The campaign for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Student of the Year started January 26 runs through March 13, and our community’s Lauren Mond is one of the candidates.

“My mission is to not only raise money, but also to bring attention to blood cancers like leukemia, which is the most common form of cancer in children and teens,” says Lauren. “I also want to highlight the current advances being made in treatments. It is amazing to see how far the therapies have come.”

Since the early 1960s, five-year survival rates for many blood cancer patients have doubled, tripled, or even quadrupled. And many LLS supported therapies not only help blood cancer patients, but are helping patients with other cancers and serious diseases. In fact, drugs first approved for blood cancers are now approved to treat patients with stomach cancers, skin cancers, and autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis.

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.

Please visit Lauren’s website at

“On behalf of blood cancer patients everywhere, thank you for your support,” Lauren concludes gratefully.

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