Students of the Year Washington DC
Jessica Jarratt | Team Rays of Hope 4.0
Dear Friends and Family,
Welcome to my fundraising page!
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. I am 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.
This campaign became extremely personal to me after losing my father last year to a glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), an aggressive and rapidly growing brain tumor. Similar to his brain cancer, blood cancers currently have no cure. I am working to raise as much money as possible for incurable cancers so that individuals and families suffering will no longer have to face the heartbreaking reality of losing a loved one. As an organization, LLS has supported therapies that not only help blood cancer patients but are also 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.
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 www.lls.org.