Students of the Year Cleveland
Charlie Proctor | Wildcats for the Cure
Greetings and thank you for visiting the Wildcats for the Cure Team Fundraising page!
I am honored to be a team member and support the 2019 Students of the Year program, a seven-week initiative in which select high school students from the Greater Cleveland area participate in a fundraising competition to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
My team - Wildcats for the Cure - and I are determined to reach our goal to raise $50,000 from January 26 through March 15. And with your help, we will meet that goal. Message me if you, or a friend, are interested! I am accepting team members both near and far!
Our team 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.
This year, I am raising funds in honor of Jane, a local blood cancer survivor. On October 9, 2015 Jane woke up with a lump on her neck that continued to grow throughout the day. Later, an x-ray showed that she had a mass and was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. She was rushed to the Cleveland Clinic where she immediately started chemo. Despite a relapse, fertility treatment, radiation and a stem cell transplant, Jane has been in remission since December 2016!
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.
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the largest contributor to blood cancer research in the nation. In fact, LLS supported therapies now treat patients with rare forms of autoimmune diseases as well and is funding $1.2 million in research alone right here in Cleveland!
I invite you to join me and my team, Wildcats for the Cure, in taking a stand against cancer. Together we can make a difference and be a part of making "Someday" TODAY!
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!
2019 Student of the Year Candidate & Team Wildcats for the Cure
Donation: $25 to $999
• $25 helps fund an episode of The Bloodline with LLS, a free podcast series that provides
information to patients and caregivers.
• $50 helps fund educational booklets for healthcare providers and their patients.
• $100 helps fund the training of Patti Robinson Kaufmann First Connection Program volunteers,
who provide peer support to patients and their families around the country.
• $200 helps fund an hour of an Information Specialist’s time providing information and support
to patients and their families at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Information Resource Center.
• $200 helps fund general lab supplies for one week, allowing researchers funded by
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to conduct critical blood cancer research.
• $300 helps fund one week of an online support group on www.LLS.org for patients and
caregivers coping with a blood cancer diagnosis.
Donation: $1,000 to $10,000
• $1,000 helps fund one day of nurses providing patients and caregivers with clinical trial search
navigation and support through The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Clinical Trial Support Center.
• $1,000 helps support the training of a research fellow funded by The Leukemia & Lymphoma
Society for one week.
• $2,000 helps fund patient education and healthcare professional programs.
• $2,000 helps fund one week of blood cancer research conducted by a scientist funded by
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
• $5,000 helps support a one-day, free regional blood cancer education conference for patients,
survivors, caregivers, family members and healthcare professionals.
Donation: $10,000 plus
• $10,000 allows a donor to direct funding to one of 10 disease-specific research portfolios.
• $10,000 helps support a live, web-based disease-focused national education program for patients
and healthcare providers.
• $15,000 helps fund an educational video that provides information and support to patients and
caregivers coping with a blood cancer.
• $25,000 helps support a continuing medical education symposium for medical providers to
enhance their knowledge of the latest blood cancer treatments.
• $60,000 helps support the training of a research fellow funded by
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for one year.
• $75,000 helps support genomic research for one year to advance personalized medicine.
• $100,000 helps fund one year of critical research on CAR (chimeric antigen receptor)
T-cell immunotherapy, a groundbreaking treatment approach that genetically reprograms
a patient’s own immune cells to find and attack cancer cells.