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Student Visionaries of the Year Maryland

Maryland 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.

 

 

2024 MARYLAND STUDENT VISIONARIES OF THE YEAR

In 2024, 20 teams consisting of 45 passionate high school candidates and over 185 dedicated team members raised an astounding $792,333 in just 7 WEEKS through fundraising for LLS's cutting-edge blood cancer research and patient services. CONGRATULATIONS to our 2024 Maryland Student Visionaries of the Year participants on such an incredible impact!

A SPECIAL RECOGNITION TO OUR 2024 WINNERS:

First-place winners: Team Cancer Wrecking Crew, led by Ryan Pratt & Lily Mullen.

Winners Cancer Wrecking Crew

 

1st Runners-Up: Team Fly4ACure, led by Mahi Shah, Deeya Shah & Lilian McDowell

2024 2nd Runner Up

 

2nd Runners-Up: Team Best Bloods Beat Cancer 3.0, led by Claire Shultz & Morgan Baird

2024 2nd Runner Up

 

TEAM MEMBER OF THE YEAR: Vanessa Li, Team Fly4ACure

 

MISSION PILLAR AWARDS

Research Award: Team Closer to a Cure

Advocacy Award: Team Compassion Crew

Patient Support Award: Team Hearts Beating Cancer

Relentless for a Cure Award: Kira Babst, Team Cancer Wrecking Crew

 

CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN TO ALL OF OUR 2024 MARYLAND STUDENT VISIONARIES OF THE YEAR CANDIDATES & TEAM MEMBERS!

We are currently recruiting for our 2025 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 Miracle Workers
Miracle Workers
Nora Thompson
Closer to a Cure
Team NewFights/SameChamps
NewFights/SameChamps
Team Cougars Crushing Cancer
Cougars Crushing Cancer
Kickoff Event
Grand Finale

Staff Contacts

Joana Bragg - Campaign Development Director

Andrew Steckel - Campaign Development Manager

Emma Whelan - Campaign Development Specialist