Students of the Year Wichita

C. J. Russell | Reese Power 2.0

C. J.'s Students of the Year Fundraiser

Mar 02, 2021

Welcome!  Thank you for visiting my fundraising page.

 Shortly before her fourth birthday, my niece Reese (pictured to the right) was diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL).  Throughout the following nine years of chemo, transfusions, remissions, relapses and two bone marrow transplants she showed how brave, resilient and amazing a child can be.  At the age of thirteen we lost Reese but from her life and from that loss we have learned something very important, to...

Choose Joy!  

The idea of choosing joy has been an important lesson for our family and has become a consistent message from the Reese Power team as we have raised money for LLS over the years.

So when my cousin Claire asked if I was willing to help her raise $25,000 for LLS through the Student of the Year 2021 Campaign, there wasn't even a moment of hesitation.  Few things could bring me more Joy than helping a young woman that I have known all her life achieve such an awesome goal.  I am very proud of her efforts in coordinating our team and I can't wait to see the results.

With that in mind, I encourage you to join me in supporting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) by making a donation to the Reese Power team. 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. My appreciation for your support cannot be overstated — each and every dollar donated to LLS brings us closer to our goal to end blood cancer and makes an impact for cancer patients and their families.

As a global leader in the fight to end cancer, LLS is committed to doing more for blood cancer patients and families than any organization in the world. LLS’s signature fundraising campaigns drive critical support for its mission, including a nearly $1.3 billion investment in cutting edge cancer research worldwide since it was founded in 1949. Since the 1960s, survival rates for many blood cancer patients have doubled, tripled, or even quadrupled.

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. That is why at LLS we say that beating cancer is in our blood.

Your donation is tax deductible and no donation is too small. If a monetary donation is not in the cards, please consider becoming a bone marrow or blood donor. See the links below for more information and become a hero!

American Red Cross:

Be the Match:

On behalf of cancer patients and their families everywhere, I sincerely thank you for your support!

For more information about LLS, please visit

C. J. Russell



  • Matt Sauber

    Happy to help! Good luck fundraising! -The Saubers

  • Anonymous

    Keep up the good work! The Cavins

  • Sarah and Brian Suellentrop

    Best of Luck!

  • Jenny and Sam Lines

    Good luck!

  • Janet Cervantes

    Your entire family is always in my prayers. Reese Power is forever a part of so many of us! Much love and positivity to you in your journey as well. ??

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