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Team JCStrong

Mar 24, 2021

We invite you to join us for any of the following events. Thank you so much for supporting Team JCstrong!!  If you have any questions, please contact us at 


MARCH 11 - 12, 2021 - SHOP FOR GOOD AT KENDRA SCOTT! We will be hosting a fundraiser at Kendra Scott in Wichita at the Waterfront on Thursday, March 11 from 3:00 - 6:00pm where you can shop in store and visit with Team JC Strong! Guests may also shop online ANYTIME March 11 and 12, using code GIVEBACK-1037.  20% of your purchase will be donated to Team JC Strong! Be thinking about Mother's Day, Easter and Graduation gifts! Or treat yourself! 

MARCH 14 - 18 2021 - MARCH MADNESS BASKETBALL BRACKETS FOR BLOOD CANCER! Join us in the fight and try your luck at a successful basketball bracket! Visit to sign up. Bracket challenge opens Selection Sunday and ends Thursday, March 18. Make a $10 minimum donation to our fundraising page and enter "Basketball" in the comments so we know you are officially registered. Prizes will be awarded to those with the most successful brackets! Invite friends to join in this fun challenge! 

MARCH 3 - APRIL 23, 2021 - WEST STREET NUTRITION TIP DONATION! Visit West Street Nutrition at 240 S West Street anytime during our campaign. Enjoy a nutritious shake or tea and all tips will be donated to Team JC Strong! 

APRIL 10, 2021 - PICKLEBALL TOURNAMENT AT CHICKEN N PICKLE WICHITA! Grab a partner and plan to join us for our Team JC Strong Pickleball Tournament. No experience necessary. Costumes encouraged. Just come, play, grab a snack, bid on awesome silent auction items, buy a raffle ticket, and support our team. Register your team using this link no later than April 1st:

APRIL 15, 2021 - GARAGE SALE!! Do you have any items you need to donate? We're gladly accepting donations for our sale that will take place at 10415 W. Douglas. Items may be dropped off April 12 - 14. Contact Carsyn with questions at 316-570-4903. Then make plans to visit our big sale on the 15th and take home some treasures!

APRIL 17, 2021 - PARKING LOT BINGO AT EISENHOWER HIGH SCHOOL! Fun starts at 5:00pm. Bring your friends and family and your car! This outdoor BINGO event will be held at the EHS parking lot to keep it socially distant. Play BINGO from the comfort of your vehicle, tune your radio to the specified frequency, win prizes, eat food, bid on silent auction items, and support a great cause!

APRIL 18, 2021 - MRS. COLE'S TROPICAL SNO GIVE BACK EVENT! Join us at Mrs. Cole's Tropical Sno on Main Street in Goddard for an afternoon of shaved ice goodness. A portion of sales will be donated to our Team JC Strong campaign. Walk over to the Pavilion at Linear Park and pick up a JC Strong t-shirt or face mask, and try your luck at winning some raffle prizes! 

APRIL 23, 2021 - VIRTUAL GRAND FINALE EVENT! This year's Grand Finale Event will be held online, but there will be plenty of ways to support Team JC Strong by registering to attend and bidding on some of our fabulous auction items!


Team JCStrong

Mar 06, 2021

Our names are Julia Barber, Carsyn McCue and Madelyn Smith.  We are juniors at Eisenhower High School in Goddard, Kansas. We all serve on our Student Council, hold offices in various clubs and school organizations, are members of Cheer and Dance squads, and are inductees of National Honor Society. It was a decade ago that we met in elementary school. At that time we became friends with a boy named JC Delamore.  We watched him battle Leukemia with all the courage, dignity and positivity he possibly could. We cheered for him  during the good times, and cried with him during the struggles. Our classmates rallied around JC and his family during his 11 year battle with the disease. Sadly Leukemia took JC’s life in May of 2018.  

Since that time, some of our high school classmates signed up to run campaigns for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Students of the Year in memory of JC. Now it is our turn! We are humbled and honored to be nominated to help save lives in 2021 and run our own JC Strong Campaign! Students of the Year is a philanthropic leadership development program for high school students. It is a 7-week campaign which will run March 3 - April 23, 2021. Our team goal is to raise $50,000 for LLS! All money raised will help fund blood cancer research and help patients afford lifesaving treatment. The student candidates who raise the most money will win the title of Students of the Year and receive scholarship money for college. This program will help us develop professional skills, raise funds for a great cause, and honor the memory of our friend JC. 

In order for our campaign to be successful, we need a strong and committed team to support us. While we cannot receive  funds for our campaign until March 3rd but the planning process is beginning now. Team members can support our campaign by helping us in any of the following areas: planning fundraising events, attending team meetings, sharing our  campaign on social media, helping us obtain corporate sponsorships, helping secure auction items, promoting your own  fundraising web page, being present at events, providing encouragement, etc. 

While COVID-19 has presented us with challenges related to hosting large fundraising events, we are planning some virtual fundraisers and small group events. Stay tuned to this page for all the updated information on our fundraising campaign. Online donations open up March 3, 2021. 

LLS is an organization that is doing the right things with the dollars it raises, and we are proud to be associated with it. Thank you in advance for supporting this incredible need!




  • Anne Heskett

    I’m so proud of your efforts in honor of JC. Good luck on meeting or exceeding your goal!

  • Keith Lewandowski

    Good luck in reaching your goal girls! This is a great goal, and I am impressed with your dedication and commitment to making a difference in JC's name!

  • David and Caroline Flett

    I am sorry for the loss of your friend Maddie. Thank you for running to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in memory of your friend. We have lost a family member to leukemia and we have a friend and the four years old son of a friend battling leukemia at this time. I hope you and your classmate meet your goal.

  • Melissa LeBlanc

    I'm proud of you girls!

  • Jacquelyn Grant

    This is an amazing organization and a fantastic thing you’re doing! Good luck and thank you for putting your time and effort into bringing awareness to such a great cause.

  • Kathy and Kevin Wray

    We also lost a friend to this cancer. It took his life way too early. Thanks for raising money to help fight this! Wishing you all the best in your campaign Julia!

  • Haley & Josh

    Tshirt order!

  • Andrea McCarty

    tshirt/ mask

  • Karen Brown

    1 T-shirt and 2 masks!

  • Andrea B McCarty

    Basketball - Jason, Jacob, Dan and Andy

  • Gregory Glover

    Love you Guys!

  • Michelle Stewart

    t-shirts — Can’t wait to support the team and the amazing work you’re doing in JC’s memory!

  • Jeff Cooper

    Hope you reach and exceed your goal

  • Angie Bacon

    This is for my order of 3 face masks. Thank you!

  • Carly Janzen

    T shirt!!

  • Anonymous


  • Lisa Elliott


  • Lisa Elliott

    Four tshirts and one tournament bracket. Lisa Elliott.

  • Joel and Amy Schaefer

    Thank you ladies for doing this in honor of JC. I had the privilege of doing Team in Training events running in honor of JC years ago. It was inspirational to see his memory continue to live on through efforts like this. Best wishes to the three of you! -Joel and Amy Schaefer

  • Anna Presutti

    Keep on keeping on.

  • Mike Habbart

    Good luck on meeting your goal ladies!

  • Cathy & Shawn Devlin

    I am so proud of you for honoring JC's memory in this way and for your commitment to making a difference. You girls are my heroes. Best of luck to you! Love, Cathy & Shawn Devlin

  • Kailey Hill


  • Anonymous

    Pickleball Event April 10,2021 What an outstanding job you have done to reach out and care for others in need. We all need to do more of this today and spread the love and compassion.

  • Dee Williams

    Carsyn thank you for saving lives through the JC Strong Campaign. Dee

  • Rebecca Peery

    Basketball Bracket

  • Angie


  • Angie

    2 shirts 6 masks

  • Patricia Smith

    We are happy to support such a worthy cause and to honor JC and so many others we have lost to leukemia and lymphoma. Thank you, Maddie, Carsyn and Julia for your hard work and commitment to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society' s mission to find a cure and to assist families who are battling the disease. We are proud of you!

  • Colin McCue


  • Therese Gibler

    Good luck towards your goal, girls! Do it for JC!

  • Mary L Lockyear

    Pickleball Tournament CnP

  • Kari Moore

    JC was an amazing young man. He is greatly missed by all.

  • Carsyn McCue


  • Chris and Terri Kohleffel

    Good Luck. I hope you reach your goal.

  • Travis Rink

    For the Team JC Strong campaign

  • Kate Foss

    JC Delamore. Go Team!

  • Lin Schepmann


  • Jenni Herndon

    Thanks for keeping JC’s memory alive each year and supporting a wonderful cause!

  • Kelsi Smith

    Happy to Donate and participate in the pickle ball tournament! Good job ladies!!

  • Kelly L Brophy

    Go Jules!



  • Kendra Wicks

    Donate for pickleball tournament at Chicken n Pickle. Can't wait!

  • Andrea McCarty

    Pickle ball

  • Preston Ford, Ryder Choura, Karlee Ford, Abbie Dyer

    Pickle Ball Teams "Been Practicing" and Team "Tigers"Donations! Go Tiger Softball!!

  • Karen Brown

    Pickleball registration for Riverside Jets (Gentry Brown & Paul Jittawait)

  • David & Dawn Frerichs

    Keep fighting the fight! #JCStrong

  • Jon and Gina Aguirre

    The state of Georgia represented!! Finish strong for a great cause.

  • Jocelyn Powell

    Donating from Oklahoma ♥️

  • Karla Allen


  • Christine Brown


  • Jackie Knopik

    From Nebraska Referred to the site by Maddie Smith

  • Steve and Lynne Edgar

    Go team JC strong!! Donating from Texas!!

  • Abby Barnett TN

    Donation from TN!

  • Angie Delamore

    Love you Bubs

  • Meg Sytnick

    Raffle Tickets @ Pickle Ball Tournament

  • Brandi Williams

    You guys are amazing ! Keep kicking butt! ??

  • Chris and Tippi Graham

    Such a wonderful way to continue JC's legacy - we're happy to be able to donate to such a worthy cause! - Tippi and Chris Graham from Illinois

  • Stacy Balzer

    Happy to be the Michigan donation!!!

  • Jeanine Forney

    Donation requested by Pam Rose McCue, Wichita.

  • Catalina Arata


  • Margarita McClain


  • Kristin Pylant


  • Leigh Holt

    Mississippi represented for JCStrong

  • Anonymous

    Chipping in from PA to help Team JC Strong get a donation from every state.

  • Becky Schroeder

    Go Jules! Oxox

  • Pauletta Barenberg


  • Anonymous

    From Colorado!

  • Anonymous

    In honor of JC Delamore from Kansas, with much love.

  • Madison Farrell

    for t-shirt

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