St. Ursula Academy Team Participates in LLS Fundraiser
St. Ursula Academy

Junior Aubrey Diller is leading a team of students from St. Ursula Academy (SUA) and other area high schools in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) annual fundraising challenge.

“My team's goal is to raise $80,000 to support leukemia and lymphoma patients. We have relied on the generosity of our family members, friends, and local businesses to help reach this goal. With only one week left in the campaign, we are doing everything we can to reach our goal because, in the fight against cancer, truly every dollar counts.”

Diller added, “Participating in this campaign is important to me because I know the impact cancer can have on a family. My grandpa was diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2016 and brain cancer in 2017. I know that finding the cure for one type of cancer will lead to the termination of all types of cancer. Through the work of LLS, someday no one will have to experience the pain that my family did of having a loved one die from cancer.”

Joining Diller in her campaign are SUA juniors Gabi Sterling, Addi Brzuchalski, Sloan DeWood, Avery Fenbert, Sara Olson, Vivian Suhy, and Hannah Thebeau, as well as sophomores Reagan Meyer, Ella Hertzfeld, and Ava DiSalle.

“My team members are leaders; they are interested in philanthropy and have great connections in our community. Although I asked most of the girls to be on my team, a couple of Arrows volunteered to be a part of ‘Team CUREageous’! I was not expecting that, but it really shows the giving attitude that is installed in us at SUA.”

Hertzfeld said, "Before participating in LLS, I had seen the effects of cancer and always wished there was something I could do to help. LLS gave me a way to help those affected by cancer. Seeing how much of an impact we, as students, make is so beautiful. I am so grateful for this opportunity to help those affected by cancer alongside my SUA sisters.”

DiSalle added, "Participating in the LLS mission is extremely important because I am involved with my community and learn more about our world--all for a great cause."

Olson said that several of her family members have battled cancer, which spurred her to join the team. "I want to support LLS in any way I can to help people in the future who may be affected [by these diseases]."

The team recently visited a local cancer center to deliver donuts to patients and connect with them about the team’s mission.

For more information on Team CUREageous, visit @team_cureageous24 on Instagram or Team CUREageous on FaceBook.