Student Visionaries of the Year Houston

Jackson Sembritzky | Team Cancer Crusaders

Jackson's Student Visionaries of the Year Fundraiser

Jan 11, 2023

Hello and welcome to my fundraising page! I am very excited to have been nominated as a candidate in the 2023 Houston Student Visionaries of the Year (SVOY) fundraising campaign, a philanthropic leadership development program that raises funds to help the 1.3 million Americans living with leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma. LLS is the largest donor to blood cancer  research in the nation, having invested over $1.5 billion.

Every three minutes someone in America is diagnosed with a blood cancer. Every nine minutes someone dies from one. Blood cancers are the third leading cause of cancer-related death in America and account for more than 40% of all childhood cancers. Most children are treated with toxic combinations of chemotherapies - treatments that have hardly changed since the 1960’s due to the lack of government funding. The goal of my campaign is to save as many people as possible, and to help raise as much money to find suitable treatments for children.

I am inspired by and dedicate my campaign to Emma Tabush, Shar Ron Aaron, and Nancy Grayson. Emma, LLS’s 2023 Honored Hero, was diagnosed with leukemia at only 18 months old. I’m excited to say that Emma is now 3-years old and just went into remission! Shar Ron Aaron was my grandmother’s best friend and business partner for 48 years. She fought lung cancer for many years but recently passed away. Nancy Grayson, also a friend of my grandmother, has battled and beat lymphoma 4 times. Thanks to research and innovative treatments funded by organizations like LLS, Ms. Grayson continues to be able to give back to our community! 

I have assembled a dedicated group of friends and colleagues to form Team Cancer Crusaders. Together, our goal is to raise $140,000 during the 7-week campaign, which runs from Thursday, January 12th, until Saturday, March 4th, 2023. I cannot do this alone. I need your help. It would mean a lot to me if you would consider joining our fight and donate to our campaign. ANY amount is greatly appreciated. The money goes directly to LLS in support of its longstanding mission to find a cure for blood cancers and improve the quality of life of cancer patients and their families. 

If you would prefer to mail your donation, kindly use the pre-addressed envelope. Please make your check payable to “The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society” and print “SVOY JACKSON SEMBRITZKY” in the memo portion of the check. The deadline for receiving contributions in the mail is March 1st. Please note: your donations are tax deductible.

You can also help me raise funds by inviting your friends, family, and others in your network to join us by making a donation. Aside from donations, we would love to hear from you or someone you know who would be willing to donate goods or services for auction items or other possible fundraising opportunities.

Thank you for helping be part of the cure and supporting my team. Please contact me at or 713-899-0982. For more information about LLS and SVOY, please go to


Jackson Sembritzky

Team Cancer Crusaders



Jackson's Student Visionaries of the Year Fundraiser

Oct 24, 2022

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




  • Laura Godard

    Hi Jackson - Wow - congratulations on being chosen for this important task! My father-in-law was diagnosed with myeloma last year, so this cause is near and dear to my heart. He is on a recently approved medication that is helping a lot, so I know first-hand the importance of this kind of research. Thanks!

  • Eric Winkler

    Much thanks to Jackson Sembritzky for bring this fantastic cause additional support.

  • Marci Riseman

    Go Jackson! From your mom’s pal Marci

  • catherine mcwilliams

    Best of luck with your student visionary campaign...thank you for being part of the cure :)

  • Jeffery Koh

    for fund raiser: SVOY JACKSON SEMBRITZKY

  • Tim Vuong

    Good luck on reaching your goal. What a great cause. Love uncle Tim, aunt Veronica, Eric & Ian.

  • Gwen Ellis

    Jackson you are awesome kiddo!!

  • Paula Stringer

    Love you Jackson! So proud of you! Mrs. Stringer

  • Brian & Lamandra Kuck

    Good luck Jackson!

  • Karen Mowry

    Great Work Jackson!

  • Kat L Moore

    Jackson, you are an inspiration. I knew you would be. This donation is in honor of one of best friends who died of in 2020 at the age of 43; riddled with every cancer you can think of, starting with breast- then it metastasized to the brain, lymph, and blood. Alison was a light for all who knew her. Thank you for doing this. Sending you and your family lots of love.

  • Allan King and Family

    Way to go, Jackson!

  • Jason Pigott

    Having a Stage IV survivor, we have the greatest respect for the organization.

  • Christie Pena Castellano

    Dear Jackson, I am so so proud of you for leading such an important effort to help others in need! I remember Sharon very well. Your mom and I travelled to Amsterdam with her and your grandma some years ago and had such a blast. She was such a sweet person and I'll always remember her spark. Isabella and I send our love and look forward to seeing you, Sloane and the family soon. Lots of love, Aunt Christie <3

  • bonis dance and performing arts

    This donation is in memory of my brother in law Ed Crook.

  • Anonymous

    Jackson, what a wonderful cause! Congratulations on your hard work to service others!

  • Morgan Luka

    Hi Jackson, I'm so proud of you for doing the work to raise money for this important non-profit. Well done! Please accept our donation. We're sorry we can't do more. Mike and Morgan Lukas

  • Krista Oberg

    Good luck Jackson! Way to go!! The Obergs

  • Matthew Patterson

    Keep up the good work, Jackson!

  • Brandin Thibodeaux

    strong work jackson!!!

  • Lori Ross

    Jackson you are a bright shining star! Keep up your amazing efforts.

  • Barton and Amorey Plant

    Jackson-Best wishes for success in this important endeavor!

  • Anonymous

    You are doing great Jason! Keep it up!

  • Angela Mason

    Jackson, I'm so proud of you for raising money for the LLS! It takes a lot of time and effort to do this! I raised money for them when my sister in law, Brita had Lymphoma. What a great way to help your community! I'm so proud of you!

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  • Pav

    Hey Jackson, very proud of you taking on such a noble task raising awareness and trying to help young people at risk. Wishing you every success in doing so. Well done - Pav

  • Peter Pletcher

    Way to go Jackson! I think you and your group are doing a fantastic thing.

  • Ted Vuong

    Keep up the good work Jackson! Love Ted, Kacey, and Karina.

  • Craig LInford

    Way to go Jackson! It takes guts to put yourself "out there". I hope you enjoy the endeavor!

  • Anne Manning

    I will not forget Jay!

  • Engelman Family

    Way to go on such a successful campaign!! Keep up the good work!!!

  • Nodsle Family

    Way to go Jackson! Congratulations on making a difference in your community and in the life of others. Best of luck reaching your goal.

  • Jaclyn Macbeth

    Jackson, Thank you for all your hard work in raising awareness in the areas of the LLS.

  • Jeff Feld

    Jackson. Congrats on great work.

  • AssiaB

    Well done Jackson for your efforts in helping this cause that is close to our hearts.

  • Russ and Cathie Cook

    So proud of you Jackson.

  • State Farm Insurance Agency - Leslie Bourgeois

    Hi Jackson, May God continue to Bless you for the work you are doing for others. Your KINDNESS & DEDICATION IS IMMEASURABLE!!! Leslie Bourgeois- State Farm Agent

  • Kyle

    Great Job! Keep it going, Jackson!


    Great job Jackson!

  • Anonymous

    Well done, Jackson!

  • Teresa Valderrama

    Cinnabon says keep up the good works. <3

  • John Kolvoord

    Jackson - We appreciate your efforts to raise funds and awareness for such a deserving cause. Keep up the great work! Hope to see you and your family soon. All the best!

  • Deborah McCutcheon

    Jackson, Thank you for all you are doing for this important cause.

  • Kathryn Hunt

    Nice cause Jackson Sembritzky!

  • Anonymous

    We are so proud of your dedication to raise money for such an amazing cause!

  • Laura Hengel

    Keep up the great fundraising Jackson! What a wonderful way to help so many people.

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