Welcome to Reece King's MWOY Fundraising Page!


May 31, 2015

Congratulations to the 2015 LLS MWOY Candidates for raising a record amount of $326,000 for cancer research!

Reece is the 2015 LLS Man of the Year!

Reece raised over $62,800 for the Leukemia & LymphomSociety and won 2015 LLS Man of the Year. Not only was that a record amount, but the total raised by all 13 candidates was also a record at $326,000! Reece could not attend the Grand Finale as h e was on a much deserved vacation in Florida, but he did say a few words to the crowd via FaceTime! It was incredible to see and a very proud moment for all involved. Thanks to all that supported him on the first part of his journey to raise $1 Million!

Please join in supporting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) by making a donation to Reece's fundraising campaign for the LLS Man of the Year. Reece is part of a team working to raise as much as possible in a 10-week period. Every dollar raised counts as one vote and the candidate who gets the most votes/raises the most money is named the Man or Woman of the Year!


Reece is a normal young man that likes normal things; his iPhone, his friends, his bike, his family, building Legos, organizing Nerf Wars and participating in his 

school’s theater productions.  But his view of “normal” changed in September 2012 when he was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL).  Reece has done remarkably well and looks forward to his treatments ending in November 2015.  As known by all Leukemia patients, it’s a long road to recovery but Reece has always maintained a positive attitude and an ongoing spirit to help others. Honored by the opportunity to be the youngest candidate in the history of the LLS MWOY Campaign, Reece is looking to continue his pledge of giving by raising funds for LLS and other meaningful causes.


Reece’s candidacy is part of his larger effort to help children in our region that are also battling cancer.  In 2013, Reece was granted a wish from Make-A-Wish.  He originally wished for Pete Nelson, Host of Treehouse Masters TV Show, to build him a treehouse.  In October 2013, Reece and his Dad learned that 3 other children had also wished for a Pete Nelson treehouse. Knowing he “wanted” a treehouse, but didn’t “need” one, Reece withdrew his wish and instead decided to use his wish to help other children in “need” and with that, “Reece’s Wish to Raise $1 Million” was born. Reece’s Wish will support improvements to rooms and common areas at both Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville and Kentucky Children’s Hospital in Lexington. It will also help Make-A-Wish grant wishes to some of the nearly 200 children in Kentucky waiting on the resources needed to fulfill their requests.  And it will support LLS and its mission to find a cure for many types of blood cancer.


In 2015 Reece, along with his family, friends, and supporters, will endeavor on this rewarding journey and the 2015 LLS MWOY Campaign is the first step.



Reece has always had a great outlook on life and while unintended, has inspired many around him just by being himself.  One of his mentors is Melodie Stacy, the Director of Anchorage Children’s Theater.  During the Spring of 2014, Reece would occasionally ride with Melodie to her acting studio for play practice.  He had won a role in Melodie’s production of “The Sound of Music.” One day she posted this on Facebook about Reece:

“A young man was chatting with me today…all of 11/12 years old…He said he was having a great week…so excited…he is thrilled to be getting to do two plays this year…thrilled that he only has to have 4 spinal taps a year instead of 8, and thrilled that he ONLY had to go take chemo yesterday instead of getting another tap…yep…been a great week…never heard the young man complain..never had him call in sick.  He has Leukemia and I am not using his name because he is so much more than his circumstances. He will win. He has risen above it. He is not depressed. He is not sad. He does not slack off…EVER. He knows no limits…no boundaries…and in 2 years he says he should be done with his treatments…can’t wait to do the play.  Why oh why can’t everyone know how blessed they are and offer NO EXCUSES for giving their 110% with a smile, a skip and a promise. Do I really get paid to teach this kid?? Really?? So confusing on who should be paying who.”

All donations are greatly appreciated and tax deductible. They'll not only support LLS research, but patient services, advocacy, public and professional education, and community services as well.


Reece thanks all of this year’s Candidates for their efforts to raise money for LLS.  Let’s hope one day there will no longer be a need to raise another penny…’Til the Battle is Won!!!

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