Student Visionaries of the Year Fresno

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Team's Student Visionaries of the Year Fundraiser

Apr 18, 2024


Dearest Family and Friends, 

We are excited to share with you that we have been nominated to be the 2024 Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Student Visionaries of The Year, representing Bullard High School.

We are three friends who have stayed connected since our Kindergarten year at Gibson Elementary School, where we learned at a very early age the importance of community and volunteering. From Girl Scouts to Kids Day, softball games to water polo & tennis matches, we have been lucky to have been supported by so many wonderful people and are excited to pay that forward through this year’s campaign. This year we are in the midst of wrapping up our junior year and this campaign is giving us the opportunity to flex our leadership skills and use our voices to promote for their greater good.

We are writing to you today to ask for your support of the LLS’s mission in its efforts to find cures for blood cancers and to assist patients and families as they battle this devastating disease. From now until April 18th, our team goal is to raise $150,000 which will go directly to the LLS in support of its longstanding purpose: a world without blood cancers.  Once we reach $75,000 in donations, we are eligible to link our team’s name to an LLS-funded research portfolio and establish a permanent connection to helping children & adults with blood cancers.

Each of us has been impacted differently by the loss and devastation that Cancer causes. Collectively we are passionate about having the opportunity to make a difference that is far bigger than us. It would be a true miracle to live in a world where Cancer can no longer have power over our health and communities.

In 1964 when the LLS was established, only 3% of children survived after being diagnosed with this type of cancer, but now the LLS has increased this survival rate to 96%.  Since 2017 the LLS has been instrumental in 44 out of the 50 blood cancer treatments receiving approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  Everybody wins when cancer loses, so now is your time to lean in.  Here are a few ways you can make a difference by donating through our Team efforts:

Option 1: You can mail a cash or check donation payable to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) to 4793 N. Sunset Fresno, CA 93704. Please note Knights Knock Out Cancer in the memo section of the check. 

Option 2: You can Venmo either @Nicole-Baker-34 and add in “LLS” or “Knights Knock Out Cancer.”

Option 3: You can make an online donation by visiting our personal fundraising page at or scan the QR code with your phone’s camera. 

We are so grateful for your generosity in helping us raise awareness and funds to help the LLS make an even greater impact on curing and treating Blood Cancers.

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Maddie Baker, Baylee Bird, and Betsy Woodward 

“No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.” Aesop 

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  • Sariayah Ferguson

    stay safe

  • Phil & Cindy Alvarado

    Great cause, you go girls!❤️735

  • Lisa Dunn

    Way to go ladies!

  • Moeck Family

    Great work supporting a wonderful cause! Best of luck

  • Jeannine and Jared Kim

    So proud of these fine young ladies!

  • David Sheldon & Jeremy Fan

    Hi Betsy. Good going re this cause. I'm not sure you know that I have MDS - used to be called 'preleukemia'. Papi

  • The Ledesma Family

    In support of a great cause, these amazing visionaries, and all that have been touched by these terrible diseases.

  • Miss Clovis, Fresno, Fresno County Organization

    We love your commitment to service

  • Mark and Christine Woodward

    What an incredible cause!

  • Erika Jimenez

    So proud of you Preston for joining such a great cause in honor of your dad

  • Janine Blaesser

    Good work Preston!

  • Anonymous

    Knights Knock Out Cancer

  • Jeff and Kathy Wiles

    We're very proud of each of you for the commitment and time you've put in to making a difference in the lives of those who fight these diseases. Your effort is especially meaningful to me since my sister has had blood issues and currently fighting the good fight with Leukemia. Knock it out Knights! With grateful hearts, Jeff and Kathy Wiles

  • Nicole & Taylor Lewis

    ~The Lewis Fam 💕

  • Ginny and Lance Backowski

    Great job, Ladies!

  • Annika Pitcher

    Maddie, Baylee and Betsy…thank you for a lovely event and best wishes in making your goal!

  • Thompson Family

    Good luck Knights Knock Out Cancer!!!

  • Steve Miller

    Great job ladies and best of luck with your goal

  • Donna Creller /Grandma Ladybug

    Preston we are proud of you for remembering to help others. Grandma Ladybug

  • Dana & Josh Clarke

    Great cause everyone wins when fighting cancer!! Very proud of you Preston and this whole team, keep fighting! Mom, Dad & Wyatt

  • Sariayah Ferguson


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  • Casey Sipes

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