Brian Dervin, a senior at Stepinac High School, White Plains and Hannah Cleary, a senior at School of the Holy Child, Rye have been accepted to participate in a Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) fundraising campaign known as Students of the Year (SOY).
SOY is a philanthropic leadership development program for exemplary high school students which utilizes professional skills such as entrepreneurship, marketing and project management. The campaign kicked off on January 18 and the winner will be announced and granted a $2,500 college scholarship.
In their Team Hannah and Brian profile posted on the SOY website, the two students said, “We are raising critical dollars in honor of a young patient hero who is currently battling or is in remission from a blood cancer. Each dollar is a vote. The candidate team who raises the most money at the end of the seven weeks is named Student of the Year. Our mission is to not only raise the most money but also to bring attention to blood cancers like leukemia, which is the most common form of cancer in children and teens.”
They added, “All donations are greatly appreciated and are tax deductible. They'll not only support LLS-funded research but will help provide critical information and support for patients, and support advocacy for laws to ensure patients can access the care and treatments they need.”
To help Team Hannah and Brian achieve their goal, visit
http://events.lls.org/ctwhv/CTWHVSOY2018/hannahbrian, to make an online donation.
And for more information about LLS, visit www.lls.org.