Students of the Year Washington DC

Cailyn Murray | Team Juliana

Welcome to Cailyn Murray's SOY Fundraising Page!

Dec 21, 2018

Hi all!

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!

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  • Michele E Murray

    In honor of my mother who suffered for many years from lymphoma.

  • Kim Honor

    Go Cailyn on such a noble cause! Thank you!

  • Nickie Denick

    So proud of Cailyn for raising funds for such an important cause!!

  • The Milliken Family

    Thank you for raising money for this important cause!

  • Kathy Stokes

    Such an important cause! Thank you for your commitment to finding a cure!

  • Laura Bos

    Great work!

  • Beth Pellowitz

    You've got this! Thanks for taking up this worthy cause! Peace and Love

  • Gena Wright

    Thank you for raising money for such an important cause!

  • Julie Cohen and Nigel Blower

    For my amazing sister, Melissa! Hello to Beth P, too. :-)

  • Lisa Gares (friend of Melissa Cohen)

    That's wonderful of you to raise money for such a worthy cause. I'm thrilled to know that your mother is a breast cancer survivor, surely thanks to recent advances in treatment. My mother died of leukemia when I was five, but I am thrilled to know that others are in remission or cured of this terrible disease due to all the research done over the years. Without fundraisers and charities, this would be much more difficult, so I hope your team reaches your goal!

  • Michelle Brafman

    Thank you for the great work you are doing. With love, Michelle, Tom, Gabriela, and Gideon

  • Jill N Horn

    For Melissa Cohen's Courage.

  • jenny faw

    Melissa Cohen shared this with me.

  • Anonymous

    I’m proud of you for supporting LLS!

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