Three PMHS students raising funds to support Leukemia & Lymphoma Society


Madison Schneider, Elle Halvorson and Samantha Gregware have embarked on a journey to assist in finding a cure for blood cancers by raising funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

“I have signed up to save lives with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for those I know and love who have lost their battle,” said Halvorson, a Pelham Memorial High School sophomore, as are the other two girls. “I am fundraising in memory of my Grandfather John M. Foody, a loving, compassionate and hard-working father to five children. I am funding the efforts that no family has to endure the loss of a loved one too soon. I aspire to bring this generation close to a world free of cancer.”

In addition to contributing funding for research, LLS-supported therapies help blood cancer patients and those with rare forms of stomach and skin cancers as well as those who are currently in clinical trials for treatments for lung, brain, breast, pancreatic and prostate cancers. LLS-funded targeted therapies and immunotherapies are now saving thousands of lives every day.

“This campaign is so important to the millions of people who have been diagnosed with leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma and to all of their families,” said Gregware. “My campaign is in memory of my great uncle who was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2016. He was an extremely generous, kind, and empathetic man who I strive to be like one day. I hope to help put an end to cancer for him and everyone who has a connection to cancer.”

“This year, I decided to fight to find a cure for cancer alongside the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in honor of all the lives that have been lost from cancer as well as those fighting,” said Schneider. “In memory of my Great Uncle Freddy, Grandma Barbara and Grandpa Marty I have dedicated my campaign in their name. I hope that my efforts bring us closer to a world free of cancer.”

Gregware, Halvorson, and Schneider’s goal is to raise $35,000. Donations must be made by March 11.