Student Visionaries of the Year Triangle

Julia Painter | Team Julia

Julia's Student Visionaries of the Year Fundraiser

Apr 11, 2024

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 11th, 2024 will not be counted towards the competition for the 2024 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 11th, please visit 


Over the years, I have watched many loved ones fight the taxing battle to cancer. While I cannot fully grasp the impact of this horrible disease, I have seen first-hand how easily it can change lives. My grandmother, Pooh, died at the age of 64 when I was a baby from lung and brain cancer. I wish she was here today to be a part of my life. Two of the strongest people I know, my step-grandmother, Amie, and grandfather, Pop-pop, have both bravely overcome this illness. Although their cancer journeys differ, both have shown me the courage it takes to overcome this disease. My grandparents battles with cancer, along with those of many others, have driven me to do any and everything that I can through this campaign to better the lives of cancer patients and families around the world. A different kind of journey that I have had the privilege of being even closer to, is that of my mom’s fundraising. My superstar of a mom, Molly Painter, is building 100 units of permanent, supportive housing for people experiencing homelessness called Kings Ridge in Raleigh. She has taught me that anything is possible when you dedicate yourself to achieving a goal. Over the past few years, my moms faith, love, and passion to help others has led her to where she is today and proven to me that one person can truly make a difference. My mom inspired me to begin fundraising for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society because I know that with YOUR help, we can change lives. 


Julia's Student Visionaries of the Year Fundraiser

Dec 21, 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.


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




  • Shirley Westbrook

    Julia, thank you so much for this opportunity to support your fundraising efforts. As you know, this is a cause near and dear to my heart. It is people like you (and your family) who make a difference in the lives of others. Good luck in your efforts - I just know that your campaign is going to be a great success!

  • Gina Minton

    Praying for a cure for this horrible disease!!!

  • Alice Stubbs

    So proud of you Julia! Thanks for fighting cancer and being so awesome❤️

  • Scott Skidmore

    Go Julia!!! Great cause. Hope to see you soon!

  • Molly Painter

    In honor of Pop Pop

  • Molly and Scott Mahoney

    We are excited to help your worthy efforts!

  • Mary Starling

    My donation honors the memory of my husband, Sam Starling, my sisters Patricia Hedrick and Susan Roberts, my brother- in - law Jeremiah Starling, and my dear friend, Jane Henderson. Thank you, Julia, for providing the opportunity and I hope you reach your goal!

  • The Koon Family

    We are so proud of your team's hard work on this!

  • Melissa and James Burke

    Team Julia! What a great cause!!!

  • Robert Jordan

    I'm impressed that you've taken on this challenge. You and your family have done so much to improve the lives of others.

  • cortney stallings

    you go girl!

  • mike patterson

    Mary and I are glad to donate to this worthy cause.

  • Jane Ellison

    Julia, an inspiration just like your mama! Thank you for taking this on and being a role model to the rest of us!

  • Melissa and Rob Jones

    Great Cause!! Thank you Julia.

  • Albert Monk

    Best of luck Julia!

  • Myra Teasley

    Julia—we are honored to give to this cause in honor of our dear friend Terry Grant who has Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia currently and in memory of my childhood family friend 6 year old Anita Gregory who died with leukemia in the 1960s. We are friends of your Pop-pop & Bebe and are proud to carry this banner with you!! Cheering you on! Myra Teasley & Joe Dew

  • Kimball Wood

    Julia, this is absolutely amazing! I am so proud of you. Keep up the great work! You are following in your momma's shoes and I know she is beyond proud. Love, Kimball

  • Krista and Merrick Hatcher

    Glad to support a worthy cause.

  • Ashley Allen

    This world is a better place thanks to you, Julia! So very proud of you and your beautiful soul! Let’s hope that one day no one will ever have to fight this devastating disease again. 🩷

  • Cooper Bratton

    This is awesome! And so are you! Best of luck with this wonderful initiative.

  • Bunky and Peggy King

    Bettie White Hudson was my “aunt,” but I never knew her. My mother’s younger sister, she died when she was three years old. Her life was cut short by childhood leukemia. When “little Bettie,” as I always heard her called, died in 1934, pediatric leukemia was almost always fatal. Now the survival rate for pediatric leukemia is about 90%. My hope is that the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s funding will help bring the survival rate from pedriatric leukemia and other blood cancers to 100%.

  • Anonymous

    Go Julia!

  • Hollister Trott

    My uncle, who I never knew, died at age 16 of leukemia. Medical science has come a long way since that time, but clearly there is still work left to do. Thanks for contributing to this cause, Julia!

  • Anita Berry

    Thank you for working on such a worthy cause!

  • Anna Ball Hodge

    Thank you for bringing this important cause front and center!

  • Lizzie Irvin

    Go Julia!! So proud of you!!

  • Mary Clayton

    Joining Julia Painter's team in honor Of Cancer Companions at White Memorial Presbyterian Church.

  • Rebecca Hancock

    Let’s go Julia!

  • Tom and Angie Rhoads

    To Mary Beth, fighting the strong fight!

  • Audrey Black

    Julia, Jimmy & I are so proud of you . You’re carrying on the philanthropic tradition of your family. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of so many with lymphoma & leukemia. Love, Audrey & Jimmy Black

  • Anonymous

    Know you will do very well with your campaign! Best of luck and Hats Off to You! Barbara O’Herron

  • Sydnor and Lacy Presnell

    So proud of you, Julia, and your passion to help eradicate this disease. I know your family is so proud of you, too.

  • Betty Nelson

    Julia, We are so proud of you! Hope you meet your goal and win! Betty and Russ Nelson

  • Kathryn West

    Way to go, Julia! Thanks for making a difference in the community with this fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society!

  • James and Reston Mattox

    Great work, Julia! Thank you for your hard work and dedication to support the LLS mission! Keep fighting!!!

  • Gray Carlin

    You are making a difference and following in your sweet Mom’s footsteps!!‼️❤️love Gray and Kevin

  • Gloria & Mike Becker

    Congrats Julia! We are so proud of you.

  • Elizabeth Matthews

    Great work Julia! Thank you for using your voice to help others! Best of luck in reaching your goal!!

  • Hayden and Drew Miller

    Love your dedication to this great cause!

  • Robert Marshall

    Good luck, Julia! Great work!

  • Ashley Reid

    Crushing it, Julia! Great job!

  • Susan and Frank Watson

    What a great cause Julia! Thank you for doing this!

  • Thomas H. Lowder Family Foundation

    In honor of Julia Painter from the Thomas H. Lowder Family Foundation (Susan and Tom Lowder).

  • Missy Hatley

    Julia, thank you for raising money for this worthy cause and inviting me to join your effort. I made my gift in honor of Debra King and I look forward to the day when there is a cure for everyone fighting this disease. Thank you for being a compassionate leader!

  • Sarah Akhtar Smith and John Holt Smith

    Julia-We are proud of you! Sarah and John Holt Smith

  • Sally Tanner

    Great work, Julia!

  • Suzannne R Brooks

    Go Julia!

  • Janet and Wes Chesson

    Julia, We are so proud of you and we are glad to support your efforts! Janet and Wes Chesson

  • Mark King

    To Julia’s Fundraising Page

  • Rosemary York

    To Julia’s Fundraising Page

  • Blanton Family

    To Julia’s Fundraising Page

  • Molly Painter

    Go Julia

  • Jenny Tomlin and Family

    Such an impressive goal! Great job Julia!

  • Taylor Ward

    You go girl!!!

  • Ken & Audrey Weil

    Thanks for your hard work, Julia. You are inspiring! Audrey & Ken Weil

  • Jimmy and Cotten

    Well done here.

  • Frances Poole

    We miss Meriwether EVERY DAY and hope that these funds help provide resources to find the cure of this terrible disease!

  • Suefan Johnson

    Way to go Julia! Donation in honor of James Fisher

  • Margaret Painter

    Proud of you!

  • Katie and Jordan Walker

    Keep up the great work, Julia!

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