Students of the Year Boston

Susie Howard | Team Star Light, Star Bright

Welcome to Susie Howard's SOY Fundraising Page!

Jan 24, 2020

Keep scrolling down to see my message! This is a video I created after having the chance to talk with Ellie and her mom about what it is like living with childhood blood cancer. Make sure to watch until the end for a cute slideshow filled with pictures of Ellie! -Susie


Welcome to Susie Howard's SOY Fundraising Page!

Jan 24, 2020

I am honored to participate as a team leader for the 2020 Students of the Year program, 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. My team members and I are raising critical dollars in honor of a young patient hero. Our hero is Ellie (pictured above). She is five years old and started battling B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in April 2018. After a year and a half of chemotherapy and other treatments, she is now in remission! But, Ellie will continue to deal with the unfortunate and life-altering side effects of cancer treatments. 

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. 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 often and bring friends who would also like to donate!

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

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  • Brian Donato

    You are the best Susie!!

  • Kristie Mattioli

    I’ve chosen to donate because Susie Howard is the kind of young woman who will ABSOLUTELY create positive change in the world!

  • Curtis Fazen

    Great job Susie! You are doing very important work for others.

  • Nora Young

    You are amazing Susie !

  • Scott Fitts

    Great job Susie! Best of luck with the rest of your fundraising!

  • Carol Rice

    Good luck Susie!!

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for all your hard work, Susie. This is a worthy cause, but more importantly, your efforts are a brilliant example of how working with and for others enriches all of us. Thank you for this opportunity to help. Good luck from Grandpa and Janet

  • Lev and Cathy Byrd

    Susie, Keep up the good work, Mr. Byrd

  • Molly Carter

    Silent auction - thank you and good luck with your continued fundraising!

  • Lauren Prenaveau

    You’re doing such and incredible job with the campaign I am so so so proud of you!! 💕💕

  • Kevin Munro

    Good Luck Susie!

  • elisabeth rakaseder

    Thank you Susie!

  • Kathleen D'Agostino

    Good luck Susie!!

  • Sharon Munro

    Go Team Star Light, Star Bright!

  • Tatiana Tosi

    Keep up the good work!

  • Tara MacDonald

    Keep up the great work Susie! We're very proud of you!!! Love, The MacDonald Family

  • Maggie Johnson

    2 tickets to Donahue's event.

  • Eleanor Donato

    Susy, I bought a ticket to your fundraiser but I will be in VA. I wanted to donate more so I am glad I found this page. I am so glad you are continuing our Middle School fundraising at your school. Good Luck. Mrs. Donato

  • Grace Vest

    You’re awesome Susie!!

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