Students of the Year Kansas City

McKinley Van Slyke | KC Cure Crew

KC Cure Crew

Jan 22, 2022

Hey Everyone!! We are selling $10 shirts for some of events at blue valley schools! We are hosting basketball game with a Red Out theme in honor of LLS if you are intrested in ordering one to wear at one of our games or in support of our cause fill out this link below! Thank you so much for the support!





Jan 19, 2022

On January 18th kick-off begun and the start of our student of the year campign has started!! We are pumped and can't wait to try to reach out goal and help benfit all the amazing things LLS is doing and ending blood cancer. We had a great time celebrating with the majority of our team! All of our team members go their shirts that we will be selling at some of our events to come soon!! 



Jan 18, 2022

Our Mission as KC Cure Crew is to spread awareness to students to see what they can do to benefit the mission of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  We know that so many people want to help organizations such as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, but they don't have an outlet to do so! We also wanted to make a community of leaders to go out into their community and make a difference and help raise money for a greater good! There are so many people throughout our teams lives that have struggled with different forms of cancer and we wanted to help make a big step in helping cure leukemia and lymphoma! We are super excited to be a part of this amazing campaign and would love your support in our campaign and the mission of LLS Cure Crew!




Nov 29, 2021

My name is McKinley Van Slyke! I was nominated to be an LLS Student of the Year. I wanted to be a Student of the Year because I think it is such a good way to make a huge impact in your community and such good life skills. I wanted to focus on students in my campaign because so many kids want to help and make a difference in their community, but they don't have the tools to do so. Also, in doing this I wanted to help spread my campaign through my community and make a team of high schoolers with connections to LLS and to create a community within our own team as well!! Super excited to see what me and my team can accomplish!




Nov 09, 2021

On November 8th some of our team got the opportunity to meet togther for a dinner meeting to go over some steps to contniue our campign. We worked on details for events we are planning and go over everyone's individual roles and how we are going to raise as much money as we can! As a team we have a lot of great ideas and are so ready to bring them into our campign. We are so excited to help LLS and can't wait to get started!!



  • Emily Freeman

    Good luck McKinley!!

  • Amara Napper

    Good job and good luck!!

  • Carrie Carlson

    Way to go, McKinley!

  • Mary Wink

    So proud of you, McKinley, in your efforts to fight blood cancers??

  • Scott and Kristi Brooks

    Thank you McKinley for your work in helping the fight against leukemia!

  • Horn Family

    Thank you for choosing and pursuing what's good.

  • Natalee Gaudreau

    Good Luck Mckinley!!

  • Jen Cairns

    For my official team tee!

  • Anonymous

    Proud of you McKinley!

  • Musselman and Hall Contractors,LLC

    Good luck KC Cure Crew.

  • Kim Wilkie


  • Lynette Laipple

    Good Luck!

  • Musselman & Hall Contractors

    Excited to support McKinley and the rest of the KC Cure Crew Team! Thank you for what you are doing.

  • Craig and Laurie

    We are very proud of this team of high school students and their efforts to support the fight against leukemia and lymphoma (LLS)! We are especially proud of our Granddaughter McKinley for the leadership she has demonstrated on this Team!

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