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Visionaries of the Year Minneapolis
Visionaries of the Year Minneapolis

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Presents


Visionaries of the Year is a philanthropic competition for leaders in local communities across the United States. Candidates and their team members raise funds for LLS in honor of local blood cancer survivors, our Honored Heroes. The title "Visionary of the Year" is awarded to the candidate whose team raises the most funds within their local community. The top Visionaries of the Year candidate in the country is awarded with the national title. As part of their journey, candidates and their teams will also choose a pillar of LLS’s mission – Research, Patient Education & Support, or Advocacy - to champion on as they raise money.  

Congratulations to last year’s candidate class. We are still accepting nominations for this year. For additional information please contact abby.breyfogle@lls.org

Meet the Visionaries of the Year Minneapolis Candidates

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Kara Casteel

Courtney Chase Simon

Courtney Chase Simon

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Melissa Abdouch

Marcus Cooksey

Marcus Cooksey

Local Campaign Events

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Midpoint Celebration
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Grand Finale
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Staff Contacts

Campaign Development Manager

Abby Breyfogle

515.664.6264 | abby.breyfogle@lls.org 


Campaign Development Specialist

Brenda King

414.852.4843 | brenda.king@lls.org


Campaign Development Director

Kim Lanzel

262.785.4267 | kim.lanzel@lls.org