Students of the Year Washington DC
Cailyn Murray | Team Juliana
I'm excited to announce that I am participating in the Leukemia and Lymphoma society's Students of the Year fundraising campaign throughout early 2019! This is a seven-week long initiative in which students around the country raise money to go towards treating a curing blood cancer.
I am fundraising as part of Team Juliana. We are collecting donations in the name of Juliana Clarkson, a friend and classmate of ours. She would be graduating with us from Washington-Lee High School this spring if she had not lost her battle to leukemia in 2015. She passed away on the day of our freshman orientation.
This cause is incredibly important to me personally as well. As many of you may know, my mother, Kathy Stokes, is a breast cancer survivor. Though her battle was not one directly related to LLS, blood cancers are so incredibly connected to illnesses in the rest of the body. Any progress made towards curing leukemia, lymphoma, and other blood cancers directly helps efforts for the cure for other cancers, including breast cancer!
As someone who has seen firsthand what cancer can do to a person and their family, I want to fight to make sure nothing like that happens to anyone else as long as I can help it.
Our goal is to raise $50,000 as a team. To do that I need your help!
All donations are greatly appreciated and are tax deductible. They'll not only support LLS-funded research but will help provide critical information and support for patients, and support advocacy for laws to ensure patients can access the care and treatments they need.
Please visit our website often and bring 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 www.lls.org.