Student Visionaries of the Year Pittsburgh

Natalie Patel | Helping Hands

Natalie's Student Visionaries of the Year Fundraiser

Dec 05, 2023

I am honored to participate as a candidate for the 2024 Student Visionaries of the Year program, a seven-week initiative from February 2nd to March 22nd, in which select high school students from around the country participate in a fundraising competition to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The candidate who raises the most money at the end of the seven weeks is named Student Visionary of the Year!!

I am currently a junior at Fox Chapel Area High School, and although I have no personal connections to blood cancer or cancer in my family, I have witnessed many family friends and friends face diagnoses of such.


My mission goes beyond just raising the most money for LLS, but also making a positive impact on the individuals who have and are overcoming these diagnoses!!

With my team, Helping Hands, formed by Mia Pietropaolo and Natalie Patel, I hope that this impact can be made!

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




  • Lynne Hill

    I’m proud of your effort to help others. I hope your school meets or exceeds it’s fundraising goal! Ellie said hi and to tell Hanna she said hi too!

  • Cynthia Tabor

    Good for you Natalie. I hope you raise a ton of money for such a good cause. Cynthia

  • Sheri Rice

    For Natalie ??

  • Sam Sieber

    Great job Natalie! Keep up the good work!

  • JMS Capital Group Wealth Services

    Hi Natalie - My 1st husband passed away from ALL in 2003 and I was on the LLS Advisory Board for about 15 years. Good luck in your fundraising efforts and with SVOY! Melissa Tsaggaris Corso, JMS Capital Group Wealth Services

  • kym pelcher

    Great job Nat!

  • sanj katyal

    keep up the great work!

  • Daniel Conley

    What an honorable mission. Good luck in achieving your goals!

  • Amy Barr

    Keep fighting Sam. You got this!

  • The DiNatale Family

    Best of luck with your fundraising efforts Natalie and Mia!

  • PetVet365

    Amazing work! Thank you so much for your dedication!

  • Thomas and Diane Hurkmans

    Nice work, Natalie Patel!! Thank you!

  • Stephen Kelminson

    On behalf of Natalie Patel

  • Pam Patel

    Keep up the good work Natalie! We are so proud of you

  • Shelly Smith

    Good luck Natalie I hope you reach your goal!

  • Parul Patel

    Thank you Natalie for your time and efforts for fundraising. This donations will help step closer to bring cure and/or help to our communities.

  • Pushpa Patel

    Good work Natalie

  • Ricky Yowonske

    Natalie I am so proud of you. Uncle Ricky

  • Pam Patel

    Keep up the good work

  • Daxa Patel

    Natalie proud of you. Keep up the good work. Let's raise awareness for good cause ❤️

  • Suzanne Chavern

    Keep up the great work Natalie! Because of your efforts patients will have the chance of a brighter tomorrow. Suzanne Chavern, Ali Sarner Martellotti, Jacob Sarner

  • Janet Yowonske

    Natalie what a great cause you are working on. Janet Yowonske

  • Mark Jablonski

    Good luck with the fundraising, it’s a great cause!

  • The Carey Family

    Good Luck Natalie … Love, Maeve ,Quinn, Mary Ellen and Bryan

  • Rofey Golombs

    WTG, Natalie!

  • Owen Gritge


  • Anonymous

    LLS CFA Fundraiser!

  • Tripp and Katie Clarke

    Happy to help a friend’s daughter who is helping others ??

  • Paul D Anderson

    Dedicated to all people that are individuals struggling with sickness.... and the kind people that try to reach out snd help them

  • Chandrika

    Very nice thing for good cause

  • Audrey Gaskill

    Hi Mia!

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