Student Visionaries of the Year Central Pennsylvania

Emily Bacon | Team Beating Blood Cancer

Emily's Student Visionaries of the Year Fundraiser

Dec 18, 2023

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society was built on the vision - of a better world - one without blood cancers. I am a student 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. 


I am participating in this program because there are so many people we are connected to that suffer from various types of cancer. Unfortunately cancer can affect us all, whether that is directly or indirectly. The work that LLS does helps fund the research to find the cure for all different types of cancers, not just leukemia and lymphoma. I have seen how cancer affects patients and families, so that is why I am working to raise money for this cause in hopes that one day we will live in a world that is cancer free. 


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, tax-deductible and may be matched by your company. 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 cancer patients everywhere, thank you!


For more information about LLS, please visit




  • Liam Bacon

    Good luck Emily!

  • Dorothy Morgan

    The research and work that LLS has been committed themselves to has helped my father have (at least) 14 bonus years! Thank you for embarking on this campaign! GO TEAM, and GO LLS!

  • Matt Harrison

    You can do it!

  • Steve Sondheimer

    Thank you for doing this!

  • Sabine Awad

    Emily - I really appreciate you doing this fundraiser. My grand-mother died of leukemia. So LLS means a lot to us. Thanks, Sabine

  • Andy Knape

    Great couse - good luck hitting your goal!

  • Tim and Beth Smith

    Good luck Emily! Thanks for being a "visionary"!

  • Egan Family

    Thank you for coordinating this important initiative! The Egan Family

  • Scott Dallas

    Great cause…good luck!

  • Art & Britt Lyons

    Emily, Good luck with your important work for this worthy cause!

  • Sara and Warfield Price

    Proud if you for supporting a wonderful cause.

  • Russel Montchal

    Best of Luck Emily! It is great to see young people passionately involved in a great cause.

  • Anonymous

    Good Luck!

  • Al & Stephanie Kominski

    Good luck hitting your goal!

  • Bob Todd

    Great cause Emily!!!

  • Shawn Bowers

    Great work Emily!

  • The Quinn family

    Good luck Emily. I’m sure you do amazing things for such a great cause.

  • Heidi DeCosta

    Good work Em!

  • Satheesh Rao

    Thanks for your effort Emily, good luck!

  • David Parent

    Thanks for making a difference! Good luck!

  • Veronica Pulido

    Great job Emily!

  • Kelly Neway

    Good luck Emily!

  • Jennifer Rocks

    Thank you, Emily, for taking on this challenge! I am honored to participate as my mom had a rare form of leukemia called myelofibrosis. She left this earth way too early and my hope is that we can find a cure so no other families lose their mom at such a young age.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for doing this work

  • angela horn

    Hoping you reach your goal!

  • Sundhar and Liane Sekhar

    Wishing you luck in your campaign for this worthy cause and with this great organization!

  • Sue and Tim Wiest

    Such a great cause. Good Luck with this and all your endeavors, Emily!

  • Neil Brown

    Great cause thanks for doing this

  • The McEuen/Moyers Family

    Good luck with raising your funds! :)

  • Anonymous

    What a great cause.

  • Jim & Wendy Balthaser

    Good luck Emily; Happy to support your fundraising efforts for LLS!

  • John Forsythe

    Good luck, Emily! All the best! John Forsythe

  • Kathryn Wilson

    Thanks for doing this, Emily! ~ The Wilsons

  • Niemen Associates Limited

    Well done Emily. A great Organisation for your fundraising. All the very best in your endeavours to help others!! We’re so proud!

  • Judy Tosten

    Emily, thank you for working hard to raise funds to beat cancer! Every dollar helps. Together for a cure, Judy Morningstar Tosten.

  • Stephanie & Stephen Libhart

    Best wishes, Emily!

  • Anonymous

    Great job Emily!

  • The Lichty family

    Emily, great work in applying your energy and dedication to such an important cause. Thanks for making a difference! -The Lichty family

  • Kaley Family

    Thank you for doing this Emily! Aly's grandma passed away from cancer after a very tough battle.

  • Lee and Lisa Stinnett

    Way to go, Emily!

  • L David Kingsley

    Thank you, Emily Bacon for organizing! Erin and David Kingsley

  • Joseph Bakal

    Good luck Emily! Thank you for doing this! My grandfather passed away from Leukemia and my mother is a survivor of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. LLS means a lot to our family. All the best, Joey.

  • Haney

    Good cause! Good luck!

  • Megan McCarron

    Great cause Emily, happy to support your goal!

  • Peter & Leslie Staffeld

    Em, we are so proud of you. Love Aunt Les & Great Uncle Peter.

  • Patrick Howard

    Thank Emily! Good luck in reaching your goal!

  • Matt Garrett

    Good luck, Em! It's awesome that you're doing this! -Matt Garrett

  • Kathleen Purtill

    Great work for a very important cause!

  • Mara Patashnik

    This is such an amazing cause. Thanks so much for leading this fundraiser!

  • Tracy Galloway

    Happy to support this great cause with you Emily

  • Allen Stauffer

    Emily, thank you for raising funds for LLS with the vision - of a better world - one without blood cancers.

  • Lance Gelnett

    Great cause! Happy to help out.

  • Lisa Polonia

    Best wishes with your campaign for a cure!

  • Georgia Zarate

    Eagle FC 10G Red

  • Mark Vineyard

    Thank you for making a difference!

  • Anonymous

    Eagle FC 2011F Black team supports the leukemia and lymphoma society and all its efforts to save lives and support families that have and will go through difficult times. Thank you for all you do!

  • Brehan McBride

    Good luck Emily!

  • Adison Sprinkle

    Eagle FC 10G Red

  • Parag Parekh

    Great Cause, Good Luck Emily

  • Sholom Surges

    Happy to pitch in

  • Elizabeth Cathles

    Emily and Libby and family - Thank you so much for contributing to this important work. My father had lymphoma and died of leukemia 13.5 years ago and we miss him all the time. And we’re big fans of LLS. Best of luck!

  • Lydia Sacavage

    Good Luck, Emily! From Lydia and Jeff DiVincenzo

  • Tosti Family

    Good luck Emily! Our Eagle FC team is cheering you on!

  • Anonymous

    Great cause, best of luck reaching your goal.

  • Anonymous

    Good luck! Eagle FC14G

  • Mr. Michael Wyatt

    Emily - this is a mission that matters. Thank you.

  • Anne Burchell

    Well done Emily on all your efforts....Great achievement Love Grandma and Nana xx

  • Michael Pion

    Keep up the good work!

  • Andrew Fetterman

    Go Emily!! Love, Andrew & Caitlin

  • Jayanne Newcaster Matthis

    Emily - thanks for digging in and supporting such a great cause!!!

  • Michael Baddick

    Good Luck Emily

  • Ellie Antolick

    Donated by Ellie Antolick, member of the Eagle FC 10G Black Girls Soccer club team

  • Shad Newhart

    Eagle FC 2014 Black (Mechanicsburg, PA)

  • Anonymous

    Donation on behalf of Eagle FC.

  • Biff Lyons

    Thanks for taking on this important mission Emily!!

  • Lauren Boyd

    Great work Emily and great cause!

  • Bert Naquin

    Good luck in reaching your goal.

  • Anonymous

    Eagle FC

  • Ben Butler

    Eagle FC

  • Rosie Mesich

    Eagle FC

  • Simi Riesner

    Eagle FC- Aiden Riesner

  • Kelly Mcclain

    This is such a fantastic objective and has been well executed. Great job!

  • John Kern

    Congrats on getting this far with your campaign!

  • Keith Zalaznik

    Thanks for making a difference!!!

  • Villa Mavilla

    Best Wishes !

  • David Friedman

    Great work Emily!

  • Melody Bagby

    Emily - Thanks for all your efforts to raise funds for families impacted by blood cancer!

  • Turquoise W.

    Emily, best of wishes on your future endeavors. What a selfless and compassionate action for research that can save so many lives!

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