Students of the Year SWFL
Kristie Colman | Kristie Colman's Campaign Team
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,
For more information about LLS, please visit www.lls.org.