Sam Greenberg, Jordan Sovik and Ben Westley – all seniors at Loveland High School – officially kicked off a long-planned and intense seven-week fundraising campaign on January 8. Last summer, they accepted the challenge to be part of the 2020 Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) Students of the Year Campaign. 19 teams from across the region will be competing with the common goal of raising critical dollars for LLS and creating awareness about blood cancers like leukemia, which is the most common form of cancer in children and teens.
“The mission of the LLS is to cure blood cancers and improve the quality of life for patients and their families,” said Kathryn Rose, teacher at Loveland Middle School. Rose serves on the LLS Student of the Year leadership team in Cincinnati and has been personally affected through the loss of a family member to blood cancer. “The Students of the Year campaign helps LLS’s mission, while also allowing students to gain invaluable experience through an advanced leadership and philanthropy program,” she said.
Team CUREage has been at work for months, planning and meeting with business leaders in the area to discuss ideas for how to involve the whole community in the fundraising efforts. At this time, they have put nearly 30 events on the calendar, filling almost every day of the campaign with an opportunity to raise money for LLS.
“These students make up an incredible team with their dedication and hard work,” said Rose. “They are amazing role models for younger students who will continue their legacy and create tradition here in Loveland.
WANT TO HELP?
You can help in several ways between January 8 and February 28:
1. Donate directly on team CUREage’s webpage: https://events.lls.org/soh/TriStateSOY20/jsovik
2. Dine at (or take out) during one of the 12 restaurant events, where part of proceeds will go to the campaign.
3. With a $25 contribution, school district staff can wear jeans five Mondays during the campaign.
4. Students and staff at Loveland Middle School can buy hot chocolate and donuts on Fridays!
5. Attend a special event, or have your student participate: LMS/LIS Dodgeball Tournament, Tumble Bee open sessions, LIS, LMS and LHS Benefit Talent Show, Parking Pass Raffle, etc.
A schedule of events is attached; please note that additional events and information may be added to the flyers section
of the district’s website.
Photo caption: (Left to right): Ben Westley, Jordan Sovik and Sam Greenberg accepted the challenge of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Students of the Year fundraising campaign last summer.