Students of the Year Madison

Neenah Fuste | Artists for Cures

Team: Artists For Cures Fundraiser

Nov 06, 2021

Welcome To My Fundraising Page!

Hello! My name is Neenah, I'm 16 years old, and have signed up to save lives with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I am working to raise as much as possible over the next 7 weeks during the Students of the Year fundraising campaign. 

My younger brother, Mason, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia when he was just five years old, and endured 3.5 years of intense chemotherapy. From port-a-cath surgery, bone marrow biopsies, over 20 spinal taps with intrathecal chemo, to thousands of chemo pills, numerous blood transfusions, hospital admissions, and countless IV chemo clinic days, Mason has been through more than any child should ever have to experience. He's now 12 years old and thankfully cancer free! 

I am fundraising for LLS because leukemia is the #1 most diagnosed form of childhood cancer. I am fundraising in honor of all the children who are currently fighting a blood cancer and going through chemotherapy. I am fundraising in memory of the children who fought hard and sadly lost their battle, and I am fundraising for all the children who are officially cancer survivors!

LLS recently launched their Children’s Initiative, and if I can meet my goal, this is where I plan to allocate Team Artists For Cures fundraising dollars.

Over the next five years LLS is investing $100 million to support pediatric research globally, bringing together doctors, pharma, researchers, and scientists to find safer, less toxic, more effective treatments. Cures and better treatments are achievable! My brother went through 3.5 years of chemo. With the Children’s Initiative maybe they can find new medicines developed specifically for children that could decrease all that chemotherapy! Maybe they can find treatments so no child will have to die from a blood cancer. 

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. Every dollar makes a difference!
 
We really are getting close to our goal of a world without blood cancers! All donations are greatly appreciated and tax-deductible. 
 
Please visit my website often and tell friends who would also like to donate!
 
On behalf of blood cancer patients everywhere, thank you for your support! 

Together, we can find a cure! 

Neenah

 

 

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