Student Visionaries of the Year Washington DC

Jack Musella | Team Cancer Curesaders

Team's Student Visionaries of the Year Fundraiser

Jan 13, 2023

 

Hello, I’m Jack Musella of Team Cancer Curesaders. This is my first year fundraising for LLS, and I am excited for the opportunity to help others via this wonderful organization. I’m 16 years old, and I am a sophomore at Flint Hill School in Oakton, Virginia.  

I’m doing this because I want to make a difference in the world. Most households are affected by cancer in some way, and I want to help.  In my family alone:

  • I have had two grandparents with colon cancer, and my grandfather lost his fight before I was born.
  • Two of my great-uncles are currently battling multiple myeloma.
  • A family friend (survived by a spouse and five children) passed at a young age of multiple myeloma.
  • Kelley Feeney, for whom this campaign is dedicated, died at age 36 on Nov 8, 2012, from leukemia.  Kelley was the sister of a very close family friend.  She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan honors program and earned her M.A. in journalism from Columbia University in 2001. She was a journalist and adjunct professor at Kean University and William Paterson University. An avid writer, traveler and athlete, she was a regular contributor to the New York Times and completed the Rome Marathon.

Kelley was an amazing young woman, full of life and love when she was suddenly diagnosed with leukemia.  Like so many others diagnosed with blood cancers, while the research and cutting-edge developments have vastly improved over the last decade, sadly we still do not have a cure. Leading science tells us that adults make an estimated astonishing 35,000 choices a day.  The vast majority of those are semi-conscious but hundreds are calculated, conscience ones.  Each decision has direct consequences, good or bad. As author John C. Maxwell famously put it, ‘Life is a matter of choices, and every choice you make makes you.”  Today, in honor of Kelley’s memory, I choose to do what I can to make a difference.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) was built on the vision of a better world without blood cancers. I share that vision and this year, I’m proud to be a part of the LLS Student Visionaries of the Year Campaign, but I also need your help.

As a global leader in the fight against blood cancer, LLS:

  • Funds cutting-edge research leading to breakthroughs in immunotherapy, genomics, and personalized medicine that are improving and saving the lives of patients.
  • Provides free education and support for blood cancer patients and families, including personalized, one-on-one support, assistance with identifying and enrolling in clinical trials, and more.
  • Mobilizes thousands of advocates to drive policy changes that accelerate the development of new cancer treatments and break down barriers to care.

Please consider joining this fight by making a donation. All donations are greatly appreciated and tax-deductible. Please share my website and tell friends who would also like to donate!

Thanks to your support, my efforts will help ensure this generation is the last to see cancer!!!!
On behalf of blood cancer patients everywhere, thank you!

For more information about LLS, please visit www.lls.org.

 

 

41 Comments

  • Anne Ryan

    Jack, we are so proud of you participating in this fundraising effort. We wish you much good luck in reaching your goal. We are happy to contribute.

  • Sharyn OKeefe

    Proud of you Jack!

  • David & Sherri Zadareky

    Go Jack!

  • Paul Peduto

    So proud of your efforts to help others. May you reach your goal! Pat and Paul Peduto

  • Joseph Ciccione

    Kelly was the most kind and loving FEENEY of them all 🙏🤗🙏

  • Lee and Jonathan Kuxhaus

    When you can't pick one special person in your life to dedicate this donation, you know Leukemia and Lymphoma research is desperately needed.

  • Krista Crawford

    Onward!

  • Dan & Robin Binstock

    Thank you for supporting such a great charity.

  • Linda & Thomas Mink

    Thank you, Jack, for inspiring us and others to support such a meaningful cause. Good luck with your goal.

  • Nicole & Jonathan Ricard

    Good Luck Jack! We wish you the best of luck in this important work!!

  • Rafael Petrone

    This donation is in support of Jack Musella's fundraising effort. Kudos, Jack! Rafael

  • Aimee Derouin

    Very impressive, Jack! This is something to be extremely proud of!

  • The VanDuyne Family

    Thanks to Jack and his team for raising these important funds for such a worthy endeavor!

  • Anonymous

    Jack, What a great Organization to be associated with. Good for you and all the people you are helping. Dennis B

  • Jerry Cotellesse

    Great cause and thank you for your service!

  • Anonymous

    Good Luck!!

  • Evoke Consulting

    Jack, you blew away our team with your professionalism and compassion for such a fantastic cause. Thank you for taking the time to research our values as they align with yours, and best of luck with your campaign!

  • Marcel & Elizabeth Assink

    Best wishes!

  • Chuck Brown

    Great work Jack! This is an excellent cause.

  • Kurt

    Jack - keep up the good work!

  • Karen Hannon

    Jack, Great cause and I too, have a dear friend battling lymphoma right now. Good luck with your goal. Karen Hannon

  • Holly Russo

    So proud of you Jack! This is such an important cause. I sincerely hope you meet your goal.

  • The Huallpa Family

    Thank you for doing this Jack! We are so proud of you!

  • Mom and Dad

    Jack, we are very proud of you.

  • Jennifer Mogck

    You are very impressive. Thank you for your leadership in this endeavor!

  • christine thayer

    Super Proud of you for taking this on, Jack!! Thank you.

  • Dodds Family

    Nice Work!

  • Alexander Cano

    Great work for a great cause!

  • The Celeste Family

    We are very proud of you!! Good luck reaching your goal.

  • miked

    Jack, you are creating positivity with your leadership and making a difference in the lives of those you connect with. I see a bright future and great things ahead for you. miked

  • Brenda B

    In support of your caring and wonderful work in raising funds for LLS.

  • The Beck Foundation

    In support of Jack Musella, 2023 Student Visionary. Thanks for supporting this life-saving work

  • Allison Domson

    Good luck Jack!

  • Thomas & Jennie Musella

    Great cause and good luck on your goal!

  • Bob Musella

    Good man. I'm proud of what you are doing Good luck in hitting your goal.

  • Charlie and MaryLou Cole

    Thanks you Jack for al your work in support of this wonderful cause.

  • Apgood Family

    Thank you for bringing awareness to this issue!

  • Lou & Sue Anne Locascio

    Good luck in reaching your goal Jack. Proud of you! Lou & Sue Anne Locascio

  • Dennis & Megan Barrett

    Great work Jack! Happy to help such a great effort. Love, Dennis & Megan Barrett

  • Jennifer Mink

    Good luck Jack! So proud of you!

  • Margo & Paul Hooker

    Hi Jack I loved your grandfather and your dad ain’t so bad either! Thanks for reaching out, happy to help. Good look. Thank you for sharing your gifts. Paul

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