Student Visionaries of the Year Chicago

Brooke Granger | Team 17!

Brooke's Student Visionaries of the Year Fundraiser

Feb 04, 2024

Hello! I am excited to tell you that I have create a team in my mission to raise money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Student Visionaries of the Year campaign! From January 20 through March 9, local Chicagoland high school students and their teams compete to raise as much money as possible to cure blood cancers. I joined the team because my cousin Tim, was diagnosed with Leukemia at the age of 19. It was discovered after receiving the vaccine for smallpox so he would be able to be deployed to South Korea for the United States Air Force. The vaccine caused him to be sick, which is common, but he wasn’t getting better and the doctors couldn’t figure out why. They transported him to another hospital where he was diagnosed with leukemia. At the time, they were concerned because he had both leukemia and vaccinia (a disease caused by the vaccine) and due to the leukemia his body couldn’t fight the vaccinia, opting the doctors to treat both. He had vaccinia for a month or two and ended up getting a stem cell transplant from a donor through the charity organization Be the Match. He went into remission until the cancer returned. This time, my cousin, his sister, Rachel was the donor, and he was back in remission, until the cancer came back again and they couldn’t fight it anymore. He passed on December 16, 2019, at the age of 23. 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. Please help to reach our goal of raising $50,000 by making a tax-deductible donation right on this fundraising page. Thank you in advance for your generosity and support! Sincerely, Brooke Granger LLS Student Visionaries of the Year Team Leader

PS: Make your donation go further and check to see if your company matches donations!


Brooke's Student Visionaries of the Year Fundraiser

Aug 17, 2023

Visionaries look to the future—and see infinite possibility.
They challenge the status quo—and make the impossible possible.
They boldly imagine a better world – and lead the charge to create it.


The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society was built on that same vision - of a better world - one without blood cancers.


I am a visionary; I have a vision for a world without cancer, but I need your help.


This year, I’m proud to be a part of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Student Visionaries of the Year Campaign, working to raise as much as possible for LLS’s mission.


As a global leader in the fight against blood cancer, LLS:

  • Funds cutting-edge research leading to breakthroughs in immunotherapy, genomics and personalized medicine that are improving and saving the lives of patients
  • Provides free education and support for blood cancer patients and families, including personalized, one-on-one support, assistance with identifying and enrolling in clinical trials, and more.
  • Mobilizes thousands of advocates to drive policy changes that accelerate the development of new cancer treatments and break down barriers to care.

Please consider joining this fight by making a donation. All donations are greatly appreciated and tax-deductible. Please visit my website often and tell friends who would also like to donate!


Thanks to your support, my efforts will help ensure this generation is the last to see cancer.

On behalf of blood cancer patients everywhere, thank you!


For more information about LLS, please visit




  • Anne Ruppe

    In honor of your cousin Timmy:)

  • Sarah Schaller

    Keep doing good things Brooke! Proud of you!

  • Scott Sherman

    Happy to support your great work!

  • Caroline Melson

    I love that you are doing this for Tim! Proud of you Brooke!!

  • Alison Muth

    Thanks for supporting such an amazing organization! Good luck!

  • Jamie Sundwall

    In memory of our dear friend Bob.

  • Jeff Leonard

    Good Luck! I hope you reach your goal.

  • Molly Beer

    Honored to support your great work Brooke!

  • Marne Bell

    Happy to support Brooke in this important initiative and in honor of Tim.

  • Leslie Lemenager

    Go Brooke! What a great cause.

  • Kaleb Holt

    Way to go Brooke!

  • Jim Evans

    Good Luck Brooke!

  • Heather Campe

    Great cause Brooke!

  • Kathleen Schulz

    You are an inspiration, Brooke, good luck!

  • Kristy Ventimiglia

    This world needs more hearts like Brooke's making a difference for the greater good. What an impact you are making!

  • Scott Hamilton

    Brooke - You are an inspiration with what you are doing in Tim's memory. Keep up the great work and good luck reaching your goal.

  • Theresa Kwan

    Way to go Brooke! So proud of you!

  • Abby Ruppe

    For timmy:)

  • Adam Wolff

    Great job Brooke. Proud of you.

  • Reinaldo Montalvo

    My Dear Friend, It is my solemn honor to make a small donation in order to remind others of your loved one’s commitment to courage, loyalty, and sacrifice! I can’t even begin to imagine, the pride you must feel, as his ever lasting legacy continues to make a truly significant difference in other people’s lives! Sincerely, Reinaldo

  • Mercedes-Benz Financial Services - Employee Match Donation

    Proud to offer Employee Matching and to be able to honor Tim's legacy.

  • Tricia Granger

    You are doing great things Brooke!

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