We would like to take some time today to speak about The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Student of the Year program, an exciting leadership development and philanthropy program in which high school students participate in a fundraising competition to benefit LLS. For motivated high school students, this program ensures they stand out among their peers when engaging with colleges and/or future employers. Through guidance and mentoring from experienced professionals at LLS they will make a real impact in the fight against blood cancers. The candidates/teams who raise the most money at the end of the seven-week competition earn the title Student of the Year.
The funds raised through Student of the Year are used in many ways, including: to fund research and advances for cures; offer free blood cancer information, education and support; and advocate for blood cancer survivors and their families, helping patients navigate their cancer treatments and ensuring they have access to quality, affordable and coordinated care.
ABOUT LLS: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services. Founded in 1949, we are relentless in pursuit of our mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. They are saving lives not someday, but today.
ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN: The Student of the Year Campaign is a seven-week fundraising competition in which nominated high school students—who demonstrate qualities of leadership, volunteerism, philanthropy, and community engagement—raise funds to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Massachusetts Chapter. The candidate team who raises the most money at the end of the competition earns a $5,000 scholarship to the college or university of his/her choice. An additional student will be selected to receive a Mission Award based on their campaign’s commitment to the Mission of LLS. The amounts raised are top secret and are not disclosed until the local Student of the Year candidate or team is announced at a Grand Finale Celebration. The Massachusetts Chapter goal is to raise $120,000 to cure blood cancer and to improve the quality of life for patients and their families.
ABOUT SPONSORSHIP BENEFITS: Student of the Year offers the opportunity for businesses to support local students who are demonstrating their capacity for leadership, philanthropy, volunteerism, and community engagement by fighting for the life-saving mission of LLS. Additionally, sponsors display their commitment to: the Massachusetts community, the personal and educational development of high school students, and the patients and families affected by blood cancer. Sponsors, candidates, campaign teams, friends, families, survivors, and other LLS supporters will gather for the announcement of the Student of the Year at the Grand Finale Celebration. Attendance is expected to exceed 150 people, which offers an incredible outlet for brand promotion, company recognition, and interaction with local LLS supporters. There are also opportunities to cross-promote with the Man & Woman of the Year campaign. By selecting a highly-customized and exclusive sponsorship package, or one of the pre-defined options, your company brand will be associated with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s mission and the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, patient access and education, and advocacy.
The Student of the Year Grand Finale Celebration will held on Wednesday, April 5th, 2018 from 6-8pm at the Boston College Club. For more information or to participate in the fundraising campaign, please contact Keira Travers: Keira.Travers@lls.org 508.810.1335.