Student Visionaries of the Year Houston

Kate Hyman | Team Kickin' Cancer

Kate's Student Visionaries of the Year Fundraiser

Jan 12, 2023

Hi!  I am very excited to share with you that The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) nominated me for the 2023 Student Visionaries of the Year campaign, a 7-week fundraising campaign led by high school students across the country. I could not be more excited to help make a difference in the lives of cancer patients and their families.

I am running my campaign to honor my grandfather’s sister, Marian Strug, who lost her life to breast cancer in 2018.  My grandfather, Pop, was very close to Marian and always looked up to her.  I saw firsthand the effects this devastating disease can have on someone you love. 

As part of Team Kickin’ Cancer, our goal is to raise $15,000 between now and March 4th.  The money we collect will go directly to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s fight to find a cure. LLS is the largest donor to blood cancer research in the nation. They have invested over $1.5 billion in research and are leaders in advancing breakthroughs in immunotherapy, genomics, and personalized medicine. While there has been phenomenal progress, there is still so much more to be done.

It would mean a lot to me if you joined our fight and donated to our campaign. Any amount is greatly appreciated and can help more than imagined.  

Thank you for helping us Kick Cancer to the curb and make a difference in finding a cure!


Kate's Student Visionaries of the Year Fundraiser

Dec 15, 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




  • Kate and Logan Walters

    Way to go Kate! LLS does great work.

  • Louis Hyman

    Kate this is one of my clients whom wanted to be anonymous and he gave me $100 cswh

  • Kathryn and Jeff Krischer

    We're cheering you on from San Francisco - keep moving mountains, Kate! xx, Kathryn, Jeff, Faye + Bradley

  • The Wise Family: Allison, Philip, Laine and Burke

    Great job, Kate! We are donating in honor of your hard work and in honor of Allison’s mom, Sandy Burke, a lymphoma survivor.


    Way to go Kate and jeep up the great work! The Hoffman's

  • Beth and Dan Papermaster

    Congratulations on being a Student Visionary of the Year candidate! Best of luck to you.

  • Anne King

    As a cancer survivor this is dedicated to all survivors.

  • Margery Gluck

    Dear Kate, Congratulations on this wonderful contribution you are making to help save lives. I am a non-Hodgkins Lymphoma survivor and a friend of your Grandmother, Barbi, of blessed memory and your Grandfather, Lou. My children, Evan, Glenn and Brian Dellon went to Park School with your father, your Uncle David, and Aunt Amy. My family and I applaud you and thank you for the work you are doing. Good job! Marge Gluck


    Kate, I've been a Northwestern Mutual colleague of your Grandfather, Lou Hyman for 40+ years and am very pleased to support your fundraising efforts on behalf of LLS. Here's hoping that you will accomplish your $50k goal and enjoy your accomplishment raising funds to help others inflicted with leukemia or lymphoma. Thank you for the important work you are doing!!

  • Yoram Unguru

    Kate, We gladly support your efforts. Cancer is a scourge that affects far too many adults and children. Strong work. The Baltimore Unguru

  • marcy hoffman

    Congrats, Kate on a successful fundraiser! I am very proud of you! Marcy

  • James and Donna Smith

    Jimmy and Donna Smith

  • Mickey Herley

    Kate, I am a friend of your grandfather Lou Hyman. I am proud to hear about your continued community involvement and I am happy to contribute to your efforts. My sister is currently battling Stage IV Colorectal cancer so your fundraising is a bit more personal for me.

  • Michael Steinberg


  • Georese Freeland

    I don’t have much to give but I have loss many loved ones from this disease, so I know that everything counts. Praying for those who are currently fighting for their lives and those who who loss theirs.

  • Jennifer and Neil Wizel

    Great job, Kate! We hope you raise lots of money for this worthy cause!

  • Steve & Karen Braun

    Kate - Happy to support you and this worthy organization!! Steve Braun

  • Rheta Sch

    Linda Schloss who passed away at 42 from Leukemia.

  • robert dellon

    May the Lord bless and keep His precious children, giving them hope, shining His love on them. easing their pain, as they turn their eyes toward Him, strengthening their faith.

  • Robert Street

    Good luck Kate!

  • Commons Family

    Great program Jordan Roberts. We are very impressed with this initiative!

  • Ty Hoffer

    Go Kate!

  • Katharine Newman

    I am impressed by the good work you are doing to repair and heal the world. Keep doing what you are doing!

  • Kate Hyman

    Larry Wadler and Marsha Weiss. Congarulatiobs on your work

  • Mike Flatt II

    Accenture employee fundraising in support of Kate Hyman

  • Cortland Russell

    Best of luck! Keep up the great fundraising.

  • Ara and J.J. Hardig

    Great job Kate!

  • Myron Murdock

    Thank you Kate and Lou Hyman to allow me to give to a good cause in memory of my wife Rose who passed 13 years ago from pancreatic cancer. May she rest in peace.

  • David Hyman

    You rock.

  • Elizabeth Bentley

    Go Kate!

  • Barbara Drell

    Good luck Kate in this wonderful cause!! -Aunt Barbara and Uncle Bill

  • DeDe and David Wadler

    Two kind and unforgettable friends who put up the noble fight against leukemia and lymphoma They will be greatly missed

  • The Hoffers

    Really proud of you Kate - we love you!

  • Amy Baum

    Your cousins in Baltimore are so proud of the work you are doing for such an important cause! We love you!

  • Laura Black

    We applaud your efforts! Laura & Charles

  • Courtney Haas

    Thank you for what you are doing!

  • Leigh Winters

    Dear Kate, we are so happy to support your fundraising effort! It is a cause near and dear to our hearts. We are inspired by you and proud to call you family! Love, Leigh and Jack

  • Anonymous

    So proud of you Kate! Good luck!!!

  • Scott Iodice

    In honor of Barbi Hyman

  • The Dillons

    great job Kate!

  • Bobbie Newman

    In memory of my husband who died from multiple myeloma. I miss him every day.

  • The Stabells

    Way to go Kate!!! Love you! The Stabells

  • Lou Hymna, CLU

    Good Luck Kate in Reaching your goal- Grandma Barbi wild be very proud of you

  • Lindsey Karkowsky

    KATE!! I am so so proud of you!!! You will do FANTASTIC!!!

  • Jonathan Hyman

    Kate, Mom and I are very proud of all of your efforts on behalf of LLS. Your fundraising effprts will save lives. That is very special. We love you, Mom and Dad

  • Lindsay Hyman

    Go Team Kickin’ Cancer!

  • Joanie McLeod

    Thanks for getting Bennett involved in a great mission! Good luck for an awesome campaign!!! Don't write me a thank you note!

  • Diane and Renny Israel

    Great job! Diane and Renny Israel

  • Dave Meyers

    Kate, your grandfather is so proud of you! Continue to pursue what is good, while there is Light to do so.

  • Heather and Kory Simon

    Congratulations on a very successful fundraiser! Way to go, Kate!

  • Helaine Witman

    Thank you for your efforts and commitment.

  • Gary Handelman

    Thanks to your "Pop" for sending me this information. Good luck in reaching your goal.

  • Philip Sachs

    Gift from Philip Sachs

  • frank faillace

    Kate …I hope this helps exceed the goal you set! Happy to support a great cause and, as always, support your Pop Pop, Lou…:)



  • Paul Krasnow

    Joyce and I so miss cousin Gayle of blessed memory. She impacted so many and is missed by our whole family. Joyce and Paul Krasnow

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for your worthy efforts for this cause.

  • Jarrett Wadler

    Go Kate go!

  • Jon Mendelsohn, Ashar Group

    Our thoughts and prayers are with those that have been affected by cancer.

  • Peter Tillinghast

    Well done, Kate! Your grandmother is smiling.

  • Steve Kroeger

    Hi Kate, My wife Mary and I are very close with your grandfather Lou. He is very proud of you and we can certainly understand why. Thank you for all your efforts with this very worthwhile cause!

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