Students of the Year Charleston

Abby Johnson | Abby's Angel

Welcome to Abby Johnson's SOY Fundraising Page!

Jan 25, 2019

I am honored to participate in the 2019 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. In October 2015, my Freshman year in high school, I diagnosed with stage 2 Hodgkin's Lymphoma. After five months of chemo and radiation my lymphoma went into remission. Some diagnosed with blood cancers are not as fortunate as I was. I want to raise money so that more people have the opportunity to not only survive, but to have an easier road to recovery from blood cancers.From January 26th –March 15th, our team’s goal is to raise $50,000 which will go directly to LLS in support of its longstanding mission to find cures and ensure patients access to the treatments they need.  If I raise over $50,000 by March 15th, we can link our team name to an LLS-funded research portfolio this year to honor our efforts to help people with blood cancers.
Each dollar is a vote. The candidate team that raises the most money at the end of the seven weeks is named Student(s) 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!

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  • Matthew Kiefer

    Please give credit of this table to Abby Johnson, a Student of the Year

  • Anonymous

    This donation is made by The Daniel Island News on behalf of Rosie Stieby.

  • Bart and Julie Lawrence

    Bart is taking care of matching paperwork

  • Jacquelyn Bryant

    I work with your mom and know you are an amazing person if you are her daughter :) Proud of you!

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