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Student Visionaries of the Year North Jersey

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.



Meet our Honored Hero - Carly! 

Carly was diagnosed with Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia at just 21 months old. Although she achieved remission after 4 months, she had to continue treatment for two years.

Today Carly is an active 10 year old who loves to express her creativity through dancing, singing, and writing. She plays soccer and is a proud big sister to Emily.

Thank you to Carly and her family for serving as the inspiration for the North Jersey Student Visionaries of the Year campaign!

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Meet the Winning Candidate Team

Meet the Honored Heroes of the Year

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Team Blood Bound

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Team BC We Care

Meet the Candidates

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Jace Schmalz
Blood Curesaders
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Knock Out Cancer
Team Cure Nation
Team Cure Nation
Kickoff Event
Grand Finale

Staff Contacts

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Tess Badenhausen

Campaign Development Manager, North Jersey