Students of the Year Minneapolis

Jillian Cicero

Welcome to Jillian's Open Hearts Fundraising Campaign

Jan 08, 2019

Hello everyone!

I am honored to participate in the 2019 Students of the Year program, a seven-week initiative in which select high school students from around the country participate in a fundraising competition to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

My impassioned decision to run for Student of the Year with LLS by running a campaign to raise money for blood cancer research powerfully connects me to the honored memory of my mother’s life. As a graduating senior, new opportunities and journeys are coming my way as I proceed onto new chapters in my life, and my mother’s presence in these exciting changes is something I am missing. My campaign, dedicated to her, allows me to feel like she is right there with me in my life’s current milestone.

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  • Jill and Kevin Bolejack

    In memory of your Mom and in honor of you, Jillian. She lives on in you. We are all proud of you! Keep up the good work. I was thinking, if 1000 people gave $50...

  • Sharon Peterson

    Thanks Jillian for honoring your mother in such a meaningful way! She was a special woman whom I was honored to have met and one to whom I've heard so many stories of her contributions to society and people and need.

  • Romelle E. Jones

    I met your mom a long time ago. She attended a Relay For Life event with you, your Aunt Sandy and my sister, Sharon. What a lovely lady !

  • Anonymous

    Good luck to you Jillian! Thank you for this tremendous fight you are putting forth for your mother and others with cancer! God bless you!

  • Carol Hendrickson

    miss you much my cousin. Your family loves and works hard in your memory.

  • Bruce Marty

    Keep up the hard work!

  • Shelly Laugerman

    Good luck Jillian! Happy to donate in honor of your mother's memory, she would be so proud. This covers California! Love, Shelly

  • Dexter Phillips

    Good Luck

  • Troy and Jennifer Dahnert

    What a wonderful way to honor your mother.

  • Madeline Lunzer

    Love you!

  • Paul and Jackie Lund

    In memory of Sharon and in honor of Lynette

  • Sharon Peterson

    Jillian, I'm happy to contribute to this special memorial to you dear mother.

  • Anonymous

    Keep up the hard work!

  • Laura Behun

    Best of luck! You are an amazing woman and your mother I'm sure is very proud of the lady you have become!

  • Anonymous

    Bless you Jillian for your efforts!

  • Anonymous

    There are too many family and friends to list, sadly! I love and miss them all. Also, there are currently friends that battle daily.

  • Joey Lindahl

    Good luck in reaching your goal! What a wonderful way to honor your mom.

  • Katie Koppy

    Jillian, I hope you reach your goal in honor of your mom. You go girl! -Katie

  • Millie Peters

    Good luck on your fundraiser

  • Julie Gilbert

    Good Luck Jillian!

  • Cathy Loeppky

    What a wonderful way to honor your mom Jillian. Blessings!

  • Paula Dahl

    In memory of your mom. She was a beautiful, gentle soul. She is definitely looking down on you with a smile.

  • Deborah Meissner

    What a beautiful tribute to your mom, Jillian. Sending you so much love, super girl!??

  • Sally Ann Carlson

    Good luck Jillian!

  • Eric E Telander

    Good luck in reaching your goal! Keep up the great work.

  • Wayne Herberg

    Great job Jillian working to make a difference!

  • Nancy Schulz

    In memory of Sharon my very best friend. Miss you ❤️❤️

  • Becky Shand

    Shar, My heart will always hold your special friendship in a special place. Good Luck Jillian! Mom would be so proud of you! Hugs, Becky

  • Colleen Kohler

    this is in honor of my mom, Jean Wallace who is battling blood cancer. Of course, in memory of your beautiful mom Sharon! Great job, your mom would be super proud!

  • Jordan Mitchell

    Good luck Jillian ❤️

  • Sandy Westman

    Good luck in your campaign Jillian! I hope you're able to meet your goal!

  • Donna Peters

    Jillian, you are such an amazing young woman! Your mom would be so proud of you. I'm donating in memory of your mom and my parents who also battled leukemia and lymphoma. The world needs more people like you. God bless you!

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