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Student Visionaries of the Year Pittsburgh

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.

 

2022 PITTSBURGH STUDENTS OF THE YEAR

In 2022, 18 motivated high school students and their 188 dedicated team members raised an astounding $830,915 in just 7 WEEKS through fundraising for LLS's cutting-edge blood cancer research and patient services. CONGRATULATIONS to our 2022 Pittsburgh Students of the Year participants on such an incredible impact!

A SPECIAL RECOGNITION TO OUR WINNERS:

First-Place Winners: Team Kicking Cancer led by Andrew Popp & Landon York

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1st Runners-Up: Team WISH led by Allie Thompson

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CITIZENSHIP AWARDS:

Community Involvement Award: Allie Thompson, Team WISH

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Mission Integration Award: Alexa Pippy, Team Cancer Crushers

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CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN TO ALL OF OUR 2022 PITTSBURGH STUDENTS OF THE YEAR CANDIDATES & TEAM MEMBERS!

We are currently recruiting for our 2023 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

Ava Kasper
Team Cheering for a Cure
Team Launch
Team LAUNCH
team rise against cancer
Team Rise Against Cancer
team spike out cancer
Team Spike Out Cancer
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Staff Contacts

Daryl Rakosy - Campaign Development Director 

daryl.rakosy@lls.org | (216) 264-5726

 

Erica Gribbin - Campaign Development Manager

erica.gribbin@lls.org | (412) 395-2886

 

Megan D'Adamo - Campaign Development Specialist 

megan.dadamo@lls.org | (412) 209-4339

 

Lilian Fournier - Campaign Cultivation Specialist 

lilian.fournier@lls.org | (914) 821-8812