Student Visionaries of the Year Portland
Team Emma and Mercedes | Team Emma and Mercedes
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We have had the privilege of being nominated as a candidate for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) 2023 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.
We have created a team of committed friends and family to partner with me on this journey. Together, we have set a fundraising goal of $40,000, and have chosen research 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 funding cutting-edge research and treatments. LLS has invested more than $1.5 billion in cancer research since 1949, leading to breakthroughs in immunotherapy, genomics, and personalized medicine that are improving and saving patients’ lives.
We are choosing to accept this nomination and participate in this competition for a variety of reasons. Our families have personally experienced the impact of blood cancer and we want to do out best to put an end to the suffering cancer causes. This opportunity also gives us the chance to expand out communication and leadership skills as we guide our team members in the right direction. We are looking forward to expanding our love of advocacy and policymaking as our team works through a research approach. Our 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. We know that with your help, we can reach our goal and make a direct impact in the fight against blood cancers.
We thank you in advance for partnering with a campaign so close to our hearts, and please remember, every bit counts.