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Student Visionaries of the Year Northwest Ohio

Student Visionaries of the Year

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 (LLS) was built on that same vision - of a better world - one without blood cancers. Through our Student Visionaries of the Year campaign, we are excited to recognize these young leaders for being what we need most, visionaries.

Student Visionaries of the Year is a philanthropic leadership development program through which highly motivated, high-school leaders embark on a journey of professional growth, fostering professional skills such as entrepreneurship, marketing, and project management all while working to raise as much as possible for LLS’s mission.

These tenacious young changemakers fundraise for LLS in honor of blood cancer survivors. The titles Student Visionaries of the Year are awarded to the candidate teams who raise the most funds in their community during the 7-week competition.

 

2023 NORTHWEST OHIO STUDENT VISIONARIES OF THE YEAR

In 2023, 11 motivated candidate teams, representing 11 schools in Northwest Ohio, and their 200+ dedicated team members raised a record-breaking $440,000 in just 7 WEEKS through fundraising for LLS's cutting-edge blood cancer research and patient services. CONGRATULATIONS to our 2023 Northwest Ohio Student Visionaries of the Year participants on such an incredible impact!

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A SPECIAL RECOGNITION TO OUR WINNERS:

First-Place Winners: Team Students Striving for Surviving led by Jack Bowe and Bennett & Caden Geissler

Students Striving for Surviving

 

1st Runners-Up: Team LLifeSavers led by Jayan Fernandes, Anna Harms, and Kylee Quicker

LLifeSavers

 

CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN TO ALL OF OUR 2023 NORTHWEST OHIO STUDENT VISIONARIES OF THE YEAR CANDIDATES & TEAM MEMBERS! 

We are currently recruiting for our 2024 Student Visionaries of the Year Campaign - if you know an amazing high school leader looking to make a difference, please nominate them today!

Meet the Candidates

Team PG Cancer Crushers
PG Cancer Crushers
Team Whitmer Legacy
Whitmer Legacy
Team Brunettes Block Out Cancer
Brunettes Block Out Cancer
Team Kicking Mules, Kicking Cancer
Kicking Mules, Kicking Cancer
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Please note that this is a ticketed event. 

Staff Contacts

Daryl Rakosy - Campaign Development Director 

daryl.rakosy@lls.org | (216) 264-5726

 

Allison Boesel - Campaign Development Manager

allison.boesel@lls.org | (216) 264-5740

 

Hanna Dilik - Campaign Development Specialist 

hanna.dilik@lls.org | (216) 264-5748