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Visionaries of the Year Detroit
Visionaries of the Year Detroit

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Presents

Visionaries of the Year

Visionaries of the Year is philanthropic competition to support blood cancer research among a group of motivated and dedicated individuals in communities across the United States.  Candidates form powerful fundraising teams and compete in honor of two individuals who are blood cancer survivors. 

The candidate who raises the most funds during the ten-week campaign is awarded the prestigious title of Visionary of the Year in their community. The candidate who raises the most across the entire US will be recognized as the national Visionary of the Year.

Congratulations to all 2023 Man & Woman of the Year candidates and team members. We are currently accepting nominations for 2024 candidates. For additional information please contact Amy Wilcox amy.wilcox@lls.org.

Congratulations to our 2023 Mission Award Winners; Michael Van Tull for Advocacy, Chris Keller for Patient Support and Mike Mikrut for Research. Thank you for your tremendous efforts in putting our patients and mission first during your campaign!

2023 Mission Award for Research- Mike Mikrut. 2023 MIssion Award for Advocacy- Michael Van Tull. 2023 Mission Award Winner for Patient Support-Chris Keller


Congratulations to our Visionary of the Year Winners

Christopher Keller

Christopher Keller

Visionaries of the Year Detroit chapter

Meet the Visionaries of the Year Detroit Candidates

Mike Mikrut

Mike Mikrut

Michael Van Tull

Michael Van Tull

Gizelle Cortez

Gizelle Cortez

Paris Jones

Paris Jones 2023 Adult Honored Hero

Local Leadership

Dr. Nnenna Mbabuike

Dr.Nnenna Mbabuike

Ascension Health
Jeff Hoekstra

Jeff Hoekstra

Greenleaf Trust
Erika Bruce

Erika Bruce

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Local Campaign Events

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Midpoint Celebration
Event coming soon
Grand Finale
Event coming soon


Sarah Belote

Campaign Development Director


Mobile: (248) 581-3916


Amy Wilcox

Campaign Development Manager


Office: (248) 581-3912


Jill Holliday

Campaign Development Specialist


Office: (248) 581-3895


The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 

Michigan - Indiana Region

P.O. Box 772395

Detroit, MI 48277-2374