Student Visionaries of the Year Maryland

Nora Thompson | Closer to a Cure

Nora's Student Visionaries of the Year Fundraiser

Feb 07, 2024

24/7 Dance Studio | Frederick MD

24/7 Dance Studio in Frederick, MD has supported my campaign from the very beginning. Ms. Gina (studio owner) was my very first in-person sponsorship meeting of the campaign and has not only sponsored my initiative but also allowed us to fundraise at our Company Concert on February 10th and spread awareness through the studios newsletters. Thank you 24/7 Dance Studio!!

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Ms. Deb D'Attilio and her team at Enterprise Mobility, who have been apart of LLS for years as both of her kids participated in SVOY campaigns, is now sponsoring my campaign and we couldn't be more grateful. I can't wait to see her at the Grand Finale, thank you Ms. D'Attilio and Enterprise Mobility!!

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Mr. Martin and Crown Trophy, who has been working with LLS for many years, is now sponsoring my campaign by providing the awards and signage so that candidates and team members get to go home with tokens of their participation in this years campaign. Thank you Crown Trophy, the Grand Finale would not be complete without you!!

Viney P. Saini Orthodontics | Orthodontist Clarksburg Frederick MD

Dr. Saini Orthodontics, which has offices in Clarksburg and Frederick MD, has been my othodontist since 4th grade and is now sponsoring my campaign. He is someone who always helps the community as he supports many of Clarksburg's events/schools and somehow always remembers little details about his patient's lives. Thank you Dr. Saini and your incredibly helpful staff!!

Frederick Real Estate | Real Estate Agents | Frederick Land & Home

Mr. Dave Bowers and his team at Frederick Land & Home have been friends with my dad since elementary school and now is sponsoring my campaign. After a shaky presentation on my behalf he gave me great feedback on how to present in front of and communicate with other business leaders. Thank you Mr. Dave and his team at Frederick Land & Home.



About Me!

Feb 18, 2024

About Me:

I am a sophomore at Clarksburg High School and I am a member of the poms and track team. I dance competitivley, year-round at 24/7 Dance Studio in Frederick, MD. This is my second time participating in the SVOY campaign; the first time was in 7th grade when I was a team member on my cousins team, Team Bridge to a Cure. I am so honored to be leading Team Closer to a Cure in the 2024 campaign!

I decided to dedicate my time to LLS and SVOY because I’m fighting for the 1.2 million people that are currently suffering from blood cancer. Since the last time I was a team member, 3 years ago, I have seen the money we raised then be put into effect. It has funded new and improved treatments like the CAR T-cell Immunotherapy treatment that is now being tested in more than 500 clinical trials enhancing many cancer patients' lives. This has inspired me to take the medical program offered at Clarksburg High School and hopefully lead me to working on groundbreaking research for a cure. Additionally, blood cancer is still the leading cancer in children and teens so there is much work to be done.


Business Opportunities!

Oct 05, 2023



If you or someone you know works at a business that might be willing to donate please let me know! There are many partnership oppurtunites like sponsorships/donations, tribute books ads, in-kind donations, and more. They are tax-deductible, the business would get advertised, and the money donated would go towards research for better treatment options, educational programs for families dealing with cancer, and advocates fighting for better policies to help those with cancer. If you work or know a business please email me at or call at 240-505-6063


Nora's Student Visionaries of the Year Fundraiser

Jan 05, 2024


The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society was built on the 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 (again!), 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




  • Donna Pfeiffer

    Happy to support Nora and her CHS team on this important LLS mission!

  • Jeff Goddard & Family

    Thanks for representing the cause Nora!

  • Jim and Fran Fortner

    Quite the worthy cause. Good luck!! Jim and Fran Fortner

  • Kristi Maloney

    Keep up the amazing work and thank you so much for working so hard to raise funds to find a cure!

  • Dave Bowers

    Good luck Nora - Dave Bowers

  • Tara Simpson

    Keep on keeping on Nora! You’re doing great things!!

  • Erika Reed

    Nora, I am so impressed with your commitment and dedication to this cause! Be well and continue to shine! Erika Reed

  • Judy Velleman

    So proud of your efforts and dedication, Nora!

  • Sheila Thompson

    Good job, Nora!

  • Kingsley Family

    Go Nora!

  • Judith Velleman

    Massachusetts checking in!!

  • Anonymous

    Hope this helps!

  • Anonymous

    Proud of you Nora!!!

  • Ava Vasco

    Good job Nora! So proud !

  • Kristi Maloney

    New Hampshire checking in!!

  • Shaneil Turnbull

    Go Nora!

  • Francine Fontaine


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