Students of the Year Boston

Sahil Akhter | Sahil Akhter's Team

Sahil's Students of the Year Fundraiser

Feb 14, 2022

I have signed up to save lives with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and am working to raise as much as possible over the next 7 weeks. Every dollar raised counts as one vote for my campaign. The candidate(s) whose team tallies the most votes earns the prestigious title of Student or Students of the Year. Will you help me earn that title?

My Team’s efforts will honor Kyle Burgos, age 17, from Providence, RI. On May 27th, 2019 Kyle was diagnosed with stage 4 Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma and received his first round of chemotherapy. Following 6 months of grueling treatment, Kyle reached remission in November of the same year. Unfortunately, as is common with Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma, Kyle’s cancer soon came back. But never one to back down, Kyle endured more chemo and received a bone marrow transplant at Boston’s Children’s Hospital in August of 2020. Kyle is a warrior and in his own words, “warriors don't win every battle, but warriors will always be ready to fight the next.”
As you know, everyone wins when cancer loses. Thanks to your support, my efforts will help fund therapies and treatments that are saving lives. Over the years, support from people like you has been responsible for the blood cancer advancements that have doubled, tripled, and in some cases quadrupled the survival rate for some blood cancers.
Many LLS-supported therapies not only help blood cancer patients but are also now used to treat patients with rare forms of stomach and skin cancers and are in clinical trials for patients with lung, brain, breast, pancreatic and prostate cancers. And LLS-funded drugs like targeted therapies and immunotherapies are now saving thousands of lives every day.
We really are getting close to our goal of a world without blood cancers!
All donations are greatly appreciated and tax-deductible. They'll not only support LLS research, but patient services, advocacy, public and professional education, and community services as well.
Please visit my website often and tell friends who would also like to donate!
On behalf of blood cancer patients everywhere, thank you for your support! For more information about LLS, please visit




  • Nabil Hannan

    Wishing you all the best in your endeavors.

  • Amy Calichman

    Best of Luck Sahil!

  • Siobhan MacDonald

    We are happy to support your efforts, Sahil. Best of Luck!

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