The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) recently announced the 2022 Louisiana Students of the Year Grand Finale celebration with this year’s Student Of The Year being named Ava McGoey '24, of Sacred Heart. The Sacred Heart team, "Hearts for Hope," raised more than $107,000.
In addition, Cecilia (Ceci) Real '24, another Sacred Heart student won the award for Team Member of the Year.
Over the course of the fundraising campaign, the Sacred Heart team "Hearts for Hope" raised more than $107,000; 28% of the total raised for LLS by all school teams. Thirteen students on the "Hearts for Hope" team also raised at least $1,000 for the cause; seven raised $5,000.
By raising more than $100,000, the LLS has inducted them into their LLS Hall of Fame, which gives them naming rights over a future cancer fighting initiative.
Overall, 135 local high school students raised $389,744.75 in total. This commitment to helping patients who are fighting for their lives every day is critical now more than ever.
ABOUT LLS Student of the Year:
Students of the Year is a seven-week philanthropic leadership development program during which students foster professional skills such as entrepreneurship, marketing, and project management in order to raise funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Top local fundraisers become eligible to win the national title. The students raise money in honor of local patient heroes, who are currently battling or are in remission from a blood cancer.
Sacred Heart team members of "Hearts for Hope" include:
Ava McGoey - LLS Student of the Year
Mary Elise Meyer
CeCi Real - Team Member of the Year