Student Visionaries of the Year Cleveland

Ben Stoessner | Warriors

Ben's Student Visionaries of the Year Fundraiser

Jan 18, 2024

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.

Fairview High School asked me back in September to lead this inaugural campaignn for the school and I accepted without hesitation. I created a team to assist me in this campaign and they are comprised of my parents and students at Fairview that I believe in. My connection with blood cancer began in 2022 when my Grandma passed away from non-Hodgkins Lymphoma in November of that year at the age of 91. She always strived to serve people that needed help and this was her unwavering mindset until she passed. This is why I immediately was drawn to the mission of LLS because the main goal is to serve people that need hope in their lives, which is something my Grandma did for me and countless others during her lifetime.

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




  • Susan Hren

    Good job Ben! I hope your campaign is super successful!

  • Carol Joyce

    Happy to honor your grandmother, she was a wonderful woman!

  • Aileen Werklund

    This charity did a lot for my friend as she struggled in the last year of her battle with lymphoma. They provided her with funds for medication and information on different treatments and what to expect. Truly a great organization!

  • Maggie Wade

    In honor of Anne Wade, her compassion, grace, and selflessness continue to be an inspiration.

  • Jennifer Barak

    Ben, I am so proud of you for taking on this endeavor to raise awareness. I wish you success in your campaign and hope that Team Warriors is named Student Warrior of the Year! Kindest regards, Mrs. Barak (formerly Hyatt)

  • Monica Guisfredi

    Team Warriors- Ben Stoessner

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