Students of the Year Minneapolis

Andrew Hemmesch | Team Andrew

Andrew's Students of the Year Fundraiser

Jan 07, 2022

Hey everyone!  I'm Drew Hemmesch, and I have signed up to save lives with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and am working to raise as much as possible over the next 7 weeks. :)
As you know, everyone wins when cancer loses. Thanks to your support, my efforts will help fund therapies and treatments that are saving lives. Over the years, support from people like you has been responsible for the blood cancer advancements that have doubled, tripled, and in some cases quadrupled the survival rate for some blood cancers.
Many LLS-supported therapies not only help blood cancer patients but are also now used to treat patients with rare forms of stomach and skin cancers and are in clinical trials for patients with lung, brain, breast, pancreatic and prostate cancers. And LLS-funded drugs like targeted therapies and immunotherapies are now saving thousands of lives every day.

Someone is diagnosed with a type of blood cancer every 3 minutes.  Everyone has been affected by cancer at some point in their life.  I was personally affected by cancer this year.  One of my favorite teachers is currently undergoing treatment for Leukemia.  I feel passionate about supporting this organization because it works to advance treatment and to find a cure for blood cancers for children and adults and for other types of cancer and diseases like diabetes.  Being a part of the betterment of people’s lives through cancer research is something that touches so many hearts and saves lives.
We really are getting close to our goal of a world without blood cancers!
All donations are greatly appreciated and tax-deductible. They'll not only support LLS research, but patient services, advocacy, public and professional education, and community services as well.
Please visit my website often for updates and events and tell friends who would also like to donate!
On behalf of blood cancer patients everywhere, thank you for your support! For more information about LLS, please visit




  • Sue White

    Good Work Drew!

  • Christine White

    Great job Drew. There is always good that can be done. Kudos to you for doing that!

  • Rob Van Craenenbroeck

    Great work Drew - proud of you Van Craenenbroeck family

  • Allison Bakke

    Hope you reach your goal! Great job! ~ The Bakke Family

  • EyeWest Vision Clinic

    Keep up the good work Andrew!

  • Jodina Pizzuto

    Good job, Drew. -Jan and Jodi

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