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The Mid-America Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society seeks high school students who are enthusiastic about volunteerism, philanthropy, community outreach and leadership for a fundraising competition called Students of the Year.

The Students of the Year campaign runs over seven weeks with proceeds benefiting breakthrough treatments and support of more than 1.3 million blood cancer patients in the U.S.

The candidates or teams who raise the most money at the end of the competition earn the title Student(s) of the Year.

“It’s amazing to watch these young men and women work so hard to fundraise and help us cure cancer,” said Carli Good, executive director of LLS’s Mid-America Chapter. “Students of the Year resonates with Generation Z, who want to leave their mark in the world. The one-of-a-kind program brings together students from diverse backgrounds and experiences who are compassionate and driven to reach their own personal fundraising best. Every student who participants has the power to save lives and help LLS make a difference in the lives of blood cancer patients.

The 2020 campaign will kick off Feb. 13, and will culminate in a grand finale gala on April 2, at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas.

For more details, visit or contact the Mid-America Chapter at (913) 262-1515.