Students of the Year Washington DC

Katie Monahan | Team Cadets for a Cure

Katie's Students of the Year Fundraiser

Mar 07, 2021

I cannot believe that there is only ONE WEEK until the grand finale! I am so close to my personal fundraising goal, and I know with your help I can make it. This campaign has brought me stories of my family and friend's personal experiences with cancer, that I never knew before. I am so grateful for all of the messages of support I have received along with donations in honor of specific people. That is one of the ways this campaign has greatly affected me as a person, I am realizing firsthand how many people's lives have been changed by cancer. This makes me feel so encouraged to fundraise and spread awareness, be sure to share my fundraising page on your social media or with your contacts. LLS works hard so that less and less people will have these tragic stories of how cancer has affected them. 


Team Photo!

Feb 10, 2021

Our Chipotle Fundraiser last night went AMAZING! Thank you so much to everyone who came to get dinner and show their support. We had our first in person team meeting after, it was so much fun to have the whole team together! It is crazy to think we have never had an in person meeting, corona has definitely made fundraising a very different experience but I am so glad we were able to safely meet up. Stay tuned for more food related fundraisers at Potomac Pizza and Sarah's Handmade Ice Cream!



Jan 29, 2021

I am overwhelmed with how many people have been supporting my team and I throughout just the first week of this campaign! I am so happy with how hard our team has been working to reach out to individuals and business and raise awareness on their social media accounts. We are already 50% to our goal!!! Together we can find a cure to blood cancer!  


Stuffing Letters!

Jan 22, 2021

Night before kickoff! I have turned my desk into a mail making station! Here's an action shot of me writing, stamping, and stacking some letters to be sent out tomorrow. The team and I are fully prepared to start fundraising, all of our hard work will finally be put into action tomorrow! Let's beat blood cancer!


3 Days Until Kickoff!

Jan 20, 2021

Final team meeting before kickoff! Our team mentor and previous LLS candidate Eleanor Bender came to give us some final advice for how to stay active throughout fundraising. Our team is so excited to help cure blood cancer!



  • Jessica Weber

    Good luck, Katie!

  • Conrad Bohn

    I hope you reach or pass your goal!

  • Ms. Lussi

    What a great cause!!! Happy to donate. Best of luck Katie.

  • Mr. Criscuoli

    So proud of you, Katie! Always knew you’d change the world! Keep up your passion! Mr. Criscuoli and family

  • Patrick Crawford

    Katie - thanks for your efforts. Our contribution in being made in memory of Elise's father (Dick Kozak) and sister (Cathy Kozak) in recognition for their battles with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia.

  • Alison Dewey

    Thanks for your work in making the world a better place, Katie

  • Sarah & Rob Grabarz

    Great Job & Good Luck Katie - Thank you for doing this!

  • Dan Langan

    Awesome job Katie. Good luck and thanks for doing this!

  • Toan Le

    Hope you reach your goal soon!

  • Sarah and Neil McEwen

    Best of luck, Katie! LLS is an organization near and dear to us!

  • Anonymous

    Thanks, Katie -- great effort!

  • Barbara Doane

    Keep up the good work, Katie!

  • Langan

    Great job Katie and team!

  • Erin Weltler

    Love to support your causes, Katie!!

  • Susie Schutter

    Way to go Katie! You got this:)

  • Danielle Trotta

    Awesome job, Katie! This is a great cause!

  • Kari Schnapp

    Thank you for your efforts to better understand and someday cure cancer. Much love to you and the family.

  • The Walsh Family

    Good going for a great cause, Katie!

  • Shannon Labarta

    Good luck Katie! Love, Shannon,Brian and Ashton

  • Timothy Diethrich

    We love you! And are proud of you! ~Timothy and Beth

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