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Students of the Year Cleveland

Students of the Year

The Students of the Year campaign is a philanthropic leadership development program through which highly motivated, high-school leaders embark on a journey of professional growth, ensuring that they stand out when preparing for college and beyond. During the program, students foster professional skills such as entrepreneurship, marketing, and project management in order to raise funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Student leaders fundraise for LLS in honor of children who are blood cancer survivors. The title Student(s) of the Year is awarded to the candidate or co-candidate team in each community that raises the most funds during the 7-week competition.

Congratulations to all 2018 Students of the Year candidates and team members for raising a record breaking $270,000!

Meet the Candidates

Kaitlyn Helt
Hope Warriors
Claire Martin
Rise Up For LLS
Team Hope
Team Hope
Team Kind Hearts
Team Kind Hearts

Join LLS staff and our candidate teams as we get celebrate the start of their fundraising campaigns!


Join us for fun filled evening of mocktails, plated dinner, silent auction and dancing as we celebrate all the hard work and dedication of our Students of the Year candidates!

News and Announcements

  • Jane
    October 26, 2018

    On October 9, 2015 Jane woke up with a lump on her neck that continued to grow throughout the day. Later, an x-ray showed that she had a mass and was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. She was rushed to the Cleveland Clinic where she immediately started chemo. Despite a relapse. fertility treatment, radiation and a stem cell transplant, Jane has been in remission since December 2016. Jane has realized that even though she is young, cancer has made her stronger and wiser. She can conquer anything the world throws at her.  

    Jane Finley 2 JaneJane



Staff Contacts



Jessica Whittimore                    Brittney Bajc
Special Events Director             Campaign Manager
jessica.whittimore@lls.org         brittney.bajc@lls.org
(216) 264-5748                         (216) 264-5723