Students of the Year Richmond
Ethan Dumeer | The A-Team
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: https://e.givesmart.com/s/:qkBzDT3fJrz/e/pMj/d/donate/
I am thrilled to announce that Virginia Oral and Facial Surgery (www.oralfacialsurgery.com 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!
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, https://acornpeds.com.
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 www.lls.org