My name is Fathima Shaikh. I am honored to be taking part in the Students of the Year program, a 7-week program a part of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), where high school students compete to earn money for the research and cure of leukemia, lymphoma, and other cancers. I am in a team along with a few other high school students and some adults.
In this big, modern, advancing world, it often feels like there are too many problems and too few solutions. However, there is something you can do to start the fight against cancer. All it takes is a few clicks and by donating to https://events.lls.org/il/illinoisSOY20/fshaikh you have already supported this amazing cause. Every year, millions of people are diagnosed with cancer. Every year, millions of families fear for the lives of their loved ones.
I am taking apart in the Students of the Year Program because I want to change this. You might be a current or past teacher, a neighbor, or a parent of a friend/classmate of mine. Either way, there is one thing that unites us all: the fear that cancer might be diagnosed to us or someone we know. The fear that one-day cancer will be a word we are closely affiliated with.
All donations are confidential and tax-deductible. For the past 70 years, LLS has donated over $1.2 BILLION dollars to innovative cancer research. Lives are being saved, but there is still work to do. That’s why we need your support. Your donation will go a long way in our fight to end blood cancer.
Please contact me with any additional questions. Thank you for your support. Remember, every dollar counts. Every dollar goes towards making a change to not only one person's life but millions.