Students of the Year Charlotte

Mary Evans & Whitney Austin | Team tWINNING

Mary Evans & Whitney's Students of the Year Fundraiser

Dec 13, 2021

We 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. Every dollar raised counts as one vote for my campaign. The candidate(s) whose team tallies the most votes earns the prestigious title of Student or Students of the Year. Will you help me earn that title?

Although our family has not been directly affected by cancer, this mission is  important to us because we find joy in helping others like Michelle the Charlotte Students of the Year Honored Hero fight her battle against cancer.  Michelle is 5 years old and was diagnosed with B-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia on Thanksgiving Day in 2020.  She is in her maintenance phase now!  She loves to create art, play with legos, watch her favorite movie Frozen 2 and eat Italian food! 

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



  • Catherine & Christopher

    We are proud of you!

  • Courtney Lapham

    Donation in honor of Linda Floyd

  • The Brown Family ??

    Love that you two are jumping in to do so much good!

  • Cathy and Ned Austin

    So proud of you girls!!!!

  • The Hinshaw Family

    Proud of you for making a difference!

  • The Murr Family

    Great to see you raising awareness and making a difference!

  • Jerry East

    Henry was a wonderful friend, wise counselor and great civic leader in Charlotte. He was the Eagle Scout who never grew up; was a loving husband, father and grandfather who lost his battle with leukemia way to soon.

  • The Ku Family

    What a great cause...thank you, Mary Evans and Whitney!

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