Student Visionaries of the Year San Diego

Avery Stover | Team Lancers Beat Cancer

Avery's Student Visionaries of the Year Fundraiser

Feb 11, 2023

My name is Avery Stover and I'm 16 years old and I am a junior at Carlsbad High School. I live with my Mom, Dad, 13 yo brother, Charlie, and Labradoodle, Daisy. I like to play volleyball, exercise, surf, travel with my family and hang out with my friends! 

My family has had two major encounters with cancer. Around eight years ago, my mom, Laurie Stover, was diagnosed with oral cancer and given a 50% chance of survival. She battled the disease for over a year, experiencing all the hardships that come with this horrible disease. She was unable to talk and couldn’t eat normally for many months. I was only eight years old at the time, so I didn’t fully understand what was happening, but I could tell she was struggling. Thankfully, after a long, challenging, and draining battle, she beat cancer. She has been cancer free for seven years and has used that experience to live a better life. She played a very significant role in the success of my campaign last year. Unfortunately, my grandmother wasn’t as lucky. In 2011 doctors found a tumor in my grandmother’s brain, and she was diagnosed with cancer. After just under a year of undergoing treatment and suffering, she lost the battle with cancer. Immediately, I recognized the cycle of grief and pain that her death caused. Losing a loved one changes the course of people’s lives and creates an impact that never truly goes away. 

I do not want any other family to lose a loved one due to any cancers or diseases. Our team Lancers Beat Cancer has set a goal to raise at $15,000 over the next seven weeks to fund cancer research. The Lancer is the mascot representing Carlsbad High school, and we want it to represent our motivation and passion for this cause. Please support us, and make a donation that is meaningful to you. 


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!


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  • Ron and Brenda Clements

    Wonderful work you are doing Avery, good luck in meeting your goal. Ron and Brenda Bogey East

  • The Hersch Family

    Great job, Avery!

  • Bill & Lauri Brennan

    Good for you Avery. What a great cause and effort. -Bill & Lauri Brennan

  • Jenny Rowland

    Go get 'em, Avery!! What you're doing is so important and admirable!

  • Tim Caudill

    Good Luck Avery. Your parents are fantastic and you are so lucky to have their support.

  • Ehmann Family

    Great job Avery!! Rooting for all of the Stover family!!

  • Liz Marek and Andrew Kilbride

    Great work Avery! Love, Andrew Kilbride and Liz Marek

  • Heidi Harjer

    Proud of all your hard work Avery!

  • Holly Vanderpool

    Thanks, Avery … I hope a lot of funds are raised to help find cures for these horrible diseases !

  • Karen Wise

    Such a great cause Avery! Good luck:-)

  • Sally Baldridge

    Support to Avery from Carlsbad High School in her fundraising efforts!

  • Christa Shapiro

    Great job Avery!!! I love your commitment to philanthropy.

  • Jessica Berg

    Great work Avery!!!

  • Carolyn Carroll

    You are a special girl, Avery! Hope your team tops your goal.

  • Kara Floyd

    Hi Avery, I love you do this every year to honor your family and create hope for others going through cancer. I have turned in the request to Shell for matching. Hope to see you in March!! Kara and Chris Floyd

  • Jason Stuempfig

    Great work Avery! Proud of you and this cause.

  • Cynthia Stern

    In honor of Sue Bernard

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