Student Visionaries of the Year Milwaukee

Madison Haugen | SLAYing Cancer

Madison's Student Visionaries of the Year Fundraiser

Jan 06, 2023


Friends and Family,


This summer, I was asked to lead a team of approximately 20 motivated highschool students in raising money for the fight against blood cancer.  As I considered whether to accept the challenge, I thought about all the people that each and everyone of us knows that has been affected by Leukemia and Lymphoma.  For us, it's a family member, a neighbor, and multiple family friends.  In considering that, and understanding some of the unique gifts I have been given, I decided to accept the CHALLENGE!


For me, I understand that 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




  • Julie and Rob Haugen

    Keep up the good work Madison! You are making a difference in this world! Love, Mom and Dad

  • Jennifer Hagstrom

    Thanks Madison for your hard work and reminding all of us that we can make a difference

  • Malek Lee

    Way to go. You guys are the super heroes fighting the evil super villain. You are inspiring.

  • Barb and Sean McDermott

    The world needs more visionaries like you, Madison!

  • Claire and Tony Metro

    Thank you Maddie for all you’re doing to help prevent leukemia and lymphoma! So proud of you❤️Grandma and Grandpa Metro

  • Cheryl Haugen

    We love your positivity and enthusiasm. Keep up the great work. Larry and Cheryl Haugen

  • Heather & Jeff Miller

    Thank you for leading this vision Madison. You are truly making a difference and we are proud of you!

  • David and Maureen Klouda

    Thank you for your efforts here Maddie!

  • Derek, Charlotte, Winnie, and Evie Supple

    Go Madison! Thanks for your leadership.

  • Callie & Anay Patel

    Keep up the amazing work Madison! We are proud of you - Callie & Anay

  • Jay and Mona Johnson

    What a great mission Madison. Proud of what a great leader you are becoming. All the best. - Mona and Jay

  • The Bell Family

    We are proud to support such an important cause. Thanks for leading the effort, Madison! Love, The Bells

  • The Haugens / Ian's Pizza

    Thank you for working the Ian's Pizza fundraiser during lunches today. You did an amazing job marketing it ahead of time and making announcements. We are proud!

  • Carolyn Roach

    Keep leading the way Maddie!

  • Ted & Elizabeth Platz

    Nice job Madison - super proud of you. What a great cause! xoxo

  • The Nacker Family

    Great job!! Keep working to make a difference!!!

  • Jeff and Holly Hiltz

    Keep up the great work Madison. Holly and I are very proud of you!

  • Rob and Tina Reilly

    Madison so proud of you for taking on this cause! Good Luck!

  • The Mineau Family

    We are so proud of you for making a difference in this world. Your passionate heart and drive will take you so far!

  • The Yttre fam

    Thanks for supporting this important cause, Madison!

  • Varnesh, Gina, Kai and Jinni

    We love your vision and are happy to support you Madison! The Sritharan family.

  • Lisa and Matthew Nagler

    This is just awesome Madison, keep up the great work you are doing!

  • Casey and Becky Lenz

    Thanks for supporting such a great cause.

  • Nelson & Katy Williams

    Cancer touches us all in so many ways...THANK YOU for your hard work and dedication to this fundraising effort!

  • Ben Schlatka

    Please keep up this important work My father beat this terrible disease with the commitment of great physicians and committed donors. Best BLS

  • Nancy and Alex Kasun

    Maddie! Thanks for all the effort to make a difference to the families fighting this cancer on a daily basis. You and your team are doing wonderful things!

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