Students of the Year Orange County
Jennifer Oz | Working Hard to Cure Cancer
Thank you for supporting my candidacy for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Student of the Year. The donation you will be making today is going toward cutting-edge research as well as blood cancer patient assistance and education.
I am dedicating your donation to the memory of my friend, Emily Neufeld, who was diagnosed with Lymphoma and passed away at the young age of 17. Her funeral was the most heartbreaking experience I have ever had.
Emily was the older sister I always wished for. She was astounding, athletic, intelligent, and genuine. She was my inspiration. She was a friend I will forever miss.
Had it not been for cancer extinguishing this beautiful life, Emily might have matured to become a professional athlete who would have competed, an author who would have written, an inventor who would have created, a teacher who would have taught, a parent who would have loved, or a leader who would have solved big problems ------- but she won’t.
Sadly, more than one third of blood cancer patients like Emily do not survive five years after diagnosis. We must do something about it. WE MUST CURE CANCER!
I made a choice to embrace the pain of losing my friend, to find hope and to use that hope to raise funds for cancer research that will reduce the number of young lives extinguished far too soon, so we can enjoy their powerful presence.
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), has made a positive impact on blood cancer patients and their families for the last 70 years. In the last two years, 33 out of 38 FDA approved blood cancer treatments received funding from them. LLS is making a real difference in the fight against cancer, and they need our help.
I'm stepping up and I need you to do the same. Please join me and let’s change the future through cancer research. Together we can save lives. Together we can hope.
Your donation today will go a long way to help us change the future.
All donations are greatly appreciated and are tax deductible.
On behalf of blood cancer patients everywhere, and on behalf of all of us that hope - Thank you for your generosity and suppor!