The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society kicked off it's Student of the Year fundraising competition earlier this month. Last year's Student of the Year, Mark Rodgers, visited us this morning to talk about this year's candidates and about his story raising money for LLS.
Passionate high school students in the Philadelphia region are selected through a committee to raise funds for blood cancer research and cures. Last year Rodgers raised more than $62,000. As a student at Springfield High School in Delaware County, Rodgers enjoys playing ice hockey and lacrosse. Rodgers was diagnosed with infant acute lymphoblastic leukemia when he was eight weeks old.
The candidate who raises the most money at the end of seven weeks is named Student of the Year. The winner will receive a $2,500 scholarship to a college or university of his/her choice.
The campaign will conclude at the Grand Finale Celebration on Saturday, February 27th at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel, where the winner will be announced. The night will be a celebration of all the students’ collective efforts as they enjoy a fun-filled evening with friends and family.
Check out the interview for more!