Savannah Billet, Beat Nb

2018 WEDU Be More Inspiring, Rising Star Award

Since she was 11 years old, Savannah Billett has been an effective and powerful advocate for kids fighting cancer. The founders of Beat Nb first met Savannah when their son Ezra was diagnosed with neuroblastoma cancer in 2009. She took it on herself to organize a fundraiser at a local restaurant, raising over $500 that evening. Now, as a USF St Pete student, she has raised over $10,000 toward funding clinical trials through Beat Nb, this year organizing a fishing tournament which itself raised over $5,000. She even presented the event to St Pete’s mayor, Rick Kriseman, as a part of her leadership program at USF St Pete. Currently, Savannah is working on the second annual Fishing for the Fight tournament, with a goal of tripling this year’s success. Savannah has presented multiple talks on childhood cancer in the Tampa Bay community, and can often be found at one of Tampa Bay’s local children’s hospitals, spending time with her friend Bella who has been battling neuroblastoma for 8 years. Kids fighting cancer have a strong ally in Savannah.

The Be More Inspiring, Star Award is presented to an individual under the age of 21 who has distinguished him or herself through inspiration, motivation and business acumen and entrepreneurial skills to support an organization or cause.

The WEDU Be More Inspiring, Rising Star Award, recognizes an individual, under the age of 21, who has distinguished himself or herself in the community.