Students of the Year Washington DC

Jessica Jarratt | Team Rays of Hope 4.0

Welcome to Jessica Jarratt's SOY Fundraising Page!

Jan 30, 2019

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.

 

 

31 Comments

  • Judy Misbin

    Jessica, I am happy to support you and honor your father as well. ❤️😄

  • Vivianna I

    In memory of my mother who died of Leukemia at the age of 45.

  • Joan and Phil Pifer

    Thanks for doing this, Jessica! Good luck with the fundraiser.

  • Grandma Pifer

    So proud of your efforts, Jessica! Love, Grandma Pifer

  • Debbie Nelson

    Jess, So happy to make this donation in honor of your Dad. I applaud your passion for helping this cause and wish you all the best!

  • Debbie & LeMoyne

    Way to go Jessica - this is a great fundraising endeavor for a very worthy cause.

  • Bob Meek

    Dear Jessica, Here is a small donation in memory of your Gordon and our dear friend Sarah. Thank you for supporting this foundation.

  • Fran & Art Hoppe

    This is wonderful ❤️ Keep up this good and important work! Love & prayers

  • Brian Suto - Charles Schwab

    Thank you for the opportunity to support your energy and efforts Jessica. On behalf of the entire Charles Schwab Reston office team, we wish you all the best in reaching your goals.

  • The Kossoy Family

    Jessica, we are very proud of you, and we know you are making a difference in our world!

  • Susan Sonley

    I lost my dad to multiple myeloma a long time ago and I miss him every day. I'm so sorry for your loss and thank you for doing this.

  • Fred Jarratt

    Jessica Jarratt Fundraiser

  • Brian McKenney

    Keep up great example and best wishes with important cause

  • Anonymous

    Jessica I will spread the word. Good luck and I wish you great success in our project. Hugs! Pam

  • Linda Pesce

    Thank you Jessica for an opportunity to give for a cure. The niece I am honoring had leukemia as a child and now is in medical school studying pediatric oncology.There is hope!

  • Patrick Quinn

    Way to go Jess! Good luck :)

  • Erin Loadholtz

    Thank you Jessica for your fundraising efforts to fight cancer! The Loadholtz Family

  • Tina

    In honor of your dad and the many loved ones lost to and battling cancer. Keep up the great efforts to make a difference Jessie!

  • Nancy Halsey

    So proud of you Jessica!

  • Darius Harvey

    Jessica Jarrat told me to donate so her ya go

  • Amy Lochhaas

    So proud of your giving heart, Jessica!

  • Cynthia B.Trower

    Dear Jessica, Here is a small donation in memory of your very special father, Gordon Jarratt. Many blessings to you!! The Trower’s

  • Agnes Warneford-Thomson

    Go Jessica! So proud of your generous heart. Xoxo Agnes

  • Suzanne Weiss

    Go Jessica! 👏

  • Franchise II

    Keep your dreams alive. Your dad is watching down on you from above.

  • Carolyn Jarratt

    So proud of you for your passion and efforts to help others!

  • Janet Baltas

    This is a wonderful thing you are doing and he would be so proud of you.

  • Laurie Gibson

    Good Luck Jessie!

  • Brenda Wallace

    Thanks Jessica for raising awareness and for fundraising!

  • Caitlin Quinn

    Keep up the amazing work, Jessica! Love you

  • Marci Nelson

    Good luck, Jessica!

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