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Loveland, Ohio – This is the last week to help Team Love the Love 2.0 reach their $10,000 goal and to make Leah Jordan the “Student of the Year” for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). The organization has nominated Jordan as a candidate in their inaugural “Student of the Year” fundraising challenge..
The grand finale takes place this Friday at the Newport Aquarium. Here’s the link to the fund raising page: http://events.lls.org/
One of the reasons that Jordan decided to accept this challenge is because she felt she owed a lot to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for their commitment to helping patients like her. When she was nine-years-old, she was diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML). Jordan said, “Another reason that I decided to participate in this fundraising competition is because while I was in the hospital, I made many friends who helped me get through the hardest time in my life.”
The money that is raised will be used to fund research to find cures and provide services and support for patients and families fighting blood cancer.
After 4 rounds of chemo and spending 7 months in the hospital when she was very young, Jordan was considered cancer free, but she continues to fight for a cure, and you can help her.
Team Love the Love 2.0 formed to help Jordan reach her goal. The team has been seeking donations of money, auction items, and selling custom tee shirts. Team Love the Love 2.0 member Maggie Bailey and the Loveland High School Student Council recently hosted a dodgeball tournament after a varsity basketball game against Kings. They raised over $700. They recently held a fund raiser at the Chipotle in Deerfield Township. They have been to “away” basketball games selling tee shirts with other students in the ECC athletic conference.
Team Love the Love 2.0 is working together in honor of Ella Boynton, a 5 year old Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia survivor, and in memory of Liz Lothrop and Christopher “Critter” Smith. Jordan said, “They were my best friends throughout my treatment who will be cheering us on from above.”
Thank you so much for any help you can give to Team Luv the Luv 2.0! If you have any questions, please contact Jordan at (513)314-2880 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A recent dodge ball tournament helped Team Love the Love 2.0 closer to their goal of $10,000, but they are in their final week to make it over the finish line.
For more information about LLS and Student of the Year, please visit http://www.studentseries.org/participate/high-schools.