Students of the Year Campaign Orange County Inland Empire
Delanie Barger | Team Mission CANcer-vive
Hi my name's Delanie Barger, some of you may know me and most of you may not, however a lot of you won't know that my family has a history of being diagnosed with breast/ovarian cancer. My great-grandma, great-aunt, and great-cousin have had the unfortunate news of being diagnosed with ovarian cancer and since then they have kicked cancers butt, with the exception of my cousin Patsy who ended up passing away from ovarian that had traveled from her spine then to her brain. More recently my mom has been diagnosed with the gene of BRCA 1 and BRCA 2, which is an inherited genetic mutation that comes with having hereditary ovarian cancer. When my friend Juleen asked me to participate along side her in the fundraising for LLS I was thrilled, knowing that I'd be able to help raise money to kick cancer's butt.
I am honored to participate as a team member for the 2020 Students of the Year program, a seven-week initiative in which select high school students around the country participate in a fundraising competition to benefit The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, as a team member on Team Mission CANcer-vive. 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!
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.