Santa Clara Sporting and Matteo Studios are once again doing their part to kick breast cancer in the butt with our 3rd Annual Goals for a Cure Campaign during the month of October. Sporting Teams have raised over $46,000 the last two years and donated all the funds to El Camino Hospital. The funds provide early breast screen exams to women who need financial support. Matteo Studios donated the printing of jerseys, the Sporting club donated start-up money to buy all the uniforms, and more than 30 Santa Clara Sporting Teams raise money to support the cause.
Matteo Studios and Santa Clara Sporting came-up with the Goals-for-a-Cure idea back in 2007, when the Santa Clara Sporting ’93 Boys Team was hit hard by breast cancer. The team lost one mother and a second mom was fortunate to survive the disease. After the experience, the kids wanted to do someting about breast cancer, and Goals-for-a-Cure was born.
Most fund-raising efforts are directed to raise research funds, and the team found-out that early detection through mamograms is a key source of prevention. So our fund raising efforts are used to support women who need exams but may need financial assistance.
Every woman should get an annual mamogram exam because early detection and treatment is critically important to fight this killer disease. Let’s all work together to get the word out! Tell your Mom, tell your sister, tell your grandmother to get checked!
All Santa Clara Sporting Teams will compete in their pink Goals-for-a-Cure jerseys during the month of October to raise awareness and donations. Teams raise money through a Goal-a-thon (donations for every goal score), or through flat donations.
Puma Recognizes Santa Clara Sporting in their "Recognize Awesome" National Campaign
Vote for Santa Clara Sporting before October 25th
Puma has recognized Santa Clara Sporting’s annual Goals for a Cure campaign in their "Recognize Awesome" 2010 Project Pink Program! Go online to Puma Project Pink and vote for "Goals for a Cure" as your favorite non-profit organization that raises awareness and funds to fight breast cancer. You can also order exclusive Puma Project Pink gear from their online store. All proceeds from the sale of Project Pink will go to the winning charity, so vote for Goals for a Cure so we can win, and buy some Project Pink gear too!
Voting starts on September 13th and ends October 25th
Visit www.goalsforacure.com to make tax deductable donations to the cause.
2008 Goals-for-a-Cure Flickr Photo Gallery
2009 Goals for a Cure Flickr Photo Gallery
Read our Goals for a Cure Blog and read stories from players and cancer survivors