2018 ATX Students of the Year

Luke Almendarez | Team Round Rock

Welcome to Luke Almendarez's SOY Fundraising Page!

Feb 02, 2018

Team Round Rock


Welcome To My Students of the Year Fundraising Page!

Please join me in supporting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) by making a donation that will benefit blood cancer patients everywhere. Thanks to your support, my efforts, will help fund the therapies and treatments and help save lives today.


Local Austin area high school students enrolled in private or public schools who are enthusiastic about volunteerism, philanthropy, community outreach, and leadership!


The Students of the Year Campaign is a seven-week initiative in which high school students participate in a fundraising competition to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) South Central Texas Austin Chapter.  The 7 week campaign will end on March 2nd  with a Grand Finale Celebration at the Hyatt Regency where Austin’s Students of the Year will be announced. Every dollar counts as a “vote” and the Student team with the most “votes” will be named the winner.


The 2018 campaign kicks off on January 11th and ends on March 2nd. For 7 weeks, our  candidate teams will focus on raising as much money as possible for LLS and our mission. 


To join the fight against cancer and improve the quality of life for our patients and their families. Leukemia is the number one cancer killer of our children under the age of 20; therefore kids are helping kids battling these devastating cancers.


Students rally their communities, schools and families to support their fundraising efforts. Along with their own web sites, LLS staff provides students with materials and support throughout the campaign.  Students will be sending letters, hosting events, soliciting sponsorships and securing auction items.

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!

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

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  • Ken Schrom

    Luke, Good luck with your project, I will pass out your info to our entire staff here with the Hooks Organization. God Bless Buddy, Ken

  • Lindsay Vogel

    What an amazing way to honor your mom and help others! Best of luck on your fundraising efforts Luke!

  • Matt and Jillian Kata

    Good luck reaching your goal Luke. Your mom would be so proud! Love, Matt, Jillian, Tripp and Gentry

  • Tom Brooks Foote

    In memory of my mother Betty Foote

  • Stephanie Velez

    Good luck Luke! Sincerely, Steph, Efrain and Mia Velez

  • Bryan Eisenberg

    I hope you knock your fundraising goals out of the park. Having lost both my parents to Lymphoma this hits close to home and I will do all I can to support you. You are doing an amazing job honoring your mom.

  • Dennise Therkelsen

    In memory of Luke's beautiful Mom."Jana" I loved her, Luke.

  • Nolan Ryan Foundation

    The Nolan Ryan Foundation is honored to help you reach your goals Luke! We are proud of your efforts and wish you the best of luck in carrying on your mom's legacy.

  • Adam Nuse

    Pumped for you! Doing good things bud! I know how proud your Dad is of the work you’re doing. Happy to support you!

  • Meredith Cooper

    Luke, It warms my heart to see you so selflessly dedicating your time and efforts to this worthy cause. I know your mom would be proud and your dad is proud. I send my best to you and thank you for all that your family does to support Wonders & Worries and all families who are impacted by cancer.

  • Michael & Jenna Byrnes

    Great job making a difference Luke!

  • Eric and Elizabeth Dohanich

    What an incredible way to honor your Mom's memory and shine the light of love into the world!

  • Suzie Neuenschwander

    Good luck and go get'em! So happy to see our youth doing such great things. It's only the beginning of your journey. Keep up the hard work!

  • Lauren Holdorff

    Thank you, Luke!!

  • Todd Nelson - Kalahari Resorts

    Good luck. What a great honor to your mother.

  • The Scot Knight Family

    Blessings to you sweet Luke!

  • Alan Bradley

    Good work Luke!

  • Chad, Kim, Payton, Brooklyne, Alex Johnson

    We wish you much success in your campaign to raise money in honor of your beautiful mother. We are donating in the name of James Crowson (our Gumps) who is currently battling leukemia. Good Luck Team Round Rock! God Bless- Chad, Kim, Payton, Brooklyne, Alex Johnson

  • Sharon Wilkes

    I’m posting your information to all my social pages, and I hope you raise a lot of money!!!! My father died from a glioblastoma as well. I miss your precious mother! Take care Almendarez Family!

  • Doug Bernier

    Proud of you Luke

  • David Hennig

    Good luck buddy

  • Nicole Broussard

    Luke almendarez

  • Patrick Pettit

    Good luck, Luke!! We are very proud of you. Pat and Myra Pettit

  • Jared Sealy

    Best of luck to you and Team Rock on reaching your goal!

  • Casey Schnautz

    For Team Rock Shirt

  • Shane, Avery & Alexa Daigle

    Jenise Daigle, a mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and the best Veterinary Dermatologist in America who beat rectal cancer! We are ever grateful and feel blessed that God gave her entire medical team as well as herself the strength and knowledge to see that she survived the disease process. We pray for her continued health as well as the countless others affected by this devastating disease. God is Good ALL the time!

  • Martie & Sara Cordaro

    Keep up the great work. Your father is very proud of the young man you are becoming. #TeamJana

  • Laura, Chris, Mac & Lilla Fragoso

    Proud of you, Luke! Thank you for being a great example to my kids. Mac is wearing his hat backwards because of you! :)


    Luke, what a great cause; your Mom would be so proud of you.

  • Linda & Larry Burrell

    Proud of you Luke for doing your part to make a difference. God bless... Linda and Larry

  • Sheerin Ager

    Luke-proud of you for doing this in honor of your Mom. I know she is smiling her beautiful smile on you, Chase & your Dad everyday. Sheerin & Michael Ager & Girls

  • Tim Jackson

    #TeamJana and all those in the fight for a cure

  • Rachael Brunson

    Luke, what a wonderful thing you are doing in honor of your mother. There could be no better testament to the kind of mother she must have been to you. I know your father is very proud! Good luck Team Rock!

  • Tiny Thomas

    Good luck Luke! And God Bless you and your family! Tiny SF Giants

  • The Yard Family

    Great job Luke

  • Rebecca Norris

    So proud of you and your team for stepping up to make a difference for such a worthy cause! :)

  • Dania Dakour Gonzalez

    Great job and best of luck to you Luke!

  • Joanna & Steve Kirchner

    Good luck Luke! So proud of you! Joanna & Steve Kirchner

  • wendy abrahamsen

    In beautiful memory, and honor, of your precious mother, Jana, on her earthly birthdate.

  • Priscilla & Kevin Driskill

    Luke, What a beautiful tribute to your Mother. We hope this helps you reach your goal. Priscilla and Kevin Driskill

  • Marisol Samaro

    Luke, I am so proud of you and the young man you have become. I love that you are honoring your mother in this endeavor. I know both your mom and dad must be so proud of you. Good luck!

  • Dan Upp

    Well done, Luke.

  • Jeri Robertson

    You fight hard girl and we will too. You got this.

  • Cheryl Gillespie

    Luke, you are doing amazing things to make this world a better place! I hope you win the contest!. I know your Mama is smiling down on you and is super proud of you!

  • Wanda & Marty Gibson

    Great work Mr Luke, courageous love is powerful & inspiring! Keep rockin' it!

  • Travis & Courtney Adams

    So proud of you Luke! #TEAMJANAFOREVER

  • Colby Eliz

    In memory of Jana Almendarez


    I'm so proud of you Luke. Your mom shines through in all the good that you do. Love you!

  • Ross Scott

    Good luck Buddy. You are an inspiration!

  • Chip Brown

    God bless you and your mother Luke!

  • Michael Hardge

    Keep Up the Great Work

  • The Connery Family

    Proud of you Luke! We love you guys . . .

  • Ron Wood

    Thank you, great job!! Ron Wood BinDumped, LLC

  • David Abrams and the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders

    Luke - You are an inspiration to us all and I look forward to meeting you. Good luck with reaching your goal. David Abrams and the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders

  • The Robin Boys

    We are so impressed Luke. What a great cause.

  • Dorothy Scott

    Sharon was my sister and an amazing human being. She was always supporting family and friends in need. She passed away after a long battle with MDS that included trial drugs and a stem cell transplant and finally Full blown Leukemia. Thank you so much for the work you are doing to raise awareness and funds to fight this terrible disease.

  • Brad Taylor

    Good work, Luke!

  • Luke Marberry

    Love you Luke!

  • Emma Jo, Evonne & JJ Gottsch

    Great job Luke! We're all proud of you. - Emma Jo, Evonne & JJ

  • Amy Meredith

    Luke, you are so amazing and I know your Mom is so happy and proud of you. Keep up the good work. You are helping to save lives!

  • Celeste Lesmeister

    "Your inner strength is your outer foundation". Luke, you took this mission and turned it into a legacy - we are all so proud of you. Of your strength. Your moms spirit lives on in the work you are doing and foundation you had the courage to step out and help lead.

  • Tyler Bybee

    Luke, You are an amazing young man and have a bright future ahead! What an outstanding job you have done with this opportunity. Tyler Bybee

  • Amanda and Matt Keeter

    In honor of your amazing family Luke!

  • Anonymous

    I'm so proud of you, Luke and the AMAZING team you've enlisted to support this GREAT cause. Good luck to you all!:-)

  • Georgia Miller

    Luke you are making a big difference! Your mother would be so proud of you.

  • Steve Flores

    Luke, Proud of the young man you have become! Keep shining Jana's light, it's present in everything you do! Stay radiant!

  • Joe, Janda, and Jake Castillo

    Thank you for choosing to work to give those fighting a fighting chance. God bless you!

  • Robert Chody

    Thank you for leading from the front !

  • Ross Ohlendorf

    Good luck Luke!

  • Jennie Finch Daigle

    Shine on Luke! You’re mama shines on through you!

  • Marika Mizobuchi-Brown

    Good luck ,Luke!! From Brown family

  • Byron Howard

    Go Team Jana

  • Deborah Duffer

    Proud of your dedication to this organization!

  • John Carter

    So proud of you Luke for all your hard work to honor your mother. I know she is extremely proud of you as we all are. Keep honoring her with your passion and drive.

  • Casey Georgens

    Donating to honor Rylie York, who is currently fighting the fight; for Jana Almendarez, one of the best women we've ever known; and my little sister, Shelley, who lost her battle 24 years ago at age 15. Proud of you, Luke! Good Luck!

  • Ginger Hooton

    May the Lord bless all that you have done, Luke. I know your Mom would be so proud of you. Love, Ginger and Burt Hooton

  • Juan Gomez Jr

    We are proud of you Luke. Love You! Michelle and J.J. Gomez

  • Kristi Sklar

    Supporting Luke in all he accomplishes in life

  • Ross and Shanna Schneider

    Luke, you and your family are an inspiration to all of us! Keep up the great work!!

  • Gary Godbee

    Good luck, Luke! GG

  • David Mebane

    Well done Luke.

  • Anonymous

    Luke, Thank you for being one who serves others. Proud of the amazing young man that have become. Love, The Ropers

  • Sarah Hahn

    Luke, they couldn't have a picked a better coordinator for this job. We are so proud of you and wish you the best of luck tonight and in your many future missions of doing God's work. Warmly, Sarah Hahn

  • Fr Michael O'Connor

    Hi Luke Thanking God on my birthday today, I am making a donation in memory of your dear Mom. Wish you only the best of everything now and always. Fr Michael O'Connor

  • Greg Schneider

    Amazing family!

  • David Almendarez

    Jana Almendarez

  • Cheri Kempf

    This donation is made to support Luke Almendarez in his quest and commitment to contribute to the research for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Luke, your dedication to this cause is moving and I am happy to support you!

  • Sarah, Jeff and Henry Zeigler

    Luke, We are very proud of you and happy to be included in this tribute to your Mom. We are also pleased to stand with you in the fight against cancer.

  • Terry Rosenthal

    #teamjana Your mom would be so proud for you!

  • Kim and Charles Kolinek

    Goodluck Luke!!

  • Dave Oliver

    You’re the best Luke!

  • Janet Leonardi

    ?? u Luke

  • Tom Hancock

    Awesome display of your love for your mom

  • The Godwin Family

    Lots of love to your family.

  • Amy Domecq

    Good Luck, Luke!

  • Tony Bender

    In honor of Addi and Jana

  • Chase Almendarez

    Proud of you! Very tough to balance school, baseball and this campaign yet you made it happen. Mom is proud! Chase & Jordyn

  • Anonymous

    We are very proud of what you are doing and have done. Your Mama is happy. Joe & Betty

  • John and Suzi Erwin

    Love from the Erwins

  • stephanie williams


  • Shawn Thompson

    Good luck, Luke! Such a great way to carry on your beautiful Mama's legacy! Continued prayers for all of you! Glenn, Shawn, Mason & Klein Thompson

  • Brian Calbeck

    Go get em Luke! I’m proud of everything you represent.

  • The Collins family

    Great job Luke...keep up the good work.

  • Anonymous

    Good luck Luke. Your grandma Dora is so proud of you.

  • Susan Mielke

    Luke, Rick and I are so proud of you. Best of luck! Love you...

  • Jenn Rogers

    What a beautiful woman and mother who will be forever missed. Prayers for peace that surpasses all understanding. Love, Jenn & World's Okayest Mom Inc.

  • Jeff Sauer

    Nice Job Kid

  • Angelica Montalvo

    Chris, you and Jana raised awesome kids! Best of luck Luke! Many Blessings

  • Cassidy MacQuarrie

    So proud of you, Luke! #TeamJana

  • Missy Parrish


  • Rachel Hahn

    I'm so proud of you Luke!

  • Robyn Petty

    Sweet Luke - I am so proud of you and I KNOW your mom is too! You are an amazing young man and you are changing lives all over the world. Way to go! Much Love, Jeff, Robyn, Maddy, Steele & Aly Petty

  • Thomas Ghighi

    Best of luck to you, Luke! Tell you dad I said hello. Tommy Ghighi

  • Dwayne Weirich

    Please know I support your campaign and am proud of your efforts.

  • Joe & Marissa Austin

    Blessings to you Luke!

  • Mel Jones

    Congrats Luke!! What a great honor!! Way to go!!!

  • brenda fendrick

    An angel on Earth, and now an angel in heaven.

  • Brittney Martin

    Praying for you to surpass your goals! So proud of you Luke. You are such an amazing young man!

  • Robert and Sylvia Marshall

    We are happy to support Luke and Team Rock! We donate in honor of my sister, Cindy Wadsworth-Garcia.

  • Kaylen Silverberg

    Congratulations Luke! You are a very special young man and I'm honored to be able to support you in this project. I know that your Mom must be very proud of you - not only for remembering what she told you, but for having the courage to send your very eloquent letter to people you don't know. Even though you don't know us, we remember your Mom and know how proud your Dad must be of you as well. Good luck - you are VERY deserving! Kaylen Silverberg, M.D.

  • Paul & Fritzi Hardin

    Super proud of you Luke!

Contact us by email or call 888.LLS.7177.