Students of the Year Dallas
Austin Moreno | Aus-Ten
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.
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 www.lls.org.