Students of the Year Washington DC

Cate Madden | Team Gators Beat Blood Cancer

Welcome to Cate Madden's SOY Fundraising Page!

Jan 19, 2020

Hello Friends and Family welcome to my webpage. I am honored to be a part of the Gators Beat Blood Cancer Team. This is a wonderful program that is able to make big differences in people's lives. I have seen the wonderful effects of this first hand through one of the seniors at my school, Meghan Kilner. Please donate so that together we can beat blood cancer and help families like the Kilner's and so many more! Check out our team's instragam account: @gatorsbeatbloodcancer to see all the fun events we have planned over the next 7 weeks! 

Thank you!


Welcome to Cate Madden's SOY Fundraising Page!

Jan 13, 2020

Welcome To My Fundraising Page!

I am honored and very excited to be participating in The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) 2020 Students of the Year (SOY) campaign, 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: 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 those who are currently battling or are in remission from blood cancer. As someone who has seen the effects of loved ones battling leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease or myeloma. Each dollar is a vote and the team that raises the most money at the end of the seven weeks is named Students of the Year. 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. Thanks for taking time to look at my page, your support. My efforts with your help, it 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!

For more information about LLS, please visit




  • Lauren Conley

    Go Cate! Lauren Conley (and family)

  • The Madden Family

    Thank you Cate for making us so proud of your leadership and commitment to beating Leukemia & Lymphoma!

  • Michael Artigues

    Happy to support such a good cause

  • Dave and Laura Newinski

    Way to go Cate - making a difference!

  • Wendy Klein

    Good luck Cate in raising your goal.

  • Elizabeth Yost

    Good luck Cate and the Gators team! Keep up the good work. -The Yosts

  • Stephanie Laurence

    I lost my mom to leukemia many years ago. The Leukemia Society was a tremendous source of support and my sister and I continue to donate in our mother's memory.

  • Robert Liquerman

    Way to go Cate. Wonderful job.

  • The Green Family (from Arizona)

    So happy to help you for this great cause!

  • Douglas Sparks

    Worthy cause, Cate. Step up and do good things in life. The Sparks family.

  • Travis Smith & Margie Elberson

    Good luck Cate- great that you are getting involved and making a difference.

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