Students of the Year Washington DC

Gabriel Paz | Cavs for a Cure

Welcome to Gabriel Paz's SOY Fundraising Page!

Feb 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 (LLS).


When a kid or adult hears the words “You have Cancer”, many thoughts start rushing through their heads: “how did this happen”, “why me”, “will I survive”. I would know, as I was diagnosed with cancer three years ago. My treatment consisted of ten months of chemotherapy and six weeks of radiation. I have experienced, firsthand, all of the painful moments cancer treatment leaves on the body, as well as the many mental pains a cancer patient experiences. 


When I was offered the opportunity to raise money to aid LLS raise money to help patients fight cancer, I jumped at the opportunity. Having to go through chemotherapy or radiation is an agony I wish no one ever has to experience. My dream is to make sure no one has to ever go through what I went through, and if they sadly do, I wish that it is for the least amount of time possible. 


LLS is making that dream possible. Since the early 1960s, five-year survival rates for many blood cancer patients have doubled, tripled or even quadrupled. And many LLS supported therapies not only help blood cancer patients but are helping patients with other cancers and serious diseases. In fact, drugs first approved for blood cancers are now approved to treat patients with stomach cancers, skin cancers, and autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis.


I ask everyone who can to please donate! Every dollar counts and makes a tremendous difference!


All donations 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 refer 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



  • Michael Bailey

    Keep up the good work!

  • Byrne Family

    Thank you for your brave example!

  • Rob and Marcella Bowell

    We are praying that you reach your goals! Best of luck, The Bowell Family

  • Catherine Dujmovic

    May the Lord have mercy on you.

  • Michael Ferguson

    Congratulations Gabo and the Cavs for a Cure!

  • Ferry Family

    Great job!

  • Andrew Bellamah

    Good luck reaching your goal. Health is the most important thing that there is. Andrew & Gladis Bellamah

  • Guenther Family

    God bless you and good luck with Cavs for a Cure!

  • Kerry Regan

    You’re an inspiration to us all Gabo.

  • Carosi Family

    Hope for a cure!!!

  • Mark

    Good luck to you and the other Cavs with your fund-raising efforts Gabo! Your friendship toward Grant and your inspiration to our whole family is without equal!

  • Kathy Perencevich

    God Bless You. The work you are doing is amazing. I am grateful to take the newest life-saving drug, Bosulif, which is treating my leukemia. Without your dedication to this cause, this research would not be possible. Kathy Perencevich

  • Paul and Tammy Schmidt

    Go Gabo and go Cavs!

  • Christopher Ullman

    Thanks for being a leader in the community.

  • Matt & Deidre Maloney

    Honored to help!

  • The Piper Family

    Thank you for what you are doing.

  • Dettleff Family

    God bless you! You are an inspiration!

  • Sean McClorey

    Gabo, Your your outreach to help others is truly inspirational. You gave us a beautiful jolt of faith today! God bless and keep you, The McClorey's

  • The Lyons

    Good luck Cavs! What a worthwhile endeavor!

  • The Nolan Family

    Good luck!

  • Riechers family

    We’re happy to support such a great cause, Gabo! You are an inspiration to all, peers and parents alike.

  • The Canady Family

    May all patients, young and old, and their families/caregivers find Jesus on the Cross to transform their pain into Redemptive Suffering. God bless! Canady Family

  • Luke & Emily Pedersen

    Thank you for your efforts for this incredible cause.

  • Mohler family

    Go get 'em Gabo! Great job.

  • The Rowan Family

    Good luck with your campaign!

  • Marie Aguirre-Gomez

    What a noble cause. Hope you reach your goal!

  • Piedad Jacome

    To support this great effort. Best wishes Gabo!

  • Paulina Kaufmann

    Thanks for organizing this fundraising.

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