Mar 11

The bELIeve ACT Right to try for Terminally Ill Children

Dear Eli Warriors,

 

I need your help to pass a new law in Pennsylvania that will help save the lives of children suffering from pediatric cancer and other terminal illnesses.

 

“The bELIeve Act” calls for requiring insurance providers to cover potentially life-saving clinical trials and the related treatment for terminally ill children in Pennsylvania.

 

I have worked closely with state Senator Andy Dinniman and his staff to write this legislation in memory of my son, Eli, and for the benefit so many other children and young people who are so bravely battling cancer and other serious illnesses.

 

We worked on this legislation after we heard and personally experienced stories of insurance companies denying pediatric cancer patients access to potentially life-saving treatments.

 

Now, we need your help in the first step to getting it passed.

 

Please contact your Pennsylvania State Senator and ask them to sign on as a co-sponsor to Senator Dinniman’s “the bELIeve Act” (or The Right to Try for Terminally Ill Children Act).

 

Friends, I have no doubt that the road to making this bill law will be long, arduous and challenging. But I need your help in this crucial first step. The more co-sponsors we have, the better chance we have of getting the bill passed.

 

Let’s stand together and work to ensure that no insurance company can deny a child, no matter how ill, access to potentially life-saving drugs, therapies, trials or related treatment.

 

You can find out who your state Senator is and how to contact them here

 

View the co-sponsorship Memo here

 

 

Sincerely,

Paul B. Matthews

Father and President of the Eli Seth Matthews Leukemia Foundation, Inc.

BraveEli@zoominternet.net

www.BraveEli.com

 

 

Jan 21

Woman wanted in charity donation box theft turns herself in

Landhope Farms Theft Update: SUSPECT IN CUSTODY
At approximately 7:00 PM on Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 the suspect in the theft of the charity box from Landhope Farms turned herself in at the Cecil County Sheriff’s Office in Elkton. Patricia Desirea Alexander, 26 of Red Lion, PA was taken into custody and charged for the theft and is also currently being held on unrelated warrants at the Cecil County Detention Center. The Sheriff’s Office thanks the hundreds of thousands of people across the United States that viewed the images, shared tips, or sent their support to BraveEli.com. #CecilSheriffFB_IMG_1485038100050

http://www.abc2news.com/news/crime-checker/cecil-county-crime/woman-wanted-in-charity-donation-box-theft-turns-herself-in

 

PORT DEPOSIT, Md -

A woman was caught on camera stealing a collection box full of money from a Port Deposit convenience store.
It contained $150 collected to help children with cancer in memory of Eli Seth Matthews, a 10-year old who lost his battle with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia six years ago.
“With tomorrow being the passing of our son, Eli, in January 20, 2011, with all of this happening, it’s something we didn’t need to have on our shoulders—the stress of it,” said Eli’s father, Paul Matthews.
That stress shifted to the suspect after her picture blew up on social media.
And now, she has turned herself in.
“Around seven o’clock last night, the suspect who we identified as Patricia Desirea Alexander turned herself in here at the Sheriff’s Office,” said Sgt. Michael Kalinsky, “She’d become aware of the social media uproar in regards to the video that had been posted and your story.”
Eli’s father is now celebrating news of the arrest.
“When I found out that she turned herself in, it was an absolute and amazing thing and an amazing feeling,” said Matthews, “It was like retribution what has happened for the kids.”
The Eli Seth Matthews Leukemia Foundation has been acknowledged for two breakthroughs for infant leukemia and recently helped a child by helping him get a trial drug that saved his life.
Police say the suspect in this case, Alexander, has a heroin addiction.
“The person to me is still evil in the sense of stealing from the children, and I want everyone to understand out there if you have an addiction like that, understand these children are fighting to live, like my son—he was fighting for his life to live,” said Matthews, “He would want to have a life that you’re throwing away for whatever reason or addiction you have.”

Since the theft, both the Landhope Farms convenience store where it happened and one of its customers who is a military vet have both stepped up with $300 donations to more than make up for the loss, not to mention a host of total strangers.
“The outpouring and understanding that want to help the children, it’s been amazing.  So with this person being in jail, I’m hoping that this would maybe save her life from the direction she’s going in and has chosen in her life and remember the children are fighting so hard to live,” said Matthews, “Thank you so much everyone who helped and shared the story from abc2news.com.  It was amazing.  Amazing.”

According to charging documents, Alexander, 26, of Red Lion, PA told detectives she cashed the change from the theft at Martins in Rising Sun and tossed the empty donation box out of her car window along the road in the area of Jacob Tome Highway and Conowingo Road.

Anyone interested in learning more about the foundation in Eli Seth Matthews Leukemia Foundation can do so by visiting the foundation’s website.

 

Jan 10

7th Annual Eli’s 5k Run May 6, 2017

The 7th Annual Eli’s Run will be on Saturday May 6th, 2017at the OAHS Cross Country Course rain or shine!
The 1 Mile Fun Run will begin at 9:00am, and the 5k Run/Walk will start at 9:30am.
Participation Fee: Fun Run-$10; 5k Run/Walk-$20: Teams (5K only)-$90 (5 people maximum)
You must register by April 22nd if you are on a team, and if you want to be guaranteed a T-shirt! Also, if you would like to request a child size or XXL please contact me before this date.
Walk up registration will be accepted, but a T-shirt is not guaranteed.
Awards: The top 3 male and female finishers in each age groups, and the team with the fastest average will recieve awards.
Age Groups: 13 and below, 14-18,19-25,26-35,36-45,46 and above.
If you have any questions, please email Emily Sniechoski at emilysniechoski@gmail.com or Paul Matthews at BraveEli@zoominternet.net
Registration Forms can be found here, once completed please mail to Duffy Sample at Penns Grove or hand directly to Emily Sniechoski. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9RqP83T5nRCQU1JNHdvU1I3VUk/view?usp=sharing

REGISTRATION ONLINE

https://www.signup2raceusabak.com/registration/elisrun/default.aspx?race_id=1434

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Jan 08

6th Annual Flapjack Fundraiser

If you would like to join us for the 6th 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 www.BraveEli.com and click the donate button just type Flapjack in the note block and tickets will be mailed ASAP.

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Jan 08

Eli Seth Matthews Dodgeball For a Cure 2017

Please join us for The Eli Seth Matthews Dodgeball Tournament on Thursday, February 23rd at 6:00pm at Oxford Area High School as we “Dodge” for a Cure! Team sign ups are February 6-9th in Ms. Webber’s room after school (from 2:35 to 3:00). The cost to play is $5 per player, 8 people per team ($40 per team). Only Oxford Area High School students may play. Admission at the door is $5! Feel free to contact us with any questions. Hope to see you there!

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Jan 08

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

I’M ASKING YOU TO WEAR RED & BLACK ON MARCH 1ST ELI MATTHEWS DAY. THANK YOU ELI’S DAD. PLEASE READ.

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, and our country. We love driving around Oxford and seeing all the signs and billboards with Eli’s name on them. I would like to asked 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 www.BraveEli.com 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.fb_img_1483933621783

Jan 08

Eli’s Celebration May 13, 2017

“Eli’s Celebration”

and

“Brave Eli’s Ride for a CURE Against Childhood Leukemia”

Carrying out Eli’s wishes to find a Cure

May 13, 2017

We will start the festivities with “Brave Eli’s Ride For A Cure Against Childhood Leukemia”. Motorcycles were another passion of Eli’s, he loved to get on the Harley with me and ride! I have so many happy memories of my little boy holding onto me and the joy he had when we would go out. We want to honor his memory in this way.

After the RIDE is the party!

The Redmen’s Pavilion 114 Brick Rd,Oxford,PA19363 is set for Saturday May 13, 2017

4-6 pm will be the ride to Northeast, MD

*MUST BE 21 TO ATTEND*

from 6:00pm-11:00pm ( “Eli’s Celebration” ).

Get ready:
LIVE MUSIC BY:
Shot In The Dark

https://www.facebook.com/Shot-in-the-Dark-149609261780542/?fref=ts

Food prepared by JR’s BBQ

50/50 Raffle

Basket Raffles

Silent Auctions

$25 per person

For tickets go to http://www.braveeli.com/donations/ just type Eli’s Celebration in the note block and tickets will be mailed ASAP… Or send a check to Eli Seth Matthews Leukemia Foundation, Inc. PO BOX #33 Oxford, PA 19363…Only 300 tickets will be sold, hurry we always sell out.

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Jan 08

6th Annual Eli Seth Matthews Roar for a Cure Motorcycle & Car Show

Eli loved Motorcycles “Harleys” the most. That’s my Boy!!!!

Are you ready for the 6th Annual Eli Seth Matthews Roar for a Cure Motorcycle and Car Show? Carrying out Eli’s wishes to find a Cure for Childhood Cancer.
DATE: SATURDAY June 3, 2017 TIME: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

FOOD, DOOR PRIZES AND FUN

DJ BIG RICK & CLEVE

**REGISTRATION FEE IS DONATION PER BIKE & CAR…
MOTORCYCLE CLASSES TO BE JUDGED
TROPHIES FOR 1ST 2ND AND 3RD PLACE IN EACH CLASS.
SPORTSTER CLASS
CUSTOM CLASS
ANTIQUE CLASS 1990 OR OLDER
SPORT BIKE CLASS
STREET STOCK CLASS
METRIC CLASS
*PEOPLES CHOICE
*LOUDEST PIPES CONTEST!!!!

CAR AWARDS
1ST PLACE CAR

2ND PLACE CAR

3RD PLACE CAR

TRUCK AWARDS
1ST PLACE TRUCK

2ND PLACE TRUCK

3RD PLACE TRUCK

PEOPLES CHOICE

BEST BICYCLE CLASS FOR THE KID’S

**HOSTING THE EVENT:
“MISS OXFORD DINER”
233 SOUTH THIRD STREET
OXFORD, PA 19363
610-932-COKE

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Jan 08

4th Annual Eli’s Ride For A Cure

DETAILS OF ELI’S RIDE FOR A CURE!!!!

All Motorcycles welcome. Please join the Eli Seth Matthews Leukemia Foundation, Inc. as we RIDE FOR A CURE AGAINST CHILDHOOD CANCER. We will meet at Hannum’s Harley-Davidson Chadds Ford, PA August 5, 2017 at 9:30 am and kick stands up at 10:00 am. We will ride to Nemours/Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children. … We will make a donation to the Music & Arts Department. We will than head to Northeast, MD to pay respect to my HERO in life my son Eli. We will than head over to the VFW 815 Turkey Point Rd North East, MD 21901 for lunch. Each rider will get a memorial patch in memory of Eli. The cost per rider is $20.00 and passenger is $10.00 the food will be at a discount remember we are trying to raise money to find a cure so we can’t put out the full cost for the food We hope you understand. This event will be every year hosted by David Middleman and I. Riding on my Harley was one of Eli’s special times in his life. And so very special to me as I wear his helmet as I ride now. Please tell everyone to please join this event. If I invited you and you don’t ride please tell someone that does. Thank you all so much.

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NOTE: If you don’t ride and would like to still make a donation to this event meet us at noon at the VFW address above for lunch.

NOTE: PLEASE EVERYONE BRING SOME NEW HOT WHEELS CARS FOR THE CHILDREN. HOT WHEELS FROM HEAVEN.

Jan 08

September Childhood Cancer Awareness Month-2017

Eli Warriors we will paint the town GOLD on Sunday August 27, 2017 We will do this in preparation of Childhood Cancer Awareness month September. The Eli Seth Matthews Leukemia Foundation will request a proclamation naming September Childhood Cancer Awareness month. We will place GOLD ribbons on all of the light post.

NOTE: We will meet at the Oxford POST OFFICE at 10:30 AM

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