Kennedy Coleman, Kathleen Hurley, and Lucy Turner
Toledo, OH—St. Ursula Academy (SUA) students continue to live their faith by reaching out to community members in need, this time by supporting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) in its fundraising efforts.
Juniors Kathleen Hurley and Lucy Turner—working as a team—and senior Kennedy Coleman are members of the LLS “Student of the Year” Challenge, which involves raising funds through a variety of events.
Hurley and Turner call their team “One Kick Wonders,” as they are both soccer players for SUA. The students said they became involved because they have a friend who is receiving leukemia treatments. They added, “Our purpose is to raise as much money for LLS as we can to help as many people as possible who are affected by these cancers.”
Coleman’s team is “Coleman’s Cancer Crushers.” She said she got involved in the organization when her mother helped raise money to honor a friend’s daughter who had died from leukemia. “I am extremely fortunate to be able to live the life that I do because I am healthy, and I know there are a ton of kids and teenagers who wish they were healthy enough to do what I do.”
These current students continue an SUA tradition of assisting LLS. Previous Student of the Year contestants include Mackenzie Gallagher ’19, Kelly Metzger ’18, Mindi Markland Marshall ’96, and Lauren Deaton Dzierwa ’96.