We are thrilled to announce that the New Jersey Region Students of the Year campaigns raised a total of $1,524,130 in 2022 to make an impact in the fight against blood cancer and improve the quality of life of patients and their families! 97 high school students across the state of New Jersey and the Greater Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania spent months working on their professional and soft skills, built 55 multi-generational teams, and led those teams through a 7-week fundraising competition. The winning teams from the New Jersey Region are:
South Jersey Team Grand Slam, led by Ryan Lemberger and Max Druckman, raised $131,394.60.
Runner Up: Team Silver Linings, led by Sophie Ahsan & Ayza Sayany, raised: $82,714.
North Jersey Team BC We Care, led by Isabella Della Pello, raised $84,459.76.
Runner Up: Team KEIp FEITing, led by Kieran Bergin & Patrick Feit, raised: $67,475.
Lehigh Valley & Northeast Pennsylvania Team Jim Thorpe, led by Ella Farnell and Max Allaham, raised: $71,409.77.
Runner Up: Team Boyertown Legacy, led by Sarah Drakas & Brianna Wood, raised: $45,648.
Student Visionaries of the Year is a philanthropic leadership development program during which high school students foster professional skills such as entrepreneurship, marketing, and project management to raise funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The title Student(s) Visionaries of the Year is awarded to the candidate or co-candidates in each community who raises the most funds during the seven-week competition. Teams raise money in honor of a young patient hero who is currently battling or in remission from a blood cancer. For more information on the program, please visit https://www.llsstudentvisionaries.org/. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® (LLS) is a global leader in the fight against cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world, provides free information and support services, and is the voice for all blood cancer patients seeking access to quality, affordable, coordinated care. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is a 501(c)(3) organization, and all monetary donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by tax laws. Please check with your financial advisor if you have more questions.