PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Each year local students embark on a fundraising campaign to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and two fierce young women are making a difference in the battle against blood cancer.

Student of the Year winner Libby Day, and Riya Kona, Volunteerism & Community Engagement Award winner, joined AM Extra to talk about what motivated them to join the fight to end blood cancer.

This year’s campaign brought in more than $178 thousand. 

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