El Capitan High Freshman Joins Fight Against Blood Cancers
Londyn Ekizian, a Freshman at El Capitan High, is known for helping those in the community who are in need. It’s this reputation that earned her a nomination to be one of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) “Student of the Year'' participants. The nationwide program selects students who have shown an interest in charity work to tap into their resources and raise awareness and money for LLS to help find a cure for blood cancers.
“This is right up my alley.” said Londyn. “I’ve always been the type of person to be helping others and doing community service type of stuff.”
Londyn has until March 13th to raise as much as she can, and while her goal of $100,000 is ambitious, she has a plan to reach it and an army of volunteers willing to help.
“We’re going to all of the schools during rallies and there’s also the webpage and social media. We’ll also be doing fundraisers like drive-through meals and selling bracelets,” said Londyn.
Londyn was the only student from Merced County chosen by LLS to take part in the “Student of the Year” campaign where she is competing against students across the nation. The student with the most money raised at the end of the seven-week period is named the LLS “Student of the Year” and receives a $2500 scholarship to the college of their choice.
Londyn says that winning would be nice, but she’s more focused on making a difference in people’s lives.
“People living with cancer don’t know if they’re going to see another day, so just raising awareness about it and helping the cause makes me feel good. No matter how much we raise, my hope is that this will inspire others to donate their own time and money to help people in need.”
If you would like to contribute to Londyn’s campaign, visit www.soylondyn.org.