STLCOP Student Nominated for LLS Student of the Year Award
Published on 05 May 2016
Junior Sarah Noble has been nominated for the inaugural Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) Gateway Student of the Year Award. Noble is one of five student nominees working to raise money for therapies and treatments of blood cancer. As part of the fundraising campaign, the student who raises the most money will be selected as Student of the Year.
Noble’s passion for fighting cancer isn’t just about becoming Student of the Year. She is focused on promoting awareness and raising funds on behalf of cancer patients because she understands what it is like to live with cancer.
Noble was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) at an early age. During that period of stress, fear, and confusion, LLS provided Noble and her family with the support they needed. In 1998 and 2004, she was crowned Girl of the Year by the LLS Kansas City chapter. Since 1995, she has volunteered and worked with LLS in hopes of helping eliminate blood cancers for good. She is currently a junior at St. Louis College of Pharmacy and is hoping her Pharm.D. will help her begin a career in pediatric oncology or cancer research.
“My history with cancer definitely impacted me. I knew I wanted to go into the medical field, but being a doctor or nurse didn’t really appeal to me,” Noble said. “I became interested in chemistry and started to consider pharmacy as a career path.”
Noble is one of five students to take part in the newly implemented Student of the Year Campaign for LLS. “It is definitely an honor to be one of the first people and to pioneer the youth program,” Noble said. “The youth involvement is similar to the pharmacy organizations on campus because it bridges the gap between the older and younger generations.”
Noble will represent the College at the Grand Finale Gala Celebration at The Chase Park Plaza Hotel on Thursday, May 5, where LLS will present the award for the highest amount fundraised.