Pete's Lymphoma Fund

$47,912 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 596 people in 41 months
Alyssa Crosby
on behalf of John Nochta

On May 14 Pete, a former U of L football player, went in for a biopsy where they removed a portion of a painful tumor from his knee. In less than a week, he was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

"Cancer" is a scary word. After numerous tests that involved various scans and bone marrow being extracted from his pelvis, he was given his prognosis. Less than two weeks from his original diagnosis he was told that he has the Activated B-Cell subtype of Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma.

Lymphoma occurs when cells of the immune system called lymphocytes grow and multiply uncontrollably. Cancerous lymphocytes can travel to many parts of the body, including the lymph nodes, spleen, bone marrow, blood, or other organs, and form a tumor. Lymphoma is an aggressive and fast-growing cancer and immediate treatment is incredibly important. The locations where Pete's cancer was found determined that his case was considered "Stage 4".

Because the cancer has rapidly spread from his knee to other areas,including his femur, pelvis, chest and neck, a port was surgically inserted into his chest so that the chemotherapy medication can go directly into his heart to attack the cancer near his vital organs.

Whether you know Pete through school, his time playing football at UofL, coaching at Purdue, WKU and Louisville, working at TEKsystems, or met him once, you know that he will continue to fight through his chemo treatments and beat this disease with his support system by his side. Cancer doesn't only come with emotional stress but also a huge financial burden.

Any size donation helps and is greatly appreciated.

Looking for another way to help the Nochta family?

Come to our event on Friday, June 26!

Bravelets - $10 donation to Pete's Lymphoma Fund per item!

Please visit the link below to purchase an item in support of Pete's fight against Lymphoma. $10 from every item puchased goes directly to Pete and his family to help fund his treatment.
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Thank you all so much for supporting Pete this weekend! The event at Brownie's "The Shed" Grille & Bar was an astounding success. Thank you to everyone who came out in the rain and hung out with us for the night. A special shout out for those who donated items and/or participated in the silent auction! It was a great event that we will all remember for a long time. We appreciate everything you all have done! Please continue to share Pete's story and help the Nochta's through this difficult time and the treatment process!
"Prayers For Pete" event @ Brownie's!
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Wow! Thank you all for the amazing support you've shown Pete and his family over the past week! It is truly astounding. As you know, we are holding an event at Brownie's "The Shed" Grille & Bar at 237 Whittington Pkwy Louisville, KY 40220. We hope to see you there! All proceeds will go directly to Pete and his family.

Something that we are SUPER excited about for Friday is the silent auction. We have some great items waiting to be auctioned off. To help the Nochta family as much as we possibly can, we are asking if anyone has any great items that they may want to donate to the auction.

If you have an item that you'd like to donate to help raise money for Pete or if you have any questions, please feel free to respond to this email or let us know via .

Thank you, again.
Pete's Lymphoma Fund
Event starts @ 6pm. Hope to see you!
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Want to come and show your support for Pete? Now you can! Next Friday the 26th, come to Brownie's 237 Whittington Pkwy, Louisville for a great night of support, food, raffles, live music and guest appearances that you won't want to miss!
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$47,912 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 596 people in 41 months
Created June 14, 2015
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Chip Eskridge
35 months ago

Cards 4Ever!!!

35 months ago
Whitley Mills
36 months ago

We used to go to school together at Bryan Station before you left. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

Ryan Goodlett
36 months ago

Stay strong. I have Hodgkin's Lymphoma. I'm here with you brother.

Nikki Boyer
36 months ago

Pete, I'm not sure if you remember me (I was Nikki Paul before I got married), but we went to school together for a while before you went to Henry Clay. You were always so kind and had such a big heart. I wish you all the best and I hope to hear good news in the future. All my love and prayers to you, Pete.

Charles Kamer
36 months ago

Best wishes Pete for a successful treatment and speedy recovery!! GO CARDS!!

Timothy Donahue
36 months ago

Good luck

Diane Austin
36 months ago

Prayers for Pete from your Card football family

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