Student Visionaries of the Year Houston

Cate Thielhorn | Team Strike Out Cancer

Cate's Student Visionaries of the Year Fundraiser

Jan 08, 2024

Hi, my name is Cate Thielhorn, and I am a sophomore at Memorial High School. I am beyond honored to be selected to be a Student Visionaries of the Year 2024 candidate! Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Is a philanthropic leadership development program for high school students. The 7-week challenge is to raise as much money as possible in honor of our Honored Heroes. The student who has raised the most money by the end of the 7 week period is awarded the title of "Student Visionary of the Year" 

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, I have built a team of dedicated and determined high school students to help with this amazing fundraiser to Strike Out Cancer!! but we need your help!

 Why Student Visionaries: I decided to Participate in Student Visionaries because I feel that it is a big opportunity to not only learn how to become a leader but also help fight for all these families and patients who have been affected by this terrible disease. During this campaign, I want to honor my family members who have struggled with cancer and do everything in my power to honor these patients and survivors. I wanted to get involved in LLS not only for the leadership but to also build a relationship with others and become an advocate for patients and survivors. I am excited for my team to grow and learn together and I truly believe that we can Strike Out Cancer!!  

Ways to donate! at the the start of January 11th, you can donate using every donation matters!! 

Even though the fundraiser starts January 11th you can still help me today!!

Sponsorships- Sponsorships can be secured through a promise upon the days of kick-off but no money can be transferred to the student visionary before the kick-off begins. 

Silent auction items- Donate a silent auction item to be available at the Grand Finale 

Share with family and friends- You can share my fundraising link!! 

For more information about LLS, please visit




  • Jenny Saphier

    Good luck !

  • Cari Kirk

    I am beyond thankful my Mom is thriving and healthy after her scary cancer diagnosis. Love you Mom!

  • Jan and Larry Jones

    Great cause Cate!

  • Cynthia Thielhorn

    Your Great Grandmother, who fought cancer, would be proud of you! Love, Coco

  • Susan and Don Pine

    Great cause and great effort, Cate. Also done in memory of my brother-in-law, Bill Slease, as well as to honor your sweet grandmother! Love, The Pines

  • Courtney Robertson

    Keep up the good fight!

  • Libby and Matt Kafka

    Go cate! Love, Libby and Matt Kafka

  • Michelle Hatfield

    Keep up the good work for such a good cause. Way to go Cate.

  • Ara hardig

    Go Cate! Good work!

  • The Bennett Family

    This is such a great cause!

  • Cynthia Thielhorn

    Your great grandmother, Ruth Kirk Evans, would be very proud of your effort to… STRIKE OUT CANCER!!! We must also think of MP and GranJan!!!!

  • Lori Watler

    Way to go Cate! Thank you for raising awareness and funds to find a cure!!

  • The Hudson Family

    Good luck Cate!

  • The Muschalik Family

    Congrats to You! Great Efforts Cate!

  • The Borski Family

    Cate, I love that you are fighting this fight! My donation is in memory of my best friend whom I lost 3 years ago to cancer and miss every day.

  • Kitty and Steve Oldham

    Great cause! Good luck Cate!

  • Melissa and Bill Moss

    Great Job Cate! so proud of you and your team members for helping find a cure for all cancers. The Moss family

  • Molly Ferguson

    Way to go Catie Bug!

  • Margaret Murphy

    Great job striking out cancer!!

  • Melody Saueressig

    Donation is in support of Cate Thielhorn’s team!

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