Students of the Year 2020 Grand Finale Gala

Submitted by redicanm on Mon, 06/17/2019 - 09:48

Students of the Year is philanthropic leadership development program to support blood cancer research among a group of motivated and dedicated students in communities across the Washington DC Metro Area.  Candidates form powerful fundraising teams and compete in honor of our local hero, who is a blood cancer survivor. 

Students of the Year 2020 KickOff

Submitted by redicanm on Mon, 06/17/2019 - 09:43

Students of the Year is philanthropic leadership development program to support blood cancer research among a group of motivated and dedicated students in communities across the Washington DC Metro Area.  Candidates form powerful fundraising teams and compete in honor of our local hero, who is a blood cancer survivor. 

2019 Fox Valley Student of the Year WINNER

Six High School Students Raise $121,783 in Seven Weeks

For The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

 

Tip Hogerty of Team Blood Brother Named 2019 Fox Valley Student of the Year

 

Appleton, Wisconsin –The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) first annual “Students of the Year” campaign exceeded all expectations as five candidate teams, comprised of six Fox Valley-area high school students, raised $121,783 to help find cancer cures.

 

Team Blood Brother, led by Tip Hogerty of Neenah’s St. Mary Catholic High School, raised more than $50,000. As the top fundraiser, Hogerty was named the first Fox Valley Student of the Year.

 

Hogerty undertook the campaign in honor of fellow St. Mary Catholic classmates who have been diagnosed with pediatric cancer and St. Mary Catholic students who have lost parents and siblings to cancer. “Since I was in elementary school, I have watched cancer take a terrible toll on my friends and their families. This campaign allowed me to honor them by raising dollars for this great organization and, most importantly, awareness of blood cancers,” reflected Hogerty.

 

As Student of the Year, Hogerty earned a $2,500 Scholarship and will have his name linked to a research grant through the LLS. McKenna Jones of Appleton North High School was awarded the Citizenship Award and a $500 Scholarship. Other candidates included Appleton North’s Ava Oppermann and Georgia Crane, Fox Valley Lutheran High School’s Erin Henze, and Neenah High School’s Maci Trzcinksi.

 

“What the candidates were able to achieve in seven weeks in a first-time campaign is truly amazing and will have a tremendous impact on the lives of blood cancer patients and their families,” said Jessica Pfister, Campaign Specialist for LLS’s Fox Valley Chapter.  

Tip- Winner

Commitment to Curing Cancer:

Six High School Students Raise $121,783 in Seven Weeks

For The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

 

Tip Hogerty of Team Blood Brother Named 2019 Fox Valley Student of the Year

 

Appleton, Wisconsin –The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) first annual “Students of the Year” campaign exceeded all expectations as five candidate teams, comprised of six Fox Valley-area high school students, raised $121,783 to help find cancer cures.

 

Team Blood Brother, led by Tip Hogerty of Neenah’s St. Mary Catholic High School, raised more than $50,000. As the top fundraiser, Hogerty was named the first Fox Valley Student of the Year.

 

Hogerty undertook the campaign in honor of fellow St. Mary Catholic classmates who have been diagnosed with pediatric cancer and St. Mary Catholic students who have lost parents and siblings to cancer. “Since I was in elementary school, I have watched cancer take a terrible toll on my friends and their families. This campaign allowed me to honor them by raising dollars for this great organization and, most importantly, awareness of blood cancers,” reflected Hogerty.

 

As Student of the Year, Hogerty earned a $2,500 Scholarship and will have his name linked to a research grant through the LLS. McKenna Jones of Appleton North High School was awarded the Citizenship Award and a $500 Scholarship. Other candidates included Appleton North’s Ava Oppermann and Georgia Crane, Fox Valley Lutheran High School’s Erin Henze, and Neenah High School’s Maci Trzcinksi.

 

“What the candidates were able to achieve in seven weeks in a first-time campaign is truly amazing and will have a tremendous impact on the lives of blood cancer patients and their families,” said Jessica Pfister, Campaign Specialist for LLS’s Fox Valley Chapter.  

 

Recruitment for the 2020 “Students of the Year” campaign has already begun. “If you are a high school student or know a student who wants to make a difference in the future of blood cancers, we want to connect,” Pfister explained. Pfister may be contacted at 920-585-6910 or jessica.pfister@lls.org or visit https://studentsoftheyear.org/.

 

LLS is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. Founded in 1949, 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.

Student of the Year Columbus Winner

Submitted by mcdaniet on Tue, 05/21/2019 - 10:02

Congratulations to Macy Cardwell on being the Columbus 2019 Student of the Year Winner!

 

 

Congratulations to our 2019 Student of the Year!

We celebrated the end of our campaign at our Grand Finale on May 11th. We had a wonderful night!

Our honored hero, Skylar, was an incredible beacon of hope and shared her story like she had been speaking in front of hundreds of people for years! 

Skylar Brownlee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our five amazing student candidates raised $36,226, what an incredible impact on our mission!!

Our 2019 winner of the citizenship award for mission awareness is Gabrielle Cook.

Our 2019 Upstate Student of the Year is Megan Dillon, who raised a grand total of $20,306.97 for our mission! Congratulations, Megan, and thank you for all your hard work and dedication to a cure!!

Do you want to get involved in Students of the Year 2020? Contact Michelle Rash at michelle.rash@lls.org for more information or to nominate a student! 

2019 Man, Woman & Student of the Year Grand Finale

A BIG thank you to everyone who joined us at our 2019 Man, Woman & Student of the Year Grand Finale on May 10th! We are excited to announce the grand total raised from this campaign was an outstanding $225,807. George Ramirez was titled our 2019 Man of the Year. Meagan Weddle was crowned our 2019 Woman of the Year. Grayson Ertel was announced as our 2019 Student of the Year.

 

Congratulations to all candidates! Together, we have made an indelible impact on funding the fight against blood cancers.