Luke had been planning to stay on campus for the early part of the summer, but spent the past five weeks in Roanoke due to Bill's grim, late-April diagnosis. The diagnosis came around the same time Luke and teammate Stephan Van Treese were holding a postseason fundraiser in Louisville. They pledged to shear their NCAA tournament beards, calling it "Shave For Life," in conjunction with a local Relay For Life event. The whole thing was Luke's idea. They received $9,625 in online donations, and it all went to one charity: the American Cancer Society.