Students of the Year Washington DC

Katie Gardiner | Team Survivors for a Cure

Team Survivors for a Cure's Students of the Year Fundraiser

Jan 22, 2022


As a  childhood Cancer Survivor (ALL), I have signed up to save lives with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and am working to raise as much as possible over the next 7 weeks. I know I am lucky to be alive because of the advances we have made in Cancer treatment!!!!   The 2.5 years on chemotherapy were critical to my survival but also left lasting side effects that I am still dealing with as a 16 year old-- learning difficulties, memory issues, and other biological challenges.  I am working to raise funds to help find treatments that can not only save lives but help lessen the long-term side effects that children, like me, are left dealing with!  LLS was a gift to my family during a really tough time. Not only did they provide financial help to our family-- they provided fun events and activities for me.  I tell people that my memories of Cancer treatment were happy ones because LLS helped to provide normal childhood experiences!!  They helped keep a smile on my face-- and I am still smiling today !!

Every dollar raised counts as one vote for my campaign. The candidate(s) whose team tallies the most votes earns the prestigious title of Student or Students of the Year. Will you help me earn that title?

As you know, everyone wins when cancer loses. Thanks to your support, my efforts will help fund therapies and treatments that are saving lives. Over the years, support from people like you has been responsible for the blood cancer advancements that have doubled, tripled, and in some cases quadrupled the survival rate for some blood cancers.
Many LLS-supported therapies not only help blood cancer patients but are also now used to treat patients with rare forms of stomach and skin cancers and are in clinical trials for patients with lung, brain, breast, pancreatic and prostate cancers. And LLS-funded drugs like targeted therapies and immunotherapies are now saving thousands of lives every day.
We really are getting close to our goal of a world without blood cancers!
All donations are greatly appreciated and tax-deductible. They'll not only support LLS research, but patient services, advocacy, public and professional education, and community services as well.
Please visit my website often and tell friends who would also like to donate!
On behalf of blood cancer patients everywhere and as a 11 year SURVIVOR , thank you for your support! For more information about LLS, please visit



  • Kate Bubser

    My father-in-law, Wayne, passed away 7 years ago after a 15 month battle with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. What a journey you have been on and continue to prove to the world what a blessing you are!

  • Olivia Hardy

    Hugs Katie!

  • Laura Bookman

    Keep doing amazing things!!!

  • Susanne and Phil Goldberg

    So happy to support you and your hard work to raise awareness!

  • Terri Stillwagoner

    So proud of you Katie!!! Keep up the great work! You’re amazing!!!

  • June Haviland

    Thanks for all you are doing!!

  • Aunt Karen

    So proud of you, Katie, in so many, many ways!

  • Peter Harmatuk

    Love ya Katie.....Life would be less wonderful without much more beautiful with you in our lives

  • Danielle Sultan

    In honor of all the cancer fighters and survivors.

  • Anna Tush

    Good luck with your campaign!

  • Lisa cabi Holt

    Way to go Katie!!! xoxo, Lisa cabi Holt

  • Zeus D.

    Happy to support you and this effort.

  • Robert C Smith

    Your GrandDad is a special person

  • Frank and Diane Reifsnyder

    Good luck Katie!

  • Alice Concepcion

    Katie - you are an inspiration. With your dedication, determination, and drive, you will make things happen! I am donating to support your fundraiser because you represent hope, I am also donating in memory of my mom who lost her battle against a rare blood cancer.

  • Marie & Pat McGahan

    Katie - Best of Luck in the Student of the Year Competition, and Congratulations on 11 years as a CANCER SURVIVOR!!! Marie & Pat McGahan

  • Teresa Klima

    Good luck Katie! Hope you reach your goal! We are cheering for you and a cause near and dear to our hearts. Best of luck, Terry and Will Klima

  • victor decapite

    Happy to donate to this worthy cause. Patty and I wish you all the best!

  • Rachel and Peter Harmatuk

    We are so proud of you Katie!! Love Uncle Peter and Aunt Rachel

  • Dottie Jones

    Best of luck Katie! You are an amazing young lady.

  • Amy Gardiner

    Keep up the good work baby!!!

  • Amie and Sean Spencer

    You are doing amazing things! Good luck!

  • Linda Wildes

    Thank you Katie for everything you do every day! Keep up the fight!

  • Barbara Jo Wyatt Sibley

    Best wishes Katie. Barbara Wyatt Sibley (Hailey's Grandmother)

  • Garrilyn Sprague

    All these with you and your team Katie Gardiner.

  • Jo Nicholson

    Sending love and support from Virginia Beach. Way to go, Katie!!! Jo xxx

  • Thomas Kettler

    for Katie Gardiner SOY Campaign

  • Leigh Bluestein

    I make this donation in memory of my dear boy, Joshua, with love and admiration for the brave and strong battle he waged against leukemia for 3 1/2 years.

  • Coach Kim

    Some extra help to get you to the finish line! So proud of you!

  • The Milke Family

    Congratulations, Katie! We are so proud of you!

  • Amy Gardiner

    THank you VEronica Pease for this additional donation and your loving words.

  • Kimberly Summers

    Katie, You are amazing! Keep up the great work!

  • Caroline Collins

    Rooting for you!

  • Brigid Herrick

    Good luck with your goal, and best wishes for much success in the future!

  • Rebecca Brown

    Keep going Katie

  • Rick Kelly

    As I’m in my own battle with Leukemia right now, I’m happy to donate to Katie’s cause. Great for her for doing this and good luck with the contest. Hope she wins.

  • Gina Wheeler

    Go Katie!

  • The Brewer’s Art Tavern

    On behalf of the customers at The Brewer’s Art Tavern:-)

  • April, Rojack, Maddie & Meghan Tan

    I'm so proud of you, Katie!! What an amazing campaign!! You've inspired so many along the way! I can't wait to see what's next for you!! Congratulations!!

  • Beverly Brown

    Go Katie!

  • Shanti

    Go Katie!! ??

  • Jessica Woodard

    Happy to help! Good luck!

  • Mercedes Barbosa

    So proud of you Katie!!

  • Katie Kelly

    So proud of you Katie!

  • Frances Harmatuk

    Grand Finale Fund the Fight Donation

  • Katie Gardner

    Grand Finale Fund the Fight Donation

  • Amy Gardiner

    Grand Finale Fund the Fight Donation

  • Jaimee Gniadek

    Grand Finale Silent Auction #501-A BOSS Beauty Experience

  • Rachel Harmatuk

    Grand Finale Silent Auction #317-Caps Autographed Fan Package

  • Jaimee Gniadek

    Grand Finale Silent Auction #210- RPM Sommelier Experience for 4

Contact us by email or call 888.LLS.7177.