Students of the Year Washington DC

Hannah McNeal | The White Outs

Welcome to Hannah McNeal's SOY Fundraising Page!

Feb 07, 2019

Hello everyone! 

I hope everyone has had a nice couple of weeks! I know I have!

This past weekend I went down to Richmond with my mom to play in the Dice Night that my aunt was hosting!

It was so much fun eating, playing dice, and interacting with her very very nice friends. 

I have included a few pictures and a video to show the competitiveness of the games played and the fun that we all had. 

This past Friday I had my fill of three different types of chili's, three different types of cornbreads, and lots of desserts, which were, of course, all homemade. 


Here is a picture of Melinda (one of my aunt's friends) having a hard time putting her $10 in the middle! She was making us all laugh so hard that night!

Thank you to everyone that participated at the Dice Night! I had so much fun and I am so grateful for everyone that was there, you guys really helped support a great cause!


Upcoming events!

Jan 22, 2019

Hey guys! 

I have something exciting to share, there are going to be fundraising events coming to places near you! Some include food, I know, food makes me happy too :) 

January 22nd: Chipotle food fundraiser at Franklin Farm (5 PM-9 PM)

February 1st: Dice Night in Richmond VA (6:30 PM- 11 PM) 

February 10th: Squisitos food fundraiser in Annapolis MD (4 PM- 7 PM)

February 13th: MOD food fundraiser in Vienna (10 AM-10 PM)

February 25th: Chipotle food fundraiser at the Oakton Shopping Center (5 PM-9 PM)

Come and support The White Outs! 



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Kickoff Week!

Jan 13, 2019


Happy kickoff week!

I am so excited to get this campaign started! Thank you to everyone in advance for donating! It is going towards an amazing cause which is saving kids lives. 

Here is my video that gives a little bit of my background and also why I am volunteering for this amazing cause. Enjoy!



Welcome to Hannah McNeal's SOY Fundraising Page!

Jan 22, 2019

Meet the Team!

Cami & Grace Brown

Lydia Church

Isabella DeLew

Jason Hampel

Carson & Kennedy Kabance

Mindi Perry & Sharyn Collinson

Hi I'm Hannah! 

I am honored to participate as a team member 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.

Just a little bit about myself... I am 17 years old (almost 18, my birthday is January 21st), a senior at Oakton High School and enjoy hanging out with my friends, baking, shopping, as well as reading in my free time. 

And now the most important fact that you guys should know about me...

When I was four years old I was diagnosed with acute T-cell lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). The sign that led my family and I to believe that something was wrong was when I hit my hip into a coffee table and it started bruising very badly: turning red, black, blue, purple, and other grotesque colors. I went to the doctor where they ultimately diagnosed me with ALL. My 108 week treatment consisted of: an array of chemotherapies, radiation to my brain and spinal taps. I lost my hair twice and spent most of my "toddlerhood" in the hospital and clinics. Thankfully, I pulled through and went into remission in the first 6 weeks. Ever since that time I have been very active in the community starting with Girl of the Year in 2008, I have participated in "Light the Night" as well as CureSearch which are walks that help raise money for finding cures for blood cancers. In school I am also in clubs that help kids with cancer such as Codi's Hats and Relay For Life. I do all of these clubs and activities because I feel the need to give back to the community that had supported me and my family through a very difficult time.

Thank you for whatever you can do to help the kids and their families today and in the future who have to go through this very difficult and emotional time!



  • Lisa Danielczyk

    Hi Hannah- This is a great cause and I admire your drive to help. I didnt know your story but happy to see you are a healthy and beautiful young woman! Best Lisa ( friend of tour parents)

  • Judy Carlson

    You are a shining star, Hannah! Great luck and lots of love to you!

  • Mitchell Young

    Good luck, Hannah!

  • Eloise, Brad, Sara & Sam

    Good luck! I hope you raise tons of money to help kids as brave as you!!!

  • Michael Hawk

    Hannah- Good luck in reaching your goal!

  • Kay Duggan

    Good luck! So wonderful you are paying it forward.

  • The Liddell Family

    You go Hannah! Love, the Liddells

  • Anonymous

    Good luck Hannah!

  • Pamela Jennings

    Thank you Hannah. Love Pam & Bob

  • Lisa Vaughan

    Way to go, Hannah! You have always been such a great role model for the community!

  • Ulrike Wood-Sichra

    13 years ago you have turned your life around! I is so great to see your efforts in giving back, and I am happy to help you with that.

  • Jill Wagner

    I am so proud of what you all are doing! Keep up the amazing work.

  • Carla Collins

    In loving memory of my sister, Suzanne, a mother of 5 children, who lost her battle to leukemia at age 38. Additionally, in honor of a very dear, brave young woman, Hannah McNeal, who has survived childhood leukemia and is now part of the team to help fight for those who are still struggling with this disease...may God bless them all.

  • Chas Parker

    Hannah - congratulations on your nomination and happy belated birthday. I am also voting for you to be Student of the decade!!

  • The Vietmeyers

    You are amazing, Hannah. Keep up the great work! Love, The Vietmeyers

  • Jeanette Corgnati

    Hannah you are an inspiration! You brighten our world and we are blessed to know you and your beautiful family. This is the start of many good things to come. You are going to change our world! Fondly, The Corgnati Family

  • Luann Hanley

    Hannah, You are a beautiful young woman, inside and out, and I am so proud of you! Much Love, Luann Hanley

  • Irene Doty

    Hannah, You continue to amaze us! We are so proud of you! Much Love,

  • Phil Hicks

    I love that you are giving back Hannah! Never stop!

  • Pat Fallon

    Keep up the good work i kmow you will make your goal!

  • The Scott Family

    Good luck with your campaign!

  • Patrick Haworth

    Hannah, keep making a difference!

  • Ricci Family

    Go Team Whiteout

  • Tricia Nelson

    Very proud of you Hannah! What a worthy cause and we are happy to help in this fight- more funding will lead to the cure!

  • frank odeh

    Hannah, Bella and the White Outs - We are honored to donate to such a worthy cause ! Thanks for all of your efforts. Love the Odeh Family

  • Betsy Beasley

    Hannah - Congrats on your nomination for Student of the Year and your fundraising efforts so far! It was wonderful to see you this weekend. XOXO Betsy

  • Stephanie Richman

    Way to go Hannah!

  • Jackie and Ben Shapo

    So inspiring!

  • Deb Incorvati

    Good Luck Hannah on reaching your goal! We are so proud of you!

  • Phil & Jeannine Miller

    We so admire the work you are doing, Hannah, and are donating in memory of Paul & Therese Wuest.

  • The Kohlers

    Great job and good luck, Hannah!

  • Robyn & Jim McNeal

    Sweet Hannah...You are such an inspiration! Robyn & Jim

  • Karen Donohue

    Hannah, you are an inspiration! Thanks to you and your team for fighting this fight. One of these days it WILL be won--and it will be because of strong and determined people like you! Keep up the good work! Love, Karen, Ellie, and Thomas Donohue

  • Heidi, Tom, Hannah, Dylan & Hayden

    For our lovely daughter and sister

  • Clayton Cameron

    Hannah good luck with reaching your goal

  • Young Hearts

    The WTW Young Hearts started in memory of Ryan who passed away from t-cell ALL 19 years ago. Your page truly moved us. This donation is in celebration of you and your victory over cancer and in recognition of all the progress that has been made in cancer treatments because of the efforts of dedicated supporters like you and your team. Congratulations on your SoY campaign. Wishing you a future full of good health!

  • Uncle Mike and Aunt Nancy

    Hannah, you and your team are doing a GREAT JOB and a GREAT THING! You fought like a champ at 5 to win and now at 18, you are fighting like a champ to help others win!! You have always been an inspiration to us. We are so proud of you. You have a special way of bringing sunshine into the lives of so many. May you always be blessed and a blessing. We love you! Mike and Nancy

  • Lauren Incorvati

    Good Luck with your goal! I’m so proud of you!

  • heather wilhelm

    So proud of you Hannah!! Love you tons!

  • Anonymous

    You go Hannah!!!


    Hannah, thank you for being relentless for a cure! Your tenacity gives me hope that cancer will one day soon be something for the history books!

  • The Avart Family

    We are so proud of you, Hannah, and all of your hard work! xoxo The Avarts


    You are amazing! I hope your campaign hits it out of the park!

  • Elle and Lily Kuhn

    Way to go, Hannah! We love you!

  • Bob & Sue McNeal (aka Papa and Mama)

    We think good came from bad. We're very proud of Hannah.

  • Charles Hightower

    Hannah, Thank you for your big heart! You have grown into a beautiful and wonderful advocate for cancer patients everywhere! God Bless you!

  • Todd & Lori McAvey

    We are so proud of you, Hannah!

  • Mary Jo Palmieri

    We are proud of you for being such a leader, Hannah! Love, Mary Jo & Tim Wolk

  • Jeanne Marie Corrado

    Thank you Hannah. This donation is for my dad Don Corrado who, after 8 years of chemo treatment for primary liver cancer, was told yesterday (February 4, 2019 National Cancer Awareness Day) that his last biopsy showed NO CANCER. Research works - many thanks to you, Bella and your team.

  • Grace Carroll

    Way to go Hannah & The White Outs Team! Love, The Carrolls

  • Anonymous

    Good luck on reaching your goal Cami and Gracie

  • Dowling Family

    Way to go Hannah!

  • The Piazza Family

    Good luck Hannah! So proud of what you are doing!

  • Schibler Family

    Go Hannah!

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