The East Brunswick Soccer Club is committed to supporting our community The Township of East Brunswick and its residents and especially our players, coaches and parents. The notes below do not represent an endorsement on the part of the club but rather are included here as a public service to make EBSC and our broader community a better place to be.
Thank you to all who donated food during our Opening Day Food Drive on Saturday September 11th, 2010.
Dear Friends and Family,
Did you know that every three minutes, another woman in the United States is diagnosed with breast cancer? Every three minutes. Because I cannot ignore this shocking statistic, I’ve made a commitment to work toward changing it, and I need your help.
On October 4-5, 2008, I’ll spend the weekend walking, along with thousands of other people, in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. I will walk at least the distance of a marathon (26.2 miles), and I may choose to walk as far as a marathon and a half. I will also raise at least $1,800 in donations to the cause. I’ll have to spend the next few months training, fundraising, and preparing for the event. It’s the biggest challenge I’ve ever taken on, but I’m very excited about doing it because I know it will make a real difference to the millions of people affected by breast cancer.
The money raised is managed and disbursed by the Avon Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity with a mission to fund access to care and finding a cure for breast cancer. The Avon Foundation funds both local and national organizations in five key areas: medical research; education and early detection programs; clinical care; and support services, all with a focus on the medically underserved.
Please help to support my efforts and this critically important cause by making a generous contribution. You can make your donation online by simply clicking on the link at the bottom of this message, which will bring you right to my personal page. Please remember as you’re making your donation that in less than the time it took to read this e-mail, another woman in the U.S. was diagnosed with breast cancer.
You can also help me by passing this message along to others who may be interested in being a part of the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.
Thank you for your support.
P.S. you can find out more about the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer by visiting www.avonwalk.org
(Note: Jennifer Moskovich’s daughter plays in the East Brunswick Soccer Club.)
The forecast was calling for rain this past Saturday but, as faith would have it, that never happened. In fact, the sun shined down on our incredible fund raising event, the Ryan Miller Heart Foundation soccer-a-thon, and we achieved everything we had hoped ... and so much more.
As the day progressed, I tried to personally thank each and every one of the coaches, players, and parents. For those of you I may have missed, thank you! We couldn’t have had a successful event without your support, and we appreciate your commitment to our goal: to play a series of games, purely for the love of the game, to honor 16-year-old Ryan Miller of Monroe, a tremendous soccer player in his own right whose recent health issues have been well documented.
Thanks to all of you on behalf of the Miller family, The Ryan Miller Foundation and from all the organizers of the event. Some special thanks to the parents and players of Ryan’s team, the U16 EB Extreme, who were the people under the tents and in the snack bar, as well as the 20 Referees who worked to make the soccer-a-thon an incredible success.
In all, we had 42 teams participate -- way beyond our wildest dreams -- from several different soccer organizations, including Monroe Soccer Club, Jersey Knights, Manalapan Soccer Club, Central Jersey Silver Bullets, Maestro Soccer Club, Piscataway Soccer Club and the Cranbury Soccer Club. Both Monroe and East Brunswick High School teachers and varsity players also participated. Most noticeable was the support from the sponsor of our event, the East Brunswick Soccer Club, which not only made its fields, facilities and web site available to us but fielded 23 teams for the event. I’ve never been more proud to be an EBSC coach.
And I must thank the many soccer organizations (Red Bulls and the NJ Ironmen) and businesses (Soccer Stadium, Cheeburger Cheeburger, The Brunswick Grove, Dunkin Donuts, Five Boro Flags, Galleria Portraits) that provided financial support or products and services for the event.
As a result, the Ryan Miller Foundation got a tremendous jump start on Saturday, raising over $20,000 and raising awareness of the importance of organ donation.
This was a community activity at its very best -- people from all over volunteering to help and to support this great cause.
I cannot thank all of you enough.
Ed Simoes, EB Extreme
Organizer, Ryan Miller Heart Foundation Soccer-a-Thon
P.S. Galleria Portraits has pictures available with ALL proceeds going to the Ryan Miller Foundation at http://www.pictage.com/control/CONTROL/event_page.xml?producer=control&event=EVV1:454094&emailFlag=true