Students of the Year Minneapolis

Julia Riesterer | Team Julia

Julia's Students of the Year Fundraiser

Jan 02, 2022


Hi, my name is Julia. I am on a mission to raise money for the Luekemia and Lymphoma Society in honor of my neighbor Bella who has leukemia and my father who has incurable brian cancer. I want to raise this money so that no one else has to go through what these two and so many others like them have gone through. Every 3 minutes someone is diagnosed with blood cancer. In fact, it is the #1 diagnosis for children, teens, and young adults. Since 2017, LLS has helped advance over 85% of FDA approved blood cancer treatments. Additionally, 60% of the threrepies approved are now also being used to treat other types of cancer as well. Help me support the great scientists who work tirelessly to find a cure for blood cancer by donating to this fundraising page.


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 (January 6th - Febuary 26th) . The candidate(s) whose team riases the most money earns the prestigious title of Student or Students of the Year. Will you help me earn that title?
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.
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 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




  • Todd Jones

    Julia, we've never met but your dad and I (and your Uncle Terry) used to work together for years. What a great cause you are supporting. Good luck on your goal!

  • Joe & Sara Collins

    Great cause, good luck!

  • Anonymous

    Great work Julia. Way to make a difference!!!

  • Tollefson Family

    Tollefson Family Soccer family from Legacy

  • Zach and Amy Papenhausen

    Good Luck on your fundraising goal Julia

  • Julie Volk

    Go Julia, Go!!!

  • Lisa Proch

    With hope.

  • Christine Kraimer

    Thank you for doing this valuable work!

  • Michael DeKoning

    Good luck with your fundraising!

  • Michael Bishop

    Julia, we lived next door to you when you were a baby in Village of Lakewood. We would be happy to help you in your endeavor. The Lee-Bishop Family (Suzanna , Michael, Nikolas, and Mia)

  • Emily Risinger

    Thank you for all your hard work, Julia!

  • John Chieffo

    Julia - kudos to you on driving this terrific effort for a great cause! I never had the opportunity to me you, but I had the honor of working with your dad at Pru for 7 years. He is one of the finest people I know and it's a privilege to call him my friend. All the best in this!

  • Anonymous

    Good Luck!

  • Joe & Tammy Narance

    What a great way to support your dad and friend! Thanks for bringing so many people together to work towards a cure!

  • Teresa Lee

    In honor of the many cancer warriors and survivors out there! Way to go Julia, thank you for doing this.

  • Janeen Patterson

    Good luck on hitting your goal. What a great cause.

  • Vibhu & Julia Sharma

    Wonderful work Julia!

  • Rodney Bacon

    Go Julia go!

  • Kay Welch

    Great cause ?

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