Students of the Year Toledo

Team Baskets for LLS | Team Baskets for LLS's Campaign Team

Baskets for LLS

Feb 12, 2019

  We can't believe we are over halfway through the campaign.  We are so grateful for the support that we've received so far!  Every donation moves us closer to our fundraising goal and helps LLS fund valuable, life-saving research!


Thanks to our awesome team!

Feb 03, 2019
Hi all! We want to say THANK YOU for all the support and a special thanks to our team, who is working so hard on behalf! Did you see that Hannah Miller has raised over $1,000; Christy Perros has nearly met her match goal; and also a shout out to Matt Baer for organizing an event in Tucson! And we can't forget Alex Kasper and Jamie Yark for continuing to help us out! Abby, Abbie and Grace

Welcome to Team Baskets for LLS' SOY Fundraising Page!

Feb 11, 2019

 We (Abby Dewhirst, Abbie Westmeyer & Grace VanSlooten) are honored to participate in the 2019 Students of the Year program as part of Team Baskets for LLS. This campaign is a seven-week initiative in which select high school students from around the country participate in a fundraising competition to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I am proud to be raising critical dollars in honor of a young patient hero, Laila, who is currently battling or is in remission from a blood cancer. Each dollar is a vote. The candidate team that raises the most money at the end of the seven weeks is named Student of the Year. Our mission is to not only raise the most money but also to bring attention to blood cancers like leukemia, which is the most common form of cancer in children and teens.

Since the early 1960s, five-year survival rates for many blood cancer patients have doubled, tripled or even quadrupled. And many LLS supported therapies not only help blood cancer patients but are helping patients with other cancers and serious diseases. In fact, drugs first approved for blood cancers are now approved to treat patients with stomach cancers, skin cancers, and autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis.

We really are changing the face of blood cancer!

All donations are greatly appreciated and are tax deductible. They'll not only support LLS-funded research but will help provide critical information and support for patients, and support advocacy for laws to ensure patients can access the care and treatments they need.

Please visit our website often and bring friends who would also like to donate!  The Grand Finale will be March 8th.  We'd love you to come.  Tickets available on our site.  Click on "Shop Our Store."

On behalf of blood cancer patients everywhere, thank you for your support!

Abby Dewhirst, Abbie Westmeyer & Grace VanSlooten

Team Baskets for LLS

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  • Ron & Lynn Westphal

    Abbie, Abby & Grace, There are so many people fighting for their lives each and every day. Students like you give hope to someday finding a cure for these diseases. I hope you three reach your goal in raising funds for LLS.

  • Michael and Karen McMurray

    Good luck! Michael and Karen McMurray

  • Penelope Clarke

    Good luck with your fundraising efforts for LLS!

  • George and Kathy Lathrop

    We are so happy to support this cause. Way to go Abbie, Abby and Grace! You are truly inspirational young people. Good luck in your fundraising!

  • Jay Westlin

    Go Abbie!... from your West Coast Family... Lilly, Jay, Gracie, Ava, and Livi

  • Peter and Mary Koury

    This is a wonderful cause! Good luck!

  • Kevin Diesen

    Good luck girls!

  • Ed and Tima Simon

    Laila Strong!

  • Julia Schirmer

    Best of luck reaching your goal, Abbie, Abby and Grace!

  • benjamin mcmurray and Noreen Hanlon

    Many thanks to Abby, Abbie, and Grace for bringing awareness to this important cause!

  • Lisa Dewhirst

    Keep up the good work, girls!

  • Arti Bhatt

    Good luck Abby, Grace and Abbie!!! Priya B

  • John Eichbauer

    "The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today." Elbert Hubbard

  • Tammy & Paul Helgren

    Great job working so hard for this very worthy cause, Abbie, Abby and Grace!

  • Janet Schofield

    Happy to support! Great work Abbie, Abby and Grace! Proud of your efforts!

  • Stella, Maxwell & Ruby Kuhn

    You go girls! Thanks for setting a good example for others.



  • Emily Kiechel

    Best of Luck to you all. What a great cause! Emily and Kevin

  • Cynthia Hoeflinger

    Good luck girls! Thank you for you efforts to help find a cure for blood cancer! Cindy and Brian Hoeflinger

  • Amy Waskowiak

    Good luck ladies. Thank you for your hard work.

  • Judy McCracken

    Proud of all your hard work and dedication to this cause. Great to see young ladies step up and make a difference.

  • Louise & Blake Stoddard


  • Christina Kasper

    Keep reaching for the stars, girls! You are changing your corner of the world and we are all so very proud of you...

  • Mandy & Stevie D.

    Abbie, we love you! Way to go!

  • Randy E.

    Thank you for organizing this fundraiser.

  • Karen Wainer

    Best of luck in reaching your goal!!

  • Burt & Shelly Jamieson

    Good Luck girls!! So proud of your efforts!! Burt & Shelly Jamieson

  • Brad Nitschke

    Proud of you, good work.

  • Lisa & Judd Silverman

    Abby,Abbie & Grace - congratulations on your team effort and hard work. We are humbled to support this cause. As was whom have been given much, much is expected. Way to go on working for a cause beyond yourselves and exceeding expectations. Lisa & Judd Silverman

  • Pam & Jeff Quinn

    Good luck reaching your goal!

  • Jen & Greg Wagoner

    Good job ladies! Love seeing young leaders in our community working hard for a great cause. Keep it up!!

  • Lynn Aurand

    Well done girls! Lynn Aurand

  • Zanville-Lemieux Carolyn

    Congratulations on your efforts! You are Making a Difference!

  • Sofia Westmeyer

    Love your philanthropic efforts, Abbie! Love, Sofia & Peter

  • The Estes Family

    Way to go ladies!

  • Ellie Westmeyer

    So proud of all your hard work!! Good luck girls!

  • Maddie Westmeyer

    So proud of everything you guys have accomplished!!

  • Heather Westmeyer

    Blood Drops

  • Clare Hylant

    Congratulations on a wonderful job girls! Really appreciate all your hard work!!! (Sorry I'm a few days late)

  • Elle Cotterman

    Great job, ladies!

  • Molly Meyers

    Congratulations girls on your great endeavor!!! Your are all future leaders. Molly and Geof Meyers

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