Student Visionaries of the Year Lehigh

Gemma Bistran | Gemma's Cancer Warriors

Gemma's Student Visionaries of the Year Fundraiser

Jul 31, 2023

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




  • Marlee Stefanelli

    We love you Gemma! ❤️ The Stefanellis

  • Urban Family

    You are such an inspiration!

  • Valerie Case

    Congratulations on taking this on Gemma, you're amazing!! Wishing you all the success through the next 7 weeks <3

  • Ethan Eckersley-Ray

    Your strength is inspiring, proud to share my hats with you! Love you Gemma!!

  • Abigail McGarry

    We are proud of your strength and determination. &#x1f618; Abby

  • The Eckersley-Rays

    We love you & are so proud of you Gemma!

  • WBS Knights Hockey

    Great work Gemma! Keep up the great work.

  • Jody & Trudy Cordaro

    Awesome job Gemma!

  • Dana Morris

    Gemma, you never stop amazing us with your strength and kindness and passion to help others. You are an amazing young woman destined for great things. We love and support you always! The Morris family.

  • Wendy Youshock Wassel

    Any bit helps! God bless

  • Mark Eckersley

    Always thinking of you. Good luck in reaching your goal! We are so proud of you! Love you-Miss Lori and Mark

  • Chris Howard

    Best wishes in your continuing journey.

  • Judith Blachek

    Shine bright, Gemma!

  • The Post Ice Cream & Events

    Gemma, thank you for sharing your journey! You are an inspiration to us all to never give up. Violet was so lucky to have such a positive role model as a buddy. Wishing you all the best! Love, The Franklins

  • The Chmielewski Family

    So proud of you!

  • Gabrielle Shimkus

    So brave and strong. Behind you 100% Gemma! Love, The Shimkus Family

  • Jules Roman

    Go Gemma! Love, Jules xo

  • Arianne Slocum

    Gemma, You are a true warrior and you inspire all of us! The Slocums

  • Mursch Family

    Thank you Gemma for being such a positive and strong light in Matthew’s journey! We love you!

  • Glenda Towers

    Gemma you are such an inspiration!

  • Valerie Case

    Celebrating your success!! Here's a tiny drop on your way to 100k...don't be afraid to ask someone to donate again! See you Saturday <3

  • Pat Brier

    Keep up the great work Gemma!! We are so proud to support the work of LLS. Pat

  • Melissa Peranich Stabinski

    In honor of you Gemma,and my father, Ralph Peranich who has been living with CML since May of 2001. May God Bless you both.

  • Robert Kelly

    For Gemma Bistran's fundraiser goal.

  • Brian A Pember

    Gemma Eckersley Bistran Go Gemma’s Cancer Warriors!!

  • James Rogan

    Gemma Tristan

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