Hamilton High School Student Council and National Honor Society are getting behind a student’s campaign to help The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Hamilton senior Mikayla Cup is spearheading a seven-week fundraising challenge in hopes of becoming the 2019 LLS Student of the Year. The campaign supports LLS’s mission to find a cure for blood cancers and assist patients and families as battle the disease.
Leukemia is the most common cancer in children, adolescents and young adults under the age of 20 years old.
“One of my goals in this campaign is to generate awareness about the LLS and bring the community together through the support of the high school, local businesses and events,” Cup said.
Student Council, National Honor Society (NHS), Club Action and Club Unique have supported the cause by selling cookies, brownies, flowers and locker decorations. NHS sponsored a “Put Cancer to Bed” pajama day Feb. 22 and raised $713.
Cup and her team will sell brownies March 1 at the Hamilton Boys Basketball game, and Oscars Frozen Custard in Brookfield will donate a portion of all purchases from 4-8 pm. on March 5. People can contribute directly at https://events.lls.org/wi/milwaukeesoy19/mcup
LLS is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer that funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services. Every dollar raised counts as one vote in the LLS Student of the Year challenge. The campaign ends March 7.