Falls Church resident Francesca King won one of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Citizenship Awards for her team’s fundraising efforts for the cancer organization during its Student of the Year campaign. She was honored at an award ceremony last Saturday at the J.W. Marriott in Washington, D.C.
Speakers at the awards ceremony included Mardith Christianson, who shared the story of her son Andrew’s battle with acute lymphocytic leukemia and illustrated the importance of the money raised by the student volunteers who participated in the campaign.
All of the team’s combined raised over $400,000 through their efforts during the Student of the Year campaign. King’s team King’s for a Cure won the Mission Award. Some of the fundraiser events that King’s team organized for the campaign included a piano concert with Nikola Paskalov, a boxing event at Falls Church’s Title Boxing and a fundraiser night at Mad Fox Brewing Company.
Each of the teams that won an award at the ceremony will receive a $2,500 college scholarship. For more information, visit lls.org.