3rd Annual Soccer Round the Clock
July 24-25, 2010
Jackson , Michigan
Starting at noon on July 24th, hundreds of people joined to help us play 24 hours of soccer straight through for Sarcoma research and awareness. Approximately 600 people were involved and we raised $5,000 total.
We battled the elements that ranged from blistering heat to torrential down pours and we stayed on course and completed the entire 24 hours (with the exception of one game which was a no show due to the weather.)
The highlight of the event was the Celebrity game which brought Michigan State University Alumni and current Big Ten athletes to the field, as well Adrien Sharp of televisions, “The Next Food Network Star”, a local author and two cancer surviviors who played soccer with “regular joes” who won a spot in the game via raffle. Such a time we all had watching Goran Suton, TJ Duckett, and others playing soccer! They had a tremendous time and want to return next year!
We feel we have once again improved our event by widening our circle of influence and awareness to now include athletes who are going to be working with us hopefully, for the long term.
Logan Brasic, osteosarcoma survivor and hemi-pelvic amputee played goalie in this game to help his brothers and sisters in sarcoma realize that survivors do exist and they can reclaim some of what has been so painfully taken from their quality of life!
This event was featured in a local news story. Check out the full online photo album.
Day and Night for Miles Ride
July 27, 2010
Under absolutely perfect weather conditions, approximately 100 cyclists gathered in Birmingham, MI for the 4th annual Day and Night for Miles Ride. This low impact, low cost, cotton to spandex ride was again orchestrated by E.J. Levy (It’s Leeeevy, not like the New Orleans levy that broke) and again launched by Rabbi Boruch Cohen of the Birmingham Bloomfield Chai Center. Four groups went out for rides from 15 to 40 miles in length and at 8 to 24 mph average speed ranges. At 9:00pm after the day ride, several riders went for a 22 mile night ride on pavement and dirt in the greater Birmingham area.
Thank you all for your participation – hope to see you next year. We have acquired approximately $700 of our $1,000 fundraising goal and a few checks are in the mail, so we should reach our goal for this ride. Most of the donors chose the Livestrong Foundation as recipient. Thanks again for remembering Miles Levin, a gentleman and a teacher.
Stomp Out Sarcoma 5K
Sunday, July 18th
Over 65 people braved the summer heat and walked or ran 5K along the beautiful Hudson River near Ann Arbor, MI. The group included faculty and staff from the University of Michigan, patients, families, friends, and survivors. It was a fun, family-friendly event that raised over $600 for sarcoma research! People were very supportive and promised to attend the second annual fundraiser next year.
June 26, 2010
This event started out at the Roadhouse in Mancelona, Michigan. There were 175 motorcycles and roughly 250 people on the ride and we gained about another 150 once we returned to the Roadhouse. Upon return to the Roadhouse, we had hamburgers, hot dogs and an assortment of side dishes. We also had over 200 raffle items and a handful of live auction items along with a 50/50 drawing. Everything was a huge success with a check being written out to the Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative for $22,240 after all was said and done!
2nd Annual Dog Wash for LeioMyoSarcoma
Sunday, July 25, 2010
East Lansing, Michigan
The “All Shapes & Sizes” 2nd Annual Dog Wash for LeioMyoSarcoma was sponsored by All Shapes & Sizes and Fixel Law Offices. We enjoyed great weather and held this year’s event on a Sunday. We spent a great day washing dogs, and the local news channel featured our hostess (from the grooming salon) explaining why she donated her time and shop for this event. There were 19 participants.
Strike Out Cancer ~ Bowling For Sarcoma
Saturday, July 24th at 7:00pm
Our event was a blast! We had about 115 people and raised almost $3,000!!! We bowled, raffled off great prizes and had a silent auction. All the proceeds will go to the University of Michigan’s Sarcoma Research Program.