9th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign
Santa Clara Sporting Club
What is Goals for a Cure?
Santa Clara Sporitng Club sponsors an annual campaign to raise breast cancer awareness - "Goals for a Cure".
This campaign was the brainchild of two brothers, Keven and Jason Azevedo with the support of Santa Clara Sporting Club's Board of Directors.
At first, they simply hoped to raise awareness of the disease that had taken such a toll in our organization. When they realized taht they could get nationwide audience, as Santa Clara Sporting teams compete all over the nation, Goals for a Cure was turned into a fundraiser.
Everyone helped. Santa Clara Sporting donated all the pink jerseys. Keven and Jason printed all jerseys, and we had the support of all our coaches, assistant coaches, and managers, parents and players.
Our first year was 2008. During the entire month of October all Santa Clara Sporting teams wear pink jerseys to all games and are free to raise funds many different ways. We raised $27,237 in 2008, $20,000 in 2009, $18,000 in 2010, $30,000 in 2011, $30,000 in 2012, $30,000 in 2013, $40,000 in 2014, $40,000 in 2015 and $40,000 in 2016.
We are now ready for another successful campaign.
One hundred percent of all funds received are donated to El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, California. El Camino Hospital uses these funds to provide free mammograms to women who need financial support to receive breast screening exams. We firmly believe that early detection of breast cancer is one of the most important ways to battle the disease.
Thank you so much for your support!
As most of you already know, Goals-for-a-Cure started in October of 2008 to raise awareness and money to help fight breast cancer. So far, we have worked together to raise over $275,000 and with your help we can continue to make a positive impact.
|2008||El Camino Hospital Foundation||27,237|
|2009||El Camino Hospital Foundation||20,000|
|2010||El Camino Hospital Foundation||18,000|
|2011||El Camino Hospital Foundation||30,000|
|2012||El Camino Hospital Foundation||30,000|
|2013||El Camino Hospital Foundation||30,000|
|2014||El Camino Hospital Foundation||40,000|
|2015||El Camino Hospital Foundation||40,000|
|2016||El Camino Hospital Foundation||40,000|
In 2016, El Camino Hospital was able to perform 110 Screening mammograms, 16 screening breast ultrasounds, 59 diagnostic mammograms, 59 diagnostic ultrasounds and 16 breast biopsies with the money that was donated. Out of 16 biopsies that were performed, 4 biopsies came out positive for breast cancer.
The money that is raised each year makes a big difference to El Camino Hospital patients and the community. Many women would have otherwise not had access to breast screenings and receive follow up care. They have been helped because of the contributions from Santa Clara Sporting.