Daniel Island Youth Highlight
Our names are Caitlin Keffer and McKenna Young and we are Juniors at Bishop England High School. We were nominated for the 2021 Lowcountry Student of the Year Campaign through the Lowcountry Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. We are so excited to give back to our community and raise as much money as possible for LLS and their mission. A few months ago, we had the opportunity to meet with a 10-year-old boy, Brady, over Zoom. He was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia on Valentine’s Day in 2019. Since then, he’s endured countless rounds of chemotherapy and is looking forward to ringing the bell, signaling the end of his cancer treatments in April 2021, after two and a half years of grueling treatments. Our team has set a goal to raise $15,000 in 7 weeks! Our campaign began on January 16th and we need your help! We are so excited to be able to help patients like Brady and to see what we can accomplish with this campaign!
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is at the forefront of the fight to cure cancer. LLS is the largest nonprofit dedicated to creating a world without blood cancers. Since 1949, LLS has invested nearly $1.3 billion in groundbreaking research, pioneering many of today’s most innovative approaches. To learn more about LLS’s mission and exciting mission updates visit lls.org.
Students of the Year
Students of the Year is a philanthropic leadership development program for exemplary high school students. During the campaign, participants foster professional skills such as entrepreneurship, marketing, and project management in order to raise funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). The title Student(s) of the Year is awarded to the candidate or co-candidates in each community that raise the most funds during the 7-week competition ending March 6th.
The learn more about the Students of the Year Campaign please click HERE.
Double Your Impact:
The Daniel Island Community Foundation has set up a Donate2it page to help Caitlin and McKenna with their fundraising. 100% of donations made via the Donate2it page will be given to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and will be put towards their total fundraising goal. You can also donate via check at the POA Office (130 River Landing Drive, Suite 1C). Please make checks payable to The MatchingFund and include “Leukemia and Lymphoma Society” in the memo section.
To donate via Donate2it, click HERE.
Once the campaign ends on March 6th, 2021, the Daniel Island Community Fund will match up to $2,500!
For questions regarding Donate2it, please contact Dani Hermann at Danielle.Hermann@dicommunity.org.
For questions regarding the Student of the Year campaign or Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, please contact Liba Buchanan at Liba.Buchanan@lls.org.
Donate2it is a local online donation platform similar to GoFundMe. Their software is easy to use and they are devoted to supporting humanitarian causes.