Student Visionaries of the Year Cleveland

Kaovya Vel | Team Hope

Kaovya's Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Fundraiser

Jan 20, 2024

Image hearing these words: "You have cancer."


My name is Kaovya Vel and I have a vision for a world without cancer, but I need your help.


Globally, around 300,000 people die from blood cancer each year. Every 3 minutes, someone is the U.S. is diagnosed with blood cancer. Every 9 minutes, someone in the U.S. dies from blood cancer.


This year, I’m proud to be Westlake's very first candidate for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Student Visionaries of the Year Campaign, working to raise as much as possible for LLS’s mission. I have formed Team Hope, and together we work to make LLS's mission a reality.


This is my first year working with LLS. The reason I decided to participate in this campaign is because, unlike many other high school clubs, we can help make a real different in the lives of those who need it with LLS. With YOUR help, we can provide aid to blood cancer patients and their families living in our community. We can fund research and drive advocacy happening within our community. The work we do makes a real difference in the lives of those around us. 


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 help me spread my message throughout the community! Help us be the generation to end blood cancer.

Our other efforts include:

  • Reaching out to business, corporations, sponsors, and organizations to build connections and garner even more support. If you know of a business willing to partner with and support our cause, I kindly ask you to let us know!
  • Organizing fundraisers all over the community to spread awareness about LLS's mission and raise funds to support it. If you would like to get involved and help us with our campaign, please reach out and let us know!

Thanks to your support. Together, we 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




  • Amy Kubacki

    Good luck with this campaign! You’re doing such important work to help others!

  • Kavitha Vangili

    Good work kaovya

  • Eunice Moon

    Good luck, Kaovya!

  • Loree Connors

    Best wishes for reaching your fundraising goal.

  • Dr Narendrakumar Alappan

    All the best

  • Ismail Hameed

    Best wishes Kaovya

  • Senthil Kumar Pandiyan

    All the best Kaovya & Keerthana

  • Charles Martin

    Best of luck!

  • Ragupathi Sundararaj

    Best wishes Kaovya and Keerthana

  • Muralidharan Muthukrishnan

    Good Effort!!!

  • Pramood Kalikiri

    Keep up the good work, Kaovya!

  • Hema

    Best wishes Kaovya, keep up the good work! - Hema

  • Aman Gill

    Amazing cause, all the best!

  • Conjeevaram Maheshwer

    No better organization to get our support. Touching lives impacted by this disease, even in a very small way.

  • Madhankumar Kannan

    Best wishes, Kaovya


    Best wishes Kaovya, Keep up the good work. Wish you success in your efforts. This is a great initiative. - Shiva Subramanian

  • Sameer Gadani


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  • Thomas Bowles

    Keep up the good work!

  • Terri Healey

    Kaovya - thank you for doing this. My grandmother passed away in January 2016. This is in memory of her.

  • Coach Lawrence

    Let’s find a cure

  • Jayashree sundararjan

    All the best! Appreciate your enthusiasm and efforts towards this important cause.

  • Chaithanya K Ramaswamy

    Best wishes Kaovya

  • Karunakaravel Karuppasamy

    I am super impressed by your dedication and hard work. Good luck child.

  • Connie Costanzo

    Thank you for doing this!

  • Amanda Maggiotto

    Congratulations on an amazing campaign, Kaovya! I am so impressed by your dedication and work for such an amazing cause. Keep up the great work!!

  • Anonymous

    Hoping you reach your goal!

  • Ragupathi Sundararaj

    Donating for a good cause.

  • Jerry Devis

    Admiration for research in the field, the medical community and special recognition to the youth from Westlake HS involved in this effort.

  • Lisa Mares

    Please give donation credit to Karuppasamy

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