Montgomery Bell Academy student raises more than $65K for cancer research

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Montgomery Bell Academy junior Marc Stanley was named the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Tennessee Chapter’s Student of the Year after raising more than $65,000 for LLS’s cutting-edge cancer research and patient services. 

Collectively students across Middle Tennessee participating in the program raised more than $195,000.

According to the LLS, the “fundraising superstar” earned the title by raising more money than any other student in Middle Tennessee during the society’s seven-week philanthropic leadership development program.

“I’m honored to be named the Tennessee Chapter’s local Student of the Year,” Stanley said. 

As part of his campaign, Stanley sent letters to friends and family, secured corporate sponsorships, spoke with MBA alumni at school events, and even hosted fundraisers at local businesses like Oak Hall and Music City Pinball.

“Congratulations to Marc and all our candidates, supporters and volunteers who helped to make the 2019 Students of the Year a huge success,” said Jeff Parsley, Executive Director for LLS’s Tennessee Chapter. “For these incredible students, it’s not just about winning a title; it’s all about the impact they are making in their communities and the generations ahead of them.”

The Student of the Year program aims to help students “foster professional skills such as entrepreneurship, marketing, and project management” while also raising money to help find a cure for blood cancers and fund lifesaving treatments for patients. 

For more info about the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Student of the Year program, click here

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