Students of the Year Madison
Mina Linsenmayer | Mina's Miracles
Our kickoff event on Saturday January 18th, 2020 marked the beginning of this seven-week journey. We had the honor of meeting this year's Honored Hero, Noah Sanger, a little boy from Middleton, WI who truly embodies the LLS mission. Three years ago, at age four, Noah was diagnosed with B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. By the time he finishes his treatment this May, he will have undergone 1,076 doses of chemo, 192 days of steroids, and 20 spinal taps. Leukemia has not been an easy thing to face for Noah and his family, but thankfully, he is recovering well. It's strange to see a little kid like Noah, running around with his goofy smile and spiderman lanyard, and know that he has been going through so much. He really is just like any other kid, someone's cousin, someone's son or daughter, someone's friend. You would never be able to guess. Like the LLS family, Noah is happy and energetic. He loves sports, especially hockey, and cheers for the badgers at every game!
Hello and welcome to the fundraising page for Mina's Miracles! I am honored to participate as a candidate for the 2020 Students of the Year program, a seven-week fundraising competition to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Each dollar is a vote. The candidate team that raises the most money at the end of the seven weeks is named Student 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. As a teen myself, I can only imagine how hard it must be for the thousands of patients diagnosed each year.
Since the early 1960s, five-year survival rates for many blood cancer patients have doubled, tripled or even quadrupled. Many LLS supported therapies not only help blood cancer patients but are also 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 contribute to LLS-funded research but help provide critical information and support for patients and back advocacy for laws to ensure patients can access the care and treatments they need. You'll also be a critical part of helping us reach our goal of $30,000.
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 www.lls.org.