Student Visionaries of the Year Austin

Abby Cantwell | Team Dancer Against Cancer

Abby's Student Visionaries of the Year Fundraiser

Dec 23, 2023

Welcome to Abby Cantwell's Fundraising Page for Lymphoma & Leukemia!

My Story-

Hi! My name is Abby Cantwell and I am a candidate for Student Visionaries of the Year 2024 for Austin Texas! There is a word that hits me very, very hard as well as the rest of my family. That word is Cancer. But not just me, millions of families worldwide are caused pain hearing this word too. I want to raise money for these cancers because of my mom. 

My mom and I are incredibly close and I love the days we spend together. So I'm sure you can imagine how devistated I felt to find out she had Cancer one summer night in 2020. She was only 37 years old, the week before her dad (my grandpa) unexpectedly passed, and to be honest I really didnt know how to feel. She had to have all of her lymph nodes removed on her left side as well as a double mastectomy. But, this was only the first time. The second time she came in my room to inform me it was back and that I needed to keep my head held high. She now is in 1 year remission from the second time and is Cancer Free! 

I'm here so that so many others can hear those words too, "Cancer Free". Together we can help so many going through these terrible blood cancers. Help me put an end to that painful, horrible disease so that it cannot affect so many families and individuals who haven't yet lived out the life they deserve.

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.

So please, take the time and consider donating to help my team and I help people all over the world. We Can Do This!!


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

On behalf of blood cancer patients everywhere and myself, thank you!

Team Dancer Against Cancer will fight until the end!

Thank You for Everything!

-Abby Cantwell

For more information about LLS, please visit




  • Anonymous

    Thank you for fighting, Abby. We need more like you! One of my college best friends died of leukemia last year, and my sister-in-law is starting her next round of chemo next month. She has lymphoma. God bless you.

  • Celeste Hubert

    Incredibly proud of Abby's discipline, dedication and extraordinary spirit. What a huge honor to be selected as Lago Vista's first ever LLS Student Visionary of the Year Candidate! Way to change the world, beautiful dancer.

  • John Thornborrow

    Keep up the great work, Abby!

  • Sara Jane Cantwell

    Love you, Abby! ~Mom

  • Kristina Adams

    Saw this on LinkedIn because I work with your dad. Lost my mom to breast cancer. Thanks for your dedication!

  • Jim Cooper

    Abby, this is awesome. Thank you for taking a leadership role in this important fight. Cancer touches all of us in some way either through family or friends. Best of luck! Jim

  • Barb Coyle

    End Cancer!

  • Alison Patt

    Thank you for championing this important cause!

  • Jason and Liza Cheng

    Thanks for fighting the fight, A.

  • Anna Johndrow

    Kindness is the greatest virtue of human expression and devoting your time, energy and talent to fighting cancer is the ultimate kindness.

  • Adrienne Watt

    Cancer has touched us all. I’m proud of your efforts to raise funds.

  • Kate Webb

    It is my pleasure to donate to a wonderful cause

  • Katy Lindsay

    Keep up this wonderful work!

  • Laurie Engels

    Thank you for all your effort in supporting this good cause. Laurie Engels

  • Rogers & Perry families

    We are so proud of you Abby. You’re devotion to others and commitment to being a visionary leader in all things, including the important fight against cancer are an inspiration to all. Our donation is in memory of Peden’s father, Thomas Monroe Rogers who we lost 34 years ago to lymphoma. We love you Abby, the Rogers and Perry families.

  • Jennifer Benesh

    Oh Abby, thank you for your fight against cancer and for your sweet and loving spirit and your servant's heart. Your efforts are helping so many!

  • R. Dale Lykins

    Abby this donation is made in honor of your grandfather and my best friend Dave Stewart. He loves you dearly and always will be watching over you in all your endeavors….. Love, Uncle Dale

  • Anonymous

    Best of luck Abby! And good career choice.

  • Denny Henderson

    Abby Cantwell fundraising drive

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