Students of the Year Dallas

Austin Moreno | Aus-Ten

Austin's Students of the Year Fundraiser

Jan 29, 2021

In March of 2005, at the age of two, I was diagnosed with Leukemia and was given 2 months to live without treatment. My parents were heartbroken. I was quickly rushed to Medical City Dallas where I began my treatment. My mother was 8 months pregnant at the time, and my brother Dawson was born about 4 weeks after my diagnosis. As the months went on and the days got increasingly more nerve-racking, the bills started to pile up.  Then, the donations came in from many different organizations such as LLS promoting my story on their website and creating a donation page for me. The generosity truly made a difference in my family’s little world.

Not only is this campaign a great way to support LLS and their life-saving work, but it’s a great leadership opportunity for me. I am so excited to be able to make a difference in my community.

I am working towards a goal of raising $50,000 between now and February 27. It’s a big goal, but I am willing to work hard to reach it. I cannot do it alone, I need your help.

Help me reach my goal with a tax-deductible donation.

Thank you for your generosity and support. Your donation truly makes a difference and with your help, we’re one step closer to a cure for blood cancers.


Austin's Students of the Year Campaign

Jan 29, 2021

I am honored to participate as a Canidate for the 2021 Students of the Year program, 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 lead my team to raise critical dollars in honor of a young patient hero 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!

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

For more information about LLS, please visit



  • Jamey Schrutka

    I hope you reach your goal Austin!

  • Su & Don Gates

    Austin, we hope you make your goal! Don & Su

  • Anonymous

    Austin - though it has been a long time since you and Jackson played baseball together, your story has always resonated. Good luck in you fund raising efforts.

  • Thomas Jody Turnbow

    WTG Austin

  • Brenda Ellis

    We are proud of you Austin!! Good Luck Love you, Terry and Brenda Ellis

  • Mark & Sandra Oliver

    Good luck Austin!

  • Rocky Oliver

    Good luck Austin on reaching your goal.

  • Dotty Bollner

    I hope all of the students reach their goal. Lots of love coming your way, Austin!

  • Marie A Cantrell

    "No short cuts"

  • Paul & Ashley Miller

    Congratulations on all your accomplishments Austin! Paul & Ashley Miller...

  • Maile & Mark Israelson

    Austin - my favorite Honored Hero! It has been a blessing to see you grow up into such a fine young man!!

  • Brad and Laura Rapp

    Good luck Austin


    Austin, you will always be my HERO!

  • Michelle Brady

    We love you and are so proud of you, Austin! My dedication is to my mom that lost her battle with Lymphoma. You are so brave and strong!

  • David Moreno

    Good luck Austin. Uncle Dave and Keiko

  • Roberto & Sally B. Moreno

    Good Luck Austin, Love, Gramma & Grampa

  • Suzanne Stuben

    You are AMAZING Austin! Sending lots of love, prayers & God's Blessing your way! Good Luck!

  • Dora Moreno Hernandez

    Best of Luck, Austin Auntie Dora Moreno Hernandez/OK City, OK

  • Jennifer Brady

    Austin, We are extremely proud of your efforts and accomplishments and most of all your strength to pull through a very cruel illness! You are our hero! We love you! Love, Auntie Jen and Cousin Tim

  • The Tankersleys

    Austin-Thanks for the opportunity to participate in this great cause. My dad had blood cancer so this hits even closer to home than knowing you-an outstanding young man who is a survivor-and your family, whom we love along with you. I commend you for your participation in this as well. God clearly has special plans for you!

  • Colleen Clancy

    Austin, you were my first honored hero and at such a young age taught me what life is truly about. Thank you for allowing us on your journey and teaching us what inspiration look like. Wishing you all the best.

  • jennifer smith

    Great job Austin!!

  • Mark & Krista DelSota

    Good Luck Austin!

  • Steve Moreno

    Good luck Austin

  • Lisa Kennedy

    Congratulations Austin on your SOY journey!

  • Jon & Tara French

    Love yo help you reach your fundraising goal

  • The Casey Family

    Austin, we are so thankful God allowed you and Katelyn to cross paths. Kelly and I are proud of your time spent trying to raise money for the foundation. Love you buddy, Kelly, Nola, Mollie, Madi and Katelyn

  • David Moreno

    From uncle Dave and Keiko. Good luck

  • Coach Albert - TNT Cycle

    Austin, you continue to inspire as a young man, way to "Dig Deep" with your fundraising efforts!

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