Students of the Year Wichita

Claire Russell | Reese Power 2.0

Claire's Students of the Year Fundraiser

Mar 01, 2021

I am honored to say that I am a candidate for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Student of the Year campaign! I would appreciate your support to help LLS in its mission to ensure access to cures and treatments for blood cancers.

I am running in this campaign in honor of my cousin, Reese, who endured leukemia for 9 years and unfortunately lost her battle at 13 years of age. I looked up to her as my role model. I learned so much from her whenever we would spend time together, and I am very grateful for that. I often wonder what it would be like if she was still here today. She would have been a senior in high school this year. Please help me honor Reese’s memory and bring awareness to this cause.


Did you know that every three minutes, someone in this country is diagnosed with blood cancer, and every nine minutes, someone dies? Those statistics need to change, and I know that as we come together and partner with LLS, we will find a cure, not someday, but today! You may be surprised to learn that blood cancer research leads to treatment advances for other cancers and serious diseases.

Here is how you can be part of the cure…

I am asking you today to join me in this ambitious campaign. I have until Friday, April 23rd to reach my goal of raising $50,000. This will enable me to fund and name a research portfolio!

Please reach out to others you know and ask them to contribute as well. I have found that so many of the people I talk to about my campaign have a connection to blood cancer and want to support LLS.



Claire Russell

2021 Student of the Year Candidate


PS: I want to thank you in advance for your generous support of my team, Reese Power 2.0.





  • Roger Heineken

    Best wishes, Claire and to all the Russells.

  • Zach Cole

    Great work Claire!

  • Jamie Riley

    Thank you for all of your hard work to bring awareness to this disease. I’m sure Reece is smiling down on you.

  • Michelle Barnhart

    We are rooting for you, Claire! Reese has left an amazing impact on the world through her legacy and loved ones!

  • Kelly McNamara Rainbolt

    Clair, What a wonderful way to honor your cousin! Glad to be able to help the cause. Prayers for you and your family. Kelly

  • Karla Henke

    ¡Felicitaciones, Claire! Estoy muy orgullosa de ti y te deseo buena suerte.

  • James Wagner

    For Reese Power 2.0

  • Jim and Donna (AKA) Nana and Papa Russell

    Thank you for being relentless in finding a cure. "Reese Power" the journey continues.

  • Elaine Musick

    Good luck on this journey to honor and remember Reese.

  • David Wendling

    Thank you for stepping up for this cause.

  • Anonymous

    Clare, great cause, thanks for your continued work for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society!

  • Sharon Powell

    Congrats on being nominated. We are proud of you!

  • Anna Flynn

    You are all a very special family.. Thank you for all you do..

  • Mindy Shadoin

    Great job, Claire! You are making a difference in the world!

  • Kelsea Cronin

    Great Job Claire! I read about you through the Skimm! When I was in high school I had a family friend go through leukemia; fortunately she won her fight thanks to LLS. Keep up the great work! You are an inspiration!

  • Jeffery Sanders Sr

    All glory goes to God who is the headed of my life 🙏🏾

  • Mary Hurla-Spangler

    You, your family and your cause have a great advocate in Rose Mulvany Henry. God bless.

  • Angela Johnson

    What a lovely way to honor your cousin, Claire! Wishing you the best in reaching your goal! Linden & Angie Johnson

  • Joan Wagner

    Best of luck!!!

  • Misty Currier

    Thank you for making a difference and good luck with your campaign! What a legacy Reese has left behind! She is greatly missed, but continues to make such a huge impact.

  • Dorothy Blaufuss

    Claire this is such an honorable cause. Good luck on being named Student of the year. I’m sure you and Reese would be the best of friends.

  • Peggy Griffith, Realtor, BHHS PenFed Realty

    Good Luck Claire!!

  • Lauren Straub

    Thank you, Claire, for taking a bold stand for Reese and everyone who has had to face life-changing diagnoses!

  • Tyler Naylor

    Thank you so much for doing this. I know Reese would love this. She was an incredible young lady and is missed daily.

  • Joel and Amy Schaefer

    Best of luck Claire! Wishing you and the entire Russell family well! It's so inspiring to continue to see Reese be honored in this way! God's blessings to you during this journey! Joel and Amy Schaefer

  • Vanessa Harshberger

    Thank you Claire for making a difference!

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