Student Visionaries of the Year Fresno

Graicynn Achelpohl | Running for a Cure

Graicynn's Student Visionaries of the Year Fundraiser

Feb 27, 2024

Dear Family and Friends, 

My name is Graicynn Achelpohl from Liberty High School, and I am honored to say that I am a candidate for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Student of the Year campaign. I am writing today to ask for your support in my efforts to help LLS in its mission to find a cure for blood cancers and improve the quality of life for patients. I am competing with several other Student of the Year candidates in Fresno, California and together we will each put our best fundraising foot forward in honor of all those fighting blood cancer.   




My Grammy was recently diagnosed with breast cancer about a year ago which impacted my family very much. She beat this cancer and I now know that LLS helped. Thanks to research and access to better treatments, survival rates for many cancer patients have quadrupled since 1960. My 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. I know that with your help, I can reach my goal and make a direct impact in the fight against blood cancers.    


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 $50,000! All the money that is raised goes directly to the largest blood cancer research program in the nation, LLS, to fund cutting-edge research and treatments. In fact, I chose the research pillar and research says 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 thank you in advance for partnering with a campaign so close to my heart, and please remember, every bit counts. 

There are two ways to make your tax-deductible contribution by April 19th, 2024:  


Use the enclosed envelope and donation form to mail your tax-deductible contribution. Please make check payable to “The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society” and print “Graicynn Achelpohl” in the Memo section.  You can also make a contribution online by visiting our campaign website:  


I appreciate your contribution to Team Running For a Cure 

Graicynn Achelpohl 




  • Gladders Family

    Thank you for your commitment to LLS! We are so proud of you!!!

  • Korie Miller

    Love you G! Go girl! ❤️

  • The Blankinship Group, LLC.

    Love the heart of strong young women who recognize a need in the community and work hard to contribute to a solution! So proud of your efforts! My gratitude, Kaylyn's Auntie April

  • Jeremiah Seng

    Thank you for supporting such an important cause!

  • Lanae Orbaker

    Proud of you G!

  • Deanna Divino

    Go G, go! Love you.

  • Ana Cardoso & Tyler

    ?? Ana & Tyler!! proud of you G and love you

  • Sherryl J Hayes

    Good luck,Gracie! I took care of kids battling Leukemia and other cancers for many years while I worked at UCSF. I applaud your commitment to helping them fight their battles.

  • mardi taubert

    here's to a cure

  • Harlan Husted

    What a great cause, thank you for putting this together, Graicynn!

  • Kevin Feramisco

    Thank you Graicynn for all that you do! LLS is better because of your commitment ??

  • Courtney Risinger

    Go get ‘em Graicynn

  • Victor Sikora

    Proud of you Graicynn!

  • Stacy Bennett

    We are so proud of you! The Bennett Family

  • Patsy Carpenter


  • Joseph Cord

    May God keep blessing you

  • The Cox Family

    We love you G and Grammy!

  • Melanie and Chris Allen

    Kudos to Graicynn Achelpohl for her support of LLS.

  • Doug Achel

    For Graicy Achelpohl

  • Andrea Burton

    Great work Graicy! So proud of you!!!

  • Rebecca & Mike Berry

    We are so proud of your efforts to raise awareness and raise funds in support of LLS. You inspired me to do the same!

  • Peta

    So proud of you Graicynn! Love you so much!

  • j ensminger

    Its not much... hope it helps

  • Rochelle DeLong

    You're a rockstar for doing this campaign! Hugs!

  • Victoria Gutierrez

    Go G!!! ??🙌🏼

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