Students of the Year Baltimore

Olivia Hatcher | Team Harry's Hope

Harry’s Hope Fundraising Page

Jan 18, 2019
Are you ready to save lives? If so, don’t forget to put in a donation during our 7-week fundraising period beginning January 19th and continuing until March 9th. Thank you so much for your participation in supporting Harry’s Hope, so that more blood cancer patients like Harry LeBrun can have access to life saving treatments developed through the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
 

Welcome to Olivia Hatcher's SOY Fundraising Page!

Jan 19, 2019

Why We Need Your Help

My name is Olivia Hatcher. I am sixteen years old and a sophomore at Mercy High School in Baltimore. My grandfather, Harry LeBrun (who we call "Papa"), is one of the strongest people I've ever met. He worked hard all his life to create a good life for our family, who I know he loves more than anything. But, nearly 2 years ago, Papa was diagnosed with stage IV non-hodgkin's lymphoma. Ever since he's been doing all he can to fight for his life so he can be here to see me and my brother Simon grow up, and finally get to enjoy the retirement he deserves with my grandmother. I decided to join the Students of the Year campaign to help raise funds and awareness for blood cancers because I really want him to be able to do that. 

Though I believe Papa can overcome any obstacle, I also know that cancer is a different kind of challenge that affects millions of people of every age every year. Approximately every three minutes, someone in the US is diagnosed with a blood cancer, and every nine minutes, someone in the US dies of a blood cancer. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society wants to change these numbers.

As a candidate for the Students of the Year Campaign I am working to raise money for LLS that will go towards the research into treatments and cures for the hundreds of thousands of people battling blood cancer. Our goal for our 7-week fundraising period beginning January 19th and ending on March 9th is an incredible $25,000. However, we cannot reach our goal without people like you! 

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 my grandfather, and the thousands more suffering from 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 by sharing the link!

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

For more information about LLS, please visit www.lls.org.

 

 

27 Comments

  • Judith O?Neill

    God’s speed to the LeBrun Hatchers. You are a very special family.

  • Dan LeBrun

    Happy to contribute.

  • Chip Baldwin

    So happy to help especially in honor of such a great guy!

  • Denise LeBrun

    Thank you Olivia, I know you are working very hard. Every dollar helps. It has helped to bring about CAR-T cell therapy which has helped many people. There will be more discoveries in the future. Love you very much. Grandma and Papa

  • Toni Asher

    Harry has been our neighbor for 30 years. Here is to another 30.

  • Rachel Alexander

    Olivia Proud of you and your good work. Thank you for helping others.

  • Gail Hatcher

    You are a very special lady, Olivia!

  • Jill Messier

    Olivia, you are such a wonderful young lady! You come from a very special family and I’m happy to donate to help your papa! He sounds like a very special man! ??????

  • Chelsea Smoot

    Sorry I won’t be able to make it, but as always... YOU ROCK OLIVIA! :)

  • Melissa DeSantis

    Sending lots of love!

  • nancy Graboski

    Go Olivia! You are a bright star.... Harry, rooting for you and all of us with this formidable disease. Let's kick it's butt!! Go team!!!

  • Elizabeth Hatcher Frush

    You go, Olivia!! I hope that you meet your goal! I am so proud of you for doing this for such a good cause. Good luck!!!

  • Nancy Van Keuren

    So happy to donate especially for such a very special family.

  • Joe Wagner

    Extraordinary effort on behalf of your Grandfather. Congratulations, Olivia! Job well done.

  • Michelle Cooper

    Best wishes on your fundraising Olivia! Wish we could be there to skate with you.

  • dr. Robert Frieman

    You should be very proud of the difference you are making in the world. - Dr. Frieman.

  • Christine Watson

    Best wishes for success in this most important cause!

  • Jennifer & Steve Kozak

    Olivia you are an inspiration to all of us!

  • Carolyn Lambdin

    Honored to contribute!

  • Jean Hatcher

    So proud of you, Olivia! Thank you for making a difference!

  • Amy Rosewater Halushka

    Good luck with your fundraiser, Olivia!!

  • Laura L Hatcher

    Funds raised from our Skate for a Cure LLS Skateland Mixer! Thanks to everyone who came out to support our fundraiser!

  • Elena Hung

    xoxo

  • Jessica Smith & Family

    So proud of Olivia for doing this! She is amazing and we love her and her entire family. Wishing "Papa" a lifetime of good health!

  • Tess Veloso

    So proud of you, Olivia, for making a difference.

  • Tess Veloso

    So proud of you, Olivia, for making a difference in people's lives.

  • Dawn Drake

    The Drake Family

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