Dr. Todd Druley,
In honor and memory of our son Eli; Austin and I are making this trip to Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. We want to continue to stand with you in this fight. We want to hand you the funds we have raised in person honoring our son’s memory. This is an e-mail that I will send to thousands of people. Our community is very supportive as everyone that had the privilege of knowing Eli loved him. Eli raised well over $7,000.00 in his short life for the Alex’s foundation as well as our inspiration for our bELIeve team we raised over $30,000.00 in three years for the American Cancer Society. I have learned plenty since my son passed away and I understand the lack of funds donated to Childhood Cancer research from some of these organizations. Any publicity during our visit is perfect as I want to share back in Oxford, PA and around the world to other people that may have never met Eli, but he had touched their lives as they followed his story from 2007…. Also please click on the link bellow to my son’s web site this way you can get an idea of the things we have and will continue to do till the day I die to help find a CURE for childhood cancer!!!!
TOTAL DONATED TO DR. DRULEY’S RESEARCH FOR 2012 IS $30,189.64 - $2,689.64 OF THIS WAS FROM LEMONADE EVENTS ALONE.
TOTAL DONATED IN UNDER 20 MONTH’S TO DR. DRULEY’S RESEARCH $65,877.29
THE ELI SETH MATTHEWS LEUKEMIA FOUNDATION, INC. DONATED TO THE LISTED AS WELL FOR 2012
- ELI SETH MATTHEWS SCHOLORSHIP FUND AT THE OXFORD AREA HIGH SCHOOL
- ST. BALDRICK’S DONATIONS FROM MY SON AUSTIN, AND MYSELF
- LOCKS OF LOVE DONATION FOR MEGHAN GOES BALD
- JOY HOPE FOUNDATION
- ROBERTA’S HOUSE BALTIMORE, MD
Family and friends, We wanted to take a moment and thank all of you for supporting the Eli Seth Matthews Leukemia Foundation, Inc. in honor and memory of our Brave Eli…. Eli’s big brother Austin and I(Paul) will be heading to St. Louis, Missouri on August 9, 2012. We will meet with Dr. Todd Druley, M.D, Ph.D. the morning of August 10th. Dr. Druley will give us a tour of the hospital, Lab, and will share some recent results with us. The money that has been raised will be donated to his research to find a CURE! Special thanks to the Fight For Eli Band; Members Eric Molinaro, Brady Molinaro, Scott Caldarelli, Jeff Cass, and Rich Gibson, Oxford Area High School , Bill Hammond’s Martial Arts, RK Environmental Services, Oxford Auto & Tire, Avon Fund Drive Held By Amy L. Marshall, Calendar For A Cure Bonedaddys Tattoo Aston, PA, Polar Plunge For Eli 2012, Denim Days At Fred S. Engle Middle School, Flapjack Fundraiser At Applebee’s, NJ Marathon Ran By Jessica Albrecht, Pat’s Pizza Fundraiser Oxford, PA, Meghan Goes Bald, Ignite Youth Nottingham Presbyterian Church, Eli Seth Matthews Roar For A Cure Motorcycle Show At Miss Oxford Diner, I’ll Be Having My Head Shaved For Cancer Matthew Logan Nichol Hosted By The Wedge Restaurant Landenberg, PA, Car Wash For A Cure Hosted By Kassi England At England Automotive, and Penn Sauna , Pig Roast For A Cure Hosted By Gregg and Nicole Palita Johnson, and everyone that held an Eli & Alex’s Lemonade Event, or stopped by and supported one of our event’s in Eli’s memory. Please continue to help us win this war! No child should ever be told by their Mom and Dad that they have Leukemia (Cancer). We will not stop until a cure is found, because Eli would want us to carry on this fight to find a cure, even though he cannot be here to do so.
Eli Seth Matthews Leukemia Foundation, Inc.
Carrying out Eli’s wishes to find a cure
Paul B. Matthews, President
Jennifer Middleman, Secretary
Kristen Carter, Treasurer
Eric Molinaro, Director of Public Relations