Students of the Year Washington DC

Caroline Zaudtke | Team Gators Beat Blood Cancer

Welcome to Caroline Zaudtke's SOY Fundraising Page!

Jan 18, 2020

Welcome To My Fundraising Page!

I am honored 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 a fellow Stone Ridge student, Meaghan Kilner, who is thankfully in remission from her battle with Hodgkin's lymphoma. 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. This money brings so much awareness to what SOY and LLS can do for those battling 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. Will you help the Gators fight in beating blood cancer?

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 to your support, my efforts, 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





    Yo go Caroline!

  • Delaine Mazich

    Go Caroline! Go Gators! Beat Blood Cancer! Miss you!

  • Susanne Mount

    What a wonderful thing you’re doing, Caroline!

  • Rick Morstein

    Good luck with this very worthwhile effort.

  • Tiffanny Gates

    Well done Caroline ❤️

  • Deborah Levy

    Nice job!!

  • Dan Robert Zaudtke

    Proud of you Caroline!

  • Beth Freeman

    You Go GIRLS!!! My daughter was a candidate last year. Such a wonderful experience for a great cause!

  • Meredith Beeg

    Go Gators!

  • Roxanne Edwards

    Nice work Caroline!

  • Lisa & Jim Hunt

    Keep up the great work Caroline - so inspired by your commitment to others - Lisa & Jim Hunt

  • Susan M Washington

    Commendable effort Caroline.

  • SolemEU

    Congratulations Caroline and to all of the Gators for their hard work to beat blood cancer! SolemEU Dr Gabi Kothny, Jürgen Reiher, Pete Zaudtke

  • Holly Rothrock

    Way to go Caroline!! keep up the great work.

  • Dean Erhardt

    Thanks for working for such a worthy cause.

  • Mrs. Flood

    We were Gatored! Go Stone Ridge!

  • Mark Larkin

    Great job Caroline! From the team at Vitaccess (Oxford, UK)

  • Rich Kaelin

    Great Cause!

  • Lund Miller family

    Go Caroline!

  • Jennifer Leusch

    Way to go Caroline ! Good luck !

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