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Student Visionaries of the Year Las Vegas

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.



We are so proud of our 2024 Class of Candidates for continuing the legacy of success and making this a $1M campaign for the THIRD year in a row. Thank you so much for your commitment to LLS in raising and astounding $1.81M!



1st Place - Team Bucks for Battle - Ryan Arcana & Thalia Huygens (10/11, Bishop Gorman)

2nd Place - Team Faith Over Fear - Stella Glusman & Nina Milanovich (11, Faith Lutheran)

3rd Place - Team Siblings 4 Survival - Caroline & Connor Banks-McGill (9/11, The Meadows School)


Research - Team Ensure the Cure (Kathleen, Skylar & Nikki)

Patient Support - Team Beat & Defeat (Mujtaba & Victoria) 

Advocacy - Team Siblings 4 Survival (Caroline & Connor)

If you are interested in becoming a candidate for our 2024-2025 campaign, email Tiffani Mannion (Tiffani.Mannion@lls.org) or Kameron Tartamella (Kameron.Tartamella@lls.org).

Meet the Winning Candidate Team

Meet the Honored Heroes of the Year

Thalia Huygens

Thalia Huygens

Ryan Arcana

Ryan Arcana

Meet the Candidates

Aanya Shah
Team Unite and Fight
Thalia Huygens
Team Bucks for Battle
Anjalee Dalton
Team Cancer Crushing Calvary
Serena Savio
Team Stepping Closer to a Cure
Kickoff Event
Grand Finale

Staff Contacts

Kameron Tartamella
Campaign Development Manager
Student Visionaries of the Year
E: Kameron.Tartamella@lls.org

Tiffani Mannion
Campaign Development Manager
Student Visionaries of the Year
E: Tiffani.Mannion@lls.org

Laurie Perry
Campaign Development Specialist
Of The Year & Light The Night
E: Laurie.Perry@lls.org

Allie Amato
Campaign Development Director
Student Visionaries of the Year - Las Vegas & Phoenix
P: 702.696.8873 E: Alexandra.Amato@lls.org