Student Visionaries of the Year Washington DC

Sydney and Nina Allen | Team 15 Soldiers

Team's Student Visionaries of the Year Fundraiser

Jan 22, 2023


Hi! My name is Sydney Allen and along with my twin sister, Nina Allen, we are candidates in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Student Visionaries of the Year Campaign (LLS SVOY). In the picture above are some of our closest friends who are all members of our 2023 LLS SVOY  team– 15 Soldiers. For the next seven weeks, we are all dedicating ourselves to one goal: raise at least $100,000 for LLS’s mission!!

One thing we are constantly reminded of is this: cancer doesn’t discriminate. Nearly everyone has someone in their lives who has been in some way affected by cancer. For me, it’s my dad. Not only is my dad an incredible role model and support system, but he is also a cancer survivor. After a bone marrow transplant and follow up treatments in 1998, he has been cancer free for 25 years!  In 2011, wanting to give back, he made a huge difference by spearheading his own campaign for LLS, winning the title of Man of the year by raising $174,000!! Now, we are running a campaign to continue his legacy by leading our own team in raising money for LLS. 

We hope you’ll be a part of this Herculean effort by donating directly.  The link is below. We’ve also included information about the inspiring and life-saving work that is being done at LLS and the tremendous impact being made by amazing student visionaries across the country.  Will you join us?  


*ALL donations are 100% tax deductible*

Why LLS?

LLS is changing lives!

  • Research: Research is the key to advancement and ultimately finding a cure.   

  • Education: One of the most overlooked parts of the devastation of cancer is the monetary cost. LLS helps to ease this burden by providing 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.

  • Advocacy: In order to spread the word on its mission, LLS mobilizes thousands of advocates to drive policy changes at the federal, state and local level that accelerate the development of new cancer treatments and break down barriers to care.​​​​​​

Why support the LLS SVOY campaign?

  • OVER 108 million dollars raised since 2017

  • LLS has also started investing in research geared towards children with blood cancer. They have pledged $175 million over the next five years to support global, collaborative research and treatments for children's blood cancers. 

  • They also took initiative and have started the LLS PedAL Master Clinical Trial, widening their range of free education, 1:1 support  services, financial assistance and advocacy on behalf of all children and their families. 

Together, we can fight back. Together, we can make real change. Together we can end cancer. 


Still reading? Great!

Please tell friends who would also like to donate about my campaign: LLS accepts matching gift donations. Please check with your employer to see about matching gifts, which can double or even triple the impact of giving. 

Thanks for visiting our page and joining our fight to end cancer!! YOU are making a difference! 

Sydney & Nina



  • Rachel Branson

    Let’s Goooooo!

  • Cathy Elliott-Garcia

    Way to go ladies! I'm always inspired by your choices and the way you two give to the community. Keep it up!!

  • Team Kankam

    Bc we will always support our second family. You know how Team Kankam feels about Team Allen.

  • Greer Bautz

    Go Nina and Sydney in your plight to eradicate cancer!


    Great work ladies - thank you for your dedication!

  • Julia Docking

    Good luck 15!


    Fantastic initiative!!! Well done, ladies & thanks for all you do. Keep making our family and the community proud! - The Thompsons

  • Tish Zone

    We were there for your Dad's big fundraiser many years ago. You are amazing leaders taking this on! Good luck

  • Ralston/Young Family

    Go Syd and Nina!

  • Sarah Kessous

    Go Allen family! I am so grateful for your efforts!

  • Ann Mellish

    You girls rock!! Thanks for your efforts for a great cause!

  • Anonymous

    Keep up the great work! Rob

  • Sandra and David Allen

    We are proud of you for raising funds for such a worthy cause. Grandma Sandee and Big Pops

  • Anonymous

    Hoping this will help

  • Rhonda Allen-Scott

    This gift supports Sydney and Nina Allen's fundraising efforts and is in honor of their dad, my cousin, Eric Allen.

  • Cicely Washington

    You 2 young ladies are amazing. Wishing you much success.

  • Simone Pollard | The Stretch Room®

    Helping Nina and Sydney make an impact and be Student(s) of the Year as they honor their father and others afflicted with leukemia and/or lymphoma. #onward

  • Ugochi and Charles Njoku

    So proud of you Syd and Nina!

  • Dianna & Clarence Stukes

    Keep up the good work. This is an important cause.

  • Marian Esi Amoa

    Thank you Savena Allen for asking me to make this payment/3712donation.

  • Linda Wheatt

    In honor of all the "soldiers".

  • Maranda Allen

    Good Luck! Love You! Gran Gran

  • Orly Isaacson

    Wonderful work, Sydney and Nina!

  • Judy Grant

    Good Luck Sydney and Nina! Aunt Judy and Uncle JP

  • Kimberly August

    Good Luck Sydney and Nina!

  • Oscar Anderson

    In the honor of Eric Allen, and God has so blessed Eric with 25 years of survival.

  • Julian Norment

    Let's go!!!

  • Edward Anderson

    Congratulations on your amazing efforts for a great cause that will help millions of people.

  • Sharon Burnette

    May God bless all of your endeavors!!!

  • The Zaft/Chlopak Family

    Thank you for being great leaders in and out of the pool!

  • Rita Taylor

    Sydney and Nina I am glad to be able to assist with your fundraising efforts in support of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. This contribution will help others as it did for your Dad, Eric. Good luck and lots of success. God Bless Rita S. Taylor

  • J & S Consultants LLC

    Donation to support Team 15- Sidney & Wina Allen- The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Sheila (Manning) Mobley

  • Koki Adasi

    I'm proud of you for supporting your father and a very worthy cause!

  • Judy Wade

    Best of luck to your cause!!


    May God bless you and the team for your efforts. It gives us optimism for the future of this country and world to see young people involved in caring and sharing. Keep up the good works! The Lightfoots

  • The Noboas

    Thanks for letting us be part of Team Allen!

  • Zoe Posner

    Good luck!!

  • Adrian Calame

    Congrats and best wishes to you both on your fundraising fight to help find a cure.

  • Carty family

    Carty family

  • Lisa Krochmal

    Elanas mom

  • claire Cosgrove

    I LOVE YOU TWO (and your dad <3))

  • Eric and Jeannie Franklin

    Championing these amazing efforts!

  • Monica Tavares

    Best of luck in your efforts to reach your goal! And congrats to your Dad!

  • Sandra Owens

    Nina and Sydney, I’m wishing you all the best in reaching your fundraising goal for this critical organization, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Cheers!

  • The Stupid Studs

    Donation from The Stupid Studs

  • Phil Saunders

    Good luck Team Allen in reaching your goals. I’m glad I can support!

  • Vanderzon Family

    Great cause ladies!

  • mia seltman

    proud of you guys !

  • Erica & Prentice Pollard

    Keep fighting for a cure!

  • John Favazzo

    Proud of you both! Mr. F

  • The Mahjoubi Family

    Best of luck! From, Barbara & Mahmoud Mahjoubi

  • Kelli Lawson

    Proud of you Sydney and Nina! Kelli (Kris Lawson's Mom)

  • Mostofi Family

    Great job supporting such a great organization!

  • Atwal Family

    Best of luck achieving your goal!

  • Donné Settles Allen & Ed Allen

    I may not have been first but Im in the number! Congrats girls on a job well done. The ancestors would be proud!

  • Arlette Mank

    All the best! The Lantrys

  • JP Grant

    Keep up the AMAZING work!

  • Drakakis Architecture

    Great job Sydney, Nina & the whole team!

  • Anonymous

    In support of the Allen Family!

  • Clare Goldfogle

    Thank you for raising my for this life-saving cause!

  • Michele Owens-Patterson

    Best of luck as you pursue this most worthy effort! Michele Owens-Patterson

  • Leon S.

    We are proud of you cousins!

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