Students of the Year Houston

Carter Qualls | Team Canes 4 the Cure

Carter Qualls & Team Canes4theCure

Jan 12, 2022

Team Canes4theCure is so excited to announce our partnership with the Astros Foundation!

Please see the image below for incentives towards your donations courtesy of the Astros Foundation.



Jan 12, 2022

I have been selected to participate in a leadership development program to help more than 1.2 million Americans who are living with a blood cancer.  My campaign team, Canes4TheCure, and I are competing in The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Students of the Year campaign! We recently kicked off our 7-week journey to help LLS raise money and achieve its mission: to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and myeloma and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

LLS is the largest donor to blood cancer research in the nation. They have invested nearly $1.3 billion in research, and are leaders in advancing breakthroughs in immunotherapy, genomics, and personalized medicine. These revolutionary new treatments originally discovered through blood cancer research are now being tested in clinical trials for other cancers. While there has been phenomenal progress, there is still so much more to be done. Cancer is still one of the leading causes of death in children and young adults.

I lost my grandfather, Boat Billy, to cancer and I want to honor him with this campaign. Losing my Grandpa was crushing, but I will always remember him teaching me the value of hard work. He was such an inspiration to me, and I miss him dearly. As a 16-year-old student, there aren’t many ways that I can help fight cancer. It is important to me to do what I can to help end cancer and this campaign and nomination presents this opportunity! With family friends that have also lost their own battles with blood cancers, I am full speed ahead in raising money to fight.

Our team goal is to raise $75,000 between now and March 5th, 2022. We are determined to achieve this goal and your contribution - large or small - would be so much appreciated! 

Aside from donations, we would love to hear from you, or someone you know, who would be willing to donate goods or services for auction items, sponsorships, ads, or other possible fundraising opportunities. Large or small, your contribution to this worthy effort will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for considering our request and helping our team truly make a difference for so many people.

Carter Qualls 

2022 Student of the Year Candidate



Carter's Students of the Year Fundraiser

Oct 22, 2021

Welcome To My Fundraising Page.

I have signed up to save lives with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and am working to raise as much as possible over the next 7 weeks. Every dollar raised counts as one vote for my campaign. The candidate(s) whose team tallies the most votes earns the prestigious title of Student or Students of the Year. Will you help me earn that title?
As you know, everyone wins when cancer loses. Thanks to your support, my efforts will help fund therapies and treatments that are saving lives. Over the years, support from people like you has been responsible for the blood cancer advancements that have doubled, tripled, and in some cases quadrupled the survival rate for some blood cancers.
Many LLS-supported therapies not only help blood cancer patients but are also now used to treat patients with rare forms of stomach and skin cancers and are in clinical trials for patients with lung, brain, breast, pancreatic and prostate cancers. And LLS-funded drugs like targeted therapies and immunotherapies are now saving thousands of lives every day.
We really are getting close to our goal of a world without blood cancers!
All donations are greatly appreciated and tax-deductible. They'll not only support LLS research, but patient services, advocacy, public and professional education, and community services as well.
Please visit my website often and tell friends who would also like to donate!
On behalf of blood cancer patients everywhere, thank you for your support! For more information about LLS, please visit




  • The Wegener Family

    Proud of you Carter and #Canes4theCure!

  • Carter Qualls

    Thank you everyone for all your support!

  • FNBRED Crew

    Gig 'em, Carter! Give 'em hell!

  • Keith Wilson

    Great person great cause

  • Jeremiah Jedd Raney

    Gig Em

  • Anonymous

    BTHO L&L Gig Em Carter and Team!

  • Drew Ellis

    Gig’em and great work!

  • Brenda Gill Gibbins

    Great job Carter. I’m so proud of you. You are going to go far!! Love you.

  • Plummer Family

    Great job. #Canes4theCure

  • Jarret Pazahanick

    Great cause!

  • William Wayne Gill Family Trust

    Grandpa Gill would be so proud of you Carter!! You deserve the best with all your hard work! I love you as he does.

  • The Neumann Family - AML survivor Gerry Neumann

    Great cause! My dad is an AML survivor and the work of great doctors and the LLS have helped him see 5 kids graduate A&M and 14 (16 soon) grandkids come into the world! Gig'em and BTHO blood cancers!

  • Hannah Gilliland

    Super proud of you & Trav!! Miss y’all!

  • Cobra39

    Go Carter!

  • Doug Keegan

    Gig 'em, Carter!

  • The Messinas

    Best of luck with your campaign!

  • Kay Carlisle

    Good luck!!

  • Katie Johnson

    Go get’er Carter! Great cause.

  • Kim Vandervort Kennedy

    #Gigem and BTHO Cancer!!! Go ASTROS!!!

  • Bernie's Golfing Crew

    Go Carter, and go Team #Canes4theCure!

  • Ingalls Family


  • Cheryl Forrest


  • California Wegener

    Proud of you Carter!

  • G Ellen & Papaw

    Carter Q - good luck with the fundraiser! Love G Ellen & Papaw

  • Ina clegg

    Great cause Carter.......good luck raising lots of $ and love for your cause!

Contact us by email or call 888.LLS.7177.