SAN ANTONIO — Twenty high school students from San Antonio and the surrounding area, raised over $447,000 in seven weeks for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Students of the Year campaign is a fundraising competition where participants across the United States raise funds for blood cancer in honor of local children who are blood cancer survivors.
The candidates for the campaign are high school students who are interested in and enthusiastic about volunteerism, philanthropy, community outreach and leadership.
Carson Riley, a junior at San Antonio Christian School, raised more than $79,000 in seven weeks to become The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s “2019 Student of the Year." Abby Price, a sophomore at Ronald Reagan High School, was the “2019 Student of the Year Runner Up”. They both will have the opportunity to name a LLS research grant in honor of whomever they choose.
“It was amazing to see these students grow in seven weeks," said Jennifer Seals, Senior Campaign Manager. "Some who were shy at the beginning of the campaign, were speaking passionately about their mission by the seventh week. And seeing them set goals and lead their campaign teams was impressive to say the least."
This is the sixth year nationally and the third year for the San Antonio chapter to participate in this campaign.