Columbia, SC (Jan 29, 2019) – Candidates for Students of the Year sign up for a fierce seven-week fundraising competition, for which they appeal to family and friends to raise critical funds, which LLS deploys to advance breakthrough treatments and to support the more than 1.3 million blood cancer patients in the U.S. The candidates/teams who raise the most money at the end of the competition earn the title Student(s) of the Year. Top local fundraisers become eligible to win the national title and a sponsorship of $2500. The students raise money in honor of a local patient hero who is currently battling or is in remission from a blood cancer.
“Congratulations to all our candidates, supporters and volunteers who are helping to make Students of the Year a huge success,” said Amanda Keisler, LLS’s Midlands Campaign Specialist. “For these incredible individuals, it’s not just about winning a title, it’s all about the impact they are making in their communities and how important their contribution and efforts are in the advancement of blood cancer cures”.
To learn more about the Students of the Year program and how it might work for you or to nominate someone you know, visit: http://studentsoftheyear.org/
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.