Feb 05, 2015

Welcome To My Fundraising Page!

My math class wearing Light the Night t-shirts that I've been selling at school!


Here's a great clip from WPHL coverage of our Student of the Year program. 

Thanks to everyone who came out to support my fundraising event at "Tio Juan's Margaritas" at the Collegeville Providence Town Center! A great time was had by all. 

Here's a great example of why donations to LLS are so significant and well spent.

You may or may not know that I am a leukemia survivor. I was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia before I was one and went through three and a half years of chemotherapy. Thankfully, those treatments cured my cancer, and I am now a healthy 16-year-old.


While I have helped my family to raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society through its annual Light the Night walks in Philadelphia, I now have an opportunity to do even more for this very worthwhile charity. I have been chosen as one of 10 Philadelphia area high school students to compete in LLS's Student of the Year competition. This fundraising campaign will only run until February 21, 2015, and LLS encouraged me to aim high. My goal is to raise $10,000.


I want to give back to the organization whose funding helped develop the treatments that saved my life. I'd really appreciate it if you could join me in this effort by contributing to my campaign. No amount is too small; every gift will help to ensure that other people will have the opportunity to experience the same treatment outcome that I did. All donations are tax-deductible.


Even if your life has never been affected by a blood cancer, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society deserves your charitable dollars. Here's why... The research it has funded has resulted in therapies that are now used to treat people with rare forms of stomach and skin cancers, as well as patients with blood cancers. Those therapies are even being tested in clinical trials for patients with a range of other cancers, including lung, brain, breast, pancreatic, and prostate cancers. LLS-funded drugs like Gleevec, Sprycel, Arinza, Tasigna, and Zolinza are now being tested for patients with other non-cancerous diseases like diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and multiple sclerosis.

LLS's continued advances over the years are responsible for the blood cancer survival rate doubling and tripling; in some cases the survival rate has even quadrupled.  Now it is helping to change the outlook for other cancers as well.

Any donations to my campaign for LLS will be greatly appreciated. Your dollars will not only support LLS research but patient services, advocacy, public and professional education, and community services as well.


Thanks so much for visiting my web page, and please direct any friends here who would also like to donate!  On behalf of blood cancer patients everywhere, I thank you for your support.


Please visit my Web site often and bring friends who would also like to donate! Or let me know if you'd like to join my team, Cancer Crushers. 

For more information about LLS, please visit lls.org

To see one of the successful treatments LLS has funded, check out this video:


Hi, Dan. I am friend of your dad. I am sorry I missed the deadline for the "contest". I was on a vacation through 2/22. Anyway, I am sure your efforts were helpful to the org and I salute you and your peers for all that unselfish work on behalf of others in need. God bless.
Art Niedosik,
Peter, you are a shining example for many to follow.
Genevieve Dickey,
Good Luck Peter.
Bricia Muniz and Wilmar Estrada,
You go Peter! I am so thankful for your health and am excited for your future! Thank you for giving back so others may also benefit from your experience.
Cynthia L Jensen,
Good luck, Peter!!
Julie Stern,
Good luck Peter!
Neider Family,
Amazing thing you are doing Peter and so great to see you all grown up
Susan Rheingold,
Peter. Keep up the great funding raising efforts! From one of your many friends at CHOP.
Peter Adamson,
Good luck Peter!
Anne Leonard,
Congratulations Peter for all your hard work. You are an inspiration. Love, Mitch, Amy, Eva and Caroline
Amy Porche,
Keep up the great work, Peter!
Leslie Raffini,
Good luck and very proud of you and your efforts! Rick Groves
Richard G,
You are an inspiration! Thank you for taking on this fight.
Marion Family,
It's been amazing to see you work so hard for such an important cause, Peter. Very proud.
Newton Associates,
Our donation is made in memory of our mother, Charlotte Landreth Melville, who never hesitated in donating to a worthy cause!
Ann Melville,
Thanks for helping fight cancer
Don & Denise Thomas,
What a great thing you are doing, Peter. Jan Blaskovich
Jan Blaskovich,
Great job Peter!
Douglas Castor,
We are very proud of you Peter! The Bregmans
Bregman Family,
Good luck Peter with your fundraising endeavor! Its awesome that you are helping others. -Vivek Gopalan
Vivek Gopalan,
Best of luck with your fundraising efforts; I am impressed by your well organized project! Kate McShane
Kathryn McShane,
Good Luck Peter. What you are doing to help LLS is awesome. You are truly making a difference. The Palek Family
The Palek Family,
Go team Cancer Crushers! Peter, this donation is in your honor and also in memory of my mom. I regularly support LLS and am glad to do so this time with the possibility of you being student of the year in mind!
Sara J?nez and family,
Team Peter! From the Leet Family
Kati Leet,
My mother died of Leukemia over 40 years ago, I am so glad there are now so many survivors!
Ann Dungan,
Superior Tube Company, 3900 Germantown Pike, Collegeville is proud to donate to such a worthy cause and wish you the best in the LLS Student of the Year competition.
Superior Tube Company, Inc. Collegeville,
Good Luck, the Heuer Family
The Heuer Family,
So proud of you Peter!
Kirsten Solsvig Galef,
Good Luck Peter in meeting your fundraising goal!!
Good luck, Peter, it is great that you are working hard for LLS!
Kelly Berg,
We're all hoping for a future where blood cancers can be quickly cured. Good luck!
Ann and Dick Costello,
Here's to a cancer free future. Thanks for all you are doing to help make that a reality. Love from the Anderson family
the Anderson Family,
Good luck to you, Peter!
Cathy Watkins,
Good luck Peter! The Pellicano Family
The Pellicano Family,
In Honor of Peter Ditzler Student of the Year. Love Norbert(Moe) & Eileen Shaffer
Norbert Shaffer,
In Honor of Peter Ditzler Student of the Year. Love Russ & Denise & Jake & Leah Friz.
Denise Friz,
Congratulations on all your achievements.....You are an inspiration to us all! 7 more months to the cottage
scott clark,

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  • Merck
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  • Dan and Drina Ditzler
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  • Neider Family
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  • Anne Leonard
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  • James & Donna Butz
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  • Lori Albrecht
  • Mary Corson
  • Ann Melville
  • Don & Denise Thomas
  • Jan Blaskovich
  • Penske Truck Leasing
  • Parkside Lawns LLC
  • Cathleen & Paul Barone
  • Frank Friz
  • John & Cynthia Cutrufello
  • Asmita Joshi
  • Joseph & Tammy Strempel
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  • Bregman Family
  • Vivek Gopalan
  • Bernadette Kleinman
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  • Karen Chaney
  • MaryLou Doughty
  • Lori J. Peltier
  • Asha George-Guiser
  • Margaret Smith
  • Sidnie Harris
  • Kathryn McShane
  • The Feaster Family
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  • Norbert Shaffer
  • Denise Friz
  • scott clark
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  • Kirsten Solsvig Galef
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  • Leonard Rovinsky
  • Lynn Chialastri
  • The Palek Family
  • Sara J?nez and family
  • Baman
  • Kati Leet
  • John Young
  • Karl R. Schafer
  • The Zahour Family
  • Ann Dungan
  • Kelly Berg
  • Ann and Dick Costello
  • the Anderson Family
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