Students of the Year Washington DC

Sophia Trone | Team Gators Beat Blood Cancer

Welcome to Sophia Trone's SOY Fundraising Page!

Jan 05, 2020

This is a picture of myself (left) and Meaghan Kilner, my friend and the honored hero from 2019. Gators Beat Blood Cancer was founded for her and she is a Hodgkin's Lymphoma survivor and is currently in remission. Her role as a peer mentor and inspiration for our team helps us greatly and enables us to further LLS's mission to "Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families." We hope you will donate and share my fundraising page link to help this important cause.


For a cure!

Jan 03, 2020

Hi! My name is Sophia Trone and I am a senior at Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in Bethesda, Maryland. I am part of the Gators Beat Blood Cancer Team, and we are raising money this year to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, a national organization that funds blood cancer research and helps people affected by blood cancer. They focus on research, patient support, and policy and advocacy. Their research also enables treatments for other types of cancer, and they have recently created the LLS's Children's Initiative where they are more than doubling their investment into treatment specifically for children living with blood cancer as opposed to using treatments used for adults, which can have harsher side effects. This initiative is so special because there are much less focused treatments for children with blood cancer as opposed to adults in general, and LLS is working very hard to change that.

I am apart of the Students of the Year campaign, where teams from all around the US and in the DMV in regards to the local chapter raise money for LLS to help with their incredible initiatives. I hope you will donate this incredible cause and share my fundraising page with your family, friends, and coworkers. Please do not hesitate to reach out via email at and let me know if you would like to speak with me over the phone. Thank you!


Welcome to Sophia Trone's SOY Fundraising Page!

Jan 03, 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. 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 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




  • Kathy Johnson

    Good luck Sophia. So great of you to help!

  • Karen and Chris Donatelli

    Keep up the good work!

  • The Kilner Family

    Your are awesome. Thank you for your commitment to helping find cures for blood cancers. Your support and friendship means so much to Meaghan. #gatorstrong

  • Anonymous

    What an impressive goal! Sophia, you are amazing!!!

  • Robb Wong

    Thanks for your leadership Sophia!

  • Gene and Gina Alessandrini

    Good luck Sophia!

  • Vining Family

    Sophia - we are so happy to support you and this great cause that is helping find a cure for such a devastating illness that has touched your family and our Stone Ridge friend, Meaghan. Go Gators!!!!

  • Montemarano Family

    Thank you for this great work, Sophia!

  • John, Julie, Jackson & Gavin Trone

    Nice work Sophia!

  • Whipp family

    So proud of you! -Whipp family

  • Anonymous

    Sofia, Best of luck in completing this fund raising effort. It is encouraging to see our young adults caring for their world and for the people in it. Jay and Alison

  • Bill & Bethany Frick

    Go Sophia! Bill and Bethany Frick

  • Anonymous

    Sophia, Your leadership at Stone Ridge for this initiative is admirable. We are proud of you and your efforts to help fight these terrible cancers. Best of luck! Carrie & David

  • The Suk Family

    Good luck Sophia! Amazing work you are doing!

  • MaryAnne Fiorita

    Many thanks Sophia!

  • Anonymous

    Dear Sophia and team, good luck with this effort for a great cause! The Kinkead’s

  • The Maynards

    What a wonderful endeavor Sophia!

  • Liz Barnidge

    Good luck Sophia and thanks for your hard work!

  • Paul and Nancy Piho

    Best of luck with this, Sophia! With love from the Pihos

  • Kathleen Stallings

    We’re so happy to support LLS and so proud of all of your efforts, Sophia! The Stallings Family

  • Bob & Denise Shaffer

    Thank you for raising awareness and funds for an important cause.

  • Lucille Rendina

    Best of luck on your mission, Sophia, and thank you for your concern for all those suffering with this terrible disease. xo - Lucille Rendina

  • The Kelly Family

    Sophia, Congratulations on all your hard work in supporting your friend. We hope to make to one of your Dining nights as well! Unfortunately, cancer touches all of us therefore we need to have a well purposed life and bring smile, laughter and love to each other when we can. Best wishes and much success, Mrs. Kelly

  • Chris, Linda, Paige, Carly and Caden Lau

    Great job Sophia! Proud of your work for such a great cause.

  • Michelle and Bill Kim

    What a great cause. Good luck Sophia!

  • Anonymous

    Sophia I am proud of you.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for your dedication to this cause and leadership, Sophia. Best of luck! The Sader's

  • The Di Martino Family

    Sophia, We are inspired by your efforts to help find a cure for blood cancers. With gratitude, Mary Di Martino and the Di Martino family

  • Montemarano Family

    keep up the good work, Gators!

  • Maureen and Tom Curley

    Wonderful work Sophia!

  • The MacBride Family

    Good luck meeting your goal Sophia! Thank you for leading the Gator team.

  • Vicki & Stephen Allegretto

    Way to go Sophia! Thanks for your efforts on behalf of this very important cause.

  • J. Mark Gidley

    Thank you for the continued research for cures.

  • E. & J. Gallo Winery

    Donation towards Sophia Trone’s campaign.

  • R. Scott Pastrick

    Thank you Julie for your dedication, advocacy and support. May you find fulfillment and success in your efforts in behalf of your son Zach. God bless.

  • Isha Colley

    Great initiative

  • The Harmon’s

    This gift is made to honor the work Christine has done for LLS.

  • Mary Parker

    What a wonderful mission you have undertaken, Sophia!

  • Kate Latimer & Rick Slaten

    Thank you, Sofia!

  • Maurano Family

    Great job!

  • Travis Smith & Margie Elberson

    Good luck Sophia-great you are doing this.

  • The Marsiglia and Hanratty Family

    Go Gators! Good job Sophia!

  • Cathleen Fromm


  • The Vaca Family

    Great job.

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