Student Visionaries of the Year Gold Coast

Yaas Motamedinia | Confections for Cancer

Team Confections for Cancer

Feb 01, 2023

Dear Family, Friends, and Supporters,

I am beyond excited and honored to announce that I have been nominated as a candidate for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Student Visionaries of the Year campaign! Beginning Thursday, February 9th, Team Confections for Cancer, my fundraising team, and I will embark on a 7-week journey to help find a cure for cancer. Our team name, Confections for Cancer, holds a special place in my heart as it connects my love of cake decorating and my baking business to a global issue I am passionate about. 

In September 2022, my grandfather lost his battle with multiple myeloma. Throughout his harsh chemotherapy and an intense bone-marrow transplant, he never failed to stay positive and look to the future. I know that the cause we are supporting with our project is one he would be overjoyed at! LLS has funded many of the drugs and therapies that helped my grandfather and millions of others fight their cancer, and this was only possible with the help of people like you. 

I don't wish for anybody to feel the grief and pain I felt when we lost him. This is why the revolutionary research that the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is able to do is so important. My 7-week campaign will give LLS the opportunity to continue fighting this disease. But I cannot do this alone, I need your help. Together, with your help and support, we are looking forward to immense success with our campaign and reaching our goal!! (TBD)

This is how you can help me! 

  • Make a tax-deductible donation by donating right here on this page

  • Inviting your friends, family, and everyone in your networks to join us by making a donation

  • Connect us with businesses to secure a corporate sponsorship

  • Donate goods, services, auction items, or sponsor our Grand Finale on Friday, March 31st

  • Purchase baked goods & custom desserts through my home baking business, Baked by Yaas! All proceeds will benefit LLS between the fundraising dates. Check out my website, for more info. 

  • & So much more! The opportunities to fundraise are endless, and I am always open to discussing any ideas you may have. 

And here's how LLS uses your donation:

  • Funds cutting-edge research leading to breakthroughs in immunotherapy, genomics and personalized medicine that are improving and saving the lives of patients

  • Provides free education and support for blood cancer patients and families, including personalized, one-on-one support, assistance with identifying and enrolling in clinical trials, and more.

  • Mobilizes thousands of advocates to drive policy changes that accelerate the development of new cancer treatments and break down barriers to care.

Until a cure, 

Yaas Motamedinia

2023 Student Visionary of the Year Candidate


Contact us by email or call 888.LLS.7177.