Student Visionaries of the Year Westchester-Fairfield

Luke Petruzello | Luke Petruzello Tackle Cancer

Team Tackle Cancer Student Visionaries of the Year Fundraiser

Nov 23, 2022


I am a visionary; I have a vision for a world without cancer, but I need your help to "TACKLE CANCER"!


When I was 4 years old, my mom was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma. I was too young to understand what was going on. But, I have vivid memories of my mom sleeping all the time and remember being afraid of her bald head. My mom was sick for over a year as she had to undergo a bone marrow transplant. 

I am running for LLS Student Visionary of the Year to help raise funds to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma and help to make the lives of patients and their caregivers much easier. I know first hand what a family endures when they receive a cancer diagnosis. I wish for a world with no cancer and I want to help get closer to that goal. 


Please consider joining this fight by making a donation. All donations are greatly appreciated and tax-deductible. Please visit my website often and tell friends who would also like to donate! THANK YOU, LUKE and Team TACKLE CANCER


Visionaries look to the future—and see infinite possibility.
They challenge the status quo—and make the impossible possible.
They boldly imagine a better world – and lead the charge to create it.


The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society was built on that same vision - of a better world - one without blood cancers.


As a global leader in the fight against blood cancer, LLS:

  • Funds cutting-edge research leading to breakthroughs in immunotherapy, genomics and personalized medicine that are improving and saving the lives of patients
  • Provides free education and support for blood cancer patients and families, including personalized, one-on-one support, assistance with identifying and enrolling in clinical trials, and more.
  • Mobilizes thousands of advocates to drive policy changes that accelerate the development of new cancer treatments and break down barriers to care.

Thanks to your support, my efforts will help ensure this generation is the last to see cancer.
On behalf of blood cancer patients everywhere, thank you!


For more information about LLS, please visit




  • Sarah Snell

    Great work, Luke! We are thankful for your mom, too.

  • Emily Fontana

    So inspiring Luke- what a worthy cause! Many blessings!

  • John Lorenzo

    Good luck for a cure

  • Lisa Dobbs

    My dad Michael Rinaldi and in honor of survivors Shannon Petruzello and myself .


    Great going Luke supporting such an important cause. I wish you lots of success in your efforts!

  • Molly Mack

    It is my joy to participate in this worthy cause, Luke, in HONOR of your amazing mother and my treasured childhood friend SHANNON! Best wishes on your campaign! - Molly Mack

  • Sullivan Family

    Luke, awesome cause, and thanks for letting us participate! Keep it up my man - The Sullivan

  • Vera Sachs

    Way to go Petruzello Family!

  • Sebastian Dallo

    LUke I love u brother

  • Chrissy Hazelton

    Way to go Luke! The hazelton family

  • Mary Geore

    “I believe in possibilities. I believe in mind over matter. I believe hurtles in life are meant to be jumped over.” 💚

  • ReRe Corcoran

    Good luck Luck and thank you for all your efforts!


    strong and positive

  • Andrew Curcio

    Hi Shannon! This is very special to my heart, I lost my incredibly healthy and active grandmother very quickly (who was only 76) to Leukemia. & My Dad was always diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma 6 years ago but thank god in remission! Thanks for being amazing and doing this!!! Xoxo

  • Sarah Burchetta

    Go Luke!

  • Susan Shultis

    We're happy to support such a great cause. Go get em! PS- I love the pic of you and your mom :-)

  • Laura Holland

    Way to go Luke!

  • Evelyn Chu

    Great work Luke!

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    Best wishes to you and your family. Keep up the good fight and great work you are doing!

  • Lesley & Tim Reidy

    We are so proud of your efforts, Luke, and miss seeing your wonderful family out West.

  • Sandomenico Family

    Good cause! Good luck! Thank you for trying to make a difference!

  • anna reno

    Great cause - best of luck!

  • Christina Condron

    I hope you reach your goal Luke!

  • Mary and Jack Eiff

    Good luck reaching your goal, Luke! Thanks for doing this.

  • Brendan and Claire Neary

    Go Luke!! Your mom is an inspiration to so many. This is such a worthy cause.

  • Michele Turkel

    My donation is for Shannon Petruzello. She lives life to the fullest and is a wonderful woman. Shannon is much loved by all. Michele Turkel

  • The Casey’s

    Awesome Luke

  • The Udell Family

    Way to go Luke! with love from the Udells xo

  • Dharmesh Surati

    Heard about you from my friend Jerry Parker. Your story is very inspiring. Stay strong and keep fighting.

  • Brian McCarthy

    Stay Strong Luke !

  • Teresa Ruddy

    Go Luke! Thanks for all you do to fight cancer! We miss Highland Park Place, love from all the Ruddys

  • The Isaacson Family

    Best of luck in reaching your goal Luke!

  • Maria & Mike Barton

    So proud of you Luke and your amazing leadership!

  • Elaine Reeves

    Luke, This is a wonderful opportunity for you to help make a difference! I wish you continued success in your fundraising campaign. My donation is honor of your mother. Sincerely, Elaine Reeves

  • Jennifer Stano

    So inspiring Luke. Cannot get over how grown you are. This donation is in honor of Shannon as well as Penny🤍

  • Teri Facio

    Good luck!

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for working so hard to help others! I admire you and am proud to help this very important cause 💗🙏🏻

  • Jennifer Barbakoff

    Fighting the battle for anyone who struggled.

  • Lindsay Berardi

    Great cause! In honor of Penny & my grandmother, Ann & amazing survivors like Shannon! 💙

  • Christy Schultze

    Good luck, Luke! My family has a history w/Leukemia, too. Thank you for your work to support research to end these blood diseases. Wishing you much success, Mrs. Schultze

  • Anonymous

    God Bless

  • roger dean

    Great Job Luke, Keep it going !

  • Julie + Larry Kirshner

    Wonderful work Luke! With love, The Kirshners

  • Paula and Ronnie Ram

    Great job Luke! Say hi to your parents:)

  • Alison Heaton

    How wonderful to support your mom in this meaningful way!

  • The Traynor Family

    Go Luke. Your mom is a strong woman and inspiration to us all.

  • The Curry Family

    Way to go Luke for this tremendous work!!!

  • Sarah Garrity

    Way to go, Luke!

  • Cary Hazlegrove

    Great Luke!

  • The Lombinos

    Honoring a super survivor, talented designer, amazing mom, wonderful neighbor and friend. You are an inspiration!! The Lombinos

  • Cindy Levi

    Luke - Here is to you, a fierce fundraiser! And to your mom, a beautiful survivor and a very talented designer. Cindy Levi


    Such a worthwhile cause and a blessed tribute to your mother!

  • Kathy Hess

    Praise God!

  • David MacFadyen

    Shannon Petruzello

  • Kristin McMahon

    Hi Luke! We are thrilled to partake. Sending LOVE from California. Kristin and Steve McMahon

  • May Burke

    Great job Luke! Your hard work will help many other today and in the future!

  • Susan DeGross

    Beautiful story and very happy ending

  • Carolynn and Doug Krause

    Well done Luke!!

  • Diana H Weinstein

    For my beautiful and most special friend Shannon. Luke, this is amazing!!!

  • Christine Guasco

    Great project Luke Love from The Guasco family

  • The Trickett Family

    Luke, so proud of you! You and your mom inspire so many!

  • Siobhan Dolce

    Luke Petruzello LLS Candidate

  • Janice Iverson

    Jacquie, you must be so proud of your grandson Luke to be participating in raising funds in honor of his mom. I understand how devastating it is to lose someone you love to this dreaded disease. Hopefully a cure is just around the corner.

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