Student Visionaries of the Year Portland

Sumanaa Rajagopal | Team Cancel Cancer

Sumanaa's Student Visionaries of the Year Fundraiser

Mar 17, 2023


Please visit the following link and select the candidate you would like to support by clicking HERE! 



I had the privilege of being nominated as a candidate for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) 2023 Portland Student Visionaries of the Year campaign. Student Visionaries of the Year is a seven-week leadership development program that runs from January 26th to March 19th to raise money and help support the LLS mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.   

I am excited to announce that I have accepted my candidacy and I am writing today to ask for your support of my campaign.

I have created Team Cancel Cancer, a group of committed friends and family to partner with me on this journey. Together, we have chosen patient support as the LLS mission pillar to represent throughout our campaign.  

Money raised helps LLS, the largest nonprofit dedicated to creating a world without blood cancers, advance initiatives like providing crucial support for blood cancer patients and their families. LLS is the leading source of free information, education, and support for blood cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, families, and healthcare professionals, including one-one-one support, financial assistance, clinical trial placements, and more.  

I chose to participate in this after volunteering at an LLS Light the Night event. It opened my eyes to all the people in my community that have faced cancer in some way. I wanted to do everything I could to help find a cure for cancer. My campaign will provide support to the critical work of LLS in hopes that one day no one will have to grow up without the ones they love. I know that with your help, I can reach my goal and make a direct impact in the fight against blood cancers.  


I thank you in advance for partnering with a campaign so close to my heart, and please remember, every bit counts. 


I appreciate your support!

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