Student Visionaries of the Year Boston

Sahil Akhter | Team Sonny

Sahil's Student Visionaries of the Year Fundraiser

Feb 09, 2023

I'm Sahil Akhter, and I am now a Senior at Lynnfield High School and am hoping to make a difference by running for the title of New England Student Visionary of the Year. Over the next 7 weeks, I'll be working with The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) to raise money and awareness for their mission to cure blood cancers. This is my last time leading a team of my own and I hope to make it the best yet.

The mission of LLS is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma (types of blood cancer that can affect the bone marrow, blood cells, lymph nodes and other parts of the lymphatic system), and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

This year my fundraising team named “Team Sonny”, in honor of my childhood friend. By donating to this cause you would be saving so many families from all the pain and grief that comes with cancer. 

My Team’s effort will honor Raelyn Augusto, age 6, from Lincoln, RI. In fall of 2021, when she was 5 years old, Raelyn was diagnosed with B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. After months of chemotherapy and radiation, she received a bone marrow transplant in July of 2022. Although she is still in recovery and must remain isolated due to increased risk of infection, she continues to stay strong and determined throughout this journey. Raelyn has made the best of every admission and doctor's visit, making beautiful connections with every person she meets.

Our campaign has been dedicated to pediatric cancer research, and reaching our goal of $30,000 would allow us to fund a research grant dedicated to researching child cancer like Raelyn’s.

There are a few ways you can support my campaign:

1. Donate via my personal fundraising page: You may also mail your tax-deductible contribution to me at 151 Main Street Lynnfield, MA 01940. Please make check payable to “The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society” and print “Sahil Akhter” in the Memo section

2. Share my message & fundraising link with anyone you know.

3. Buy a mask($5), t-shirt($15), and/or wristband($2) by responding to this email. 

I cannot put into words how much it would mean if you could help us save lives!

Thank you so much!




  • Sunny Alam

    Keep up the good work good sir.

  • Samira Alam

    Keep up the good work, Sahil! Great cause!

  • Siobhan MacDonald

    Sahil’s “Team Sonny” fundraising effort

  • Nabil Hannan

    All the best Sahil and team! Proud of you and the work you’re doing!

  • Samiha Alam

    Awesome work Sahil!!

  • Amy Calichman

    Best of luck Sahil! Always Sonny

  • Deborah Miller

    Proud of you Liam Gorman and Team Tropeano and your efforts.

  • Mrs.Sheri Weeks

    Well done Sahil and Brendan, you continue to make a difference! Remember ST🧡

  • erin tropeano

    Thank you Sahil!!! All Our Love and Respect!! Tony and Erin Tropeano and Family

  • frankie tropeano

    Thank you for honoring my brother and wanting to being awareness to this cause. You are very kind and you are strong. I wish you all the best with future adventures in life. Gratefully, Frankie Tropeano

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