Student Visionaries of the Year Pittsburgh

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Panthers Against's Student Visionaries of the Year Fundraiser

Jan 24, 2024

We're happy to announce that we, Taylor Murphy, Katelyn Patts, and Katie Trautmann, are this year's LLS Student Visionaries candidates!

We decided to dedicate our time to LLS and SVOY not only because of its noble mission but because of the significant impact this society has on countless lives. As this year’s candidates, we’ve witnessed how cancer is a ruthless disease that takes many lives from loved ones. Our experiences have inspired us to make it our mission to do whatever possible to help both those suffering from cancer and the family and friends that are fighting beside them.

Thank you for taking the time to learn about our efforts to end blood cancers, and please consider donating to our mission.


Panthers Against's Student Visionaries of the Year Fundraiser

Jan 24, 2024

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.


We are visionaries; We have a vision for a world without cancer, but we need your help.


This year, We're 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 our website often and tell friends who would also like to donate!


Thanks to your support, our 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




  • Sara Maksimovich

    From an FR Alumnus - keep up the great work!

  • Gunnar Arnesen

    Great work, Katie! Love, Megan & Gunnar


    I am donating in memory of my mother and sister who were both taken by leukemia. At the time they were diagnosed, there was very little that could be done. Had today’s treatments been in place then, perhaps the outcome may have been different. Thank you for stepping up to bring awareness and leading by example. Keep up the great work!

  • Jessica Peretin

    Keep up the great work Katie! The Peretin's

  • Anonymous

    Fish Fry

  • nancy kukovich

    Good job Katie

  • John Danchisko

    Great work, candidates and team! It's time for the final push!

  • The Pozek Family

    Good luck Taylor and all!

  • Sharon Battle

    This donation is in memory of our darling daughter in law Jenny Battle who passed away from brain cancer at the age of 45 years old. Always in our hearts.

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