Students of the Year Dallas
Georgia & Ben Heathcock | Striking Out Leukemia
Hey guys! Just another update. Our home run derby has gained so much traction! I am so excited for this event. Here is the link to an article on it: https://www.star-telegram.com/sports/dfwvarsity/article248805620.html.
Hi everyone! Last time I updated, we were set to have a home run derby on the 24th. Unfortunately, Mother Nature had other plans for us. That being said, we have pushed our home run derby back to this coming Sunday, January 31st. We're projecting to have an even bigger turn out now! I'm rallying softball players across North Texas to collect pledges and to come out and hit some home runs for a cure! I'm so excited to go out and spread awareness while getting to enjoy the sport I love.
Hi everyone! We are happy to announce that we are partnering with Texas Glory and hosting a home run derby on Sunday, 1/24! We are super excited that we get to pair the sports we love with this cause! :)
We are honored to participate as candidates 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 support my candidate and am raising 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!
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