Student Visionaries of the Year Pittsburgh

Jaden Persaud | Team Breaking the Odds

Team Breaking the Odds' Student Visionaries of the Year Fundraiser

Feb 01, 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.


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.


This is special to me as my mother was diagnosed with Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPN) in 2016 when I was 10 years old. The physician at the time told her and our family to start preparing for her final arrangements, as she wouldn't be leaving the hospital. That sentence broke me, and made me push myself to help find a cure for Blood Cancers. Will you help my team?


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 donating. 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



1 Comment

  • Mackie Family

    Jaden - You are doing a great thing! Way to represent yourself, your family and PR well. Good luck in your campaign.

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