Students of the Year Maryland

Gwen Berger | Horton's Heroes

Gwen's Students of the Year Fundraiser

Feb 21, 2022

Hello all!  First off, I'd like to say a massive THANK YOU to all those who have donated and continue to support me in this journey.  This is such an amazing cause and I wouldn't be here without you! With that being said, we are approaching the first stage of our goal!  This is very exciting news!! Please help me reach this first stage and spread the word!!

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Feb 06, 2022

Wow, everyone!  The campaign has finally begun! My team and I are so happy to be fundraising during these next 7 weeks for such an amazing cause! Thank you so much for your support and I can't wait to see what comes next for us!

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A Little About Me

Jan 25, 2022


As you may know by now, my name is Gwen Berger and I'm part of the FANTASTIC team Horton's Heroes!

Currently, I am a junior at Mount de Sales Academy in Catonsville, MD.  

I am part of the Students of the Year campaign to raise awareness and find a cure for blood cancer, along with many other forms of cancer too.  Several of my close family members and friends were diagnosed with ailments such as breast cancer and skin cancer that are researched by LLS.  Additionally, I am a member of a Youth board for Gigi's Playhouse Annapolis, an achievement center for individuals with Down Syndrome. These individuals have weaker immune systems and are far more susceptible to leukemia, lymphoma, and other cancers.  I want to provide a better future for all, including my family members and those in the Down Syndrome community.  Fundraising for research doesn't magically appear, it comes from people just like us.  

With your help, we can support those individuals and their families in this fight and FIND A CURE!


Upcoming Basket Bingo!

Jan 25, 2022

Hi everyone!

Exciting news, on SATURDAY MARCH 5TH, Horton' s Heroes will be hosting a basket bingo! 

Reserve tickets NOW for $20 each or at the door for $25 each.

Doors open at 6pm at St. Philip Neri Parish Hall and bingo starts at 7pm

Contact me at or 443.422.7500 to purchase tickets!

Hope to see you there! 


Gwenyth's Students of the Year Fundraiser

Jan 25, 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?
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



  • Miguel Family

    Good luck, Gwen! great cause

  • Janet and Kurt Sears

    This is such a great thing to do. We are so proud of you and so happy to support such a great cause.

  • Peg Hall

    This in honor of Mom-Mom! We both love you so much!

  • Nancy Umberger

    So proud of you Gwen. What a wonderful organization.

  • Judy Baker

    This is in memory of my mom Anna Amos. My mom was a breast cancer survivor. Keep up the good work Gwen. We are proud of you. Uncle Mike and Aunt Judy

  • Mary Brill

    Sue is fighting blood cancer. Your work will help her and so many others win their battles with cancer. Thank you for being a shining light amid their struggles.

  • Jane Rosenthal

    Go Gwen!!

  • Rebecca Berger

    We’re proud of you for working so hard to support such an amazing cause ??

  • Andrea Dantinne

    So proud of you! Xoxo

  • Elizabeth Strubel

    You are our "Student of the Year, Gwen!"

  • The Gumbel Family

    Gwen you’re a rockstar. Thank you for being a blessing to so many. ??

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