Student Visionaries of the Year Houston

Abby Tartaglia | Team Cavs for a Cure

Abby's Student Visionaries of the Year Fundraiser

Feb 09, 2023

The support we've received so far has been incredible, so thank you to everyone who's donated! I'm honored truly honored to be a canadite this year, but am even more proud to see first hand how family, friends, and strangers will support one another when in need. It is because of each one of you that steps towards a cure are being made. My favorite part of this campaign so far has been sharing stories with donors about their whys, i've even built new relationships through this cause. If you have a connection to this campaign, please don't hesitate to reach out. Let's keep up this fight and help mroe people everyday. Until there's a cure.


Abby's Students of the Year Fundraiser

Dec 19, 2022

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the largest donor to blood cancer research in the nation. They have invested over $1.5 billion in research and are leaders in advancing breakthroughs in immunotherapy, genomics, and personalized medicine. While there has been phenomenal progress, there is still so much more to be done. My campaign provides an opportunity to support the critical work of LLS in combating these diseases. 


This mission is especially important to me because of my Aunt Carmen. Carmen is one of those people who everyone admires, she lights up any room she walks in and simply radiates life. She is selfless and kind too, but more than anything, she is the backbone of my family. She embodies strength and inspires me to become a successful woman like herself. Carmen was diagnosed in 2010, with one of the most lethal blood cancers, Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML); unlike most blood cancers, AML treatment has had little advancement in the past four decades. Fighting for your life is a journey like no other, and after fighting through three unsuccessful attempts at chemo Carmen needed a miracle. Granted in the form of a stem cell transplant, Carmen was gifted the opportunity to keep living. Now, many years later, my Aunt Carmen is a healthy Acute Myeloid Leukemia survivor. In honor of my Aunt Carmen's journey, I have assembled Team Cavs For A Cure to help me fight the battle against AML and other blood cancers. I am honored to lead my team through this experience and am excited to push toward our goal of raising $100,000 during the 7-week program.





  • Lee Tarbox

    What a wonderful project! My sweet mother passed away from Lymphoma at a young age. God bless your efforts, and hugs to Carmen.

  • The Mouse and her man

    Let's kick some Leukemia butt!!! Go Abby!!

  • Suzanne Goldstein

    Good luck on this fundraiser!

  • The Capan Family

    Good luck leading your team to a victorious grand finale!

  • April Workman

    Thinking of your Aunt Carmen and we look forward to seeing your future success Ms. Abby!

  • Matt Avery

    Good luck Abby with your goal! This is a great thing you are doing.

  • Laura, Jason, Victoria. Alex Brigman

    Good Luck!

  • Robin Beattie

    Happy to support such a great cause!

  • Lucia Marcellini

    Best of luck! Happy to support and very proud of you!

  • Anonymous

    Good luck team Cavs. So proud of what you’re doing.

  • Hester Smith

    What a great cause. Go Abby!

  • Anonymous

    Good luck Abby

  • Anonymous

    Cavs for a Cure!!

  • Constance Gallarza

    Go Abby! Good luck.

  • Chris Williamson

    Good luck Abby!!

  • Sharon Miller

    Best of luck! Gatsby and are a big Abby fans!

  • Sabina Rahman-Garcia

    What a wonderful cause to support! All the best Abby...

  • Holly Rogers

    Love you sweet Abby and Carmen too!

  • Ruby Sanchez

    Awesome initiative! So great to know that you're doing this. Good luck!!

  • Allison Shaw

    Thank you Abby for helping this great organization!

  • Rick and Michele Gremillion

    Abby, I'm very proud of the woman that you've become, with passion for a purpose, and love for your family that guides you through this effort. You go, girl! I'm glad I can make a small contribution to this cause. Rick and Michele

  • Martin Krohn

    Thank you Abby!

  • Lucy Crew

    Good Luck! - A 2020 student of the year candidate.

  • Melissa Messner

    Thank you for reaching out and best wishes to you ?? My daughter, Brenna, is a 5 year survivor of AML. We are so grateful for all the love and light people like you are creating ??

  • Corbin Hoppas

    best of luck from kansas!!

  • Ron Tipa

    When people give positive results follow. Let’s keep giving to eradicate this terrible disease.

  • Ryan M Spahr

    Good luck from Indiana!

  • #FightinFins

    Let’s go Abby!!

  • Philip Reale

    From WV, with love!

  • Drew Lufkin

    Good Luck! Great cause

  • Kyle Sadler

    Such a great cause. Get that title!!

  • Scott Patterson

    Checking Iowa off of Abby’s list! Way to go!!

  • Jason, Billy, Ryan, Bonnie

    Thank you Abby for what you are doing, especially for honoring our Grams. We love you! Jason, Billy, Ryan and Bonnie

  • Gianna Tartaglia

    I’m supporting my little sister Abby in her journey to raise awarness to fight against blood cancer! Good luck!

  • Jodie Harper

    Great cause!

  • William and Karon Fontaine

    Greetings from NC!

  • Eric Harrington

    Good luck Abby!

  • Cristina Caruso

    Aloha from Hawaii!

  • David John Gassman

    Thank Nichole Sehon!

  • Lisa Petrovich on behalf of Nichole Sehon

    For Abby Tartaglia from Colorado

  • Kona Hawaii


  • Rachael Fullinwider

    Support from Idaho!

  • Scott Smith


  • Moses Bedrossian


  • Autumn Bissonnette

    Thank you from Vermont!

  • Ethan Schellhorn

    You’ve got Iowa!

  • Ana McDaniel

    Go Abby! From Ana Carmen ♥️

  • Lukas Hawthorne

    You're doing wonderful work. May your dreams take you far <3 --Lukas in RI

  • Voice Mail

    Go Abby

  • Erin Hamilton

    Donating for Abby who is running for student of the Year for the leukemia and Lymphoma society.

  • North Dakota Donor

    North Dakota Donation Thank you!

  • Dana Swan

    Way to go Abby!! So proud of you and your team!! &#x1f495;

  • Karla Griffith

    So proud of your successful journey to remission. Love ya!

  • Jennifer Moog & family

    You’ve got this! #gameon

  • The Carlo Family

    Good Luck Abby!

  • Kerstin Richardson

    Good luck to team Cavs for Cure.

  • Renee Casserly

    Good luck Abby!! Great cause for us all.

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