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Student Visionaries of the Year Northern Virginia

Northern Virginia (NOVA) 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 NOVA STUDENT VISIONARIES OF THE YEAR 

In Northern Virginia's inaugural year, 14 teams consisting of 29 candidates with 84 team members raised a record-breaking $457,154 in just 7 WEEKS through fundraising for LLS's cutting-edge blood cancer research and patient services!  CONGRATULATIONS to all of our 2023 Northern Virginia Student Visionaries of the Year participants on such an incredible impact!

A SPECIAL RECOGNITION TO OUR 2023 WINNERS:

First-place winners: Team Answers for Cancers, led by Ella Lu, Wyatt Pearce & Sahil Sardar

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Left to Right: Sahil Sardar, Wyatt Pearce, Ella Lu & Team Answers for Cancers

 

1st Runner-Up: Team Captains for a Cure, led by Emma Pearson & Cat Pizzarello

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Left to Right: Emma Pearson, Cat Pizzarello and Team Captains for a Cure

 

2nd Runners-Up: Team Grant the Champ, led by Olivia Cubba

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2nd from Left: Olivia Cubba, surrounded by Team Grant The Champ

 

TEAM MEMBER OF THE YEAR: Reagan Baird, Team Grant the Champ

 

MISSION PILLAR AWARDS

Research Award: Parker Peterson & Sisira Talasila, Team Falcons

Advocacy Award: Allison Tay, Team Together for Cancer

Patient Support Award: Olivia Cubba, Team Grant the Champ

Relentless for a Cure Award: Misha Aggarwal, Team Together for Cancer

 

CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN TO ALL OF OUR 2023 NORTHERN VIRGINIA 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!

 

THANK YOU TO OUR AMAZING MEDIA PARTNERS!

 

ABC7

Washingtonian

Meet the Candidates

Knight
Team Knight
In It
Team In It Together
Janvi Sharma
Team Advance2Awareness
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Team Captains for a Cure
Kickoff Event
Grand Finale

News and Announcements

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Staff Contacts

Allison Courtney - Campaign Development Director

allison.courtney@lls.org | 914-496-1217

 

Kale Lawson - Campaign Development Manager

kailee.lawson@lls.org 

 

Katie Stegman - Campaign Development Specialist

katie.stegman@lls.org