The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) was founded 70 years ago by parents who lost their 16-year-old son to leukemia. Today, hundreds of passionate, resourceful and driven high school students across the country are reinventing LLS for a new generation, as they honor the legacy of an organization founded by a family for families.
The LLS Virginia Chapter is thrilled to announce the 2020 expansion and launch of the Hampton Roads Students of the Year® campaign, led locally by Campaign Specialist Janelle Burchfield. Hampton Roads students will now be able to join student candidates across the nation, competing locally in this innovative and fierce seven-week fundraising competition built around empowering our youth.
This seven-week campaign will kick-off locally on January 11, 2020. The candidates/teams who raise the most money at the end of the competition earn the title Student(s) of the Year, and a scholarship to the college or university of their choice. Top local fundraisers also become eligible to win the national title, which includes a spread in Forbes Magazine.
The one-of-a-kind program brings together students from diverse backgrounds and experiences who are compassionate and driven to reach their own personal fundraising best, and motivated by a deep desire to see a cure for cancer in their lifetime. Students will raise money in honor of a local CHKD patient hero who is currently battling or in remission from a blood cancer.
For motivated high school students, this is the leadership development and philanthropy program that ensures they stand out among their peers when engaging with colleges and/or future employers. To learn more about the Students of the Year program and how it might work for you or someone you know, visit: www.studentsoftheyear.org or send an email to email@example.com.
About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world, provides free information and support services, and is the voice for all blood cancer patients seeking access to quality, affordable, coordinated care.
Founded in 1949 and headquartered in Rye Brook, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit www.LLS.org. Patients should contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET.