Hoka Hey Ride Fundraiser

Hoka Hey Rider Chris Comly’s fundraiser to benefit the Eli Seth Matthews Leukemia Foundation

My name is Chris Comly and I am riding in the 2022 Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge which starts and ends in South Dakota.  The Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge is a 10,000 mile ride around the country as a test of endurance, patience, and skill.  We use turn by turn paper directions with no GPS and will be sleeping outside next to our bikes.  Each rider selects a charity to support and I have chosen the Eli Seth Matthews Leukemia Foundation.  Please support the foundation in my name. Please click this link https://www.braveeli.com/donations/ for a tax deductible donation. (Please be sure to add HOKA HEY in the notes section when making your donation).

2022 Foundation Events

Cancer Slayer (IT TAKES A TRIBE OF ELI WARRIORS)

Please Watch and share with the WORLD! CANCER SLAYER: It Takes a Tribe of Eli Warriors – YouTube

Meet Benny, son of Dan & Kelly Pin! 

Benny is 4 1/2 years old and fighting a courageous battle against cancer. Benny’s sweet smile is pure motivation for us at the Eli Seth Matthews Leukemia Foundation where we strive to help find a cure for childhood Cancer.

At its unveiling, on a breezy November Saturday in Oxford, Pennsylvania, Benny was the first of many young fighters to sit in the driver’s seat of our custom 1951 Ford F-1, a life-sized Hot Wheels type pickup truck that we’ve named Cancer Slayer.

The embroidery work is by Howett’s Screen Printing & Embroidery.  Thank you Scott Gold.

Photo Cred Oh Shoot Photography By Lisa ❤️🖤

Just for a moment Mom & Dad were not thinking about Cancer!  Just for a moment their baby was in a world free from his battle!  The smiles on their faces after their baby got out of #CancerSlayer 🐉 takes away a little bit of those days and nights of worry and made things feel more normal again.

Photo Cred Oh Shoot Photography By Lisa ❤️🖤

The vision for the Cancer Slayer is credited to the foundation’s founder, Paul Matthews, whose son, Eli Seth Matthews, lost the battle with leukemia in 2011. As a means to raise awareness, the foundation has a Hot Wheels from Heaven program where labeled Hot Wheels toys are placed by volunteers all over the world for others to find, become aware of Eli’s story and the foundation’s mission.

Paul works tirelessly in Eli’s memory, determined to find a cure for childhood leukemia. We are exceptionally grateful to have such an amazingly talented and infinitely generous tribe of Eli warriors who have joined in the fight with their contributions to #CancerSlayer. As he says, “Thanks to them, this truck has a new life of helping the Eli Seth Matthews Leukemia Foundation raise not only awareness, but funds in this FIGHT Against Childhood Cancer in my HERO in life, my son, Eli’s memory.”

Please check above each photo for the details provided by Paul.

Jerry Ray Schroder that one night you look at me and just walked by looking at #CancerSlayer but would not say anything when I asked what?  Finally all you said was RED (That Firewall needs to be RED)!!!  All I said was ABSOLUTELY?’, and WOW how it brings everything together!   And Mike Splash Burton of Color Splash Creations I just love ELI engraved into the scoop flaps and the hand pinstripes outlining ELI…   My friend Kevin Pennepacker of Vertical Fabrication llc the hood latch delete custom plate with the Eli Seth Matthews Leukemia Foundation, Inc. Childhood Cancer Awareness Ribbon engraved in it is absolutely incredible and phenomenal ❤️🖤

Photo Cred Oh Shoot Photography By Lisa ❤️🖤

Photo Cred Oh Shoot Photography By Lisa ❤️🖤

This Tunnel Ram and the 2” spacers where Powder Coated by the one and only Matt Makowski of Mako Metal!   Thank you my Brother for your help with this amazing build of #CancerSlayer 🐉

And how can you not love the engraving and hand pinstripes around Eli on the scoop flaps by Mike Splash Burton.

Photo Cred Oh Shoot Photography By Lisa ❤️🖤

Also look at that scoop all airbrushed by Mike Splash Burton as well.  Take a look at the oil breather stitched airbrushed of Eli’s Stuffed Animal Puppy, the face of the Eli Seth Matthews Leukemia Foundation, Inc.  Hose install, and linkage fabricated by Kevin.  That linkage is not bought rather it’s another work of art by Kevin Pennepacker from Vertical Fabrication llc ❤️🖤

Photo Cred Oh Shoot Photography By Lisa ❤️🖤

Photo Cred Oh Shoot Photography By Lisa ❤️🖤

Where do I start l!   The centre console is a Harley Davidson fuel tank donated by Ken Gent.  I wanted this because Eli loved riding on my Harley with me.  Kevin Pennepacker from Vertical Fabrication llc banged out the dent, and cut in the cup holders.  Also made the awesome plates for the shifter.  Off to Mike Splash Burton for body work and an absolutely incredible and phenomenal paint job!!  

Photo Cred Oh Shoot Photography By Lisa ❤️🖤

Let’s talk interior.  What started as a pallet of Mahogany wood my mother Matthews Melody and I picked up from my friend Rodger Mort in Connecticut would become an amazing work of art.   Mark Coleman started cutting and designing the floor that you see here.   Dan Meixell from Repurposed Antiques then continued to work the floor and the rest of the wood interior!  I wanted to complete the beautiful interior in loving memory of Eli so Dan went to work creating another masterpiece.  

Now look at the rest of the floor and floor mats all custom made by Chris Cocco of Cocco’s Custom Upholstery.  This guy is amazing he thinks before he acts listening to what the truck was saying, and when he trimmed in red under the wood at the doors, and kick plates it just grabs the details!   Also Michael Houser and I tried to put that piece of Mahogany wood with #CancerSlayer in it above that back window getting it under the rubber with no luck!   Chris said hand me that tool in my box top shelf and asked me to hold the one end and BAM in it went 😂

Photo Cred Oh Shoot Photography By Lisa ❤️🖤

Photo Cred Oh Shoot Photography By Lisa ❤️🖤

So in December 1970 the wooden box in one of these pictures had one round of HEAT in it.  A 94 lbs missile fired from a Sheridan tank.   So the NOS tank I received from Vince & Lisa Dunn became a replica of said missile that’s now Dragons Breath!  Would you look at the details that my brother Mike Splash Burton laid into this piece!!!!  This will Purge 15 feet of 🐉 Breath when Kevin Pennepacker from Vertical Fabrication llc get done with it.  Also we must put machine gun fire in that DRAGONS BREATH as well!!

Michael Houser thank you for donating this wooden box to the #CancerSlayer build by brother!!

Photo Cred Oh Shoot Photography By Lisa ❤️🖤

Photo Cred Oh Shoot Photography By Lisa ❤️🖤

With my son Austin, I Love you so much!!!

Photo Cred Oh Shoot Photography By Lisa ❤️🖤

That moment during the Cancer Slayer Unveiling when my son says (If you wanna make a Ford run well put a Chevy in it) LOL 😂 I had to think on my feet real quick knowing the crowd 😂 Laughs were had by all!    And I know My Angel Eli was laughing in Heaven as well ❤️🖤

Photo cred Knk Greg Bourke Lepper ❤️🖤

Running A Hot Licks Flamethrower Kit from www.hotlicksexexhaust.com / Cancer Slayer Breaths Fire!

Photo cred JayOh Photography ❤️🖤

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Photo cred JayOh Photography ❤️🖤

Photo cred JayOh Photography ❤️🖤

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Photo cred JayOh Photography ❤️🖤

Story by Jane Bellmyer CecilWhig

Story by Jane Bellmyer CecilWhig

Story by Jane Bellmyer CecilWhig

8th Annual Toys For Eli Event

8th Annual Toys For ELI Event hosted by the Eli Seth Matthews Leukemia Foundation, Inc in memory and honor of my son ❤️🖤

Toys will be picked up on December 6th and delivered on Saturday December 11th to A.I. duPont Hospital for Children, Shriners Hospitals for Children — Philadelphia and CHOP.

This year we will not be able to have Santa’s Elves 😢 because of COVID and toys will be delivered to the Hospitals front door. What matters is that we collect and deliver these toys to the children that will spend Christmas in the hospital.

Please if you are out of state and wish to send a toy just send me a PM for my home address. If you wish to donate money for me to purchase toys for you just donate at www.BraveEli.com and type Toys for Eli event in the notes section.

Please visit anyone of these amazing locations to drop off new unwrapped toys for Children that won’t be home for Christmas. (No Stuffed Animals Please)

DROP OFF LOCATIONS ARE:

Toys For Eli Event 2021
ALL ABOUT YOU FAMILY HAIR SALON – PERRYVILLE, MD
BEFORE AND AFTER SATELLITE LOCATION
BEFORE AND AFTER
BETHANY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL, NOTTINGHAM, PA
BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY, JENNERSVILLE PA
BIG FOOT EXPRESS, OXFORD PA
BILLS SERVICE CENTER
BLITZ AUTOMOTIVE
BLITTERSDORF’S INC – TOWING & RECOVERY TOUGHKENAMON, PA
CAMERONS HARDWARE
CITADEL CREDIT UNION OXFORD, PA
CREATIVE BENEFITS – NEWTOWN SQ
DOLLAR GENERAL NOTTINGHAM, PA
DUCKLINGS OXFORD
EARLS SUB SHOP, AVONDALE PA
FITCHETT CHIROPRACTIC – WESTGROVE
GREAT CLIPS, OXFORD PA
GIORDANOS
GOOD OL BOYS AUTO REPAIR
GRAYBEAL’S AUTOMITIVE – BILLY & JESSICA BOYCE
HILLS AUTOMOTIVE
HOUSER’S FAMILY AUTO CENTER, NOTTINGHAM PA
HOWELL’S LAWN & LANDSCAPE
HOLIDAY HAIR – KENNETT SQUARE
JENNIFER’S BRIDAL
J & L AUTOMOTIVE
JUAN ORTIZ STATE FARM, WEST GROVE PA
K & T AUTOMOTIVE
MCCOMSEY AUTOMOTIVE, OXFORD PA
MCCORMICK ORTHODONTICS, OXFORD PA
NEWARK BATTERY
OXFORD DINER, OXFORD PA
OXFORD CENTER FOR DANCE
Realty ONE Group
500 Coatesville Rd West Grove, PA 19390
239 East Market St Suite 103 West Chester, PA 19382
REPUBLIC SERVICE
SAWMILL GRILL, OXFORD PA
STATE LINE TRUCK AND TRAILER, RISING SUN MD
SERVPRO
SUZIE SILVA MARKER
THE GROWING PLACE, JENNERSVILLE PA
TSS, AVONDALE PA
SHERMAN’S AUTOMOTIVE
WHOLLY GROUNDS, OXFORD PA

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CANCELED 10th Annual Eli’s Run 5/2/2020

The 10th annual Eli’s run will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2020 at Oxford Area High School’s cross country course, rain or shine! The 1 mile fun run will begin at 9:00am and the 5k run/walk will begin at 9:30am. Participation Fee: fun run-$10; 5k run/walk-$20; Teams (5k only)-$90 (5 people maximum) You must register by April 15th if you are on a team or want to be guaranteed a T-shirt! Anyone who pre-registers before May 2nd will automatically be entered into a raffle to win a $50 Dick’s gift card! Walk up registration will be accepted but you are not guaranteed a T-shirt (please register by April 15th to be guaranteed a T-shirt) Awards: The top 3 male and female finishers in each age group will receive an award, as well as the team with the fastest average time. The age groups are as follows; 13 and below, 14-18, 19-25, 26-35, 36-45, 46 and above. Feel free to email Paul Matthews at Braveeli@zoominternet.net if you have any questions. ON-LINE REGISTRATION IS OPEN. PLEASE REGISTER. ONCE YOU PUT THE NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS IN CLICK REGISTER THAT WILL OPEN THE NEXT PAGE. REAL EASY.  

https://braveeli.givingshared.com/event/elis-run-2020

Eli’s RUN 2019 Sponsor’s

Thank you to all of our 2019 Eli’s RUN Sponsor’s.  Thank you for your continued support in this FIGHT against Childhood Cancer!

Cecil County Mom, Son Battling Cancer

Absolutely beautiful and heart touching.  Thank you all for helping this become a reality. 

If you wish to help #CanyonStrong go to www.BraveEli.com and click on the donate button.

Matthew Nichol 5Cents Media great job capturing the special moments.

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Press Conference Senator Andrew E. Dinniman And I

Please watch this very important press Conference.   It would mean alot to me.  I am a VOICE for the Children and need your help asking everyone to listen to Senator Andrew E. Dinniman and I.  Thank you friends.  #bELIeve

Brave Eli
Eli Seth Matthews Leukemia Foundation, Inc.

#bELIeve #BraveEli #EliMyHEROinLife  #EliWarrior #CancerSlayer #ChildhoodCancerFighterDad #OnTheFrontLinesForACure #EradicateLeukemia #ThebELIeveACT #StandTogher #SenateBill572
#PackageOfLove #HotWheelsFromHeaven
#ChildhoodCancerAwareness365
#ChangingTheWorldOneHotWheelAtATime
#EliSethMatthewsLeukemiaFoundation #hotwheels #mattel
#SeptemberChildhoodCancerAwareness Eli Seth Matthews Leukemia Foundation, Inc.
#GoGOLD365 www.BraveEli.com

JUST CLICK BELOW:

Harrisburg Capitol Building Went #GOLD

To my HERO in life my son Eli this is for you baby.  To all the Children who have passed away from Cancer and those fighting for their lives this is for you.  Senator Andrew E. Dinniman, Adam SirRooch and Lt. Governor Mike Stack thank you from the bottom of my heart.  Your Continued support in this FIGHT AGAINST Childhood Cancer means so much to so many most importantly to the Children.    Harrisburg Capitol Building is #GOLD from September 1st to the 7th in recognition of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

#bELIeve #BraveEli #EliMyHEROinLife  #EliWarrior #CancerSlayer #ChildhoodCancerFighterDad #OnTheFrontLinesForACure #EradicateLeukemia #ThebELIeveACT #StandTogher #SenateBill572
#PackageOfLove #HotWheelsFromHeaven
#ChildhoodCancerAwareness365
#ChangingTheWorldOneHotWheelAtATime
#EliSethMatthewsLeukemiaFoundation #hotwheels #mattel
#SeptemberChildhoodCancerAwareness Eli Seth Matthews Leukemia Foundation, Inc.
#GoGOLD365 www.BraveEli.com