Students of the Year Baltimore

Sophie Somerville | Pirates of the CUREibbean

Sophie's Students of the Year Fundraiser

Jan 11, 2021

Support Team Pirates of the CUREabbean!

Welcome to my fundraising page.

You have officially taken one step in the right direction to make a difference. I encourage you to join me in supporting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). By donating to LLS, you support the many facets of LLS’s mission work from investing in groundbreaking research, providing education and support to patients, and advocating at the state and federal level for legislation to help those living with cancer. 

You may have a personal connection to blood cancer, but if not, here is my story. 

Throughout my childhood, I was extremely close to my grandfather, Tom. Tom and I shared a special bond that no one else could even compare to. We always would go back and forth calling each other "The One." When I was around the age of four, he was diagnosed with leukemia. I was too young to understand the struggles that he was going through. As I grew up, I slowly began to comprehend his pain. When I was 12, he lost his battle. Tom is my inspiration for participating in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Student of the Year program. I want to ensure that one day, no one will have to go through what he did. 


Every facet of LLS’s mission – research, education and support, and policy and advocacy – work in harmony to put blood cancer patients and their families first. LLS has helped millions impacted by cancer throughout its more than 70-year history, even funding breakthrough blood cancer research to advance lifesaving treatments and cures that is now helping patients with other cancers and diseases. 

Thank you so much for your support. 

With love and gratitude,

Sophie Somerville

For more information about LLS, visit



  • Tia Shelnutt

    Great cause! This is wonderful! Love. The Shelnutt’s

  • Thomas Spray-Fry

    Great Job Sophie!

  • amy Ladd

    So Proud of you Sophie....

  • Edmund J Levendusky

    Hi Sophie, congratulations on accepting the honor to run for Student of the Year! Have fun on your journey the next few weeks and remember to support your teammates. The kids with LLS are counting on you and I know you will not let them down!! Good luck and thank you for doing this!! ED

  • Elaine Somerville

    This is absolutely a terrific way for high school students to positively contribute to society! The CUREibbean team deserve our support to beat this type of cancer. With the trials in the world these days, it is a breath of fresh air to see our young adults taking on this task with dedication, determination, and high energy. May your efforts be rewarded in many ways and inspire you to reach towards many more goals in life. Congratulations on your effort and a special "shout out" to your team leader, Sophie Somerville.

  • grace brown

    This is amazing!! So proud of you!!

  • Connor Brisolari

    Keep it up

  • Barry DesRoches

    Hard to believe you are a senior — great cause hope your team blows away you goal!

  • Maria Calabrese

    This is wonderful! Way to go, Sophie!

  • Beverly Kelly

    Good Sophie....wonderful project. Hugs from PEI

  • Angie Berry

    Hi Sophie. It’s wonderful that your team is supporting this great cause. In my research roles over the years, I have worked on trials that received LLS funding. Societies like LLS help to meet research needs not funded by NIH/NCI. My contribution is in honor of all who have had experienced hematological malignancies, especially my favorite guy from Evansville, IN.

  • Barbara Singel

    Congratulations Sophie. You are very special. As your Grandma, I am so proud of you & I know Tom would be too.

  • Cheryl & Tony Cline

    Way to go Sophie!!!!

  • Doug and Sue Allen

    Great job Sophie!

  • Melissa Koehler

    Great work Sophia and the Student of the Year Campaign!

  • Robert and Mary Ann Singel

    Thanks for your efforts and kind words about Tom. You were special to him.

  • Melanie Burcham

    Great cause, Sophie! Good luck!

  • Nancy LaRocque

    Great Job Sophie! The LaRocques

  • The Reece Family

    Go Sophie! We are very proud of you!

  • Gail L Westover

    Great Job Sophie! What an amazing tribute to Tom!

  • Julie Huntington

    Sophie, what a wonderful effort on your part to raise money for cancer patients in honor of your grandfather! You are an amazing young lady - sweet, thoughtful and responsible. You are making a difference! Best of luck in all your endeavors! 💕

  • The McElhennys

    Nice job Sophie! We are happy to contribute to this worthy cause. Keep up the good work!

  • Jeff and Bonnie Ross

    Thanks for your help with fighting this terrible disease. We are donating in support of our son Sam and in memory of our friends Casey Menichetti and Dave Matlock.

  • The Gray Family

    The Gray Family

  • The Menichetti’s

    Thank you so much Sophie for all that you are doing to support LLS. The Menichetti’s

  • Richard Kahalas

    Sophie it’s an honor to be able to support you and this wonderful cause. Keep up your good work.

Contact us by email or call 888.LLS.7177.