A Hole in One for Harlow – Evansville, WI

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A Hole In One for Harlow, presented by our naming sponsor, Retirement Income Strategies, held its inaugural golf outing on September 8, 2018 at the Evansville Country Club in Evansville WI.  After a week of torrential downpours and concerns over continued rain on Saturday, the skies parted and the sun shone with a light breeze while twenty teams of golfers ranging from amateurs to PGA professionals teed off at 10am with a shotgun start.  Several holes held friendly competitions in an effort to raise funds as well as increase the stakes for the coveted first place bragging rights!   

Among the hole prizes, A Hole in One for Harlow also offered several silent auction items and dozens of raffle prizes ranging from golf outing vacation packages to NCAA football and basketball tickets and autographed professional hockey items.  Thanks to all of our generous donors, there were prizes for participants and spectators in every age range!

The beautiful afternoon came to a close with a dinner and the raffle prize drawings.  Thanks to our incredible sponsors, donors, participants and volunteers, our first golf event raised over $25,000 to help fund research that will not only find a cure for Harlow’s neuroblastoma, but for all children battling neuroblastoma.  

Thank you!

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About the Author

Kim Katzenmeyer

After a career in education, Kim left teaching when her niece Harlow was diagnosed with neuroblastoma. Now she's helping with Beat Nb's fundraising in Wisconsin. Kim, like Beat Nb, is #HarlowStrong.

 

Patriots Present Patriots Difference Maker of the Week Award to Patrick Lacey from Braintree, Mass.

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (Sept. 14, 2018)Eight years ago, the Kraft family and Patriots Foundation introduced Celebrate Volunteerism, a season-long initiative focused on recognizing community volunteers and promoting the importance of giving back to the community through service.

Throughout the 2018 season, the foundation will continue its Celebrate Volunteerism initiative by teaming with nonprofit organizations to educate fans about the need for volunteering, highlighting deserving volunteers from across the region and seeking to inspire Patriots fans to become lifelong volunteers. The foundation will present a weekly “Patriots Difference Maker of the Week” award, which recognizes deserving volunteers who go above and beyond to support their New England communities.

“We originally started the Celebrate Volunteerism initiative as a tribute to my sweetheart, Myra,” said Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft. “Over the past eight years, it has become the heart and soul of the Patriots Foundation, just like Myra was. We enjoy shining the light on local volunteers that are committed to improving the lives of children and families across the region and we hope that this inspires our fans to get more involved in their communities.”

To kick off this season’s Celebrate Volunteerism campaign, Patrick Lacey from Braintree, Mass. was selected as the first 2018 Patriots Difference Maker of the Week for his commitment to Beat Nb Cancer Foundation.

In 2005, Patrick was informed that his seven month old son, Will, had neuroblastoma cancer. Eighteen months later, Patrick was told that Will’s cancer was incurable. Patrick refused to accept that fate and set out to find a cure.

In 2007, Patrick established the Beat Nb Cancer Foundation to help children, like his son, who are battling neuroblastoma. His fundraising has allowed the organization to establish life-saving clinical trials across the country. Since its inception, Beat Nb has created more than 20 clinical trials spanning more than 40 hospitals across the United States. More than 1,000 children have been treated and positively impacted by these trials.  Patrick also started a drug company to manufacture the therapies needed to save lives.

"After being told our son was incurable we began a journey to change that,” said Patrick.  “We were so fortunate that we found the right doctor, and through funding her research, she found a treatment that did work.”

Thanks to his volunteer efforts, Patrick has positively impacted the lives of thousands of children, including his son, Will, who is now in middle school, playing a variety of sports and has been free of cancer treatments for more than three years.

“Our mission now is to continue to fund this work so that every child with a deadly cancer gets the same opportunity at life that my son was given,” Patrick said. “We'll continue the fight until ever diagnosis comes with the promise of a cure."

Fifteen individuals will be named Patriots Difference Makers throughout the season. The outstanding volunteers will be recognized on the Patriots website and in print materials, including Patriots Football Weekly and Patriots GameDay magazine. They will also be honored during a special ceremony at the Patriots final regular season home game against the New York Jets on Sunday, December 30.

Fans are encouraged to nominate a local volunteer for the Patriots Difference Maker of the Week award by visiting www.patriots.com/community.

Gold: An Evening to Beat Childhood Cancer (Tampa, 2018)

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It was a beautiful and perfect evening.

Presented by CrossCountry Mortgage, Inc, with incredible support from the Ryan Callahan Foundation, Papa Johns, and the 13 Ugly Men (among many others), Beat Nb's Gold: An Evening to Beat Childhood Cancer raised over $265,000 on Sept 8 at Armature Works in Tampa.

350+ caring, passionate people came together to celebrate how we are beating cancer for KIDS. Alongside Tampa Bay community leaders were the true heroes - over a dozen families whose kids have battled, or are currently fighting childhood cancer.

Our lead researcher, Dr Giselle Sholler, was in town from Grand Rapids, MI, as well as our board president and founder Patrick Lacey.

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The evening was spent celebrating the work Beat Nb is driving to beat neuroblastoma and other cancers. September is childhood cancer awareness month (the ribbon color is gold, hence the name of the event). We honored the families in the room whose children are beating - or have beaten - neuroblastoma, and our hearts were broken alongside those who had lost a son or daughter to cancer.

We also premiered our latest video: Beating Cancer, featuring real-life hero Cambri, whose fight vs neuroblastoma cancer is very real, although the video fictionalizes a bit.

Our Executive Director, Kyle Matthews, shared a song written for he and his wife Robyn's son Ezra, who died in 2010 from neuroblastoma. You can listen to it under this text section.

Locally owned Papa John's franchisees announced their September partnership with Beat Nb, donating $25,000 in celebration of their 25 years operating in Tampa Bay. The Ryan Callahan Foundation, led by Tampa Bay Lightning Alt Captain Ryan Callahan and his wife Kyla, also donated $25,000. And Lightning players Steven Stamkos, Victor Hedman, and Dan Girardi added yet another $15,000 to that total. A local group of philanthropists, the 13 Ugly Men, committed $25,000 as well - they are making Beat Nb the beneficiary of their upcoming Halloween party in Tampa.

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We are beating cancer for kids. The evening felt like a new chapter, a marker as we move forward continuing to put a stop toward this stupid beast called neuroblastoma, a collection of parents, researchers, and supporters who say it is simply NOT right that we're losing our kids. The research consortium we helped to found - and solely fund - is now in 45 hospitals and research institutions worldwide.

This is not pie-in-the-sky hopes and dreams, or emotional stories with nothing behind them. Beat Nb is real hope through effective clinical trials, shared from the very families who are benefiting from this work - or who've lost a child and now drive change forward.

To every one of you who played a part, or who play a part in the work we're doing...

thank you.

Huge, magnificent, heartfelt thanks to our sponsors:

  • CrossCountry Mortgage, Inc
  • Armature Works
  • Chappell Roberts
  • St Petersburg Distillery
  • Tampa Bay Lightning
  • Tampa Bay Rays
  • Papa Johns
  • 13 Ugly Men
  • Ryan Callahan Foundation
  • Lyrics for Life
  • Landon Outreach Foundation
  • TradeStops
  • Csenge Advisory Group
  • DoMyOwn.com
  • Glory Days
  • Deliver Media
  • Enstar
  • Hivelocity
  • Sykes
  • Hyundai of New Port Richey
  • TECO

And to our community partner, Florida Blue.

Running 200 miles for Lola

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Team Lola

A couple weeks ago some of our friends and family came together to support neuroblastoma research and trials in the craziest way yet! Together we RAN 200 MILES! What an experience it was! Our team of 12 raised over $14,000 to fight for children with the neuroblastoma, the beast that took our precious Lola Mae from us two years ago. Everyone on our team have witnessed the terrors of cancer. Maybe that’s why they were so INCREDIBLE during the race?! Jeff and I were honored to have each one of them fighting at our side.

I’ve never been a part of a relay race like this before, but it turned out to be such an amazing experience and my favorite race yet. Some of us on Team Lola are busy moms and dads that barely have time to “get in shape” for such an event. Some were college athletes that could not be phased by the extreme conditions of heat and endless hills. One friend is an ultra-marathoner, while another friend doesn’t even like running, she just says yes to these crazy adventures for Lola. No matter our experience level everyone came together and fought hard though each mile.

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A couple weeks before the race I found out from my doctor that I would not be able to run. It was very disappointing to not get to participate in something that I had dragged so many loved ones along for and we had been fundraising and working so hard towards. But my teammates stepped in and shared my load. My sister ran my first leg, my friend ran my second, and I got to walk my third leg.

Last year we did a half marathon to raise money for Beat Nb as well and afterwards Jeff discovered through pain and some MRIs that he cannot run anymore due to years of wrestling and too many knee surgeries. Even though we weren’t able to run we still gained a great experience.

Our team fought so hard we actually ended up placing 24th out of 526 teams! It took us 27 hours to finish. Most of that time was spent in a van, smelly and tired, chasing the current runner and getting to the next exchange point. We encouraged one another and laughed together. We discussed the latest cancer trials and where we could find a cold beer. Occasionally we closed our eyes for a power nap before hitting the pavement again.

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Jeff drove one of the vans during the race and was there to encourage each of Van # 2’s runners. I was told he didn’t sleep and survived on 5-Hour Energies and sunflower seeds;) Being a part of the Ragnar Relay as Team Lola for Beat Nb is an experience we will always be grateful for. It was yet another moment in our lives where we were overwhelmed by the support of our amazing family and friends.

Thank you Leigha, Heather, Jesse, Ashley, Jake, Aaron, Ruby, Lane, Luke, and Levi for being Team Lola. And thank you Kyle, who runs for his son Ezra, for being our team captain. They are so amazing that they just might say yes the next time we ask them to so something crazy for Lola;)

About the Author

Kylee Nimrick

Kylee's daughter Lola Mae was a joyful spirit since the moment she first held her in her arms. She smiled big, hugged softly, and twirled beautifully. She was carefree and imaginative, always playing and happy. At two years old she was already defending her big sister from unfriendly children on the playground. When Lola was 4 years old she was diagnosed with neuroblastoma. She fought hard through so much, and she did so saying, “I can do it!” The Nimrick's hearts were broken when she received her final healing by going to Heaven after her year-long battle.

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Waylon’s $10,000 Pig

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As a teacher at Evansville High School, I had gotten to know Waylon very well throughout his freshmen year.  When I made the announcement that I was leaving teaching in order to do as much fundraising as I could to support Beat Nb in finding a cure for neuroblastoma, Waylon visited my classroom the following morning.

He said, “Mrs. K, I really wish you weren’t leaving, but I talked it over with my parents and I’d like to give you this for your cause.  For Harlow.  For Beat Nb.”  In his hand, he presented me with $52 wadded up dollars. I immediately contacted his mom to find out if she was aware of his donation, but she was well aware of why I called.  With his parents’ blessing and support, Waylon made his first donation to Beat Nb in Harlow’s name… but it didn’t end there.

Waylon came back to me a couple weeks later and said, “Mrs. Katzenmeyer, you’ll never guess what I did this weekend!! I planted a 3-Acre pumpkin patch!!! I want to grow the pumpkins and sell them in the fall…for Harlow”.  Again, I was speechless; what do you say to a 15-year old young man who is dedicating himself to the well being of others? Unbeknown to me, he was just getting started…

Waylon and his siblings enjoy participating in the county 4H fair projects each year.  They take great pride in purchasing (from their own savings), raising, and caring for pigs and turkeys as they prepare to display them annually at the county fair.  Waylon had purchased two pigs for the 2018 fair and was determined to sell one of them at the meat animal sale…for Harlow.

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He decided he could sell one of his pigs to cover his project expenses and sell the other one for Harlow.  However; when it came time to weigh in for the fair, Waylon’s “Harlow” pig didn’t “make weight” so he was prohibited from selling that one in the public animal sale.  This was a considerable setback for Waylon since he’d now have to find a private buyer for his “Harlow” pig and have faith that he’d make enough to pay his expenses.  Without a second thought Waylon decided to sell his remaining pig for Harlow, even if it meant taking a loss on his projects for the year.

Friday, July 27, 2018 Waylon Klitzman prepared to sell his only “eligible” pig to an audience full of bidders as the auctioneer introduced him…

“This is Waylon Klitzman. He will be a sophomore at Evansville High School and is a member of the Evansville 4H Club.  Today he will be donating the money from the sale of his pig to Beat Nb in honor of a little girl in his community named Harlow Phillips.  Harlow is currently being treated for neuroblastoma. She has had many treatments and has been in the hospital a lot in the last several months.  She is only 4 years old.  He wants to donate to Beat Nb to help find a cure for Harlow so she can just be a kid and not have to fight the beast anymore.”

After a round of applause and standing ovation, bidding started fast and before we knew it, the winning bid was made by E&D Water Works of Janesville at $11.50/lb!!  As the auctioneer congratulated the winner, the E&D representative donated the pig back to the sale to be sold AGAIN!!!  Waylon’s smile spread wide across his face.  INCREDIBLE!!  The bidding opened a second time and a second winner, Chambers and Owen, won the pig for another $10.25/lb and again…they donated the pig back to the sale!!!

Waylon made his way back to the front for the 3rd time! Moll Construction purchased the 3rd round of bidding for $11/lb and again, Waylon’s pig was donated back to be sold a 4th time! The look on Waylon’s face was priceless; grinning from ear to ear and so proud of his accomplishment, he took his place at the front of the sale arena once again and finally, after 4 rounds of bidding, Badger State Auction/East Point Pub, Rock County Pork Producers and Ott Schwietzer et al purchased Waylon’s pig for $5.50/lb.  The crowd erupted, stood and applauded the bidders and Waylon.  It was a moment I’ll never forget.  Waylon raised over $10,000 from the sale of that pig.

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Waylon is generally a young man of few words.  He is a hard worker, fiercely loyal and his heart is made of pure gold.  He said he’d never felt more proud of anything he’d done and can’t wait until his pumpkins ripen so he can keep donating to such a worthy cause.

On behalf of so many kids fighting neuroblastoma, thank you Waylon!

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About the Author

Kim Katzenmeyer

After a career in education, Kim left teaching when her niece Harlow was diagnosed with neuroblastoma. Now she's helping with Beat Nb's fundraising in Wisconsin. Kim, like Beat Nb, is #HarlowStrong.

Touch a Truck X – San Diego

This was our first year hosting Touch A Truck (TAT) in July – maybe our last year, too. We had excellent San Diego weather up until the day before when temperatures skyrocketed. The brave families who made it out of their air conditioned homes and onto the hot asphalt are commended for their efforts! We love you parents and your red-faced, sweaty-headed little kids who were happy to cool down with lemonade, shaved ice and ice cream cones between visits to the nearly 60 vehicles on display.

Aside from having lower attendance (thanks to the 90+ degree heat wave), TAT was a huge hit. Our exhibitors were in full force representing everything from a classic Chevy Bel Air to a huge Volvo rock truck. It’s impossible to list everything on display, but here are some highlights. The California Highway Patrol, SD Police SWAT, and SD Fire Department gave the kids a broad look at emergency response vehicles, while three off-road clubs showed off big wheels and roll bars. S&R Towing went all out this year bringing two giant 16-ton “wrecker” tow-trucks and strung a huge American flag 40 feet in the air between the two, and showed off a 1966 El Camino and F350. EDCO made their debut with a Trash Truck that took down the house for the longest line all day… seriously, kids love the trash truck. A favorite carried over from last year is the Cemex cement mixer truck where the kids are invited to write on the barrel with a marker; as it gets full, they spin the barrel to a clean spot. UPS brought four vehicles for the kids to explore and Wells Fargo let everyone sit in their iconic stage coach. We have photos of the day on our TAT website, if you’d like to see a little of everything.

I was fortunate to start working for a new company last year, Scientist.com, who became our title sponsor this year. They are really a great company to be a part of and I’m thankful for their support of TAT. In addition to making a huge donation, they had the company “storyteller” come to the event and put together a wonderful video from the day that not only captures kids enjoying the vehicles, but really looks at the why we do this event in the first place…

10 years ago my son Max lost his fight with cancer. He was 7 years old.

For 10 years we’ve hosted our annual Touch A Truck event to raise money to help fight kids cancer. Why would we lose our child and dive into fundraising? Simple. As parents who have lost a child to this dreaded disease, we’ve lived the worst possible pain a parent can experience. We would never wish that on anyone, so we choose to advocate for those families who are in the fight right now. We choose to help fund cancer research and clinical trials through Beat Nb.

I won’t lie to you: Touch A Truck this year was difficult for me. It was a milestone – 10 years since we said goodbye to our cute, little squeaky 7-year-old. He would be 17 this year, entering his Senior year in high school. We are fortunate to have his childhood friends volunteer at the event and we wonder… well, we wonder about a lot of things. And that can make a parent sad.

What I’m not sad about is being part of Beat Nb, supporting Dr. Giselle Sholler. There is no question about this. We – Beat Nb – are doing all the right things for kids fighting cancer.

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About the Author

Melissa Mikulak

Melissa serves as So Cal Director of Beat Nb. Previously co-founder and Executive Director of Max's Ring of Fire, multiple nonprofits with a shared mission merged in June of 2016.

Hoops for Lives

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On June 24th in San Diego, the Hoops for Lives 3 on 3 basketball tournament was a great success - raising over $10,000!

It's one of our favorite types of events - organized out of the heart and passion of kids: specifically, students Zachary Robinson, Julia Maurer, Spencer Reckles, Reese Reckles and Ellery Robinson.

12 year old Zachary wanted to do something to help his friend Micah who is battling neuroblastoma. He came up with the idea to put on a charity basketball tournament, and his mom Shelley reached out to us to start the ball dribbling. Micah has taken part in one of the clinical trials we're helping make happen, so Zachary chose to benefit Beat Nb with the 3 on 3 tourney idea.

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Micah Bernstein, beating neuroblastoma.

Kids helping fight kids' cancer: (L to R) Zachary Robinson, Reese Reckles, Julia Maurer, Ellery Robinson, Spencer Reckles

Kids helping fight kids' cancer: (L to R) Zachary Robinson, Reese Reckles, Julia Maurer, Ellery Robinson, Spencer Reckles Courtesy

Zachary invited his friends (including his sister Ellery) to join him in putting together the event. Their original goal was to raise $2,000 to fund bold research to help other kids beat cancer.

Ellery was good-naturedly nicknamed the Slime Queen, as she spent a bunch of her own saved money buying materials to make slime, which she sold at the event to add to the fundraising total.

When they hit their fundraising goal so fast, they upped it to $5,000 - and sent us the picture below of this awesome fundraising thermometer!

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By the time the event had finished, Zachary and Ellery and friends had raised over $10,000 - and they're still going. They just got 4 Southwest tickets to anywhere in the US, which are being auctioned off to add to the Hoops for Lives total.

We're so proud to see young people taking the initiative to do good things. They saw something they wanted to make better, and decided to do something about it - and did exactly that. That's truly impactful.

Zachary, Julia, Spencer, Reese and Ellery...

THANK YOU

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Give Day Tampa Bay: the Insta-llation

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What a blast! On Tuesday May 1st, Give Day Tampa Bay, we featured our pop-up art installation at Armature Works in Tampa.

Three separate kid-themed scenes made up the Instagrammable pop-up, with pro photographers at each scene. For any donation, we'd snap your photo and email it to you on the spot.

The kite scene was created by Tallahassee muralist Matt Shanaghan. He and his wife Morgan lost their son Miles to neuroblastoma in February of this year, and generously donated their art in his memory. A gold kite floated in front of the blue skies and park backdrop.

The trike scene was inspired by a video of Ezra Matthews, son of our Executive Director Kyle Matthews and his wife Robyn. Ezra was lost to nb in 2010. A gold tricycle (gold is the ribbon color for childhood cancer) was in front of a colorful city backdrop.

And most popular, was out adult-sized ball-pit, filled with  4,500 colorful balls. Created here in Tampa from plexiglass and aluminum, the 8 foot by 8 foot backdrop was hand painted by local artist Kathy Hurley. Hurley generously donated the art, and has been a supporter and close friend of Beat Nb since before our inception. 

Huge thanks are in order to Community Foundation of Tampa Bay for putting on the event, which is a 24 hour feature of over 500 nonprofits in the Tampa Bay area. As well as to Armature Works for donating the space for the Insta-llation, to the Brink Foundation for sponsoring the event, and to everyone who came out and participated. And a big thanks to FOX and Walter Allen for the coverage! 

Through prizes, donations, and a brilliant gift from our friends at Team Parker for Life, we raised over $35,000 this year on Give Day. This money will continue to help KIDS beat neuroblastoma and other childhood cancers today and every day. 

THANK YOU!

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Karaoke for the Kure: GALA 2017 raises 6 figures for KIDS fighting cancer

What a night! Our most successful Tampa event yet happened Friday, October 13th, at Port Tampa Bay in Cruise Terminal 2. (We also premiered the video above there, featuring Rea and Sofia + family).

Karaoke for the Kure: GALA 2017 was presented by CrossCountry Mortgage this year, along with support from many incredible groups and individuals from around Tampa.

Karaoke for the Kure: GALA 2017

Around 300 Tampa and Florida Beat Nb supporters showed up to help KIDS beat cancer, through Beat Nb's funding of brave, hope-bringing clinical trials. Seattle-based band ROCKARAOKE handled the tunes, with a library of 700+ songs and energy to match. 

We were honored to have Kyla and Ryan Callahan there as well as a couple other Tampa Bay Lightning players - thanks Erik Condra and Dan Girardi! The Callahans are great supporters of Beat Nb, and we love their heart for kids with cancer. The Ryan Callahan Foundation was also a sponsor this year (again! thank you).

Karaoke for the Kure: GALA 2017

Over $135,000 was raised through this year's Karaoke for the Kure.

THANK YOU to our amazing sponsors and the attendees who made that happen:

  • CrossCounty Mortgage
  • Deliver Media
  • Landon Outreach Foundation
  • Csenge Advisory Group
  • Smile Design Dentistry
  • Curtis Parry and Team at Northwestern Mutual
  • American Marketing & Mailing Services, Inc 
  • Kiwanis Tampa Bay
  • Florida Blue
  • Hivelocity
  • Ryan Callahan Foundation
  • Endodontics Specialists
  • Granting Grace Foundation
  • DoMyOwn.com
  • FIVE Labs
  • Tampa Bay Rays
  • TECO
  • Weatherford Partners
  • Convergent Capital
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To see all the photos from the night, check out these photo albums:

Fishing for the Fight 2017

One of the tournament winners pictured with Bella, who has been battling neuroblastoma for 8 years.

On Saturday, May 6th, we were thrilled to be the beneficiary of an event thrown by students from the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg Campus. The inaugural Fishing for the Fight was organized by Savannah Billett, Hunter Schoch, and Garret Greca as part of a project for one of their classes, and they blew it out of the water!

These students are 19 years old (!) and live in the “Leadership Living Learning Community on campus. As part of their leadership course, students identify a challenge within the community and work with those involved to implement a solution. They decided to do a fishing tournament because Hunter and Garret eat, sleep, and breathe fishing, and Savannah wanted to do something that would benefit childhood cancer research. They even went out and got press!

We’ve known Savvy (now she’s in college and goes by Savannah) since she was in 7th grade. She learned of my son Ezra’s cancer treatment from one of my neighbors who went to school with her (Molly), and followed us online. She’s been fundraising for childhood cancer research ever since. Savvy started out with her friend Molly making and selling bracelets at her school, and holding restaurant fundraising events (that may have been our very first fundraiser!) with her family to benefit our research.

Savannah Billet with Beat Nb Executive Director Kyle Matthews and wife Robyn Matthews

For this year’s Fishing for the Fight, lines were in the water at 7am, and captains with their boats were out in the water fishing for the largest variety of three different types of fish. Back at shore, they were greeted with a party at the Hula Bay Club. Food, drinks and prizes for their catches (some awesome Yeti Coolers) made for a great day. The weather was perfect!

Along with the prizes for the catches were silent auction items (including hotel stays at the Swan and Dolphin at Walt Disney World and Tradewinds in St. Petersburg, a Guy Harvey crafted table, sunglasses and more), a 50/50 raffle and a raffle for other great fishing related prizes. 

I sat in with the students a few days before the event as they presented their project to the Mayor of St Petersburg, Rick Kriseman. I was proud of Savannah and her years of advocacy as I listed to them share all the effort they put in. Events are a TON of work! These students canvassed the town asking for raffle donations, reached out to everyone they knew to attend the event, and spent weeks planning an event that wound up raising over $5,000.

We couldn’t be more thankful for Savannah, Garret, and Hunter’s efforts and their fundraising, all of which benefits Beat Nb‘s mission of beating neuroblastoma and other childhood cancers through patient-affecting clinical trials and research.

Kyle Matthews
Executive Director, Beat Nb

Fishermen line up while winners are announced.

Presenting one of the winners with her Yeti cooler.

Sofia (pictured with Savannah Billet) is on our DFMO trial, cancer free and beating neuroblastoma.