Columbia High School seniors Chase Durivage and Taylor O’Brien have started a fundraising campaign to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). They assembled a team, named Columbia Kicks Cancer, with a goal of raising $25,000 to improve medical research for blood cancer patients. Their mission is to contribute to a cure for cancer.
The campaign launched on Thursday and will conclude on March 12.
“We decided to join the campaign this year because we felt like we needed to take action to help people during this time,” Mr. Durivage said. “Last year Columbia had a team and we really wanted to carry on the legacy at our school. Cancer is also close to me and Taylor’s family and friends, which was an important reason for starting this fundraiser.”
Donations can be made online at the Columbia Kicks Cancer donation page or through Venmo to @Kendra-durivage.
About the Students of the Year Fundraising Campaign
The Students of the Year campaign is a philanthropic leadership development program through which highly motivated, high-school leaders embark on a journey of professional growth, ensuring that they stand out when preparing for college and beyond. During the program, students foster professional skills such as entrepreneurship, marketing, and project management in order to raise funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Student leaders fundraise for LLS in honor of children who are blood cancer survivors. The title Student(s) of the Year is awarded to the candidate or co-candidate team in each community that raises the most funds during the 7-week competition.