Student Visionaries of the Year Chicago

Leila Battiste | Race to Remission

Leila's Student Visionaries of the Year Fundraiser

Mar 08, 2024


Thanks to each of you who have donated. I’m so excited to share my team and I have raised $6759.37! The money we’ve raised is helping blood cancer patients and their families.

But we’re not done yet. We want to see cancer cured. So we need your help. You can help by donating, bidding on silent auction items, or joining me virtually at the Grand Finale Celebration. 

If you haven’t donated yet, please donate online no later than 12:00 pm CST on Saturday, March 9. 78 cents of every dollar you donate goes directly to research, patient care, advocacy and education. Your donation saves lives. Thank You.

- Leila Battiste


Leila's Student Visionaries of the Year Fundraiser

Aug 04, 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




  • Francois Battiste

    My exceptional niece, Leila, Your Father is smiling down so warmly on you! We couldn’t be more proud of how you’re blossoming, and your commitment to spearheading this commendable endeavor! We love you strong!🙏🏽❤️💯

  • Luther Battiste


  • Eva Subotnik

    Thinking of you, Leila!

  • Joanne Otte

    Leila, What an inspiring message and call to action! Glad to contribute. Joanne

  • Adam Engle

    Good for you, Leila! I'm happy to help you reach your goal.

  • Abbe Temkin

    Best of luck to you Leila on your goal to raise at least $10,000! Your father would be SO proud!

  • Scott Budeselich

    Good Luck reaching your goal Leila. Your dad was an amazing person and would be very proud of the young lady that you are.

  • Rathin Shah

    Thank you so much Leila for being such a light in my life <3

  • Lynnette McRae

    Best of luck to you!

  • Andrea Clark Horton

    Proud of you Leila, and I know your dad is as well.

  • Jade Battiste

    JP’s light will always shine bright and shine through his family! Love always!


    Honoring your father is a wonderful thing. I am sure he is proud of you. Wishing you continued success on your journey.

  • Angie Daley

    I'm making this donation in support of Jack and Jill Teen Leila Battiste &#x1f499;&#x1fa77; This is in memory of Jean Pierre Battiste.

  • Linda Carruthers

    Leila, you make us all proud! What a wonderful way to honor your dad, as well as those living with the disease.8

  • Elizabeth Gonzalez

    Dedicated to my Brother Brian who past from Leukemia at the age of 19. He was wise, kind, loving, smart, entrepreneur. He is missed every day. ❤️❤️❤️

  • Kathy Battiste

    For my beloved son, Jean-Pierre Battiste.

  • Lisa Floyd

    Awesome work, Leila Battiste! I am SO proud of you and the work you’ve done. All for a Remarkable cause to find a cure for blood cancers. Congrats!!

  • Auggeretto Battiste

    In loving memory of my wonderful son Jean-Pierre.You will always be in my thoughts and on my heart. Dear Leila thank you for making this fundraising effort in your father's memory. You are a bright star in our family.May you continue to shine! Love, Grandfather Battiste

  • Robin Di Bona

    To my niece Leila, I am so proud of the vision that you have to help others fight lymphoma and leukemia by raising funds to help research for cures and treatments. As you move forward in your life in college and beyond, know that your family is very proud of you and you are deeply loved..

  • Tawa Mitchell

    WTG, Leila!! So proud of you! ??

  • Nikisha

    Best Wishes Leila!! So proud of you! ????

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