St. Francis Juniors Mayze Bryant ’22 and Dylan Bell ’22 Teams Up to Fundraise for BondsStrong

St. Francis juniors Mayze Bryant ‘22 and Dylan Bell ‘22 have teamed up to fundraise in support BondsStrong as part of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Students of the Year campaign. These two terrific young men are committed to serving others and making a positive impact in the world. SFHS is proud of and grateful for Mayze and Dylan’s efforts in support of this important cause in honor of Coach Bonds.

BondsStrong, their fundraising team, has great hope for this cause. Together, with your help and support, they are looking forward to raising funds for this important cause.

From Mayze: “My motivation for participating in this impactful campaign, stems from the recent passing of my high school football coach, Jim Bonds. Jim Bonds, whom my teammates and I affectionately call “Coach,” passed away this past October 28th from Multiple Myeloma Cancer. He played such a huge role in my life and taught me many things that I will carry forward throughout my life. I also have many other family members and family friends that have and have had numerous types of blood cancer. It would feel very uplifting to know that I made a difference in someone’s life and possibly saved someone’s life. This is my duty – this is my cause.”

“For my team’s motto, I chose “All 4 Quarters”. Coach Bonds always taught me and my teammates to fight for all four quarters of a game, no matter the circumstances. He fought for his life for months and that alone was the greatest example of resilience.”

This campaign has been changing and saving lives for years. Over 20,000 people pass away every year from blood cancers. With your help, all of us could change the world and most importantly Save Lives.

Mayze’s Students of the Year Fundraiser:

The Bell’s Students of the Year Fundraiser:


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