Student Visionaries of the Year Wichita

Team Railers for Ronni | Railers for Ronni

Team's Student Visionaries of the Year Fundraiser

Jan 25, 2023

Virgil Guo, Natalie Sanchez, Anahi Sanchez


We, Natalie Sanchez, Anahi Sanchez, and Virgil Guo, are very excited to share with you that our team, Railers for Ronni, is participating in The Leukemia Lymphoma Society's Student Visionaries of the Year campaign. Student Visionaries of the Year is a 7-week philanthropic competition for high school leaders seeking to make an impact in the fight against cancer. This cause is incredibly important to us because blood cancer, specifically leukemia, is the most commonly diagnosed form of cancer in children and young adults.


One of our classmates, Ronni Horn, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia last year. When presented with this life-changing opportunity, we immediately thought to run our campaign in Ronni's honor! Today, Ronni and their mother are joining us in our mission to kick cancer to the curb! The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) has helped countless individuals through its Co-pay Assistance Program and is currently the leading free blood cancer information distributor to families in need! We hope to help them continue their research to cure blood cancer, and we also hope to help our friends like Ronni overcome their most difficult times!


Railer for Ronni's fundraising goal is to raise $50,000 between January 18th and March 10th. It is a lofty goal, but we are determined to leave a mark on the fight against cancer to the best of our ability. We cannot achieve this goal alone, and we need your support. There are a few ways you can support my fundraising efforts: 

  • Make a tax-deductible donation to our online fundraising page, which is here!
  • Share our message and fundraising link with your contacts via email or social media
  • Donate a silent auction item for the Grand Finale Celebration auction
  • Help us secure a corporate sponsorship (Sponsorships start at $5,000, and sponsors receive Grand Finale benefits)


Not only is Student Visionaries of the Year a great way to support The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), but it is also a great leadership experience for us. Being part of this campaign means so much to us, and we are proud to help our generation be the last to see cancer.


I can't wait to share the exciting updates of the next seven weeks with you. Stay tuned to see what our team accomplishes. Thank you for being so supportive, and please let us know if you have any questions!



Virgil Guo, Natalie Sanchez, Anahi Sanchez
Ronni Horn 




  • Glen Suppes

    Best of luck with the campaign!

  • Monty and Val Gleason

    We are pleased to support our Student Visionaries at Newton High School in their "Railers for Ronni" fundraising campaign. We are proud of Natalie's, Anahi's, and Virgil's leadership. And we are proud of Ronni for her courage in facing down Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.

  • Ben Baumgartner

    Best of luck!

  • Kathy Stucky

    I hope you get a great response with your fundraising efforts. Ronni is fortunate to have such awesome friends.

  • Tami Lakey

    Continued prayers for Ronni. So impressed by the initiative of these NHS students!

  • Bethel College Admissions

    Thank you, Railers for Ronni! Kick cancer to the curb!

  • Verla Goget

    Good luck to your campaign!

  • Bobby Russel

    Thank you for reaching out! It is my honor to help with the campaign!

  • Gust Orthodontics

    Ronni, Your strength and bravery is an inspiration! You have been in our thoughts and prayers and we will continue to lift you up on your road to total healing. Love, Jeff and Nicole Gust

  • Elaine Giessel (The Sierra Club)

    Best wishes to Ronni! In honor of my fellow Sierrans and major change makers! - Elaine Giessel

  • Karen McCabe-Juhnke

    Best of luck with your campaign! It was a special joy to have Ronni in my class. She is a special person! Karen McCabe-Juhnke

  • Elena Brower

    All the best to you and Ronni... wonderful work.

  • VaLynn Horn

    sending prayers!

  • Darrin Preheim

    Thank you for all the work you do for Ronni!

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