Our Young Advocates
When we launched With Purpose in 2015, we definitely had ideas about what the organization could be. But, it was young people that took up the cause and made the organization what it is today: a youth-led movement dedicated to creating a world where kids with cancer have access to safe and effective treatments. With Purpose features young people taking action in their community in order to change the world. Read, in their own words, what the experience of being a With Purpose advocate has meant to them.
“I love advocating for our chapter and seeing students’ compassion grow when I explain the origin of With Purpose and how its founders have taken a terrible loss and turned it into optimism and kindness that has reached so many.”
“The WP members at CofC are so caring and dedicated to helping give children impacted by cancer a fighting chance, and I am proud to be a part of their chapter.”
“We believe kids can be anything- whether that's a doctor, a scientist, a teacher, a princess or a superhero.”
“I am excited to see this chapter grow and to continue in the fight to END pediatric cancer. It has been an honor and a joy working alongside the family that started it all.”
“I hope to accomplish informing the Baton Rouge community on the facts surrounding pediatric cancer and its research because I feel like it’s put on such a back burner. People think that it doesn’t happen as often or even as often locally as it does and I think that mindset has to change.”
“To me With Purpose is this mix of activism and friendship. Through the community service activities, semester marquee events, profit shares, and other functions real friendships have been made. For me particularly, I gained a lot of my friendships through joining the leadership team.”
“I like to see it as fate, because I am now so passionate about the cause. During our campaign, we met with so many individuals who were personally affected by pediatric cancer, and after hearing Sam’s story and meeting Erin, we were especially touched and motivated to fight the Fight for Five.”
“When I joined With Purpose, I was also able to see that, although I may be one person, I can create a voice louder than me that has the capability to encourage others to advocate for the issues they believe in.
“I am now attending law school, in great part, because of my With Purpose experience and my belief that I can continue advocating for people, such as those affected by childhood cancer, through public policy.”
“Families with children diagnosed with DIPG or any pediatric cancer deserve a fighting chance to live their lives to the absolute fullest.”
Our Student-Led Chapters
Read more about how our youth advocates are activating their communities and executing newsworthy initiatives.