Student Visionaries of the Year Chicago

Natalie Arora | Racing for a Cure

Natalie's Student Visionaries of the Year Fundraiser

Mar 18, 2023

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Let's Save Lives Together!

Jan 26, 2023












My name is Natalie Arora and I am honored to be a candidate for Student Visionaries of the Year for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). This program is designed for high school students around the nation to raise as much money as possible to help fight against blood cancer and find a cure. This year we are fighting for our honored hero: Hawken. He was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of Leukemia at just 7 months old, but because of LLS-funded treatments, he has entered remission. 


With everything going in the world right now it is easy to feel like anything you do isn't enough or won't make an impact, but taking a stance against this horrific and powerful disease is something you and I can both do that will affect the lives of Cancer patients. LLS has helped to advance 75% of the blood cancer treatment options that have been approved by the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) over the past 5 years. The treatment options that have and continue to be developed give patients hope during this difficult journey because of generous people like you. 


My team, Racing for a Cure, is competing with 32 other dedicated teams in Illinois to fight blood cancer. We only have 7 weeks starting January 28th to raise as much money as possible and we hope you help us meet our fundraising goal of $100,000. We stand against cancer because 33% of blood cancer patients don't survive five years after their diagnosis and we hope to one day see a 100% survival rate.


I got involved with LLS because my great grandfather died of Leukemia and my mom never got to meet him. My grandparents have made a huge impact in my life and I don't want any person to not be able to meet their grandparents because of this terrible disease. Every person should have be able to have memories of cooking Thanksgiving dinner with their grandparents. I have also been passionate about the medical field since I was little and I want to make an impact.


We understand that there are many important causes out there that are worth your support; however, your donation to our campaign will help LLS continue to further its cutting-edge research and one day find a cure. We hope you join our team to get rid of all of the bad blood in the world and make a difference.


On behalf of all cancer patients, LLS, my team, and I, we thank you for your support. This disease may be powerful, but we can overpower it together. 


For more information about LLS, please visit



  • Scott Saxe

    Good luck in your campaign!

  • Paul Bailin

    Great and meaningful work, proud of you Natalie!! Love, Jen, Paul and Ellie

  • Aria Balani

    So proud Natalie

  • Ming Y

    Natalie! Im really happy to support you and this great cause! Beat, Ming

  • Barbara Wilson

    Good luck with this great cause Natalie!

  • Nicole and Brad Mann

    from Nicole and Brad Mann

  • Jennifer Kotler

    So great Natalie! Thrilled to support!

  • Amber E Dow

    Excited to be able to support you Natalie!

  • Heather A Grigonis

    Great cause, good luck with fundraising!

  • Deepti Arora

    Hi Natalie, We are so proud of your efforts. Our world really need people like you who can make a difference in the lives of millions of people who are facing cancer. Thank yo so much for doing this !

  • Maria Scarborough

    Great cause Natalie! I'm happy to support your effort to make a difference in the fight against this disease. Best of luck with your fundraising. 🙏

  • Anonymous

    Great work Natalie, proud of you!

  • Lisa & Anthony Zitella

    We lost a great grandparent to Leukemia as well and are hopeful that technologies and research like this will help future generations. Best of luck to you Natalie!

  • Erin Eppstein

    Proud of you Natalie for putting your heart into a worthwhile effort.

  • Anonymous

    Well done on setting up this channel for donations!

  • Jaideep Arora

    Hi Natalie We are really happy and proud to support a cause which is close to your heart. Keep up the good work ! Sheetal & Jaideep

  • Ellen Webber

    I admire the hard work and dedication of this organization and the mindful students who are putting forth such great effort.

  • The Luban family

    Go Natalie and team!

  • Karen and Jay Goodgold

    Thank you for working so hard on this important effort, Natalie.

  • Rahul Saighal

    Hi Natalie, this is so amazing - it will inspire so many other folks also to support those who need our help. Wish you all the best in you efforts for this noble cause :)

  • Abhimanyu Saighal

    As another student, I was truly very inspired by this initiative!

  • Yogita Verma

    As a person from the development sector, I cannot stress enough the importance of such actions by young people - these are the changemakers of the future.

  • Liora Genin

    Good luck Natalie!

  • Jacqueline R

    Thank you for dedicating yourself to this and encouraging others to share in the efforts.

  • Alice Benjamin

    Amazing cause! Go girl !

  • Yash Chawla

    From Samir Shobana and Yash

  • Annmarie Neumeier

    Good luck!

  • Hedy Smith

    Great work!!

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