Student Visionaries of the Year Northern Virginia

Team Fight for the Light | Team Fight for the Light

Team's Student Visionaries of the Year Fundraiser

Mar 01, 2024


Candidate, Megan Sawyer planned a wonderful evening of dinner, silent auction, and singing to benefit Team Fight for the Light!  Thanks to Bakers Crust Restaurant in Ashburn, VA for hosting us in their private room.  Sound was provided by Evan Stuart and team member Jet Hardy!  Thanks to our wonderful concert preformers as well!  We had candidates past and present, current team members, and friends sing for us!  

Special thanks to our special guests:

Paige McLaughlin a Lymphoma survivor and Candiate for Visionary of the Year.  

Linda Gaines, Megan's "Grandma" and also a Lymphoma survivor!

Here is a picture of Paige with all of our wonderful preformers!


World Cancer Day fundraising event

Feb 10, 2024

It was an evening of community gathering on the world cancer day to support Team Fight for the Light’s effort to raise funds for Leukemia & Lymphoma society. The turn out was great and we can’t be thankful enough for helping us getting one step closer to our goal of raising funds for LLS misson pillar - Patient Education & Support.





Team's Student Visionaries of the Year Fundraiser

Jan 27, 2024

Team Fight for the Light is a diverse group of freshman, sophomores and juniors from Riverside High School, Leesburg, Virginia. Our team members come from a range of different backgrounds, and interests, united by a common goal: to help raise funds for Leukemia and Lymphoma Soceity(LLS) during 7 week fund raising campaign that starts on January 27th and ends on March 16th. Three pillars of LLS's mission are Research, Patient Education & Support, and Advocacy. Our team chose to raise funds towards Patient Education & Support  during the 7 week campaign.

Team candidates, Megan Sawyer, Allison Lehner, and Sid Bhupalam, are dedicated to guiding team members in every step of the fund raising process to make a meaningful impact. By supporting our fundraising campaign, you are not only contributing to the fight against cancer but also nurturing a new generation committed to creating a better future.

On behalf of blood cancer patients everywhere, we extend our heartfelt thanks for your contributions. Every penny donated towards the mission is tax deductible. For more information about The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), please visit

Best Regards,

Team Fight for the Light




  • Elizabeth Lehner

    Great job, Team! The golden toilet will move on tomorrow! The Lehner Family (First host of the golden toilet!)

  • Infinite Arts

    Megan, Sid, and Allison are Visionaries and Students of the Year!!

  • Sawyer Family

    Great job, Team! The golden toilet will move on tomorrow! The Sawyer Family (golden toilet host!)

  • The Stuart Family

    Go team Fight for the Light! Golden throne is on its way to its next home soon!!!

  • Michael & Dawn Jones

    Keep up the great work Team Fight for the Life at Riverside HS!

  • The Pinches Family

    Thank you for this important work!!

  • Cindy Kaeppel

    Fight cancer. Bless my sister and all those fighting this disease.

  • Mary Kay Laczkovich

    So proud of this group of 18 teens raising money for blood cancer.

  • The Kaufman Family

    Proud of this incredible group of students! Such a creative fundraiser for this very important cause! ????

  • Anonymous

    Thinking of all of those left behind.

  • Banks family

    Great fundraiser!!!

  • Karen Patel

    Flush away blood cancer!!

  • Kathleen Eichenlaub

    I am thrilled to have the golden toilet in our yard! And I’m even more thrilled that this wonderful group of Riverside teens is keeping Team Fight for the Light going strong & raising money for LLS!

  • Holy City Gutterworks

    Great job Fight for the Light team! I commend you on the work your team has done & I hope you are able to exceed your fundraising goal. Holy City Gutterworks is proud to support your team!

  • Kathleen Eichenlaub

    Congratulations on a great event!

  • Nancy Gordon

    Send to Beth Thomas at 20321 Ocean Forest Ct. Or Melodie Mandanis on Player Ct.

  • Ian Brown

    Great cause! Thank you!

  • kerstin lawson

    Awesome idea of a Fundraiser let's keep the toilet moving for a great cause! 43685 Lees Mill Square!

  • Melissa Goldman

    Great cause. Let’s find a cure!

  • Adobe

    Thank you!

  • The Griffiths Gang

    Fantastic job team Fight for the Light! You all are such 🌟🌟🌟 - working hard for such a wonderful cause. Keep up the good work!

  • Peggy McPhee

    Thank you for doing all of this work to help! It is amazing and worthwhile!

  • Brian Humphrey

    Please move to 18755 Kipheart Drive

  • Dianne & Ray Schaffer

    Good luck guys glad this is being done another.

  • Steve Rice

    Thank you for organizing such an important fundraiser!

  • Carolyn Gierer

    So clever! Way to go, Team Fight for the Light!

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