Two St. Ursula Academy juniors, Anna Harms and Kylee Quicker, spent the last seven weeks raising money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) of Northern Ohio through the “Student Visionaries of the Year” campaign. These Arrows, along with another teammate from St. Francis de Sales School, raised more than $91,000 to further LLS’s mission to research treatments for leukemia.
Other key members of the team include Eliza Atherine, Carson Bartley, Emily Buerk, Vivian DiSalle, Katherine Eigner, Lily Herl, Amelia Kanjuparamban, Kiera Lang, Madison Repass, Paxton Russell, Audrey Skala, Kate Williams, Kassidy Schroeder, Addi Turski, and Sullivan Yoder.
According to LLS, this annual campaign 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” as they raise funds for LLS, “the world's largest non-profit health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services.”
LLS awards “Student Visionaries of the Year” accolades to the teams who raise the most funds in their community during the competition. Harms and Quicker were first runners-up in the competition and helped LLS set a local record of $440,000 for future endeavors.