Students of the Year Madison

Maddie Ripp | Stay in the Fight

Welcome to Maddie Ripp's SOY Fundraising Page!

Nov 27, 2018

I am honored to participate in the 2019 Students of the Year program, a seven-week initiative in which select high school students from around the country participate in a fundraising competition to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I am proud to be raising critical dollars in honor of a young patient hero who is currently battling or is in remission from a blood cancer. Each dollar is a vote. The candidate team that raises the most money at the end of the seven weeks is named Student(s) of the Year. Our mission is to not only raise the most money but also to bring attention to blood cancers like leukemia, which is the most common form of cancer in children and teens.

Since the early 1960s, five-year survival rates for many blood cancer patients have doubled, tripled or even quadrupled. And many LLS supported therapies not only help blood cancer patients but are helping patients with other cancers and serious diseases. In fact, drugs first approved for blood cancers are now approved to treat patients with stomach cancers, skin cancers, and autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis.

We really are changing the face of blood cancer!

All donations are greatly appreciated and are tax deductible. They'll not only support LLS-funded research but will help provide critical information and support for patients, and support advocacy for laws to ensure patients can access the care and treatments they need.

Please visit our website often and bring 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




  • Cathryn Daniels Kriss

    Thank you!

  • Janice K. Wexler

    Give the gift that keeps on giving - dollars to fund research for a cure.

  • Cristin Jacque

    Keep Going!!

  • Darcee Manley


  • Preston Johnston


  • Craig Cameron

    Really appreciate your effort in support of LLS, an exemplary organization in my opinion.

  • Carolyn Schultz

    Proud of you Maddie

  • Miller Atkinson

    Good job Maddie, keep up the good work!

  • Megan Davis

    Way to go!

  • Janis Needham

    Great job!

  • Michele Boulton

    Hello from Delaware...Keep going!

  • Karl Schultz

    Wonderful that you are doing this - check Louisiana off your map! -Karl and Nasha

  • Melissa Sinner

    Good luck! Pennsylvania represented!

  • Anonymous

    Maddie, Congrats on your nomination and good luck with the fundraising. Robert, Meg and Elizabeth

  • Anonymous

    I am very proud to be able to watch you grow into such a loving and caring young lady. Several years ago a friend of my mine was up for Woman of the Year in the same funds raising type of event for adults. It is impressive to see young adults with the same type of dedication in their lives.

  • Cynthia Morro

    My father William Hinz died of acute leukemia 1985 I miss him everyday my heart is full to see how far they have come in 34 years ♥?♥?♥?

  • Holly Breidel

    Every little bit counts! Proid of your efforts!

  • John K Holmes

    Keep up the good work Maddie, you're doing an amazing job helping others in need!! Thank You

  • Carolyn Schultz

    Good luck, Maddie

  • Geraldine Meicher

    In 2012 my daughter-in-law was diagnosed with Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma. After a summer of chemo, I'm happy to say she is in remission and is doing great. Maddy, you have chosen a great cause. Best of luck.

  • Meghan Leimkuehler

    So proud of all the good you are spreading Maddie!

  • Mark Childs

    Good work, Maddie!

  • Anonymous

    New Jersey

  • Dale & Kelly Kalscheur

    Great Job!

  • Michael Croce

    Maddie--so proud of you and your efforts for such an amazing cause!

  • Greg Schultz

    Maddie, this is a very worthwhile cause. We have a friend battling lymphoma currently. Praying for success in finding a cure.

  • Patty Klesius

    Go Maddie

  • Jason Kelly-Van Domelen

    Maddie - In honor of your grandma Ruth and all the help she gave me in the past, I’m pleased to make this donation to help your mission. Congratulations and keep up the great work.

  • Jen Cybul


  • Anonymous

    Buck and honeys night


    Hope you make your goal

  • M Elaine Werner

    Happy to support this wonderful cause.

  • Kim Schaefer

    Sammie and I are so inspired by you. Good luck Maddie.

  • Phil & Ruth Filz

    Way to go Maddie!!! So proud of you and what you are doing.

  • Jennifer Hayes

    I live in Iowa but my heart belongs to Wisconsin!

  • Alice Lamm, Alaska


  • Jen Cybul


  • Kathy Forest

    What a great cause and congrats on the nomination. Kathy Forest - Harms Insurance Group

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