Students of the Year Loudoun County

Alex Heinze | Team Blood Squashers

Who and Why?

Jan 11, 2022

Hello, I'm Alex and one of the lucky students to be raising funds and awareness for LLS's mission!

I would call myself someone who lacks social interaction and avoids confrontation with anyone, so this whole "putting yourself out there and go campaign for a cause" is surreal to me. The few times I do speak for myself is when I strongly believe in something that I want to see happen or have heard. The fight against cancer... this is something that has been going on for too long- and it needs to come to an end with as much support as possible.

In high school, my sister did Student Of the Year (SOY) and campaigned for the fight. Now that I'm in high school, I think it's time for me to do my own campaign against cancer. I'm doing this in honor of my late father, he had lymphoma. Now, he didn't die from lymphoma, he was lucky and got treated. But when he passed, I knew how it felt to lose someone to something I couldn't control. By helping LLS with their mission, I hope to at least try for a change- to try to prevent cancer hurting other kids, and families, from losses they couldn't control. I'm doing this to support the change- to end lymphoma and other cancer types- and I need all the support I can get.

 

Alex's Student Of the Year Fundraiser Page

Dec 18, 2021

I have signed up to save lives with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and working to raise as much as possible over the next 7 weeks. Every dollar raised counts as one vote for my campaign. The candidate 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, thank you for your support! For more information about LLS, please visit www.lls.org

 

 

12 Comments

  • Dorene Kuebler

    Good luck Alex!

  • Sheila Heinze

    Good luck Sweetie! You got this. So proud of you!

  • Grandpa

    Your Grandma would be so proud of you going into the world and doing good. and i am also very proud of you! Grandpa.

  • Cheryl

    Good luck!

  • The Noel Family

    Alex, we are honored to join the many friends and family who are inspired by your efforts ! The Noel Family

  • ODonnell Family

    Alex - best of luck reaching your goal. We loved Larry! Love The ODonnell’s

  • Jeff Heinze

    Good luck Alex & Sammi. I am proud of your efforts.

  • The Schlee Family

    Good luck Alex! So glad we could be apart of this!

  • Anonymous

    What a great cause - Thanks Alex for dedicating your time to make a difference in the lives of others.

  • Brigid Knott

    Alex, Thanks for doing this. Brigid & Tim

  • Sheila Heinze

    Grand Finale Fund the Fight

  • Anonymous

    In support of Alex Heinze fundraising goal to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS).

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