Mar 13, 2017

Sami "Petro" Petrucciani has come a long way in 12 years since her bone marrow transplant.   In the Fall of 2017, Sami is headed off to Ball State University in Muncie Indiana to pursue a degree in Early Childhood Education.  We are very proud of her. Please watch for updates as I will include a link to Sami's page.  

Please join me and my wife in supporting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) by donating to my page to support The Second Annual Leuk-OUT to be held on July 22, 2017 at Hillcrest Country Club! Ticket information for the Party will be available soon on our website  This year we are incorporating an 12 mile run/walk for individuals or up to 3 person teams in addition to the 12 mile collective swim. Yep, I am going to run 12 miles and get in the pool to swim a mile myself.  Training at 50 years old is a bit of a challenge.  But, Challenge Accepted!! 

LLS's continued advancements over the years, are responsible for the blood cancer survival rate doubling and tripling; in some cases, the survival rate has even quadrupled.

And many LLS supported therapies not only help blood cancer patients but are now used to treat patients with rare forms of stomach and skin cancers. They're even being tested in clinical trials for patients with a range of cancers including lung, brain, breast, pancreatic and prostate cancers. LLS funded drugs are now being tested for patients with other non-cancerous diseases like Diabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Multiple Sclerosis.

We really are changing the face of blood cancer!

All donations are greatly appreciated and are tax deductible. They'll not only support LLS research but patient services, advocacy, public and professional education, and community services as well.

Please visit my Web site often and bring friends who would also like to donate!

I am currently recruiting runners and swimmers to join the challange, create their own fund raising page and join the fun.  Please contact me directly if you want to swim or run or both.  I can be reached at 317-697-3876.

On behalf of blood cancer patients everywhere I thank you for your support!
For more information about LLS, please visit


It's amazing what you are doing by raising money and creating awareness. Good luck on your proud of you. We will continue to keep Sami Petro and your whole family in our prayers!
Kelly Prince,
Great Cause!
Benjamin Haak,
You go, Petro!
Heath Osburn,
Best of luck Todd!
Jeff Hern,
Good luck, Todd! Love to see your passion for the cause!
Ryan Shelton,
This is great work you are doing and good luck from your friends in St. Louis!!
Chris Swift,
Great job Todd, proud of you!
Michael Crook,
Great Job Todd!
Ed Gallo,
You are a beautiful young lady and an AMAZING inspiration!! Go Uncle Todd!!
Joanne Bianchini,
You're a great man Todd!
Jim Arvotti,
You're a beautiful young woman Sami! Love the Petro family and happy to contribute!! Go, Todd, Go!!! Renee C.
Renee Casswell,
Yo Toad, I hope that you will make it through this event....ha ha ha
Michael Maccanelli,
This is great! Best of luck! I'm glad Sami is cured, I wish her nothing but health and happiness.
Jessica Aldridge,
Gio Pelle, Inc.,
Todd. Thanks for all your hard work. You are doing an amazing thing for all who fight these difficult disease.
Matthew webster,
Good luck, hope you raise lots of money!!
Janice Ziegler,
Good luck!
Greg Davis,
Marcie (Ann) Green,

Support our Efforts

Donating for this event will be available from: Friday, March 10, 2017 12:00AM to Sunday, July 30, 2017 12:00AM EST
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Fundraising Total

Individual Goal
$7,000 of $20,000

My Thanks To

  • Chris Swift
  • Tim Weisenbach
  • Gio Pelle, Inc.
  • Chris Horton
  • George Mulvaney
  • Benjamin Haak
  • Cheryl Darrington
  • Matthew webster
  • Steven Mast
  • Steve & Tracie Hoss
  • Doug Eckhart
  • Janice Ziegler
  • Jay @ EM Company
  • Kelly Prince
  • Ed Gallo
  • Jim Arvotti
  • Renee Casswell
  • Michael Maccanelli
  • Ben Pidgeon
  • Ryan Shelton
  • Garth Schwomeyer
  • Michael Crook
  • John Frodel
  • Jessica Aldridge
  • Greg Davis
  • Marcie (Ann) Green
  • Amy Kleine
  • Rick Mahoney
  • Paul Goco
  • Jeff Hern
  • Heath Osburn
  • Joanne Bianchini
  • Erie Insurance