Thanks to all of you who participated in STRONG4SAM 2.0 on April 17th.
Whether you sat in the stands and cheered, purchased a t-shirt or concessions or dropped money in the donation bucket. It all made a huge difference.
Through your generosity, we are thrilled to be donating $15,702 to Project Violet. This donation will be doubled tonight (4/23/15) by a private foundation and individual donors for an overall impact of $31,404 to fight cancer.
"Angels exist but sometimes they don't have wings and are called friends." Our family would like to thank everyone for the outpouring of support you have shown us by becoming a part of the Strong4Sam team! The energy and excitement behind this movement, a movement to make a difference in the lives of children suffering from cancer, is helping our family focus on something positive and use this challenge as an opportunity to help others.
Project Violetis inspiring and we are so fortunate to have them in our area. The doctors and scientists working under Project Violet are spearheading an ambitious program to develop optides that target some of the most treatment-resistant malignancies: brain cancer, melanoma, breast cancer, and tumors of the neck and throat. These doctors along with their team of researchers are developing a fundamentally new class of anti-cancer compounds: molecules engineered to attack cancer cells without harming the healthy cells around them. Your generous support fuels their research to save lives and cure disease.
We can't express in words how grateful we are for everything that you have done to support us and Project Violet and we look forward to the Strong4Sam movement doing more in the near future.
- Love, The Taylor Family
While our own club and local community showed up in droves, we’d also like recognize Issaquah Lacrosse along with neighboring teams Eastside Catholic, Eastlake, Tahoma, Bellevue and Liberty Lacrosse teams and Issaquah Soccer Club for attending and/or donating to this event.
If you have great pictures you’d like to share, or want to see other #S4Selfies taken at the event, click here: http://j.mp/strong4sam.
Events like this cannot happen without the help of many people. We’d like to recognize those who played a major volunteer or financial role in making this night a success.
Underwriting & Selling T-shirts: Thanks to Bill McIntyre at LogoHouse for printing 900 awesome t-shirts at cost! Thanks to the families that contributed to underwrite the cost of T-shirts: Tamilselvan, Taylor, Carpenter, Spieker, Chapman, Cespedes and Fossum. A special thanks to the ISC Gunners FC who underwrote the cost of printing 300 of the shirts, then donated $2400 in proceeds. Timberlake Church generously contributed $1000.
Thanks to Hop Jack’s and those who dined there on Tuesday 4/14 to help fund $400 in t-shirt expenses. Thanks to our awesome t-shirt sales staff: Tara Johnston, Susan Earll, Sharon Hastings, Connor Byrne, Kari Culbert and Anita Bechtel.
Event Staff: For helping to make this an extra special event: Skyline and Issaquah Varsity Players & Coaches; MC Mark Berndt; National Anthem Singer, Astrid Krivanek; STRONG4SAM Spirit by Skyline Cheer; and signs by Jennifer and Aidan Smith.
Concessions: Thanks to the 5/6 and 7/8 families that donated so that 100% of concession revenues could be donated. Byrne, Neil, Flynn, Fritts, Morrissey, Hastings, King, Grace, Carr, McDougall, Whitehead, Woodward, Mejia, Hertzog. Thanks to Skyline Booster Club for donating 100% of the revenues and to volunteers Gretchen Carpenter, Michelle Giovanola, Julene Barrett, Jen Rohleder, Kathy Baril, Cheryl Wate, Jeff and Amy Werner. Pizza Pazzo made pizzas available to the Boosters at cost.
Donation Collections: Thanks to our great team who collected donations at the event: Jennifer Mix, Denise Oss, Tracy Kistner, Shawna Rooney, Melanie Jennings, Teagan and Taylor Wilkins.
Special thank you's also go out to Julie Spieker, who ran point on the entire event and did a fabulous job engaging the community with a potent mix of enthusiasm, organization and drive; Kellea and Jeff Taylor, Annie and Sam; Dr. Chris Mehlin of Fred Hutch and Skyline Lacrosse President Rene Cespedes for our special halftime ceremony; and Cindy and Cory Brandt for their generosity.
Want to find out more about Project Violet? Check out their website, or feel free to reach out to
Thank you SO MUCH for your support of this great cause.