Student Visionaries of the Year Bakersfield

Team Centennial Cures Cancer | Team Centennial Cures Cancer

Sammy's Student Visionaries of the Year Fundraiser

Apr 06, 2023

​​​​​​​Dear Family & Friends,

I had the privilege of being nominated as candidate for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) 2023 Bakersfield Student Visionaries of the Year campaign. Student Visionaries of the Year is a seven-week leadership development program that runs from February 22nd to April 14th to raise money and advocate for LLS. I am writing today to ask for your support of my campaign and LLS’s mission to find a cure for blood cancers and improve the quality of life for patients.

My team’s name is Centennial Cures Cancer because I believe we are the generation that fights to cure cancer through dedication and hard work! I have created a team of committed friends and family to partner with me on this journey. Together, we have set a fundraising goal of $100,000! The money raised helps LLS, the largest nonprofit dedicated to creating a world without blood cancers, fund cutting-edge research and treatments. In fact, the treatments that LLS is funding benefit non-blood cancer patients too. More than 40% of new cancer treatment drugs approved by the FDA since 2004 started as blood cancer drugs are now being applied in other forms of cancer.

I have chosen to partner with LLS in honor of my mother, Nelly Sanchez, who is a two-time cancer survivor, and in honor of my brother who passed away from this ugly disease. My hope is that with the help of LLS, in the future no one will lose their friends and family to this illness, and more people will be able to afford the treatments and care that they need. I have witnessed the incredible work that LLS does, and I want to help contribute. Our campaign will provide support to the critical work of LLS in hopes that one day no one will have to grow up without the ones they love. We know that with your help, we can reach our goal and make a direct impact in the fight against blood cancers.

I thank you in advance for partnering with a campaign so close to my heart, and please remember, every bit counts. I want to thank you in advance for your generous support. I appreciate your contribution to Team Centennial Cures Cancer.

There are two ways to make your tax-deductible contribution by FRIDAY April 14th, 2023:

  • Donate directly on this webpage OR
  • Mailyour tax-deductible contribution to: LLS 9530 Hageman Rd. Suite B #541 Bakersfield CA 93312 Please make checks payable to “The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society” and print SAMMY WELLS  in the memo section.


Sammy Wells,

I thank you in advance for supporting this great cause! 
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  • Brandon Stallings

    Thanks for your work, Sammy!

  • Faith Z

    In memory of our beautiful friend Michelle who left us much to soon.

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