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Ethan Dumeer | The A-Team

Ethan Dumeer's Students of the Year Fundraiser

Mar 23, 2022

Thank you so much for your interest in supporting the mission of LLS! Please note, gifts made on this page after 4:30pm on Wednesday, March 23, 2022 will NOT be counted towards the competition for the 2022 Virginia Students of the Year. To make a gift that WILL be credited to my competition total after 4:30pm on Wednesday, March 23, please visit the following link and select Ethan Dumeer as the candidate you would like to support:


Virginia Oral & Facial Surgery Matching Sponsorship!

Mar 03, 2022

I am thrilled to announce that Virginia Oral and Facial Surgery ( and @va_ofs on Instagram) has joined my Student of the Year campaign as a matching sponsor for Week 5! Beginning now and continuing through the end of the day next Thursday, March 10, Virginia Oral & Facial Surgery will match every donation to the campaign of $25 or more, up to a total of $1,000! We are so grateful for their generous sponsorship, and hope you will take advantage of their match when considering a donation in the coming 7 days. A very special thank you to Bill and Sherri Dymon for connecting me with the practice. Thank you, as always, for your support!


Acorn Pediatrics Matching Donation!

Feb 17, 2022

In keeping with LLS's new Children's Initiative (click for more details), I am honored to announce that Acorn Pediatrics of Richmond, VA, has signed on to be a Matching Sponsor for the upcoming Week 3 of my Student of the Year campaign!  Acorn will match every new donation to my campaign of $25 or more, from Thursday, February 17, to Wednesday, February 23, up to a total of $1,000! My team and I are so honored by and grateful for Drs. Scott and Alex Iwashyna's commitment and generosity to this campaign. You can learn more about Acorn Pediatrics at their website,



Ethan's Students of the Year Fundraiser

Feb 03, 2022

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.

I was honored to be nominated as a Student of the Year candidate because of a personal connection I had to their cause. When she was just 27, my grandmother died of leukemia. My mother and aunt were very young at the time, and the impact it left on our family has been quite profound. She died mainly due to a lack of treatment, which is why I felt so inspired to join LLS in their efforts to fund treatments, advance breakthroughs, and fighting cancer.

LLS is committed to fighting against blood cancers and, 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!
I have gathered a team of friends and family to raise money for this worthy cause, and we have set a fundraising stretch goal of $50,000! This is an ambitious goal, but we hope to reach it with your help. 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. Thank you so much for your consideration to join us to be a part of this fight against blood cancers!

On behalf of blood cancer patients everywhere, thank you for your support! For more information about LLS, please visit




  • Mindy Dumeer

    Ethan, I'm so incredibly proud of you and your efforts on behalf of Grandma Sue, our family, and other families who face these terrible circumstances. I'm honored that you chose to take on this tremendous challenge, for me. I love you so much. xoxoxo--your Mama

  • Jenni Booker Baker, The Steward School

    Ethan, so proud of you and your campaign! What a wonderful student representative for Steward School! You are going to do BIG THINGS and I wish you all the success in the world. You are already a Student of the Year in my book!

  • Beth Farmer-Smith

    Ethan - I am very impressed with your dedication to this cause! Keep it up! - Mrs. Farmer-Smith

  • Sally Caldwell

    Ethan ~ I am so proud of you for taking this on! Your grandmother was beautiful I am sure inside and out. Wishing you luck I’m reaching your goal!

  • The McDonald Family

    Wow Ethan! This is amazing! A true Steward… There is no better way to honor your gorgeous grandmother!

  • Marie Danvers

    Thank you!

  • Suzanne Casey

    Ethan, you and your friends are doing great work and I am sure you are going to meet your goal. I love that you are honoring your grandmother in this way. The pictures you include are so touching - I see you in her smile! Wishing you the best as you make the world a better place.

  • Gideon Grandis-McConnell

    Way to go, Ethan! We wish you good luck in meeting this admirable goal. Gideon and Family

  • Sydney Smith

    Way to go, Ethan! Good luck with the campaign.

  • Hilary Dunning

    So proud of what you are doing, Ethan! Your grandmother was so beautiful and taken far too soon. Hope this helps advance your fundraising efforts! Warmest wishes, Hilary Dunning

  • Sarah Dwelle

    Thank you for taking on this challenge, Ethan! Best of luck with your fundraising efforts!

  • Jennifer Bittmann

    Thank you, Ethan, for your committment to this cause and for encouraging others to get involved!

  • Chris and Lynne Tickle

    Good luck with your fundraiser!

  • Anonymous

    Ethan - glad to help out and thanks for asking.

  • Stephanie Gatewood

    What a great cause! I raised money for the L&LS many years ago as part of the Marathon Training Team (and ran the London Marathon). And I lost a friend and an uncle to leukemia, so this organization is near and dear to me. Thank you for doing this, and best wishes with hitting your fundraising goal.

  • Lori Elliott

    You are a great young man, Ethan! I have no doubt you can do anything you set your mind to!

  • Jennifer Blanco

    Best of luck in your fundraising. You've got this!

  • Kate Murray

    Ethan, we are so proud of you and your dedication to this campaign! Best of luck with your fundraising efforts. We are cheering you on!! The Murray Family

  • Ronni Cinella


  • Julie Forbes

    Ethan, great work you are doing and what a wonderful way to honor your grandmother!!! Good luck on your fundraising. Looks like you are off to a strong start!

  • Carrie McAllister

    Ethan, wishing you the bet of luck in your fundraising efforts!

  • Stephen Engel

    Best of luck in reaching your goal Ethan !

  • Gloria Mongole

    Susan Slayton Seed

  • Miriam Mathews

    Ethan- I am pleased to make this donation in memory of my good friend, Susan Seeds. We had many good times together in Columbia, Md. especially when she visited her Mom and brought her children, your Mom, and her sister, Jennifer. Needless to say, we were all heartbroken when she died, far too young. I am especially proud that you are taking this project on to raise money for this very important cause. Thank you, Rev. Mimi Mathews

  • Kimberly O'Hallaron

    Good luck on reaching your fundraising goal. I know you’re working very hard! This is great!

  • Michael James Sweeney

    Ethan: Margaret and I are happy to contribute. I never met Susan, but Margaret loved her very much.

  • The Coogan Family

    Ethan, great job. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society has made a huge impact in our lives. We are happy to support it.

  • Elizabeth Hicks

    Donating in honor of my brother, who is a leukemia survivor

  • Virginia and Larry Eiben

    Great job Ethan! Keep up the good work.

  • Rand Meyer

    Ethan - Way to raise money and set your goals high in honor of your grandmother! May our Lord bless you!

  • Tina Sutton

    So proud of you Ethan and happy to support you and this cause!!! Tina, Camryn, and Jadyn Sutton

  • Jacqueline Reed

    I’m so impressed with Ethan’s dedication to fundraising for this incredible organization!

  • Karla

    Keep up the amazing job!

  • Cheryl Lage

    Thank you for all you are doing, Ethan! Such a worthwhile cause.

  • John Seeds

    Thank you, Ethan, we are very proud of you. Your grandmother Sue is very proud of you too.

  • Lewis & Gloria Sirois

    Ethan, Thanks for reaching out to us on your worthy fundraiser. We're happy to help you reach your goal. Lewis & Gloria Sirois

  • Mandy Hitchcock

    Ethan, thank you for raising money for this important organization. As a lymphoma survivor, I am so grateful for LLS's ongoing efforts find new and better treatments and to support families like mine!

  • Claire Bailey

    I'm so proud of your drive Ethan! Keep up the amazing work.

  • Miranda Reynolds

    Thank you for raising money for this cause! And the match by Acorn Pediatrics is incredible!

  • Linda & Wesley Dumeer

    May God bless you Ethan for doing this fund raiser for LLS

  • The Brager Family

    Ethan - Thank you so much for undertaking such a huge effort on behalf of those of us who have had family members face blood cancer. My husband, Rob, was successfully treated for lymphoma more than 3 years ago, and we are grateful to the resources and research of LLS and incredible volunteers like you! The Brager Family

  • The Trepp Family

    Way to go, Ethan!

  • Melissa Whitley

    Ethan, I am so impressed with your campaign and your dedication to the cause. Your grandmother was so beautiful. It is so special that you are doing this in her honor. Good luck with reaching your goal! - Melissa Whitley

  • The DuPuy Family

    Thank you for including us in this important campaign. Best of luck, Ethan!

  • Courtney Engel

    We are so in awe of you Ethan! Rooting for you - what a beautiful legacy your grandmother left by the good her family brings to this world. Love Courtney, James , Bridget and Mary

  • Jennifer Seeds Greenslit

    You're doing an amazing job, Ethan!

  • The Dymon Family

    Keep up the great work Ethan!!! You are doing amazing things!

  • Jennifer Maitland

    What a fantastic campaign you are leading, Ethan! Best of luck to you in your fundraising efforts.

  • Diana McCord

    With love from Diana, Robbie, and Evie…in memory of your grandmother, and in honor of Evie’s best buddy, who completes his three years of treatment for leukemia in just over a month!

  • Laura Akesson

    Ethan, I'm both grateful and proud of you for taking on this mantle. It is a perfect way to honor your grandmother, support your family, and the rest of us who have been affected by or lost someone from cancer. Thank you for stepping out of your quiet comfort zone with impressive confidence and making a difference!

  • Ike and Ngozi Ibe

    We've always known you would grow up to do amazing things and this is just the start!! Congratulations on a successful fundraiser and thank you for making a difference in so many lives.

  • Heather Bender

    What a beautiful tribute to your grandmother and to everyone whose lives have been affected by leukemia and lymphoma!! Best of luck with your fundraising efforts!

  • The Van Horn Family

    Great job Ethan!

  • The Houstons

    Good work Ethan! Your grandma is smiling down!

  • Hollis Daniels

    Thank you!

  • Teresa and Steve Salvione

    ♥️- great cause full heart.

  • Louise Keeton

    Ethan, you are a true inspiration. Thank you for putting your abundant talents toward this important cause. All my love to you and your beautiful family.

  • Chris DeScherer

    Great job, Ethan!

  • Mary Ann Taylor

    Ethan, You are making a difference and touching so many lives. I am so proud of you!

  • Anne Marie Elles

    Awesome Campaign!

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