Students of the Year Salt Lake City

Grace Forbush | Leuk Slayers

Grace's Students of the Year Fundraiser

Mar 22, 2021

                                                                                                                                          

My name is Grace Forbush and I’m a sophomore at Spanish Fork high school. I am one of 9 high school students in the state of Utah that have been nominated for Student of the Year for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  It is a 7 week fundraising competition. My goal is to raise $50,000!!!  If I can achieve my goal, I will have the honor of attaching my name to a research grant of my choice to help find a cure for blood cancers.

                  

  Twelve years ago my dad was diagnosed with Leukemia. It changed our family's lives forever. When he was diagnosed, his blood cells were 96% cancerous, and he was given an 8% chance of survival. He went through chemotherapy, full body radiation, and two bone marrow transplants, since his first one had failed. Now that he’s cancer free, he has been a part of tons of LLS fundraisers including Man of the Year (and winning), the Light the Night Walk, The Big Climb (stair climb in Seattle), Climb to Cure (he climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa), and America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride (100 mile bike ride around Lake Tahoe). He is now on the Board of Trustees for the Utah LLS chapter and has also gone to Washington DC as a patient advocate meeting with Congress to tell his story and lobby on behalf of cancer patients.  Over the course of ten years, he has raised almost a quarter of a million dollars, and with his friends and family has been a part of raising about half a million dollars.

      

  Now it’s my turn. I’m carrying the torch for our family team, the Leuk Slayers! This name has a huge legacy in the LLS world. I can’t wait to follow in my dad’s footsteps. He’s done so much good for so many people, and I can’t wait to leave my mark on the world. I want to give back to the organization that helped save my dad’s life.  I would love if you could support me by donating, and spreading the word about my efforts. I truly believe that every dollar counts!

 

    Beginning March 17th, I will be doing everything I can to raise money (every dollar raised counts as a vote) and trying to achieve my goals of raising 50K and earning the title of Student of the Year.  I will be able to accept donations from March 17th thru May 8th.  Please consider donating to an amazing organization doing amazing things.  Almost $.80 of every dollar raised goes directly to finding treatments and cures, helping people get access to life saving treatment, and patient advocacy.  

    You can donate through my link (https://events.lls.org/ut/saltlakesoyut21/gforbush), send me a check by mail, (1092 S 1740 E Spanish Fork, UT 84660) or cash and venmo (@Zack-Forbush)  If you donate cash or use venmo, there is a very generous company that will match all cash/venmo donations dollar for dollar. 

Feel free to follow me on Instagram @gracieforbush47. If you have any questions about my fundraising campaign or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society you can always text or call me (385-224-2351) or my dad Zack (801-830-3363)

    Thank you for your support! We can never repay what LLS has given to our family, but we can pay it forward with your help. This means so much to our family! Thank you!

 

Grace's Students of the Year Fundraiser

Jan 08, 2021

Thank you for visiting my fundraising page, welcome!

I encourage you to join me in supporting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) by making a donation to my fundraising campaign. By donating to LLS, you support the many facets of LLS’s mission work from investing in groundbreaking research, providing education and support to patients, and advocating at the state and federal level for legislation to help those living with cancer. My appreciation for your support cannot be overstated — each and every dollar donated to LLS brings us closer to our goal to end blood cancer and makes an impact for cancer patients and their families.

As a global leader in the fight to end cancer, LLS is committed to doing more for blood cancer patients and families than any organization in the world. LLS’s signature fundraising campaigns drive critical support for its mission, including a nearly $1.3 billion investment in cutting edge cancer research worldwide since it was founded in 1949. Since the 1960s, survival rates for many blood cancer patients have doubled, tripled, or even quadrupled.

Every facet of LLS’s mission – research, education and support, and policy and advocacy – work in harmony to put blood cancer patients and their families first. LLS has helped millions impacted by cancer throughout its more than 70-year history, even funding breakthrough blood cancer research to advance lifesaving treatments and cures that is now helping patients with other cancers and diseases. That is why at LLS we say that beating cancer is in our blood.

Please visit my website as often as you can and share it with everyone you know who would also like to join us in the fight against cancer. Together, we have the power, the passion and the resolve to achieve a world without blood cancer. All donations are tax-deductible.

On behalf of cancer patients and their families everywhere, I sincerely thank you for your support!

For more information about LLS, please visit lls.org

 

54 Comments

  • Laney Forbush

    Go grace. I love you. Love, Laney

  • Mom and Dad

    So proud of you....this is just the start. 💜 Mom and dad

  • Shar

    Love you sweet girl and I’m so proud of you!

  • Tara and Auzzy

    You are amazing, Grace!!

  • Sina Sharifan

    So proud of you! We're just getting started!

  • Carey Pierce

    Good luck in you fund raising!

  • Jodi Mortensen

    Way to go, Grace! Happy to support you and LLS!

  • Derek Maxfield

    I do not have the privilege of knowing Grace yet but I know her father Zach and I am happy to be associated with him in this manner and I'm confident his daughter is very deserving of winning the student of the year.

  • Danny Howell

    Great job Grace!

  • Tim Hume

    You are awesome Grace, keep leading and keep inspiring!

  • Margaret Buckway

    Congratulations Laney. My sister in law. Is fighting Leuckimia right now. I'm friends with your grandma Pam, im so grateful your dad is in remission. So happy for your family. Love to all.

  • Winnie and Nancy

    It is so exciting to see that, like your dad, you are AMAZING. Thanks so much for all that you are doing to benefit Blood Cancer Patients and their families. Winnie

  • Greg Cook

    Good luck Grace

  • Dianna McGinnis

    Love Aunt Dianna

  • Emily

    So proud of you, Grace!

  • Lila Javan

    Go, Grace!!! Together we will CURE CANCER!

  • Julia Pettit

    Keep up the good work Grace - it is so important to support these research efforts.

  • Amy Robertson

    You are an amazing young lady!

  • John Kiley

    Love the Forbush family

  • Russell Wardke

    We admire you for doing this fir a great cause.

  • April Zolnierek

    Good luck girl. Your Aunt Breklyn is my future daughter in law. April and Mark Zolnierek

  • John Anderson

    Keep slaying Gracie!

  • The Froehlich Family

    Good luck Grace!!!!!

  • Ali

    Washington

  • Anne Rumfield

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  • Jeff Rust

    Thanks Grace Forbush (and Zack) for your hard work and friendship.

  • Magdalena Kovacsovics

    Go Grace! Your Father is an amazing human being, I am very happy I had the opportunity to meet him.

  • Paul Hatch

    Congrats, you are an inspiration

  • Ronald Weiss

    Gracie, I have great respect for your father and all that he has done to support the mission of LLS. Good luck on your quest, and thank you for your support of LLS!

  • John Johnson

    Your dad’s a baller

  • Cindy Yeates

    I have watch Zach grow up and become an amazing person, husband, father and friend. He has fought hard with honor and triumphed! Zach is a true hero.

  • John Thomson

    Cancer fighter and survivor

  • Mindy Smith

    This is so great! You’re amazing!

  • Isak Stolen

    Thank you!!! and good luck!!!!I

  • Cody Kemp

    Nice work Grace!! Love this and love your family!!

  • Tiffany Tenney

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  • Ashley Brickson

    How amazing!! Good luck, Grace!

  • Kristin Trejo

    Good luck Grace! You will do amazing things!

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for all your family does for cancer research!

  • Marianne Shuman

    You’re the best!

  • Jason and Jackie Stinnett

    Way to go Grace! What a difference you’re making!

  • Laura Gaylord

    Congratulation Grace to you and your family for fighting the good fight agains cancer. Proud of you!

  • Bob Farrell

    Grace, I am really proud of you and your efforts to raise funds to fight cancer. You and your dad and all your family are truly amazing. Good luck.

  • Lisa Howell

    Go Grace! You’re awesome!

  • Brandi Chase

    xoxo. B

  • Meghan Newman

    ♥️

  • Maureen Murphy

    I’m fortunate to have met your dad climbing Kilimanjaro and am a TNT alum for a variety of events. Awesome job and best of luck.

  • Brock Milliern

    Good job, Grace!

  • Sydney Merrill

    This is such an amazing cause! Love you Grace!

  • Lori willey

    Good luck to your daughter. Lori Willey

  • Lynnette Loveland

    thanks for your efforts. I hope you meet your goal

  • Amanda N Harris

    Minnesota supports you!

  • The Hammons

    Great work and creative idea. Keep it going—The Hammons

  • Kelsey Hayes

    Way to fight for what you believe in, Grace! Sending my best to you and your family.

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