Eli’s Celebration May 18th 2013


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“Eli’s Celebration”


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

Carrying out Eli’s wishes to find a Cure

May 18, 2013

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. (There are plans to develop this into a WORLDWIDE event but that is for another email…)

After the RIDE is the party!

The Redmen’s Pavilion 114 Brick Rd,Oxford,PA19363 is set for Saturday May 18, 2013

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

from 6-midnight ( “Eli’s Celebration” ).

Get ready for: The Rock!!!!

Bands will be:

Fight For Eli


Roll It Over



 ROMA sausages

DRINK Beer, Soda also BYOB

In order to raise more funds we need raffle and silent auction items. These items are about half the money raised during the event. We will need all the raffle items we can get so we will need all the help we can.  If you would like to help by donating something or suggesting some ideas for donations we would truly appreciate it.  Feel free to contact esmlf@zoominternet.net . Mark down the date, the tickets are ready and will be $25.00 per person. Since you are receiving this email you are entitled to first dibs on tickets because we all know that they will go fast. You can reserve your ticket by replying to me at BraveEli@zoominternet.net or Message me on Facebook or you can send $25.00 per ticket made out to Eli Seth Matthews Leukemia Foundation, Inc. PO BOX 33, Oxford, PA 19363. Tickets will be mailed back to you ASAP!

We want to thank everyone for being a part of “Eli’s Celebration” that we had last year and we are looking forward to seeing you again May 18, 2013!

Love Paul, Ruth, and Austin

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

website: www.BraveEli.com

email: BraveEli@zoominternet.net

email: esmlf@zoominternet.net



All that we do here at the foundation depends on the kindness and support of every one of YOU.

We raise about half of the money from this event through silent auction and raffle items.  We want to take a moment and recognize everyone that has donated or contributed to this event:

Bob and Diane Fritz:  We thank you so much for everything that you have always done for the foundation and our family.  We could not do this without your continued support!

Calvert Comfort Heating & Cooling (David Janvier cell # 302-218-0458):

Oxford Sunoco: $100.00 Gift Certificate

Michelle Marttila (Eli’s aunt and Paul’s sister): Original artwork

Josh and Alison Distenfeld: Orioles basket

Bonedaddy’s Tattoo: Gift certificate and merchandise

Jennersville YMCA: 3 month family membership

Patrick and Liam Patrick McGrory: 1959 Willie Mays Baseball Card ($175.00 value) and other cards

Oxford Auto and Tire (Troy and Barb Miller):

Cameron’s True Value Hardware:

Brittany Buitron:

Bill Hammond’s Martial Arts:

Philadelphia Phillies: Baseball cap signed by ROY HALLADAY ($200.00 value)

Philadelphia Flyers:  Signed 8×10 of Danny Briere #48

Titan Disposal (Andy and Chrissy Tomlinson): 2 three month trash removal certificates

Danielle and Chris McKeon: Tastefully Simple basket

Stephanie and Tony Krzywanski: Wine Basket

Texas Roadhouse Concordville: Dinner for 2 ($30.00 value)

Outback Steakhouse: Gift card

Oxford Happy Nails Salon and Spa: Gift card

Erin and David Harper: 31 gifts products

Kim Webber:           

We would also like to THANK the following:

Oxford Acme #7866

PartyLand Devon, PA

Oxford Walgreens

 We also want to take a moment and thank the amazing community of Oxford and the surrounding areas that we live in.  Everyone has embraced and supported Eli’s memory and the foundation so strongly there are not words enough to describe it.

               -Mayor Geoff Henry: Thank you so much for declaring March 1st as Eli Matthews Day in Oxford with an official proclamation and getting all of the borough vehicles and police cars to wear red and black ribbons that day.

               -Miss Oxford Diner and Pam: Thank you so much for adding Eli’s favorite meal to the menu and the constant support you have shown with the Bike Show, selling foundation merchandise and supporting the Curley the Bear campaign.

               -Oxford Walgreens and Nicole: Thank you for selling the foundation items and making it so easy for our supporters to get their items!

               -Cameron’s True Value: Thank you for that wonderful sign and supporting us throughout the years!

               -Oxford Area School District: THANK YOU for all of the support that we have received from all of the schools!  Dedicating the tree last year was so touching and all of the work that the High School kids put into everything they do is amazing!


    • Fantasia Sims(hostess @ BULLFROGS) on December 18, 2012 at 12:07 AM
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    I am so touched by this man! Fighting for a cure his angel! I wish you the best of luck and hope that God takes you into his favour and guides you in the direction of this cure! I am so glad that you Paul took your time out of the day to tell me such a wonderful testimony! You have my prayers! I just want to bless your family and hope yu succeed in your into finding a cure! May God bless your soul and may we all bELIeve!

    1. Fantasia, Thank you so much for the kind words. I’m so happy you took a look at what we are doing to carry out my HERO in lifes wishes to find a cure for childhood cancer.

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