The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Palm Beach-Treasure Coast kicked off its Students of the Year fundraising campaign to help raise funds for the organization’s support of blood cancer patients in the United States, as well as breakthrough treatments for the diseases. This year’s 26 candidates will compete in teams for seven weeks in an effort to raise the most money at the to earn the title Student(s) of the Year.
Students of the Year is a philanthropic leadership development program for exemplary high school students. During the campaign, participants foster professional skills like entrepreneurship, marketing, and project management in order to raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Top local fundraisers are eligible to win the national title. The students raise money in honor of a local patient hero who is currently battling or is in remission from a blood cancer. This year’s hero is Aiden, a local blood cancer survivor.
The winner(s) will receive a $2500 scholarship, community service hours, letters of recommendation.
“It’s inspiring to watch these young men and women work so hard to fundraise and help us find cancer cures,” said DeAnn Hazey, CFRE, LLS South Florida Region Executive Director. “For these incredible students, it’s not just about winning a title, it’s about the impact they are making in their communities and the generations ahead of them. They will help us advance the development of new childhood cancer treatments for the first time in 40 years with the LLS Children’s Initiative, leading the way in treating cancer and caring for patients.”
To learn more about the Students of the Year program and how it might work for you or someone you know, click here.