Student Visionaries of the Year Greater Philadelphia

Team Answer4Cancer | Answer4Cancer

Team's Student Visionaries of the Year Fundraiser

Oct 24, 2022

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




  • Gary Sender

    Very worthwhile cause! Thank you for your hard work!

  • The Leitner Family

    Best of luck with your fundraising for a great cause!

  • Lauren Lipowicz

    Amazing girls for an amazing cause. We love you all ??

  • Alyssa Koerner

    Much love to all of you. Xoxo, Alyssa, Michael, Sydney and Zach Koerner

  • Talia Simon

    Love, Talia Simon

  • Simi Kaplin

    XO The Baers

  • Missy Levin

    Thinking of John!

  • Randi Docktor

    Xoxo Kolea’s

  • Lisa Maslow

    With love from Lisa, Ronald, Luke and Drew Maslow

  • Arielle Prichard

    Big hug to you and your family. - Danny Prichard

  • Stacy Axelman

    Go Skylar!

  • Emily and Suby Ross

    John is always in our hearts and will forever be with his beautiful family in spirit and in love.

  • Jodi Woodbury


  • Debbie and Bob Folz

    Always thinking of you and your family. ❤️💔

  • Raina Gorman

    Love Raina and Matt Gorman

  • Brooke Workman

    We are so proud of you, Skylar!

  • Carrie Pestronk

    Keep fighting for a cure. Xoxo

  • Anonymous

    Love this family so much and John’s memory is a blessing!

  • Lauren Zell

    So amazing what you’re doing, Skylar. Xoxo

  • The Kanowitz Family

    So proud of you guys! xo The Kanowitz Family

  • Harriet Gerson Rash

    In loving memory of Ben and John. They were both so loved! My heart is with yours!!! With love, Harriet Gerson Rash

  • Alla Pasternack Kendall

    Sending love and hope!

  • Marisa Cohen

    Go Skylar!

  • Ali and Lee Garber

    We love you, Kolea family! ❤️ the Garbers

  • Margie, Jesse, talia and ava wargon

    Big hugs to the Kolea family! So proud of all of you for raising money for a good cause.

  • The Horowitz Family

    Much love to the Kolea family! A cause near and dear to our hearts as well ❤️

  • Elisa Teitelbaum

    So proud of you Sky!

  • Andrea Schwartz

    Thinking of your husband and dad. He would be proud of you guys!

  • Lois Greenbu

    Your Dad would be so proud of you 💖

  • Getson Family

    Keep up your efforts. Impressive and so inspiring!! The Getson Family

  • Jamie and Noa Sandler

    We love you Skylar! Love, Jamie and Noa Sandler

  • Joell Taggart

    A wonderful man and a wonderful cause.

  • Jamie Z Lasky

    ❤️ -Jamie Z Lasky

  • Maria Gallagher

    I am hoping the world finds a cure for this dreadful disease! John Kolea Jr. made a difference in all he had done in this world! John Jr. and his entire family are the most kindhearted people I have ever crossed paths with in life! I consider them all Family! ! Pat especially is one of a KIND! Love always, Maria, Joe, Anthony and Gianna Gallagher

  • Joe and Kelly

    John Kolea’s infectious smile and laugh made our days better. Our only regret is that we didn’t hang out more. Joe and Kelly

  • Leta Shubin

    For the Kolea, in memory of their dear husband and father.

  • Maria Stroup

    So much love ❤️ and support! The battle is real and so is the hope that cancer can be cured! Keep believing that you can change the future by your passion!

  • Margaret Hallowell

    What a beautiful way to honor your father Skylar. He was a wonderful man! xo

  • Diane Halpren

    In memory of a wonderful son, husband, father and friend.

  • Heather Braver

    For you Skylar in honor of your wonderful dad ??

  • The Slone Family

    What a wonderful way to honor your father. Sending love to you and your family!

  • Nancy Altschuler

    Go Skylar!

  • Jodi Elkaim


  • Wendy Schlatner

    Amazing work Max, Sydney and Skylar! So proud of you guys!!

  • Amy Black

    Skylar - I sure miss your dad. I'm sure he's looking down on you right now and is so very, very proud of you. We love you. Amy Black & Family

  • Steven Fox (The Fox girls)

    Thank you for including us in raising money for this important cause. Brenna and Alyssa Fox Rachel and Steve Fox

  • John & Jennifer Keuler

    Great Work!

  • Marla Dissin

    Multiple Myeloma has affected my family as well. Happy to support!

  • Jessica and Stella levin

    Jessica and Stella levin

  • Jaime Marks

    Lots of love, understanding, strength, and support to Steph, Skylar and family! - Marks/Garganigo family

  • Lyn kaye

    I am so proud of you, Skylar! Your dad would be proud! Love, your Fairy Godmother

  • Gianna Mooney

    Let’s BEAT CANCER!

  • Ali Garber

    Lots of love to the Koleas ?? ??the Garbers

  • Jill Cantor Burns

    Such an amazing cause. Good luck from The Cantor-Burns Family.

  • Drew and Shari Pressman

    Love to the Kolea's!

  • John Bergmann

    Thank you for your efforts!

  • The Waltzer Family

    Happy to support you on your amazing mission!

  • Andrew Rosen

    Keep up the good work Always happy to help

  • John Falcone

    Great cause❤️

  • James Gerard Kelly

    Congrats, Syd for devoting so much to a worthy effort. I hope this helps just a bit and I look forward to hearing about the final results of the fundraising!

  • Phil and Mara Rinnander

    Great work team, we are very proud of your hard work. Love you

  • Steve Holtzin

    Proud of Sydney and Max for championing such a worthy cause

  • Jill Altman


  • Wendy Schlatner

    In memory of John and in honor of you amazing three for all your efforts here!! XO

  • Ross Mudrick

    Keep up the great work!

  • Susan Mudrick

    What a worthy cause. Best wishes in your fundraising efforts. Sue Mudrick

  • Joyce and Dennis Fried

    We are thrilled to support your fund-raising efforts again this year for this important cause. Joyce and Dennis

  • Edward Callahan

    Good luck Max and Sydney

  • Jayme Schneider

    Amazing &#x1f970;&#x1f970;

  • Marlene Green

    Proud to support such an important cause. Marlene and Barry Green

  • Marian and Elliot Fisher

    Keep up the good work!

  • Jenna Benn Shersher

    Thank you for all the hard work you are doing to save the lives of people like me! So grateful for LLS contributions to eradicating Blood Cancer.

  • Stephanie Kole

    We are so proud of you and Daddy would be too! We love you!??Mom, Syd &Topher


    I am so proud of how much money you’ve raised and the work you’ve done. Love, SHERYL.

  • Pat Kolea

    Love you Skylar - you are amazing - we are so proud of you!

  • Swamy Kandan

    All the best

  • Lauren DeMarco

    Go Sklar!!

  • Amy Ginensky and Andy Rogoff

    Thank you team for doing this important fundraising.

  • Oleg Klubis

    Go Sydney! From Mika and Abby

  • Mark and Sarah Clauss

    Nice work Max and Syd!

  • Mark and Joelle

    Keep up the great effort Syd and Max... you truly are making a difference.

  • Beverly O'Hanlon

    Congratulations for all your efforts to an amazing and worthy cause!

  • stacey lopez

    Good luck reaching your goal!

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