Students of the Year Washington DC

Gabby Arkema | Team Juliana

Welcome to Gabby Arkema's SOY Fundraising Page!

Jan 13, 2019


I am honored to participate in the 2019 Students of the Year program, a seven-week initiative in which select high school students from around the country participate in a fundraising competition to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  The Student of the Year Campaign campaign is a seven-week undertaking (from Jan. 10th to Mar. 2nd) in which select high school students from across the country participate in a fundraising competition. We are raising crucial funds in honor of Juliana Clarkson, our friend and classmate, who would have been a senior with us at Washington-Lee High School this year, had leukemia not taken her in 2015.

The team who raises the most money at the end of the seven weeks is named Student(s) of the Year. Our goal is to raise over $50,000! Every donation counts.

Leukemia is still the #1 cancer killer of people under the age of 20, but LLS has raised $1.2 billion in research to that has lead to groundbreaking treatments. Each dollar is a vote to end cancer. Our mission is to not only raise the most money but also to bring attention to blood cancers like leukemia.

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




  • Lynne Obrien

    Thank you for doing this! Lynne O’Brien

  • Kim Honor Matkovsky

    great job! may you meet your goal and beyond!

  • Donna Murphy

    Abby, Thank you for your promotion of this cause and for contacting me. I am proud to make a donation. Thank you.

  • Alicia B.

    Great Job!

  • Garry Arkema

    Thanks for supporting this research, Gabby A!

  • Elizabeth Crocker

    I love the work you are doing and am so impressed with your outreach! I lost my only sibling to cancer 4 years ago, I am a survivor of breast cancer, and i have lost countless friends to leukemia and other cancers. Keep up the good work and know it makes a huge difference!

  • Peg Barratt

    Thanks for your efforts Gabby!

  • Bruce and Carolyn Arkema

    For Gabby Arkema, Team Juliana

  • Jim & Janet Sichterman

    Thank you to Gabby A for being involved in this amazing cause to raise funds to find a cure for blood cancers.

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