Students of the Year SWFL

Kristie Colman | Kristie Colman's Campaign Team

Welcome to Kristie Colman's SOY Fundraising Page!

Mar 04, 2020

Dear Friends & Family,

This Spring I have chosen to help save lives with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society as a candidate in LLS’s Student of the Year philanthropic, service & leadership program. The Student of the Year (SOY) campaign, is a seven-week initiative in which high school students from around the country are nominated to participate in a fundraising effort. We are helping to advance LLS’s mission of finding a cure for Leukemia, Lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and Myeloma, as well as to improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

Cancer has not only impacted my family, but our community, our nation, and the world. Making one small donation towards cancer research can lead to a world full of change. I decided to join the student of the year campaign because I do not want anyone to experience the pain and fight that’s associated with cancer. Even though I am only 17, I want to show my community that each and every person can make a contribution to help save lives. 

LLS is advancing its mission with many incredible accomplishments! LLS was founded 70 years ago, and since then, it has created 1.3 BILLION dollars for research. LLS has also funded 46 of the last 53 cancer drugs approved by the FDA. Lastly, while all LLS funded research begins in blood cancer, LLS has actually funded 60% of the blood cancer therapies that are now being used to treat other forms of cancer! But there is still more to do because every 3 minutes, someone in our country is diagnosed with a blood cancer. 

This is why I'm turning to you for your help and support in the battle of fighting cancer. My team DANCERS AGAINST CANCER and I have set a goal to raise $30,000 and we can’t do it without you. Together we can make a difference in people's lives.  All donations are greatly appreciated and will support cancer research, patient services, advocacy, public and professional education, and community services. 

Please accept my sincerest thanks for any donation you wish to make.

With much love & gratitude,


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  • Craig Sherman

    Go Kristie!!

  • Michael McMullan

    Seaside National Bank & Trust Mike McMullan

  • Jessica Babb

    Dear Miss Colman, praying for your continued perseverance and determination as you strive to make a positive difference! “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi. Love, Mrs. Babb

  • Susan Lode

    Great cause Kristie. Good luck reaching your goal!

  • Joe Sullivan

    Thanks for taking this on Kristie!

  • Natalie Campbell

    Keep up the great work, Kristie! So very proud of you and all your hard work!

  • Susan Burns

    Best of luck in this important work. Susan Burns (TIAA BANK)

  • Lisa Suhr, TIAA Bank

    Thank you Kristie for making a difference in this world.

  • Mike & Kari Lusk

    Hope you reach your goal Kristie!! Keep up the great work! Mike & Kari Lusk

  • Karen Dillon

    Kristie - I'm impressed that you have chosen to participate in such a worthy cause. Good luck in reaching your goal! BTW - I saw your message in The Strand Scoop - we live in the Strand as well.

  • Sharon Schindell

    Kristie: You are amazing!! I am happy to contribute to this very worthwhile organization. Sharon Schindell, Grandma Grace's friend.

  • Donna Thiel

    I admire your commitment to others. Luck and lots of hugs. Auntie Donna

  • Shelly Hooper

    What a great cause Kristie!

  • Linea McLeod

    Way to go ! Thank you for doing this. You are an inspiration

  • Cythia Chamberlayne

    So proud of you! You are an amazing young woman with a kind heart.

  • Susan Rogge and John Meyers

    Way to go Kristie! So happy to be part of your team!

  • Stacy Chaipel

    Congratulations Kristie!

  • Katharine V

    With love from Emma VanBrocklin

  • Laura Bolagno

    You are amazing. I am so proud of you :)

  • Colleen McCabe

    Great work, Kristie!!

  • Maureen Colman

    A great cause!

  • shannon c pertchik

    Congrats Kristie Coleman on a job well done!

  • Diane R Otey

    You have done such an awesome job organizing this! Congrats! Diane Otey

  • Shanna Miranti

    Good luck Kristie!!

  • Caroline Cederquist

    Thank you Kristie for all your efforts and hard work for cancer patients and survivors! Your Dancers Against Cancer event was such a great and inspiring fund raising event which was sidelined by the viral pandemic. We hope some day you will be able to hold it. Olivia and the Cederquist Family

  • jennifer betz

    Great job Kristie!

  • Kristine Rapp

    Good luck, Kristie. A great cause.

  • Aimee Aubry

    Good job Kristie!!

  • Rasnick Family & Friends

    Thank you Kristie Colman for doing for good instead of easy! You did great with such odds stacked against your goals! 🥰

  • Joseph Eichler

    Kristie, Keep up the fight your passion and enthusiasm is remarkable.

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