Students of the Year Washington DC

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Welcome to Team Bulldogs Bite Cancer's SOY Fundraising Page!

Jan 07, 2019

Meet the Team!

Lucy Byer (candidate)

Matt Koff (candidate)

Lindsey Ward (candidate)

Nick Essepian

Caroline Hamilton

Ryanne Mills

Nora Rosario

Austin Rouse

Isabelle Weeda

Kelly Wilson

Caroline Worch

Lucy’s grandmother passed away after a long battle with Leukemia and she has joined the fight against cancer to honor her grandmother. She is hoping that the funds raised will enable other cancer patients to receive treatment options that her grandmother was not able to receive.

The Leukemia Lymphoma Society has become very important to Lindsey and her family as her grandfather was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma a few years ago. Lindsey’s hope is that the money raised will help not only her grandfather but other blood cancer patients like him.

Matt and his family have many personal connections to this campaign. Matt’s great aunt and a very close friend of his parents both suffered from blood cancer. Matt is fighting in their honor along with the millions of people who suffered and are still suffering from blood cancer.

Along with our candidates, our team members also have many personal connections to blood cancers and are extremely excited to take part in this campaign and make a huge impact in the world.

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 raising critical dollars in honor of a young patient hero who is currently battling or is in remission from 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 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




  • Phelps Family

    Keep up the great work!

  • Suzanne and Greg Lebedev

    Suzanne and Greg Lebedev are proud of what you all are doing.

  • Laura DeBusk

    I'm so proud of you all for your hard work & effort to raise money for this great organization.

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