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High school senior aims for $750,000 to help fight leukemia

Feb. 22. Maddie Rizzo, a high school senior who lives in Cornelius, has been nominated as the Student Visionary of the Year for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The students raise funds for LLS in honor of blood cancer survivors.

Maddie lost her mother, Meghan, in 2017 to an aggressive form of leukemia. For the past 7 years, she has been dedicated to funding research for leukemia & lymphoma, especially research for children.

Maddie’s campaign goal is to raise $750,000—$100,000 for each year she andd her sisters have lived without their mother.

“We want to do something extraordinary in her memory and for her legacy,” she said.

To support Maddie and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s mission, visit https://events.lls.org/nc/svoyclt24/mrizzo.

Upcoming events:

24 February – Tune out Cancer Music and Arts Fundraiser, King Canary Brewing, 4:00pm – 9:00pm  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tune-out-cancer-fundraiser-tickets-809247520117

25 February – Top Golf Event, Charlotte University location, 1:00pm – 4:00pm  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdObB5362usseVhWtL1AYWeS2628VH5BN4TEP8LhZmXDI6SyQ/viewform?pli=1

27 February – Chick-fil-A Spirit Night, Huntersville, 5:00pm – 8:00pm: Percentage of sales will be donated to Maddie’s campaign.

1 March – All-out-blitz fundraising day at Summit Coffee’s Davidson location. Summit will donate 15% of sales directly to Maddie’s campaign! Hours are 6:00am – 6:00pm.

2 March – Seeds of Hope, Davidson Farmers Market, 9:00am – 12:00pm

5 March 3/5 – Chick-fil-A Spirit Night, Cornelius, 5:00pm – 8:00pm: Percentage of sales will be donated to Maddie’s campaign.