CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR INAUGURAL 2017 STUDENTS OF THE YEAR CLASS!!
This incredible group of students consisted of 15 candidate teams made up of 29 students from 13 local area high schools! This amazing class raised over $163,000 in just 7 weeks!! Thank you so much for your dedication, hard work and commitment to this campaign and LLS!
And a BIG congratulations goes to Sophie Yungblut, our 2017 Tri-State Chapter Student of the Year! Sophie raised over $31,000!
What is Students of the Year?
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Students of the Year is an exciting leadership development and philanthropy program in which high school students participate in a fundraising competition to benefit LLS. Every dollar raised counts as one vote. The candidates/teams who raise the most money at the end of the 7 week competition earn the title Student(s) of the Year.
For motivated high school students, this program ensures they stand out among their peers when engaging with colleges and/or future employers. Through guidance and mentoring from experienced professionals at LLS they will make a real impact in the fight against blood cancers.
The funds raised through Students of the Year are used in many ways:
To fund research and advances for cures
Offer free blood cancer information, education and support
Advocate for blood cancer survivors and their families, helping patients navigate their cancer treatments and ensuring they have access to quality, affordable and coordinated care
Students of the Year candidates are high school students who are interested in and enthusiastic about volunteerism, philanthropy, community outreach, and leadership.
Benefits to Participants
Leukemia is the number one cancer killer of children under the age of 20. This is a powerful opportunity to help other youth battling blood cancers and raise awareness for the mission. There are other benefits as well:
Visibility and recognition in the local community and media
Demonstrates candidates’ excellence in leadership and community engagement for college applications and professional resumes
Development of skills such as networking, communication, entrepreneurship, event management, goal setting and presentation