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Student Visionaries of the Year Wichita

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.

 

Meet our Honored Hero, Azel

Azel as Spiderman

In February 2023, at the age of 3, Azel fell ill after daycare. Despite prescribed steroids and tests, no clear cause emerged. An ultrasound on March 9th led to a cancer diagnosis of T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia on March 11th. Azel and his family face a challenging journey but face it with unwavering positivity and strength and look forward to August 2025 being done with treatments and chemo-free. Azel's bravery shines through, finding joy in role-playing as Spiderman, astronauts, Cat Noir/Lady Bug, and Buzz Lightyear. 


2024 Student Visionaries of the Year

Bullpups Beat Cancer

Bullpups Beat Cancer 2024


We want to give a special thank you to our Leadership Committee. They make this campaign possible through their recruitment and incredible leadership.

2024 SVOY Co-Chairs - Courtney & Angie

Co-Chairs

Courtney Bauer & Angie Bacon

Members

Caroline Barber, Gentry Brown, Jennifer Barber, Jennifer Naylor, Karen Brown, Karen Hurley, Kyndal Sphar, Lennon Frey, Manasi Kulkarni, Shawna Sphar, Sydney Crees, Tanisha Kulkarni and Taryn Edwards

Meet the Candidates

Zinnia Singh
Fight 4 the Cure
Footsteps of Faith
Footsteps of Faith
Caring for a Cause
Caring for a Cause
Team Courage Against Cancer
Courage Against Cancer
Kickoff Event
Grand Finale

Sponsors

Gold

MFS
Midwest Fastener Supply

Silver

Polsinelli
Polsinelli
CUA
Credit Union of America
Kaufman Family
The Kaufman Family
Sinclair
Sinclair

Bronze

Pfizer
Pfizer
Walgreens
Walgreens
IMA
IMA

Staff Contacts

RHIANNA KLINE | Campaign Development Manager - Student Visionaries of the Year
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – Lower Plains Region – Wichita
(316) 266-4050 | VOIP 2593
rhianna.kline@lls.org