Students of the Year Washington DC

Jules Ciatto | Team Gators Beat Blood Cancer

Jules Ciatto's SOY Fundraising Page

Jan 15, 2020

Dear Friends and Family,

Welcome to my fundraising page!!

My name is Jules Ciatto and I am a sophomore at Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart. Recently I was nominated to raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society as a Students of the Year team member for the Gators Beat Blood Cancer team. The Students of the Year campaign is a fundraising competition between students in the National Capital Area in order to raise funds to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and their mission to cure blood cancers. The Campaign is held for seven weeks between January 18, 2020 and March 7, 2020. I am thrilled to be part of this fantastic team that was started by my sister, Francesca, 2 years ago.

This campaign became personal to me and my school community when a current senior at Stone Ridge, Meaghan Kilner, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at age fifteen. After a long  battle of intensive treatment and months in a hospital as well as many prayers, at the end of her sophomore year Meaghan went into remission! Meaghan is insanely strong and hardworking and during the past years even while going through treatment has dedicates herself to the work of LLS and in particular, the Gators Beat Blood Cancer team. Meaghan truly embodies one of my school mottos, “Gator Strong.” She battled intense physical pain and the emotional task of living with cancer. Meaghan is the strongest Gator we know!

Every three minutes someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with a blood cancer, and every nine minutes, someone dies from a blood cancer. The money raised will go directly to support LLS and its longstanding mission to find a cure and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Since 2017, the U.S. FDA  has approved a remarkable 53 therapies just to treat patients with blood cancers, and LLS has helped advanced 46 of these treatments.  Meaghan was the beneficiary of one of these treatments when she relapsed and was the first pediatric patient at John's Hopkins, in a clinical trial, to recieve one of these less toxic therapies to get her in remission. I am happy to say that Meaghan is still in remission two years later.  So every dollar you donate really does make a difference in the life of someone living with cancer.

Thank you for your support and let's all work together to knock out blood cancer!! Be sure to visit my team's Instagram pages @gatorsbeatbloodcancer to see all the events we have scheduled and the progress we are making during the seven week campaign.  Please feel free to forward this message to your friends and family who might like to make a difference.

Warmly,

Jules

 

 

 

36 Comments

  • Tom, Ellen, Molly, Maggie, & Tommy Sullivan

    Go Jules - good luck with this effort

  • The Kilner Family

    Best of luck on SOY. Thank you for honoring Meaghan and all those fighting blood cancers. We are so proud of you and know you will crush this campaign carrying on the Ciatto tradition. xoxo The Kilner Family

  • Skylar Bates

    Skylar Bates, Thomas Bates, Robert Kline

  • Montemarano Family

    Thank you for the important work you're doing, Julianna!

  • The Yang Family

    Thank you, Jules, for all your efforts to help find a cure! Good luck to the entire Stone Ridge team!!

  • Brille Family

    Way to go Jules and the Stone Ridge Team! The Brille Family

  • The Foose Family

    Go, Jules!

  • Katie, Bob, Molly & Emma Tyson

    Go Jules!

  • Chrissie Landolfi

    Go Jules! Way to carry on the tradition. Beat Cancer!! The Landolfi Famiky

  • The Hickey Family

    Cancer sucks

  • The Sharma Family

    Good job, Jules!!

  • The Mudlaff Family

    Way to go, Jules!

  • Gary Calderone

    Happy to support the cause! Thanks Julianna for leading the charge!

  • Jeanine McGuinness

    Good luck, Jules!

  • The Yang Family

    Keep up the good work,Jules & Stone Ridge Team!

  • The O’Connor’s

    Good luck with this! We hope you are successful in your fight against blood cancer!

  • The Kappaz Family

    Good luck and keep up the good fight against blood cancer!

  • William Jones

    Good luck!

  • Yve Dinte

    Congrats sweetie luv to the family

  • The Brewer Family

    Go Jules!

  • The Duvall’s

    Thank you Jules! This is AWESOME!!♥️

  • David and Tina Burns

    Good luck Jules!

  • The Spina family

    Great job Julianna and Gators!

  • The Evans Family

    Way to go Jules!! Keep up the good work!!

  • Ines

    Good luck

  • The Keegan Family

    Good luck to Jules and the Stone Ridge team!

  • The Sinkford Family

    The Sinkford Family

  • The Hohmans

    Great cause. Go Gators!

  • The Strong Family

    Good luck Jules and the SR team!

  • Sharon Florence

    From Idaho!

  • Nash Family

    Way to go Julianna! We are proud of your hard work!

  • Christine DiCesare

    Julianna, So great that you are doing this - you know it's a cause near and dear to my heart. Hope you make your goal;) With a hug, Christine

  • Peter Warner

    This is a wonderful charity near and dear to our hearts. The Warner Family

  • Maria Acebal

    So proud you, third daughter! Keep up the great work and can't wait for summer!

  • Julia Farr

    Great work, Jules and Team Gators Beat Blood Cancer!

  • The Ciatto Family

    Congratulations on Vanderbilt. We are so proud of you!

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