Students of the Year Sacramento
Skanda Vasishta | Team Folsom Fighters for a Cure
Hello friends, this is Skanda here.
First of all, thank you for taking the time to read this message.
Recently, I had the privilege of being nominated as a candidate for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) 2022 Students of the Year Campaign. Students of the Year is a seven-week leadership development program that runs from February to March to raise money and advocate for LLS. I am writing today to ask for your support of my campaign and LLS’ mission to find a cure for blood cancers and improve the quality of life for patients.
I have created a team of committed friends and family to partner with me on this journey. Together, we have set a fundraising goal of $20,000! All the money that is raised goes directly to the largest blood cancer research program in the nation, LLS, to fund cutting-edge research and treatments. In fact, the treatments that LLS is funding benefit non-blood cancer patients too. More than 40% of new cancer treatment drugs approved by the FDA since 2004 started as blood cancer drugs are now being applied in other forms of cancer.
Finding a cure for blood cancers is vital in order to ensure the livelihood of many affected families. My heart goes out to any individual who has had to struggle with the harmful effects of blood cancer. Thanks to LLS, the lives of those afflicted can be significantly alleviated through research enabled by fundraising.
I thank you in advance for partnering with a campaign so close to my heart, and please remember, every penny counts.
There are two ways to make your tax-deductible contribution:
If you’d like to donate by check, you can mail to 689 Hillswick Circle, Folsom, CA 95630 your tax-deductible contribution. Please make a check payable to “The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.” (In the memo line of the check please write “Skanda Vasishta and Team FOLSOM FIGHTERS FOR A CURE”)
You can also make a contribution online by visiting my LLS fundraising website: https://events.lls.org/sac/sacsoy22/svasishta
I appreciate your contribution to Team Sacramento Samaritans.