Student Visionaries of the Year St. Louis

Faith Rodriguez | Charging to a Cure

Charging to a CURE!!

Feb 29, 2024


This past October I had the privilege of being nominated as a candidate for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) 2024 Student Visionaries of the Year Campaign.  Student Visionaries of the Year is a seven-week leadership development program that runs from January 19th through March 9th to raise money and advocate for LLS.  I am writing today to ask for your support of my campaign and LLS’ mission to find a cure for blood cancers and improve the quality of life for patients.  


I have created a team of committed friends and family to partner with me on this journey. Together, we are aiming to crush the national record of $114,000! All the money that is raised goes directly to the largest blood cancer research program in the nation, LLS, to fund cutting-edge research and treatments. In fact, the treatments that LLS is funding benefit non-blood cancer patients too. More than 40% of new cancer treatment drugs approved by the FDA since 2004 which started as blood cancer drugs are now being applied in other forms of cancer! 

Cancer has impacted too many families across America. My aunts; Debbie, Mary, Sarah and my grandma Nancy have battled various types of cancer, 2 of whom lost their battles. I joined the fight to honor them and to celebrate the recent recovery of my Aunt Debbie, who has suffered from Leukemia since 2010. Thanks to research and access to better treatments, survival rates for many blood cancer patients have quadrupled since 1960. My campaign will provide support to the critical work of LLS in hopes that one day no one will have to grow up without the ones they love. I know that with your help, I can reach my goal and make a direct impact in the fight against blood cancers.   


I thank you in advance for partnering with a campaign so close to my heart, and please remember, every bit counts.  

Help be part of the cure and help my team compete in the 2024 St. Louis Student Visionaries of the Year campaign. For more information, please contact me at For more information about LLS and Student of the Year, please visit  

I appreciate your contribution to Charging to a Cure!





  • Anonymous

    Let’s go Faith!

  • Nancy OKeefe

    Thanks for your passion to find a cure!!

  • elizabeth Awodele

    Lets cure leukemia!!

  • Gregory Caragher

    Special thanks to all of the Hock family!

  • Anonymous

    Go Faith!!

  • Cathy Schmidt

    Thank you Faith for sharing your goodness!!

  • Kevin Schnepp

    Good Luck, Faith! The Schnepp's

  • Jeff Evenson

    Go Faith!!

  • Tom Hessel

    In support of Faith's challange

  • Meghan Kell

    Given as a gift- thank you Faith Rodriguez

  • Isabelle Koenen

    good luck!

  • Barbara Quinn

    Congratulations on your effort! It's nice to hear from you.

  • Timmy Selenski

    Faith Rodriguez is a helluva visionary.

  • Anonymous

    California here!! Go Faith!

  • Dina Davis

    We wish you the best! Way to go Faith.

  • Briana Miller

    Happy to contribute - sorry it can’t be more. 💙 From South Dakota

  • Kara Landry


  • Maggie

    What an amazing woman you are! Thanks for blessing all of us with your passion!

  • Athlan Lathan

    Keep up the god fight.

  • Restoration Dental

    Restoration Dental and Implant Center in Washington, Ia has donated at the request of our dental assistant Cari Duwa. Best wishes on your fundraising. Keep up the good work.

  • Anonymous

    Charge Up!

  • Brian Hohlt

    My Dad’s been fighting b-cell lymphoma for 10 months—thanks for the support.

  • Eric Porteous

    Go Faith!!

  • Kimberly White

    When I was in high school, a friend of mine was diagnosed with lymphoma. He nearly died.... Several friends and I went to visit him and say goodbye because his situation became so dire. Shortly thereafter, he made a miraculous recovery, and was even able to walk in his high school graduation that year. Today he is married and living a blessed life, cancer free now for almost three decades. We make this donation in his honor, and to bless the work that you do.

  • John Schalda

    Good Luck!

  • Colleen Weber

    Way to go Faith and all the CJA Chargers making a difference!

  • Sarah Lavoie

    Supporting you from Vermont!

  • John Gray

    Faith, This is the money we received from the 2 yoga classes along with my personal match. You are one incredible woman. Let's finish this campaign on a high note! Love you

  • Dana Welch

    God Bless!!

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