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Team of West Hartford Students ‘Raising for the Cure’

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Several groups of West Hartford teens, including a group led by Hall High School junior Evan Berey who is creating an educational video and hosting a panel discussion on March 16, are participating in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Student Ambassador program.


Caring students and family members have banded together in a multigenerational team to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in honor of a team leader’s family member and the countless others who are currently battling blood cancer.

Every dollar raised goes to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s mission. LLS has been behind the funding over 75% of the new treatments for blood cancer over the past five years, and it is the biggest non-profit source of blood cancer research funding.

With a history over 70 years long, LLS has been involved in the funding of nearly every development in blood cancer treatment over time.

To help educate the community and to raise money for LLS, on March 16, 2023, Evan Berey, a high school junior, and his “RAISING FOR THE CURE” team is creating an educational video through holding a panel discussion with blood cancer survivors and a blood cancer specialist from Yale to discuss their personal stories plus everything from the impacts of a cancer diagnosis on a family to the latest in blood cancer treatments and more.

The 30-minute special virtual event is free, and the one-time event is open to all community members. To access the zoom link to the event or to make a donation to the “RAISING FOR THE CURE” team, please click here. More information about the panel, and a QR code to access the program, can also be found on the PDF below.

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