Students of the Year Washington DC

Samantha Meyers | Team Knock Out Blood Cancer

Welcome to Samantha Meyers' SOY Fundraising Page!

Jan 22, 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 those who are currently battling or are in remission from a blood cancer. Many people in my family have suffered from different types of cancer. So when Anna Hemmer asked me to join the team, Knock Out Blood Cancer, I was eager to join. I want to help people thatt unfortunately have these blood cancers.

Each dollar that you donate 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 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’ll 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 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






  • David & Jennifer Meyers

    We are so proud of you!

  • Anonymous

    Many affected so many should support this effort. Proud of my Granddaughter and her charitable, loving heart.

  • Ann Curry

    Wonderful cause, thank you Samantha!

  • Linda Teitler

    A cause close to my heart!

  • Kelly Dobrydney

    You got this, Sam!!

  • Sally Goodman

    Samantha you are an amazing person

  • Benjamin Pershing

    Good luck, this is a great cause.

  • Darryl Crystal

    In honor of the work of Samantha Meyers

  • Susan Kalweit

    Good luck!

  • Mike Rettinger

    Way to make a difference Samantha. Keep up the good work!

  • Pamela Godlove

    Good luck!

  • Eugene Han

    Thanks Samantha. This in memory of a friend of mine and Melissa's.

  • Gary Cohen

    Thank you for your support of this fine organization and for helping to make a difference in so many lives.

  • Betsy & Steve Baglio

    Good luck with this, Samantha! What important work! Sincerely, Betsy & Steve Baglio

  • Heather Humphrey

    I'm so impressed by you, Samantha! I'm donating in memory of my father and to help others.

  • Andrea Lindsay

    On 1/15/20 one of my employees came to me to let him know he had been diagnosed that morning with Mantle Cell Lymphoma. He made me promise I wouldn't google it because the printed news has a very grime diagnosis. Because of advancements in the research the expected survival rate is now 5 to 8 years. Thank you for the work and awareness you're bringing to a cause that is very much needed.

  • Carrie Steinberg

    Samantha - Thank you for taking on such a worthy cause. As you know, it is near and dear to our hearts. Our daughter, Olivia, was Girl of the Year for the 2019 Philadelphia Man and Woman of the Year campaign. We had a great experience with LLS and know what amazing work they do. Best of luck with your campaign!

  • Jennifer Covell

    I am happy to donate to a great cause, from one Jumbo family to another.

  • Craig Teitler

    Such an amazing organization.

  • Amanda Stotler

    We are so proud of you and your efforts!

  • Train Family

    Glad to support your cause

  • Sandra Kane

    God bless all who are diagnosed with cancer. We pray for you and your loved ones.

  • Deborah Gordon

    Good luck Samantha! We are wishing you all the best xo Deborah, Rich, Rachel and Sam

  • Hyder family

    Go get some!

  • Cristina Cataldo

    Way to go Samantha!

  • The Reddish Family

    Great work, Samantha!

  • Rachel & David Schreiman

    Great job!

  • Dana Green

    Good Luck Sam!

  • Kate Kaplan

    It’s so awesome that you are getting involved with this Samantha! - Kate Kaplan

  • Aaron and Nikki Reiman

    Good luck Samantha on reaching your goal!

  • Ellen Brunk

    My mom lost her battle with leukemia four years ago and now my dad has lymphoma. It’s a sad time for me but I love how my young friend is fundraising for the cause. Thank you Samantha for all your good work.

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