My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Aug 22, 2017

"No one ever became poor from giving"

-Anne Frank


Two other Young Hearts officers and I representing our club at a middle school activities fair


My Tante MoMo was diagnosed with lymphoma when I was still a little girl. I remember always wearing her wig for fun, shehad named it Ronda. She was so positive throughout all of her treatment, and she was always focused or her niece and nephews happiness. She insipired me to stay positive through hard times. Within 2 years she was cancer free. MoMo was very blessed, but some people aren't as lucky. Thousands of fathers, mothers, children, aunts, uncles, brothers, and sisters are lost to blood cancer each year. These lives aren't just a statistic, they each had people who loved and cared about them. I'm working with Young Hearts to create more success stories like my aunt was so fortunate to have. She is now 10 years in remission, and has shown me that there isn't ever a reason to give up. My aunt is just one of the thousands of people the LLS strives to save.



My aunt and I at Light the Night 2016, this was right after I cut my hair to be donated!


This is my third year participating in Light The Night. My experience working with LLS has been so powerful, that I was moved to become a team captain last year, and help all of the Young Hearts team to reach both individual and group goals. 



Former president, Jess Meaders, giving a thumbs up of encouragement before I cut my hair!


After a successful LTN as team captain, two other Young Hearts and I ran for LLS's Students of the Year Campaign. We were able to raise over $27,000 in just 6 weeks!



Team Young Hearts posing with Eileen Whelan (ABC Meteorologist) at the Students of the Year gala. The whole campaign raised over $800,000 in just 6 weeks. 


Recently, I started my term as president of this amazing club. I am so passionate about blood cancer research, and it is amazing to think that donors LIKE YOU are the reason that LLS has made monumental strides in the fight against blood cancer.


Thank you for bringing us all closer to living in a world without blood cancers!



Supporter Comments

    "Ariel, what you doing is wonderful. Jeffrey and Beverly Dann"

    Jeffrey and Beverly Dann

    Fri Oct 20 02:28:29 EDT 2017

    "Great job Ariel!"

    Paula & John Smiraglia

    Thu Oct 19 08:05:26 EDT 2017

    "This is a great cause and I'm glad that I can contribute. "

    Gene Thomas

    Wed Oct 18 06:25:08 EDT 2017

    "All the best to you and your wonderful Tante Momo!"

    Deb Wolusky

    Wed Oct 18 05:11:24 EDT 2017

    "Love, Nicole and Cindy"

    Cindy and Nicole

    Sun Oct 15 10:10:30 EDT 2017

    "So proud of you!"

    Michele Samuel

    Sun Oct 15 08:08:05 EDT 2017

    "You light up our life! Love from The Levy's in New Jersey "

    Dr. Pamela Levy

    Sat Oct 14 10:10:00 EDT 2017

    "Go young hearts! Very proud of you, Ariel!"

    Monique Samuel

    Sat Oct 14 05:49:30 EDT 2017

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $1,215.33 | Goal: $1,000.00
122 %

My Team

Team Total: $55,562.23 | Goal: $50,000.00

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My Thanks To

Johnson & Johnson $200.00
IHOP Credit $125.00
Gene Thomas $100.00
Cindy and Nicole $100.00
Michele Samuel $100.00
Monique Samuel $100.00
Jim Reese $50.00
Paula & John Smiraglia $50.00
Carol Buck $50.00
Karen $50.00
Jacqueline Samuel $50.00
Jeffrey and Beverly Dann $36.00
Darcy Lewis $30.00
Deb Wolusky $30.00
Shay and Eric Meaders $30.00
Geraldine Khan $25.00
Alexandra Smiraglia $20.00
Erwins $20.00
Dr. Pamela Levy $18.00
Amy Wood