Students of the Year Baltimore

Mackenzie McCarter | Team Rebels for a Cure

Welcome to Mackenzie McCarter's SOY Fundraising Page!

Jan 19, 2019

Hello all! Kickoff is finally here. We are beginning the journey to raise vital funding for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, an organization that means so much to me and my family. Last night I attended the SOY Kickoff Party at Skyzone. It took me four tries because I apparently have no upper body strength, but I did it! I conquered the wall. Just like last night, I will not stop trying until we raise $50,000 for diagnosed patients who are counting on us. 


Getting Grateful

Jan 08, 2019


Wow! I took the photo on the left today and the photo on the right was taken almost ten years ago! It's amazing how things have changed- for the better. I am incredibly thankful for the friends, family, and doctors who have gotten me to where I am today. We are only eleven days away from campaign kickoff, so what do you say? Let's make transformations like mine more possible! Hoping everyone has had a fabulous beginning to the new year. - M 


Remembering My WHY

Jan 08, 2019


I was sick for a long time! I spent most of my childhood getting chemo and fighting leukemia. I now believe that this prepared me to be a grateful and giving person who appreciates good health and is willing to go the extra mile to try to help others on a similar journey. I also want to help LLS fund research so future children don't have to endure what I did for as long as I did. Will you help me?


Welcome to Mackenzie McCarter's SOY Fundraising Page!

Dec 03, 2018

I am honored to participate in the 2019 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. I am proud to be raising critical dollars in honor of a young patient hero who is currently battling or is in remission from a blood cancer. Each dollar is a vote. The candidate team that raises the most money at the end of the seven weeks is named Student(s) 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!

For more information about LLS, please visit




  • Aaron and Julie McCarter

    Go Mackenzie & Team Rebels for a cure! Love, Dad & Julie

  • Beth McCoy

    Good luck on your campaign, Mackenzie! We are so proud of you! What an inspiration you are to many!

  • Luanne Rasmussen

    Good luck Mackenzie with your efforts!

  • Christina Snyder

    The Pediatric Movement Center Is proud to be supporting Elan and Mackenzie on this journey.

  • Jennifer Bartenstein

    Great work Mackenzie!!

  • Rae Ann Miller

    Good luck McKenzie!!

  • Anonymous

    Mackenzie, may God bless you in your efforts.

  • Mary Whalin

    This is for Mackenzie McCarter’s fund raiser

  • Michael Thompson

    Good luck, Mackenzie!

  • Holly Sweeney

    I'm so proud of what you're doing, Mackenzie!!! You are the mini-me of your beautiful Momma!! I wish I could give you thousands of dollars because you deserve more than money can buy! Keep up the good work!! :)

  • Susan & Cary Beall

    Good luck MacKenzie....We're proud of your effort and determination in all that you do! Love, Susan & Cary

  • Kari and Scott Price

    Good luck Mackenzie. My friend Maureen has told me about you and my husband had leukemia and just celebrated 5 years cancer-free. I pray that you have continued health and commend your activism!!

  • Myrna Boman

    Thank you Mackenzie!

  • Mary Bahrs

    Makenzie, I hope you make your goal for a worthy cause that is especially dear to you.

  • Thomas H Duncan

    I remember when you were little, your Dad and brother came to my house, and you played with legos and ran around. So happy!

  • William (Bill) R Lange

    Mackenzie, Keep up your great work ..........

  • Christian and Moira Meyer

    We are so lucky to have such a wonderful, HEALTHY niece, Mackenzie McCarter, who is one of 14 youths nominated for Student of the Year! Christian Meyer and I are proud to donate to LLS of Maryland in support of Mackenzie and bringing her that much closer to her $50K goal. #SOY4LLS

  • The Lykidis Family

    Happy to support this important cause. The Lykidis Family

  • Michael Frey

    Cheering you on from Michigan!!

  • Addie Nardi

    I heard you speak at Sunrise Rotary this morning... good luck to you!!!

  • Rosemary Hoffmann

    Good Luck Mackenzie. Good things happen to good people Rose and Paul Hoffmann

  • Eiseman Family

    From all of the Eiseman Family. We are so proud of you.

  • Karissa Mehaffey

    So proud of you Mackenzie! You are a true inspiration. Keep up the great work. -❤- Fetter

  • Betsy Fischer Martin

    Go Mackenzie !! You are amazing. Lots of love, Betsy, Jonathan and Ella !!!

  • Lee Doerr

    Thanks to Sean McCarter for sharing this with us! <3

  • Sweeney Family

    With love from the Sweeney's!

  • Sara and Paul Hoffmann

    We love you, Mackenzie, and we are so proud that you have put your all into giving back. Big things are in store for you!

  • Rupa Bhattacharyya

    Wishimg for your contimued good health. Lost my father to a blood cancer, so thank you for inspiring me to keep donating so that we can find a cure!

  • Terri MacDonald

    Anna would be very proud of her offspring, you all are amazing.As she said to me once, it's really surprising how far you've gotten in life?

  • John Brineman

    Jocie Sweeney

  • Theresa Miller-Ferri

    Your are still a Warrior Princess! You go girl!

  • Nicole Weston

    MacKenzie- you are an incredible leader and making a profound positive difference is this world.

  • Mascha & Oke (friends of uncle Sean)

    All the best for your campaign, Mackenzie!

  • Yvonne and Mark Miller

    Mackenzie, you are an amazing young lady. Continue to inspire, and show compasion for others. Mark and I wish you the very best in reaching your fundraising goals. Go Rebels for a Cure!!!

  • Dave Bedard

    You are an inspiration, Mackenzie.

  • John & Paula Kessler

    Good luck!

  • Jenny Brooks

    You are doing amazing things! I will never forget all of those tough times you battled through, but I love seeing the even stronger lady you have become now. Love, Swiper!

  • Lisa Goenner

    Thanks for your advocacy, Mackenzie!

  • Matthew Goenner

    Good luck reaching your goal.

  • The Disbennett’s

    You are so inspirational - keep doing amazing things!

  • Rhonda Hamrock

    MacKenzie, Great work in supporting LLC. You are clearly a fighter. Good luck with your fundraising efforts. Sincerely, Rhonda Hamrock

  • Dawn Hammond

    Way to go Mackenzie!!! You are a TRUE superhero!!!!

  • Kate Forrest

    Go Mackenzie and Team Rebels for a Cure!!

  • Phyl & Ed Waddell

    What a wonderful thing you are doing! Your Eastview neighbors, Phyl & Ed Waddell (Skyline)

  • The Weikert Family

    Way to go Mackenzie! Best of Luck!

  • Tinebra Family

    You ROCK Mackenzie!!! xoxo

  • Harold Cooper

    You have a beautiful spirit Mackenzie. The love within you shines brightly

  • Hagerstown Honda & Kia

    Keep up the great work!

  • Henry Allenberg

    Hi Mackenzie I was really moved by your poem about your dragon at Sunrise Rotary a couple weeks ago. I've dealt with 2 dragons in my life, (one's been sleeping for a couple decades, and one that we've slowed down but not put to sleep yet). I've used the same dragon analogy to describe my cancer - but without your very moving poetry. Here's hoping that your dragon is banished from his lair inside your body and your life is long and happy. Henry

  • Patrick & Lynn Hoffman

    Keep up the good work Mackenzie. Proud of you

  • Francesca Conticchio

    Watching you kick ass and take names since you were born has truly been an inspiration to me. Wish i could afford to donate more. Love you. Keep up the good work!

  • Nicole Nason

    Way to go brave girl!

  • Kayla Atupem

    Keep up the great work!

  • The Reuther Family

    We are so proud of you and your big heart!

  • Alison Ashbury

    Thank you for your fundraising efforts and for bringing awareness to the LLS. We are happy you are doing well, and will continue to pray for you.

  • Grace Messineo

    My Dad and cousin both died from a cancer of the blood. Proud to be a Delta Zeta and support the awesome daughter of a sorority sister!


    Good Luck with your goal!

  • Jennifer Brambir

    You are a huge inspiration to a lot of people! Good luck in meeting your goal!!

  • Anonymous

    MacKenzie, eres una inspiración para muchos. ¡Suerte con todo lo que deseas lograr! ¡Estoy segura que lo harás y cambiarás muchas vidas en el proceso! Con cariño, -La familia Escobar

  • Steven Ritter

    Good luck with the fundraiser. -Ritters in ND

  • Jill Sandeen

    So proud of Mackenzie!!

  • Whitney Newsom

    Katelynn’s class, from Tennessee

  • Anonymous

    Good luck! From NH!

  • Anonymous

    Mackenzie McCarter

  • ARosenfried

    Colorado loves you!

  • Amanda Belden

    Keep up the great work!!

  • Jodi & Dave Walker

    Thank you for dedicating your heart to all those that may benefit! ❤️

  • Rena Petkus

    Here’s Illinois

  • Denise Apple

    Mackenzie McCarter

  • David Waalewyn

    Best of luck!

  • Turners

    GO MAC GO! We love you Bryan, Christy & Rachel

  • Bob Evans

    Good luck with your campaign.

  • The Rosewaters

    You inspire us! Your strength, spirit, and care for others are really something special.

  • Tony Burt

    Mackenzie, I can't believe where the time has gone. Growing up with you in the neighborhood and watching you grow and accomplish what ever you put you mind to has been truly inspiring. Keep up the good work, you are defining your own circumstances and path now and its great so see you achieve and strive for your goals!

  • Anonymous

    The support of Western Heights

  • CSMS

    Donation from CSMS

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