Students of the Year Loudoun County

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Team' Tigers Tackle Cancers Students of the Year Fundraiser

Jan 05, 2022

Before we started Student of the Year, we knew we wanted to make a difference. Whether  it was personally or to a whole group. But we weren’t sure where to start. And because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we were restricted from going out and physically making a difference. By starting another chapter of SOY at Independence High School, our team could help the families involved in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. 

We both have personal connections to people who have been affected by cancer, and that motivated and inspired us to help others who are going through the same thing. The Independence Team Tigers Tackle Cancer’s mission is to fundraise money for LLS, supporting loved ones of cancer patients and survivors, and most importantly, raise awareness for this cause that affects millions of people around the world. At the end of the day, cancer is a battle. Those fighting it need support and By forming a community, we can help each other to work towards a common goal: fighting cancer.

-Eeshika and Aleezah


Team Tigers Tackle Cancer's Students of the Year Fundraiser

Feb 17, 2022

**Please select the candidate/team member you are supporting:

Aleezah Khaliq (candidate)

Alden Zerkle

Sthavya Avvaru

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?
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



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