February 8, 2018
36 High Schoolers Vie to be the LLS 2018 Student of the Year
LLS's Students of the Year is an exciting leadership development and philanthropy program in which local high school students raise fund to invest in research to advance lifesaving treatments and cures for blood cancer patients. The Candidate Team who raise the most money at the end of the seven-week competition earns the title, "Student(s) of the Year" and receives a $1,000 scholarship to a college or university of their choice. This year, 21 Candidate Teams, comprised of 36 local high school students are in the running.
Festivities begin at 6 p.m. Speakers include cancer survivor, Ethan Pope, age 10, who is in remission from Very High Risk Acute Lymphomblastic Leukemia, Sienna Pope, age 8, who was a 100% match to be Ethan's bone marrow donor, and Kate Berardo, Head of Leadership Development at Facebook, who will illustrate the importance of the dollars raised for LLS in correspondence to leadership qualities in the workforce.
The evening will include a silent auction, plated dinner, awards, a reveal of the grand total raised by all Candidate Teams, and dancing. Tickets to the Grand Finale can be purchased here by selecting "Shop Our Store" and are $100/adult and $50/Ages 18 and under.
Media interested in covering the event should contact Pooja Trivedi at [email protected].
To learn more about the event, donate, or to support the Candidate Teams, please visit: studentseries.org/SOY-SVMB
SOURCE The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Silicon Valley & Monterey Bay Area Chapter]]>