Student Visionaries of the Year Pittsburgh
Trevor Katz | Team Takedown Cancer
Trevor's Student Visionaries of the Year Fundraiser
I am honored to participate as a candidate for the 2023 Student Visionaries of the Year program, a seven-week initiative, from February 10th to March 31st, in which select high school students from around the country participate in a fundraising competition to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The candidate that raises the most money at the end of the seven weeks is named Student Visionary of the Year. Our mission is to not only raise the most money but also to bring attention to blood cancers like leukemia, which is the most common form of cancer in children and teens.
I am doing this campaign because of the true fighters and heroes who have inspired me through their battles with cancer.
My cousin Amy was diagnosed with Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia when she was just 11 years old in 2003. She was put on an experimental drug called Gleevec, which ended up saving her life. She is in medical remission today because of this drug, and the research for it was funded by LLS. I now get to see the happy, healthy and wonderful woman she has become.
I am also inspired by children who have to battle cancer at such a young age. Through LLS, I met my friends Julius and Nora who have both fought brave battles against blood cancer. It is truly amazing how positive they remain through the toughest of trials. Both Julius and Nora are such sweet, kind, and uplifting people, and their positivity helps motivate me to raise money for families just like theirs.
My family's legacy of fundraising efforts for LLS also motivate me. My father, Peter Katz, was LLS Man of the Year in 2019, raising $106,000. My sister, Claire Katz, was Student of the Year in 2020 raising $82,000. Last year my cousin, Maisy Wadlow, was a candidate for 2022 Student of the Year, raising $101,000! For as long as I can remember we have been raising money for LLS, and I hope that your support will continue this great legacy!
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.
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!
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 www.lls.org.
Chris at Scoglio is walking on broken glass. Sad!
Trevor, you should be proud of all the good you are doing for LLS....
My husband has dealt with two different forms of mantle cell lymphoma in the past 23 years. 23 years ago, he was given a 15% chance of living and HERE HE IS! The message is NEVER GIVE UP AND LEAVE A DOCTOR WHO SAYS YOUR CANCER IS TERMINAL - YOU NEVER KNOW. My husband is battling again and we are sure he will get through this with the help of extremely competent nurse and doctors - the research in cancer is the past 25 years is astounding!
C B Anderson
All the best!
Thank you for your fundraising efforts!
Love how the Katz family continues to contribute to LLS. Way to keep the family legacy going Trevor! Good luck in all you do!
Good luck Trevor in your fundraising efforts!
Best of luck!
Keep doing great things Trevor! You carry a long history of charitable people in your family!
Good luck with all your efforts Trevor...Happy to support!
Trevor good luck from the DeBaldo’s in Ohio-
Wonderful thing you are doing Trevor. Aunt Betty
Wonderful you are doing this!
Thanks for your fundraising!
Good luck Trevor!!
Great work Trevor. Keep it up!
Trevor, thanks you for giving your time to help fund the LLS. God bless!
The Fortun Family
Good luck, Trevor! We are proud of you! ~ The Fortuns
Best of luck Trevor in continuing your family's efforts in support of this worthy cause!
Keep up the good work Trevor!
Keep up the great work!
Matthew & Karen Pavlovich
An honor to contribute to this great cause and support an amazing family. Matthew and Karen Pavlovich
Adrienne, Evan and Noah Indianer
Great job, Trevor!
Way to go Trevor. Mr. Letters had CLL. I’m happy to hear your cousin is doing well. I’ll be happy to donate through your fundraising. Patty Letters.
Great job helping others!
We wish you great success as we all look toward a future without cancer.
We support you Trevor, and this great cause! We remember helping Amy’s Army with bone marrow drives and we hope this helps those children and many others. God Bless!
Hope all is well Peter
Mario and Tiffany Cafaro
Good Luck, Trevor
Good luck with your fundraising!
You got this Trevor!
Good luck, Trevor!
Good luck. David yaccino. SSA ‘86
For the Cure!
Karen Craig Brubaker
Trevor - Happy to support your efforts towards this important cause.
Trevor Katz Team - Takedown Cancer
Proud of you, Trevor!
For the cure!
Good luck Trevor! Thanks for your efforts!!!
Thrilled to support this effort!
Best of luck with your fundraising efforts!
Best of luck to you Trevor! Way to work for the cure!
I really appreciate your mission and wish you all the best!
Hunter & Marcy Smith
Great job, Trevor!
Keep up the great work Trevor!
Thank you Trevor
Mike Fanto & Kimberly Phillips
Keep up the good work...Tower Auto Sales, Mike & Kimberly
Thanks. Keep up the great work!
Thank you, Trevor and your "Team Takedown Cancer-Trevor Katz" for your efforts to contribute to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and to continue to make a difference in the lives of so many who are challenged with blood cancer.
Thank you for fundraising. Cancer is beyond evil... I look forward to a world without it
Continue to the good work!
Such an important and worthy cause!
Great job Trevor with this important cause!
Congratulations on all of your achievements Trevor! xo Wes & Gang
Best Wishes Trevor in this noble fundraising effort to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Good luck & God bless you for your hard work.
Great work Trevor. Your passion and care for others at such a young age is inspiring. #takedowncancer
You're amazing, Trevor! For the Cure!
Good luck Trevor!
Good luck Trevor----great effort on this!
Verne and Lindsay Bergstrom
Trevor, we are so sorry we are not able to make it. My grandmother had leukemia and passed away last April, so this is a great cause. Keep doing great things!
Good luck Trevor! You’re an outstanding young man! For the cure!!!
Dan & Laurie Kwiatkowski
Great Work Trevor!
Good luck Trevor! Inspired by what your doing keep up the good work!
Thank you for raising money for such a worthy cause! This donation is in memory of Christy Angelo, who was a friend/coworker of your father’s.
Trevor Katz is an amazing human being! Great job!