Students of the Year Washington DC

Molly Murphy | Team Gators Beat Blood Cancer

Welcome to Molly Murphy's SOY Fundraising Page!

Jan 17, 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.

As many of you know, my mother was diagnosed with Anaplastic Large T Cell Lymphoma six months after I was born. Five months later, she passed away due to complications from a bone marrow transplant. She went through numerous rounds of chemo and clinical trials at Johns Hopkins Hospital. I know my mother had the best care in the world, at one of the finest cancer hospitals in the world, and yet still she lost her fight. With your help, we can and will help others fighting blood cancers. Working with Gators Beat Cancer last year was so personally rewarding for me that I am back again this year to help lead the campaign with my friend, Natalie Peoples. LLS is wonderful organization and the Student of the Year Campaign is an amazing way to raise awareness and to find a cure. I hope you will join me in this fight. Thank you!

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!

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  • Ellen MacCartee

    Molly, I'm proud of your efforts with this great cause. Good luck to you and your team! Xo

  • Jen & Ryan Lopez

    Good luck!

  • Mike McCarthy

    Molly, Good luck to the Gators Beat Blood Cancer team in helping find a cure in honor of your mother who left you, Sean and this world far too young. -Mike McCarthy

  • Evan Deobald

    Keep up the great work Molly

  • Anonymous

    Good luck to you and your team!

  • Marianne Perrett

    Molly great work Aunt Marianne and Uncle Danny

  • Mimi Toner

    Keep up the fight!

  • Frank McCarthy

    Molly, Best of luck in your fundraising efforts to support LLS. Your mother would be very proud.

  • Andres and Monique Rico

    We are very proud of you Molly! Keep up the great work

  • Patrick Waters

    Molly Great work for an important cause! (I went to Prep (and Japan) with your Dad).

  • John Ostronic

    Good luck Molly!

  • Bill Davin

    I will not be able to make it to the event but please accept this donation and keep me on your mailing list for future/events and donation opportunities.

  • Cathy and Jim O’Connell

    Continue the fight Molly! Great job ❤️ Aunt Cathy & Uncle Jimmy

  • Evan Deobald

    I’m a man of my word

  • Miguel and Leesa Lopez

    Molly, Great job!!

  • Signal Financial Federal Credit Union

    Signal Financial Federal Credit Unión supports the Gators Beat Blood Cancer. Kudos to Molly & team!

  • Theresa and John Kane

    Great Job Molly!

  • Angela Romano

    Keep up the great work, Molly! Angie & Mark Romano

  • Dan Bowman

    Good luck to you Molly! I have a blood disorder myself and have continuous treatment for it. I support your efforts strongly.

  • Maureen Robey

    Great work and good luck, Molly! From The Robeys

  • Elizabeth Emerson

    Go Gators!

  • Stewart Morick

    Very proud of you Molly. Good luck on achieving your goal. Stewart & Debbie Morick Scottsdale, Arizona

  • Laura McLaughlin

    Thinking of you from Anchorage, Alaska

  • Elissa, Dan & Olivia Inthisane

    Good work molly murphy!

  • Andrew Harrington

    Everyone is touch by cancer. The Harringtons are happy to help with this. Good Luck with your fundraising efforts!

  • George Kappaz

    Molly, Way to go! Your work is amazing. God bless you and your family, George Kappaz

  • Gary Adams

    Thank you for raising money in the fight against cancer.

  • Eric Osberg

    Good luck, what a great cause!

  • The D'Arcy Family

    Go Gators! XOXOXO

  • Stephen DuFour

    Molly, impressive work on behave of LLS. I think a career in fundraising may be in your future. The DuFour Family

  • Susan Plaine

    Go Gators!

  • Kelly Palmer

    All the best from WV! Kelly & Robin

  • The Myers

    Molly, you are a rock star! We are so proud of you. Go Gators Beat Blood Cancer! Love the Myers

  • Sheila Kehoe

    So Proud of you Molly! We know your mom is smiling down on you!! Lots of love alway, Pat Pat , Lil Mike and their Parents

  • Patrick Fitzgerald

    You go, Molly!! Keep doing what you do!

  • Marilee and Ray Brisbane

    Best Wishes!

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