<h6> Jamie Spruance ’17 </h6>

My name is Jamie Spruance, and I have been nominated to be a part of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Student of the Year Program. The student of the year campaign is a six week fundraising competition in which twelve nominated high school students – who demonstrate qualities of leadership, volunteerism, philanthropy and community engagement – raise funds to benefit The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. LLS is the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to the funding of blood cancer research. From January 15 to February 26, I am competing against eleven other students. Whoever raises the most money wins a scholarship to the college of their choice and the title and accolades of Student of the Year. The amounts are kept secret until the Grande Finale Celebration on February 28, 2015, which will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Newark, Delaware.

Please join me in supporting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) by making a donation to my fundraising campaign. Thanks to your support and my efforts, we will help fund the therapies and treatments and save lives today.

My grandmother died of cancer, and the amount of friends I have seen my parents lose to cancer is heartbreaking. I am sure that you have also been affected by the awful disease. One in five persons in the US will die from cancer. Every three minutes, two people in the U.S. die from cancer, and every 30 seconds, someone is diagnosed. Every four minutes someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer. Every ten minutes someone dies from a blood cancer. However, with donations like your own, LLS has doubled, tripled, and even quadrupled survival rates.

And many LLS-supported therapies not only help blood cancer patients, but are now used to treat patients with rare forms of stomach and skin cancers. They’re even being tested in clinical trials for patients with a range of cancers including lung, brain, breast, pancreatic and prostate cancers. LLS-funded drugs like Gleevec, Sprycel, Arinza, Tasigna and Zolinza are now being tested for patients with other non-cancerous diseases like diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis.

We really are changing the face of blood cancer!

All donations are greatly appreciated and are tax deductible. They’ll not only support LLS research but patient services, advocacy, public and professional education, and community services as well.

Please visit my website @ http://www.lls.org/pages/de/SoY15/jspruance often and bring friends who would also like to donate!

On behalf of blood cancer patients everywhere I thank you for your support!

For more information about LLS, please visit lls.org