17-year-old Anna and her team are on a mission to hit a $150,000 fundraising goal to help cure blood disorders, the most common cancer in children and teens. This fundraiser is a part of a seven-week Student of the Year program where high school students from around the country participate in a fundraising competition to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Each dollar raised is a vote for the team. You can learn more about the program or support the fundraiser by clicking HERE.
This is a huge passion of Anna’s and her story may help you understand why.
At 10 years old, Anna lost her father to suicide. After her father passed away, she dealt with a lot of depression/anxiety issues and had a very hard time picking herself up or living her life fully. She says “It was only recently that I came to the realization that I have the CHOICE to live life and make the best out of it.” As she continues to make her way through that struggle, Anna has resolved herself to help other families who may face a similar pain through the loss of a loved one.
Anna knows that when you are facing a tough time like these families are, it can be difficult to fight for yourself, so she has stepped up to fight on their behalf. Anna’s campaign mission is to give patients and their families hope and a life that they deserve - one without cancer.
We believe this is an incredible cause and want to use the resources we have to help support her mission. Hopefully, by giving her greater visibility, the Charlotte community is able to rally around her and the cause.