Student Visionaries of the Year Kansas City

Vincie Nelson | V's Flock Squad

Vincie's Student Visionaries of the Year Fundraiser

Jan 05, 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. I chose to participate in this campaign in honor of my Poppi, Ben Cuda.  Thanks to the advancments and the support of LLS we were able to celebrate his 5th Birthday in remission this past May.  It wasn't easy for me to accept the diagnosis of his cancer.  As a family we have grown a lot and I saw first hand what my Poppi was made of... STEEL!  For a long time we referred to him as Superman.  His strength, courage, and upbeat attitude was contagious throughout his fight.  He is a true warrior and an inspiration as to why I  want to  help others with thier battle as they fight cancer.  


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




  • Carlitos Mexican Food

    Congratulations on a great campaign. We are so proud of you Vincie!

  • Auntie and Uncle DiSalvo

    So proud of you, Vincie, you’re the Best!! Love ya

  • Marisa Guerrero

    So proud of you!

  • Cynthia Swanson

    Striking against cancer should be a goal for everyone!

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