Students of the Year Washington DC

Abby MacCartee | Team Gators Beat Blood Cancer

Welcome to Abby MacCartee's SOY Fundraising Page!

Jan 05, 2020

Welcome To My Fundraising Page!

I am honored to be participating in The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s 2020 Students of the Year campaign. To those who don't know, this campaign is a seven-week initiative in which high school students from around the country are nominated to participate in a fundraising competition to benefit LLS’s mission. Our mission and goals are to find a cure for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and myeloma, and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

I am raising funds in honor of my grandfather, Dr.Butch MacCartee, and all those who are currently battling or are in remission from blood cancer. I joined LLS to raise awareness and to start the process of finding a cure. This campaign is something that I am so proud to be a part of. When I was around 7 years old my grandfather passed away from lymphoma and multiple myeloma. It is my hope that I can help fundraise to support research and prevent others from having to experience things such as losing a loved one. Every dollar you donate makes a huge difference. Help me and my team fight blood cancer! As a team, 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.

We are changing the face of blood cancer! Will you join us?!

Because of campaigns like Students of the Year, LLS has seen tremendous success discovering new and more effective treatments for blood cancer patients and has created a new exciting initiative focusing on treatments for pediatric patients.

  • LLS funded 43 of the 49 FDA approved treatments for blood cancer patients since 2017
  • Since 2000, more than 40% of the new cancer therapies approved by the FDA started as blood cancer research
  • In 2019, LLS established The LLS Children’s Initiative, a comprehensive $50 MILLION multi-year endeavor, to help children with cancer through every facet of LLS’s mission:
    • More than doubling our investment in pediatric cancer research grants
    • Expanding education and support service for children and their families
    • Advocating for and driving policies to accelerate the development of new treatments and break down barriers to care
    • Launching LLS PedAL (Pediatric Acute Leukemia), a groundbreaking global precision medicine clinical trial in acute pediatric leukemia

And many LLS supported therapies not only help blood cancer patients but are now used to treat patients with rare forms of stomach and skin cancers. They're even being tested in clinical trials for patients with a range of cancers including lung, brain, breast, pancreatic and prostate cancers. LLS funded drugs are now being tested for patients with other non-cancerous diseases like Diabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Multiple Sclerosis.

Please join me in supporting my campaign and LLS by making a donation to my fundraising campaign. Thank you for your support. Your donation will help fund the therapies and treatments and help save lives today.

LLS's continued advancements over the years, are responsible for the blood cancer survival rate doubling and tripling; in some cases, the survival rate has even quadrupled.

All donations are greatly appreciated and are tax deductible. With your donation, you’re not only support LLS research but patient services, advocacy, public and professional education, and community services as well. Together WE CAN FIND A CURE!

Please visit my fundraising webpage(s) often and pass along the link to family, friends, neighbors, colleagues, etc. who might donate!  I recognize I need lots of support to reach my fundraising goal!

On behalf of blood cancer patients everywhere I thank you for your support!

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  • Uncle Michael

    Happy to support you, Abby! Good luck getting donations!

  • Mary Alice Raeder

    In memory of Dr. Butch MacCartee

  • Heather Brugger

    Love and proud of you xox

  • Robert Spiers

    Very proud of you Abby and your schoolmates for your efforts for LLS

  • Natalia Fernandez

    Good luck with this endeavour!

  • Lisa Puchalla

    Good Luck Abby!

  • Holly Polgreen

    Great cause Abby! Best of luck with the drive.

  • Julie MacCartee

    Big Mac would be proud of you! <3

  • Mary Beth and James Donnelly

    I love all the MacCartee's, wonderful family.....I hope this helps....keep up the good work Mary Beth and James Donnelly

  • Camylle Saxon

    Keep up the good work Abby!

  • Shannon & Porter Shifflett

    Great cause, Abby! Thank you for your efforts! Good luck. We ?? you! The Shifflett’s

  • Amy and John Gardiner


  • Gabrielle Alfano Fontana

    Congratulations Abby on working wit this great cause. Isabella really enjoyed working with LLS last year.

  • Trip C.

    Good Luck!

  • Maria and Rob Welsh

    Keep up the good work, Abby!!

  • Kristin O'Donnell

    Way to go Abby!

  • Mary Beth Taylor

    Abby-How wonderful you are doing this in honor of Butch! Still remember you eating waffles in my kitchen. Good luck with the rest of your campaign-Your grandad would be proud of you.

  • Billy, Elena, Shane & Stephen MacCartee

    This is awesome, Abby. Lots of love to you and your teammates.

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