Student Visionaries of the Year Gold Coast

Yaas Motamedinia | Confections for Cancer

My Mission to Raise $100,000 for a Blood Cancer Cure!!

Feb 09, 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 $100,000 goal! 

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. 

Until a cure, 

Yaas Motamedinia

2023 Student Visionary of the Year Candidate



  • Peyton Viane

    Yaas, I’m so beyond proud of all your hard work!! I know how incredibly difficult this is but I’m so proud of you for doing such an amazing job. I can’t wait to see you shine these next seven weeks!!

  • Julie Paik

    Yaas! It's an honor to join your efforts to reach this incredible goal!

  • Kim Varonin

    Yaas you continue to amaze me!

  • Maryam Motamedinia-Zelentsovsky

    You are such an inspiration and boss babe! So proud of you cousin ??

  • April Spicer

    Reihaneh's LinkedIn post brought me to you - what an awesome cause!

  • Reihaneh Ali & Ryan Famili

    Continue to inspire Yaas! Future is brighter with passionate thinkers and leaders like you. Love you❤️

  • Nazanin Motamedinia

    My beautiful Yaas, thank you for doing this amazing job and I wish you good luck in your journey ??I can’t be more proud of you??????????

  • The Dowling Family

    Yaas, congratulations on your nomination. I am impressed by your initiative and positive involvement in the community. Best of luck to you! The Dowlings - Mia, Tim, Micah and Devon

  • Anonymous

    Dear Yaas, Hoping your campaign and reaching $100,000 goal will be accomplished soon. Mamad

  • Asieh & Ali Mikhchi

    From Asieh and Ali Mikhchi

  • Taline Galstian

    You are doing great, Yaas! We support you all the way. You got this!

  • Noosha Malek

    Dear Yaas, We are proud of you, wish you the best & success! Noosha

  • Daryoush Nia

    I love you Yaas. Keep it up!! Proud of you

  • Ava Shapiro

    What you are doing is amazing Yaas!!! ❤️❤️

  • Extraord-N-Air, Inc.

    In memory of all who have lost their battle with cancer and to all of those still fighting, Extraord-N-Air, Inc and Family send our love, prayers and determination to finding a cure.

  • Baca family

    We’re so proud of you Yaas for taking on this huge campaign in honor of your grandfather!

  • Hediyeh Etedali

    Dear Yaas, We are So proud of you. What an Inspiration! Wish you all the best on your journey! Love you, Hediyeh & Afshin

  • Piruz M

    Keep up the strong work Yaas! So proud

  • Scott Schugel

    So proud of one of my favorite 6ers. Keep up the good work. Your cause is near to my heart.

  • Masi Hashemian

    So proud of you and wishing you and your team success in reaching your goal💪🏻🙏🏻🌸

  • Khaleh Marzieh

    Yaas azizam, I wish you best of luck in your mission. You should be so proud of yourself. Love you girl. Khaleh Marzieh

  • Layla Nia

    I love You cousin! My mom would be so Proud of you for supporting & being advocate for such a great cause.

  • Steve Srott

    Yaas, good luck with your mission. We hope your reach your goal!

  • Anonymous


  • Leila Arshadi

    go Yaas!

  • Hashem Lotfi

    Rooting for you!

  • Dorsa Lotfi


  • Farina Lotfi

    from Farina!!

  • Shohreh Tojar

    In memory of my husband, Mohammad Khavari.

  • The Linero Family

    So great you are doing this!!! Thank you!

  • Betul Engel

    Yass! This is amazing. Wishing you the great success on your mission??

  • Journey Brown

    Keep up the good work!!

  • The Davis Family

    This is a beautiful thing that you are doing! Wishing you all the best!

  • Mohammad Tehrani

    Yaas - in memory of your grandfather When I see you and witness how you view life, I become more optimistic about a future being formed by a generation of which you are an excellent representative. Keep forging ahead.

  • Zohreh Tehrani

    I hope some day these diseases will be totally cured

  • Jennifer Capistrant

    In loving memory of "Baba Joon" Khavari and all the loving work Yaas has put in to finding a cure.

  • Neda & Kourosh

    Our dear Yaas, We are so proud of you. Hope that soon we don't have to see others affected by cancer.

  • Joe Liptock

    Yaas, your story and fundraiser is heart touching and inspirational. Cancer has affected many people I know, including my father. I hope you continue your goals and we one day find cures for these cancers.

  • Brighton Periodontal and Implant Dental G

    Way to go Yaas!!! Very proud of you❤️&#x1f618;

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for taking on this challenge. My son was diagnosed at 9 and went through a bone marrow transplant at 12. We continually raise funds for the LLS and I'm impressed by your substantial goal, I hope you achieve it.

  • Wizard Quality Management Solutions Inc.

    Proud of you Yaas!

  • Surya Man

    Hey Yaas, your mission is absolutely amazing and so inspiring! I'm so glad to be able to support you on your journey!

  • Natalie Naberhaus

    I am so proud of you, Yaas!

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