Students of the Year Washington DC

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Welcome to Team Fire Hearts' SOY Fundraising Page!

Jan 22, 2019

Meet the Team!

Lilly Evans (candidate)

Gabrielle Russo (candidate)

Christina Claverie-Williams

Natalia Galvan Duque

Kate Gerrish

Gigi Jacobsen

We are honored to participate as a team for 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.  We are proud to be raising critical dollars in honor of a young patient hero who is currently battling or is in remission from a blood cancer. Each dollar is a vote. The candidate team that raises the most money at the end of the seven weeks is named Student(s) of the Year. Our mission is to not only raise the most money but also to bring attention to blood cancers like leukemia, which is the most common form of cancer in children and teens.

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.

We really are changing the face of blood cancer!

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



  • Mrs. Kelley, Mrs. Morfino & Mrs. Sotos

    Good luck, Team Fire Hearts! Happy Birthday, Mrs. Belsher - this one’s for you too! Mrs. Kelley, Mrs. Morfino, and Mrs. Sotos

  • Anonymous

    Delighted to support this worthy cause.

  • Anonymous

    This donation is in support Ms. Gabrielle Russo and her father Mr. Tony Russo.

  • Catherine Heslep

    In memory of our dear friend, Steve, who we lost in 2012 after a four year battle against leukemia.

  • Young Hearts

    Wishing you much success and sending many thanks to you for supporting this worthy cause!! Regan, Prince and the rest of the Young Hearts

  • Amanda & Jason Tiede

    So proud of Team Fire Hearts! Congratulations on CRUSHING IT!!!! xoxo

  • Penny Tilghman

    This donation is in support of Ms. Gabrielle Russo. Wishing both you and your team every success! Penny Tilghman.

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