Students of the Year Loudoun County

Grace Machen | Team In It Together

Grace's Students of the Year Fundraiser

Dec 31, 2021

Hi I am Grace Machen I am a freshman at Independence High School. I love to play sports like volleyball and soccer. 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. 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?

 I have some connections to cancer. My great grandmother had myeloma, myeloma is a type of blood cancer. 

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




  • Amy Beahm

    Great job Grace!

  • Joanna Lewis

    Thanks for your hard work Grace!!

  • Michelle Burrell Sherman

    Great job, Grace and a great reason to donate!

  • Barbara Chambers

    So proud you are participating in the 2022 students of the Year program. Your great grandmother and god mother would also be proud!

  • Chris Kraus

    Great Job Grace. We are so proud of you!!!

  • Sue/Barry Silber

    Thank you Grace. This is wonderful what you are doing! Love, GG Sue and GG Barry

  • Reena Bajaj

    Good job Grace

  • Johnna Langham

    In loving memory of my mother in law who sadly passed away last year after a very long fight with Leukemia! We love and miss her dearly!❤️🦋

  • Malla Kalva

    Thanks for doing this Grace.🙏

  • Tanya Belda

    Thank you, Grace!

  • Scott M.

    Great job fund raising!

  • Opa

    Good work, Grace, you make us proud. Opa

  • Josh & Sheryl Machen

    We're proud of you!

  • Deborah Laitenberger

    I loving memory of my sweetheart Bill, who had MDS. In the hope that research will improve the outlook for others.

  • Sarah Hinson

    Great job Grace!

  • Peter and Flor McGath

    Keep up the great work Grace.

  • Priscilla Ast

    Grace, your kind heart is such a gift to this world. You remind us all that every small act of caring combined can make a huge impact.

  • Kim Goppert

    My husband is a 10+ year survivor of myeloid dysplastic syndrome (MDS) thanks to finding a perfect match in Germany for his bone marrow transplant. Not only are monetary donations needed but also we need to get everyone who is able to join the bone marrow transplant registry. Please consider signing up if you are between the ages of 18 - 35.

  • Joan MacIsaac

    Way to go Grace! So proud of you. Hope to see you soon - Joan, Tom and Ian

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