Student Visionaries of the Year St. Louis

Sadi Batuhan Bayazit | Beacon of Hope

Sadi's Student Visionaries of the Year Fundraiser

Jan 22, 2024

My name is Batu Bayazit and I am a current student at Thomas Jefferson School. I am honored to share that I have been selected as a candidate for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Student Visionaries of the Year Campaign (SVOY). Student Visionaries of the Year is a fundraising competition among a select group of high school students in our community who compete to raise funds for LLS. The candidate team who raises the most funds during the seven-week campaign period will be awarded with the title of Student Visionary of the Year. 

I have signed on as a Candidate to accomplish an ambitious goal of helping to cure cancer once and for all with a lofty goal of raising $60,000. This is especially important to me because my grandfather was a great man. I got my name from him, and I'm even wearing his suit in this picture above. He helped as many people as he could, often offering his medical treatments for free.However, he passed away shortly before my birth. I hope to continue his legacy by fundraising to ensure that future grandkids will be able to meet their grandparents and grandparents will be able to meet their grandkids. So please, make a contribution to my campaign. Your donation will go directly into saving lives. Thank you.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the largest donor to blood cancer research in the nation. They have invested nearly $1.7 billion in research, and are leaders in advancing breakthroughs in immunotherapy, genomics and personalized medicine. These revolutionary new treatments originally discovered through blood cancer research are now being tested in clinical trials for other cancers. 

My campaign provides an opportunity to support the critical work of LLS in combating these diseases.  I am honoring those who have battled blood cancers and raising money that will go directly to LLS in support of its longstanding mission to find a cure and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

If you would prefer to mail your donation, you can send a check back to me at 281 Magna Carta Dr, Creve Coeur, Missouri 63141. Please make your check payable to: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and print “BATU BAYAZIT - STL STUDENT VISIONARIES OF THE YEAR” in the “Memo” section.  The deadline for receiving mailed contributions is March 9, 2024. Please note: your donations are tax deductible. 

Be part of finding the cure and help Team Beacon of Hope in the St. Louis Students of the Year campaign. For more information, please contact me at For more information about LLS and the Student Visionaries of the Year Campaign, please visit: 




  • Maegan Guven

    Great job! Thank you!

  • Osman Bayazit

    From TJ fundraising

  • Osman Bayazit

    From Bayazits

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