The Santa Clara Sporting 95B White Team raised $3,003 in October - they will make the Goals for a Cure check presentation
to El Camino Hospital in January 2012
December 4, 2011
The Santa Clara Sporting Club and Matteo Studios are thrilled to announce that the Sporting players and parents raised $28,603.02 during the month of October 2011, in their annual Goals for a Cure campaign! This year’s fund raising effort brought in the most donations over the past four years since Goals for a Cure was launched back in 2008. Santa Clara Sporting families have now raised over $94,000 since 2008. The funds raised are used to support women who need financial assistance to get a mammogram breast screen exam. El Camino Hospital used the first $55,000 raised by Goals for a Cure to provided 84 free breast screens last year, and eight women were detected with breast cancer and treated. The Santa Clara Sporting ’95 Boys White Team raised the most donations collecting $3,003, and will make the check presentation to El Camino Hospital in January 2012 at the Santa Clara Sporting Club.
Goals for a Cure was created by Jason and Kevin Azevedo when two mothers on the Santa Clara Sporting 93 Boys Team were identified with breast cancer. One mother passed away, and the second survived. "We started seeing that some of them were nto getting detected because they just didn’t have the money to do so," said Azevedo.
Every year in October, every Santa Clara Sporting Teams compete in their pink Goals for a Cure jersey and raise donations and awareness to fight the disease. Dr. Patricia Rogers from El Camino Hospital came-up with the recommendation to use the donation funds to provide early breast screeening exams. Most donations raised to fight breast cancer are typically used for cancer research, so providing funds to women for early breast screening exams provides an impactful contribution to fight breast cancer at a local community level. Early detection of breast cancer is one of the most important ways to battle the disease.
This year, the Sporting club threw-out a challenge to all their teams, and held contests for most donations and goals scored (funds collected through a goal-a-thon or straight donations).
2011 Goals for a Cure Awards
GOALS FOR A CURE 2011