Matthew's Miles - 8th Annual Walkathon


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Matthew's Miles Mission Statement

Matthew's Make-a-Wish Trip: Swim with the dolphinsTo raise brain tumor awareness in the general public and to raise money for pediatric brain tumor research in hope of finding a cure for this devastating illness.

[Pictured at right: Matthew's Make-a-Wish trip. After 3 brain surgeries in 7 months and 6 weeks of daily radiation therapy, he swam with the dolphins at Discovery Cove, Orlando, FL.]

 

News

April 15, 2011: We had hoped to have our walkathon this year in May, during National Brain Tumor Awareness Month, but Logan Township (NJ) has yet to get back to us about using the recreational park again as our base of operation. Because of this delay, May is extremely unlikely. Stay tuned...

April 15, 2011: We received an anonymous corporate grant for Matthew's Miles to benefit the ABTA in the amount of $5,500. This raises our total for 2011 over $6,000! For all seven plus years, we've now raised over $126,000 for pediatric brain tumor research and awareness.

November 2, 2010: Delsea Regional High School had their satellite walk for the upcoming 8th Annual Matthew's Miles in October 2010. They raised a total of $556. We'll add that total to our 8th Annual Matthew's Miles star when we reset our counts for 2011.

Delsea High School - Satellite Matthew's Miles Walk for 8th Annual Event

May 17, 2010: Today we passed $11,000 raised for 2010. And that means that for all seven years of our event, we're over $120,000! Thanks everyone!

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Help Us Reach for The STAR!

Our goal this year is $10,000. In the coming days, please come back and check the progress of our star below. We want to fill our star with star light!

Reach for the STAR! (2011)

Reach for the Star!

  As we approach our fund-raising goal, the star will gradually fill with yellow star-light. And when we reach our goal, the star will be bursting with a light that represents hope for a brain tumor cure.

  Now that is Star Power!

Raised: $ 6,066

Goal: $10,000

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Matthew's Miles Milestones

May 17, 2010: To date, our 7th Annual Matthew's Miles Walkathon and Auction has raised $11,096 for pediatric brain tumor research by the American Brain Tumor Association. Our seven year total is now over $120,000!

September 2008: Matthew's Miles officially passed $100,000 in raised donations since we started the walkathon six years ago.

June 17, 2008: [Revised Aug. 2, 2008] To date, the Fifth Annual Matthew's Miles Walkathon and Auction has raised $15,860 for pediatric brain tumor research by the Children's Cancer Foundation, for a five-year fundraising total over $97,000.Family Fun OCT 2007 Family Volunteerism Award

September 2007: Family Fun Magazine (OCT 2007) in their annual Family Volunteerism issue, named the Passarellas of Swedesboro First-Prize winners and will give a $1,000 check to their chosen charity, the Children's Cancer Foundation. The Passarellas were recognized for organizing "a walk to support prediatric brain tumor research."

January 2007: Tthe Fourth Annual Matthew's Miles Walkathon and Auction raised over $16,000 for pediatric brain tumor research by the Children's Cancer Foundation.

November 2005: The Third Annual Matthew's Miles Walkathon and Auction raised $20,555 for brain tumor research by the Children's Cancer Foundation, for a three-year fundraiser total over $65,000.

June 2005: The American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) establishes a two-year pediatric brain tumor research Fellowship in Matthew's name at Johns Hopkins Hospital, in appreciation of the money raised through two years of Matthew's Miles.

September 2004: The Second Annual Matthew's Miles Walkathon and Auction raises over $25,000 for brain tumor research by the American Brain Tumor Association, for a two-year total over $45,000.

September 2003: The First Annual Matthew's Miles Walkathon and Auction raises over $20,000 for brain tumor research by the American Brain Tumor Association.

 

Learn More

Background Information on why we started Matthew's Miles: Matthew's Miles Info

Matthew's story, in pictures and words:

Diagnosis & Surgery: www.passarella.com/matthew.htm
Rehab & Recovery: www.passarella.com/matt2.htm
Latest Updates: www3.caringbridge.org/nj/matthew/
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All proceeds from the 8th Annual Matthew's Miles will benefit pediatric brain tumor research programs funded by the American Brain Tumor Association, a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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