Student Visionaries of the Year Chicago

Jake McDonough | Team Jake Out for Blood

Jake's Student Visionaries of the Year Fundraiser

Jan 28, 2023

Hey! My name is Jake McDonough and I was inspired to run and hold this campaign due to my family’s relentlessness in fighting, working so hard every year to make an impact. I felt this year, I would join them in that fight in honor of my late great uncle Mark, but also to make a real difference in ending blood cancer. My uncle was lucky enough to fight his battle for 26 years after diagnosis, but too many families cannot say the same, and to be able to have a role in changing that is something I take so much pride in. I fight for ending blood cancer, and ending cancer as a whole. Every 30 seconds, someone in the United States receives a diagnosis, the scariest word in the English dictionary, cancer. I fight to change that.


I run to make a difference in the lives of families and patients not only monetarily but mentally to feel a sense of comfort in a time where its so hard to find. I want to make a real impact in the amount that I raise and I can only do that with your support.


Since 1949, LLS has invested $1.5 billion to advance life-saving research. Aside from research, they provide education and support for families dealing with cancer and ensure that patients have access to treatments. That’s why I am so proud to be a part of Student Visionaries of the Year. With your help, we can keep fighting for patients in need.

All support to my campaign is very much appreciated, and you can make your tax-deductible donations contributing to reaching my goal of



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  • Domenic Presta

    Velly you’re doing a great thing keeping going!

  • Jessica A. Simpson

    You go Jake!!!


    Jake- you are doing something great in the world. Keep it going.

  • Scott Saxe

    Thank you for all that you're doing to support our Mission. Good luck in your campaign!

  • Benji Chambers

    Great work velimir

  • Jeffrey Frcka

    Thanks Jacob for your efforts and hard work!

  • Susan Frcka

    In hopes of a cure! My husband is fighting a rare form of leukemia for the second time in 3 years. 🙏🙏🙏

  • Katie and Kevin Ford

    Jake, thank you for your wonderful efforts! It is young adults like you that will make the world a better place. Keep working hard to make a difference!

  • Lisa Jarvis

    Go Team Jake! So proud of the work you're putting into raising money for LLS!

  • Dieter & Ahren

    Keep doing good things Jake!

  • Jessie Moskowitz

    This is so great, Jake. Keep it up.

  • Chris Longton

    This is a helluva good thing you're doing.

  • Nisei Lounge

    Nisei supports everything you do!! 😊

  • David Mutnick

    Great work Jake.

  • Bleacher Jeff

    Team Jake!!

  • Matt Kuttan

    Best wishes

  • Howard A Davis

    Great charitable work jake.

  • Meryl Reinken

    Way to go Jake!

  • Jackson Schwartz

    Get well soon Liam!!! (You’re welcome velly)

  • Kim Zinman

    This one is in memory of Uncle Mark. Today marks 10 years, a decade of him not being here & watching you grow up, Jake! He’d be so proud of you! Go Team Jake!

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