Student Visionaries of the Year Cleveland

Ryley Avon | Team Padua

Ryley's Student Visionaries of the Year Fundraiser

Sep 08, 2023

Hello! My name is Ryley Avon and I'm a junior at Padua Franciscan High School!

A little background on me, I myself am a childhood leukemia survivor! I was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at 18 months old. After a tough journey and with the help of so many people, I was in remission a few years later! I can speak firsthand on the wonders that the LLS can achieve. I have worked with LLS as an ambassador since my remission and have also been an ambassador for their "Pennies for Patients" program!


The minute I heard that Padua had an LLS team, I knew I needed to be a part of it. Last year I had the honor of being a team member and this year I am SO EXCITED to have the honor to lead Padua's team! With a cause hitting so close to home, I knew this was an opportunity to spread the word and help toward the goal of a cure for blood cancer.


So many lives are touched by this cause and please know that any and all donations you can provide will help save lives. As a team, our goal is to reach $15,000! With YOUR help, I know we can reach that goal.


If you are not currently in a position where you're able to donate, please please please share this link!! The more people it gets to, the more exposure this foundation receives and that in itself can help change lives.


Thank you so much for the opportunity to share a little bit of my story and continue to give back to a community that is so greatly in need<3


Ryley's Student Visionaries of the Year Fundraiser

Jul 30, 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




  • Matt and Susa Avon

    So proud of you, good luck with the campaign! Love Uncle Matt and Aunt Susan

  • Scott Fitzhugh

    Riley Avon Rocks!

  • David Yablecki

    Thank you for the work you are doing to help others that suffer both physically and mentally from cancer!

  • The DiMarco Family

    Keep up the good work Ryley!

  • Joy Guillaume

    God is working thru and within you Ryley!! So proud of you and how you are helping others :)

  • Cynthia Guzik

    Ryley was the reason I got involved with LLS so many years ago. Its wonderful to see her continue to be an advocate for LLS and the cure for cancer. I miss my cousin who passed from leukemia many years ago. A friend who has been involved with LLS for years just found out her husband has leukemia. Cancer sucks! We need to support LLS and find a cure. Thank you Riley for your commitment to LLS.

  • Dana and Jeff Kuhn

    So proud of you!

  • Barry Bandera

    Thank you for the letter Ryley.

  • Tiffany Shay

    Great work to Riley & ALL the Bruins! Keep it up.

  • Megan Jolly

    I hope you reach your goal!

  • Hayden Baker

    You're amazing!!!

  • Cheryl Kolousek

    My mom was diagnosed with CLL several years ago. She is fortunate enough that this type has her living a “normal” lifestyle. She has her bloodwork done every 3 months and if the oncologist feels she needs a treatment, then she has one. Typically they have no side effects. She is very fortunate, but we are always thinking of those that aren’t. Let’s find a cure soon!!

  • Diane Buttrey

    So proud of you, Ryley!!

  • Denise Costanzo

    Go Ryley!

  • Sharon Comer

    So sorry you have had to live through this Ryley. Best of luck in becoming the Student Visionary of the year.

  • Donald Lennon

    We are very proud of your involvement in this important endeavor!

  • The Lantz Family

    Nice work!!

  • Brian Antonius

    God bless you Ryley!

  • Jacob Foth

    keep fighting :)

  • Anonymous

    So proud, way to go Team Ryley!

  • Keith and Cheri Smiley

    Ryle and Team Padua — All the best in raising funds for this most worthy cause.

  • Mary J Collova

    Ryley Avon best wishes

  • Patti Schuld

    Way to go Team Riley.

  • Gina Brundage

    Best of luck reaching your goal!

  • Lynn Avon

    Congrats, Ry!

  • Marissa Carcioppolo

    Great work Ryley on your work to raise money for a wonderful organization that supports those with Leukemia or Lymphoma and their families. The commitment you made to volunteer is a beautiful example of leading and serving your community! The Carcioppolos

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