|About Team Luke|
||Team Luke was established in January 2008 in
honor of Luke Andritsch, a then 3 year old battling Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
(ALL). Team Luke was formed as a way to give back to the community, who was
giving so much to the family, in order to help them get through a very
challenging time in their life. Since Luke's completion with treatment in July
2010, Team Luke has evolved into an 501c(3) organization, committed to giving
back and giving hope to those facing challenging times. |
|Team Luke's mission is simple.|
#1) What can we do, looking forward to the future?
support and raise money to improve treatments for blood cancer, and ultimately
find a cure.
#2) What can we do, looking at the now?
Looking at the kids
that are diagnosed today? We provide multiple opportunities to allow children,
and their families, the opportunity to create, cope and heal, through the gift
|Critically ill children receive "Rhythm
Pax", a canvas sack filled with age appropriate percussion instruments, as
well as music related items. The therapeutic benefits to music are endless, and
allow families to cope and be together, while creating and enjoying the gift of
What's in a Rhythm Pax? Kalimba (a thumb piano), sound shapes,
rain sticks, bells, triangles, hand bells, Blue Man/Stomp DVD, Finger drum, Team
Luke medal, Team Luke informational DVD and a iTunes gift card.
Quarterly Drum Circles are also provided for patients, and their friends and
family in the lobby of Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, IN.
Patients come by the hundreds, drum, and forget about being sick for a short
while. The energy that accompanies drum circles is pure magic for these
| In 2013, Team Luke donated over
$12,000 to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, supporting their mission of
finding a cure to blood cancer.|
To date, 350 children have received Rhythm Pax - Feel the Cure kits.
It's what we trust in, but don't yet see that keeps us going. 2