Students of the Year Washington DC

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Welcome to Team S.W.A.T. 2.0's SOY Fundraising Page!

Nov 26, 2018

Meet the Team!

Ellie Dunn (candidate)

Bridie Dunne (candidate)

Emma Kirby (candidate)

Kendal Gilday

Meaghan Howard

Serena Jacobs

Bridget Keon

Caroline Ogilvie

Hannah Shilaq

Catherine Smeallie

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




  • The Coles

    Thanks Emma to you and your team for championing a great cause. Owen, Julia and Caroline Cole

  • Emily and Chris Cunniff

    Emma, Good luck with your fundraising efforts! Emily and Chris Cunniff

  • Maureen O'Donnell DeBritz

    Emma and Bridget, We are happy to support this great cause! Good job Team S.W.A.T.2.0! The DeBritz Family

  • Anthony and Julie DeVol

    Great job Bridie - glad to help - Tony & Julie DeVol

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