dollars in honor of her battle against Lymphoma.

In this competition, each dollar is a vote and is therefore crucial to our campaign. The candidate team that raises the most money at the end of the seven weeks is named Student(s) of the Year. This year, our goal is to raise $35,000, and we need your help! 

Our mission is to not only raise the most money but also to bring attention to blood cancers, which are 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. And many LLS supported therapies not only help blood cancer patients but are helping patients with other cancers and serious diseases. In fact, drugs first approved for blood cancers are now approved to treat patients with stomach cancers, skin cancers, and autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis.

We really are changing the face of blood cancer!

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 as often as you'd like and invite friends who would like to donate as well by clicking "tell your friends" on the top right corner of this website!

On behalf of blood cancer patients everywhere, thank you for your support, and for helping up clean up cancer's mess!

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  • Ms. Dressner and Mrs. Zuniga

    Congratulations to Team Clean Up the MES on your fundraising efforts! We are excited to support you and appreciate Ava's advocacy of this important cause. We're wishing you all the best in meeting your goal! Sincerely, Ms. Dressner and Mrs. Zuniga (5th Grade Teachers, E.M. Baker School)

  • Richard Marchese

    Dear Megan, Erin and Shaina: I think this is a wonderful endeavor you are undertaking and I am so proud of you for doing this. It is my honor to help you achieve your goal! Love and Best Wishes Always! Mr. Marchese

  • Ken Salehani

    Dear Megan and Erin; we are very proud of your hard work and glad to support your efforts in achieving your goal and CLEAN UP THE MES. Your proud parents Ken and Irit


    Ladies - you are so impressive!!!! We are glad we can help!

  • Lida Malkoukian

    I wish health for every one in this world

  • John Gdovin

    Good luck in your efforts for a good cause!

  • Sherly Aminzadeh

    Very proud of u girls!!! Good Luck

  • Gregg Boniello

    Great thing you and your friends are doing Sarah!

  • Christopher Reilly

    Congratulations on a fantastic campaign and effort.

  • The Care Club

    Thanks for doing this! Keep up the great work! -The CARE Club

  • The Myer Family

    Great job. The Myer Family.

  • Shahnaz and Parviz Zokai. B

    Proud of you girls. Great cause

  • Sherry Farzan

    Tizku lmitzvot!

  • Ronni J. Siegel

    Way to go, Sarah Frankel and Students of the Year! What a great cause to support. Hope you will clean up the mess!

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