Student Visionaries of the Year Indianapolis
Samaira Lee | Team We Can-cer Do It!
As we near the end of Week 2, I would again like to express my gratitude for everyone who has supported the campaign. To my team, my family, D2D attendees, donors, and LLS staff...thank you! I truly could not do this without you. I am very proud of how far we have come and am excited to see where the next five weeks take us.
A big thank you to Angie Miller Brees with Berkshire Hathaway for sponsoring the campaign.
To anyone visiting my page this week: We have a few Dine to Donates coming up! Those include Papa Johns this Thursday-Sunday, Crave on Saturday, and Ale on Wednesday. Check out this D2D calendar for more info:
As I near the end of Day 2 of the campaign, I am overwhelmed with gratitude for the support I have received from my friends and family. Whether you live across the street or halfway across the country, just know that I am sending you a million thank you's. There is still a long way to go in this campaign, but I have a feeling of pride for my team's progress so far. LET'S CURE CANCER!
Today, January 19th, marks the beginning of this year's Student Visionary of the Year program! I am incredibly grateful for all of the people stepping up to support blood cancer patients and survivors through supporting this campaign. And not only that, but I am also proud of all of the other 2023 candidates...even though we are competing against eachother, to a greater extent, we are a collective effort fighting blood cancer. And most of all, I am excited for the next seven weeks--it's going to be a crazy, hectic, and stressful time, but I know that it will be worth it. Once again, thank you to everyone who is supporting me--the fact that you reached this fundraising page is a good sign! LET'S CURE CANCER!
Let's Roam and their sister brand, Adventures from Scratch, have made an incredible donation to the campaign! They are extremely excited to partner with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. They have provided a donation package of a variety of their products worth more than $700. It includes family and date scavenger hunt ideas and team building event vouchers!
Check out Let's Roam at https://www.letsroam.com and Adventures from Scratch at https://www.adventurebook.com.
As you may already know, blood cancer affects hundreds of thousands of people in the United States. Every three minutes, someone is diagnosed with leukemia or lymphoma. Unlike other cancers that manifest in tumors, lymphoma starts in cells called lymphocytes, and leukemia begins in your bone marrow and lymph system. No person should ever have to fight such a deadly disease; unfortunately, this is our reality.
For these reasons, I decided to become a candidate for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Student Visionary of the Year Campaign, a philanthropic competition in which candidates form and lead fundraising teams. I am asking you to consider donating and fundraising for this worthy cause. Over the campaign period (from January 19th, 2023, to March 10th, 2023), we will be accepting donations of any amount in hopes of benefiting the LLS. Through this campaign, we hope to drive the mission of the LLS forward, which is to find a cure for blood cancers and improve the quality of life of patients and families.
Today marks a time during which you can make a difference—a real change in someone else’s life. Through this campaign and through the LLS, you have been given the opportunity to fight blood cancer. As the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society states, “We call on those strong enough to fight for others.”
Please consider supporting my personal fundraising page; with your help, we can create awareness for leukemia and lymphoma cancers and use donations to save the lives of others. Together, we can make a difference.