Dec 14

4th Annual Dodgeball For A Cure

This is the 4th year that (FBLA) Oxford Area High School has hosted this amazing Dodgeball event to help fight childhood cancer.  This event is only $5.00 per person to get in and watch these high school kids battle it out for a GREAT cause.  My own son Austin will have a team called E-SQUAD.

Location: Oxford Area High School 705 Waterway Road Oxford, PA 19363

Date: Thursday February 19, 2015

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM


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Nov 28

Mayor Geoffrey L. Henry Proclaims March 1st To Be ‘Eli Matthews Day’

Family and Friends, On January 20, 2011 was the darkest time in our family’s life. We had just lost our Eli and had an unspeakable pain in our hearts.  One day the Mayor of Oxford, Geoffrey L. Henry called and told us something that truly honored us. He wanted to proclaim March 1st as ELI MATTHEWS DAY in Oxford! He created a proclamation on February 21, 2011. We were so touched that he would honor our angel in this way.  We are so excited that so many people have come to support this day in our town. We love driving around Oxford and seeing all the signs and billboards with Eli’s name on them.  I would like to ask all of you reading this that own a business no matter the State, or Country you live in to post “March 1st Eli Matthews Day help fight childhood cancer visit“ on your sign. Eli touched so many people in his life and even now continues to do so from Heaven. March 1st is quickly approaching. We hope that you will all continue to support this day by wearing red and black which were Eli’s favorite colors! Thank you all so very much for your continued support, kind words and prayers. They mean so much to my Family.

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Nov 28

4th Annual Bonedaddys Tattoo Calendar For A Cure Release Party!!!

THIS SATURDAY NIGHT NOVEMBER 29, 2014 @ Barnaby’s of Ridley!! Come help fight childhood cancer by picking up our “Calendar for a Cure”. All proceeds are donated to the Brave Eli foundation ( This is our 4th year for the calendar and a BIG thank you to everyone who helped out again.  There will be drink and food specials, raffles and giveaways, beautiful calendar ladies, and it’s always a GREAT time. Hope to see you there!! PLEASE SHARE THIS POST — with Amy Griffith, Paul Matthews, Devon Hembree, Cris Tina, Mike Allebach, Jenn Small, Kimberly Leszak, Alexis Marissa, Sarah Star-Bar, Sarah Hirst, Laura Brophy, Brynn Elaine Weaver, Allyson Lynch and Sara Disciascio.

Thank you all so much for doing this.  Some people don’t understand the meaning behind tattoo’s, but all of you taking the time to put this AMAZING calendar together touches my heart.   Again a BIG thank you goes out to all of the best Tattoo artist around at Bone Daddys Tattoo for putting these AMAZING tattoo’s on each of the beautiful ladies making this calendar come to life.

Thank you Mike Allebach for taking these wonderful photos.


**For your next Tattoo call Bone Daddy’s Tattoo

4932 Pennell Road · Aston, Pennsylvania · 19014
Tattoo & Piercing
Also check out the Eli Seth Matthews Leukemia Foundation, Inc. Page and give it a LIKE please
Also check out and LIKE Brave Eli FACEBOOK PAGE

Nov 27


Today November 27, 2014 you would be 14 years old.  Eli not one second of any given day goes by that we don’t think of you.  The unspeakable pain in our hearts will never go away as we miss you.  Your smile would light up a room; your bravery was none I have ever witnessed in my life.  We miss hugging you.  We miss kissing you.  We miss watching what funny things you might say or do.  We miss waiting for you to come downstairs just to see what  cool clothes you would pick out for the day.  Most of all we just miss holding you in our arms telling you how much we love you.  Happy Birthday in Heaven Eli we Love you with all of our hearts sweet Angel.  Love Mom Dad and Big brother Austin.

Everyone please watch these videos.  Turn up the volume.

My HERO in life my son Eli.

The HERO inside you Eli’s song

Brave Eli
Eli Seth Matthews Leukemia Foundation, Inc.

Ruth Ann Matthews


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Nov 22


Please join me in prayer for Princess   Juliana she is a sweetheart and just 4 years old.   She will have surgery Monday morning as they try to remove a brain tumor.  These PADDY THE PENQUIN’S were delivered in memory of my HERO in life my son Brave Eli, and in memory of Dawn Hibberd and Alberto Soto.

#bELIeve #BraveEli

 Eli Seth Matthews Leukemia Foundation, Inc.

Frank Claudio, Sherry Madonna Soto, Joe Soto, Wanda Soto

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Nov 22

4th Annual Flapjack Fundraiser

February 21, 2015 from 8:00 am till 10:00 am


To all of our family and friends that came out this year we look forward to seeing you February 21st.   If you would like to join us for the 4th Annual Flapjack Fundraiser just send $7.00 per ticket to Eli Seth Matthews Leukemia Foundation PO BOX# 33 Oxford, PA 19363 and write in the memo block how many tickets you would like.  You can also go to and click the donate button just type Flapjack in the note block.  They make for a wonderful Christmas gift.  Thank you to the OAHS Future Business Leaders of America they have helped in 2012, 2013, and 2014.  Also Helping Hands showed up to be our servers as well they also sold 100 tickets for the event this year.  The (FBLA), and Helping Hands (LEO CLUB) made this years event flawless, making it look easy. My son Austin your so AMAZING! thank you for being by my side.   I hold this event in February every year the reason for this is, March 1st is Eli Matthews day in Oxford, PA, as proclaimed by Mayor Henry. I ask you all to spread the word, and wear red and black that day, Eli’s favorite colors, in Eli’s memory and honor. Thank you, Eli’s Dad.

**This event will sell out.  Only 400 tickets will be sold so hurry.



Nov 11

1st Annual Toys For ELI

In memory of Eli Seth Matthews, We are running a toy drive for the AI duPont Children’s Hospital. We will be collecting new unwrapped toys from today Nov 10th until Dec the 17th. The toys will be donated by Paul Matthews to the hospital on Friday December the 19th. Please join us in the spirit of giving and bring a new unwrapped toy to help these children have the best Christmas possible.  Please no stuffed animals. Drop of at Blitz Automotive or send your toys to 465 east state street Kennett square pa 19348. Thank you from all of us and the children who’s lives we touch along the way.





Oct 10

The way we spell bELIeve-In loving memory of ELI

ELI Trademark V3-2

Oct 05

In Loving Memory Of Eli Seth Matthews





In loving memory of Eli Seth Matthews the Eli Seth Matthews Leukemia Foundation has adopted the highway starting at Wells Fargo and ending past Walgreens on Baltimore pike.

Okay the first clean up is scheduled for Saturday November 22, 2014.  I need Eli Warriors to help keep our wonderful town of Oxford clean.  You must be 14 years or older to help.   *If signatory is less than 18 years of age, Parent or Guarding must sign a form.

If you are interested in helping please message me or email me at your address so I can mail the forms to you for signature.  I will also include a self addressed stamped envelope for ease of return.  I must have the forms returned by October 31st.  I need to take the forms into PennDOT to pick up the needed supplies for clean up.

1st clean up: Saturday November 22, 2014 Meet at Dunkin Donuts at 10:00 AM for a safety meeting

Thanks so much.



Area beautification in memory of my HERO in life my son Eli.   Thank you all so much.  The next clean up will be in March, 2015….  With Eli’s Warriors at La Sicilia in Oxford Historic Borough.
#bELIeve #BraveEli
Austin Matthews, Jennifer McKeon Middleman, Rachel Middleman, Fran Underwood

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Sep 30

Eli’s Stand Against Childhood Cancer $30,000.00 Donated to Todd E. Druley, M.D., Ph.D.

What is childhood cancer awareness?  It’s not just September It’s 365 days a year.  It’s supporters like all of you Eli warriors that made this possible.   As the father and President of the Eli Seth Matthews Leukemia Foundation I want to thank all of you that have and continue to support the work of Eli’s foundation.  We must STAND together to find a CURE for this MONSTER that takes the lives of so many children every day.   We must bELIeve in a cure, as we move forward to saving the lives of these children.  The children are our future.   The children must know that we FIGHT for them.   Set the example, join the FIGHT so no more children need to be told they have cancer.


Thank you all so much from the very bottom of my heart.   Eli’s dad.


Todd E. Druley, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Genetics

Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

Center for Genome Sciences and Systems Biology

Washington University School of Medicine


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