NCHS ‘Student Visionaries’ Launch Campaign To Fight Leukemia and Other Blood Cancers

Charlotte Lee’s aunt, a mother of three, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia five years ago. The New Canaan High School sophomore recalled her dad relaying a doctor’s prognosis that if her aunt didn’t get treatment immediately, she would die in six weeks. “It was so scary, because her kids were all in high school or younger,” Lee recalled Wednesday, adding: “I know they were really scared about living without their mom.”

Thankfully, Lee’s aunt did undergo treatment and recovered, though the harrowing experience left a mark on the teen. And now, Lee and two of her classmates and friends—Sophia La Magna and Victoria Vaccaro—are raising funds to help fight leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma and other blood cancers . The trio has entered as team “Ramming Cancer” in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s 2024 Westchester-Fairfield Student Visionaries of the Year campaign (their donation page is here).