Student Visionaries of the Year Triangle

James Staats | Team Strike Out Cancer

James's Student Visionaries of the Year Fundraiser

Apr 13, 2023

Thank you so much for your interest in supporting the mission of LLS!  Please note, gifts made on this page after 5:00pm on Thursday, April 13th, 2023 will not be counted towards the competition for the 2023 Triangle Student Visionaries of the Year. To make a gift that will be credited to your candidate’s competition total after 5:00pm on Thursday, April 13th, please visit



I am motivated to join the Leukemia and Lympohoma Society (LLS) in the fight against blood cancer because I have a good friend from elementary school, who battled leukemia before he was even in school.  His story inspired me to find a way to make a difference.  Whenever I talk to someone about LLS, I start by asking about their personal connections to blood cancer.  Sadly, most people have loved ones that have fought this disease.  Please join my fundraising effort to find a cure for blood cancer.  With your help, we can strike out blood cancer!  


Below, you will find information about the mission of LLS and how the money we raise combats blood cancer by helping current patients and their families as well as working to find a cure.


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




  • Anonymous

    James, thank you for your vision and fundraising for this!

  • Ann Woolford

    Joanne Blum & Mary Elizabeth Woolford

  • Emmet Seibels

    Proud of your initiative James! Tell your parents hey!

  • Lou Family

    So grateful for your leadership and willingness to help others James. Congrats on being a candidate for 2023 Student Visionary of the Year. I know your efforts will help so many!

  • Jason Adair

    Good luck with your fundraising. A very worthy cause!

  • Kelli Rempel

    All my best on your efforts James! Thank you for your leadership.

  • The Crane Family

    Great work James (always my fav, but don't tell your bros) - proud of you for taking an active role in solving real problems in the world!

  • Molly, Josh, Andy, & John Friedrich

    Good Luck, James! --Molly, Josh, Andy & John

  • The Brunner Family

    Congratulations on your nomination as a Student Visionary, and best wishes with your campaign!

  • Tiffany Allen

    So proud of you James!!! Thanks for taking on this fundraising endeavor and supporting LLS and the patients and families they serve. —Tiffany and Will Allen

  • Ollie and Kathleen Zimmermann

    Good luck with your campaign, James! I hope you meet your goals and that you decide to come to Texas for college. Hook em!

  • Erin and Cary Bounds

    James, Congratulations on your nomination. Good luck on your fundraising for such a wonderful charity! The Bounds

  • Paul Milam

    In Honor of Bruce E. Milam

  • Ashley Barnes

    Keep up the good work James!

  • Brookhart Family

    Thank you, James!

  • CoyneSmith Family

    James - we are happy to support you in your efforts and believe both in you and the cause!

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