Students of the Year Houston

Grace Coker | Team The Fireflies Journey

Grace's Students of the Year Fundraiser

Dec 23, 2021

For those that I have not had a chance to formally meet, my name is Grace Coker. I am the daughter of Randy Coker and Stacy & Doug West (stepfather). I could not be more excited to announce that The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) has nominated me as a candidate in their 2022 Houston “Students of the Year” fundraising campaign. Today more than a million Americans are fighting a daily battle with blood cancers, and every 3 minutes another person unwillingly joins the fight. I have been given the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join the battle and help those living with blood cancers. Unfortunately, cancer touches all of us in some way. I believe that my mission, as a Students of the Year Candidate, is to spread light and awareness throughout The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) campaign.

I have assembled “A Fireflies Journey” to help me raise funds. This team name is inspired by the idea of spreading our own light, like fireflies, throughout the campaign. I am proud to lead my campaign team and work towards our goal to raise $50,000 during the next 7 weeks – from January 13th to March 5th.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 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.

My campaign provides an opportunity to support the critical work of LLS in combating these diseases. I am honoring those who have battled blood cancers and raising money that will go directly to LLS in support of its longstanding mission to find a cure and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Along with my team, I will work to increase awareness about the impact of blood cancers and the cutting-edge treatments that are currently being researched, as well as inspire others to join the fight to find a cure. I cannot do this alone; I need your help.

Thank you for considering my request and helping our team truly make a difference for so many people. Large or small, your contribution to this worthy effort will be greatly appreciated.

Until There's a Cure, 

Grace Coker

2022 Student of the Year Candidate 



Grace'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




  • Michelle Boehm

    It is my pleasure to donate to this worthy cause. I am even more pleased to know my lovely former history student is being a "good citizen" and practicing "civic virtue" within her community! You make me proud! Ms. Boehm

  • Randy Coker and Debra Torres

    We are so proud of you for leading a great cause! Love you, Dad and Debra

  • Mal and Bobby England

    Good luck Grace, we are so proud of you and your efforts. This is a start on what we hope to be a very successful campaign! We love you, Maddie and Papa!

  • Stacy West

    Grace! We are so proud of you for leading this effort! Keep your light shining!! We love you! Mom & Mr. Doug

  • Wendell England

    Grace....You got this!! Wendell

  • Valorie Waggoner

    Happy to suppprt you and donate to a very worthy cause!

  • Dorothy Owens

    Grace, I am very proud of your efforts. I wish you success in reaching your goal. You are a precious young lady!

  • Teri Duff

    My Grandmother died at the very young age of 27 when my mom was only 2 yrs old from a blood disease. Today it would have been considered Leukemia. Thank you for fighting the cause. We are so proud to watch you do the fine things you are accomplishing. Good Luck in this journey, we will be watching! Teri and Louis Duff and Valerie Bunnell

  • Coni Fisher

    So very proud of our granddaughter, Grace, for championing this effort and campaign - you have our love you and support 👁

  • David & Barbara Reynolds

    Grace, it has been such a pleasure watching you grow into such a lovely young woman. Mr. David and I are very proud of you and wish you the best of luck in reaching your goal.

  • Phyllis Pankey

    Thank you for your time and effort In organizing this LLS campaign. I am so proud of your passion and concern for others. Congratulations. Love Aunt Phyllis

  • Al and Barbara Coker

    Grace, We are so proud if you for being part of this worthy cause. Love you Meme and PawPaw

  • William West

    Grace we are so proud of your determination to make the world a better place. Love you Grandpa and Grandma West

  • Judy Meister

    Keep up the great work! Judy Meister

  • Carol Callahan

    Wishing you much success in your campaign for such a worthy cause! John & Carol Callahan

  • Audrey Steinbach

    Thank you, Grace, for your part in making a difference in the race to beat leukemia!

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