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Join Us In Helping Strike Out Cancer In Kids in 2018

Welcome to week five of our “friendly rivalry!”

Good Afternoon Strike Out Cancer in Kids Participants!

Week 5 represents the half way point of the “friendly rivalry,” which means we have five more weeks to reach our goal of $10,000 per team! And we need YOUR help to get us there!

Team Kinzie, captained by our adorable 2018 Slugger Kid, and Team Slugger, captained by Portland’s favorite mascot, will be competing to raise $10,000.00 for their team in order to unlock their company match by the end of the ten week period. If Kinzie’s Green Team reaches their $10,000.00 goal, Capozza Tile & Floor Covering Center will match it with another $10,000.00. Similarly, if Slugger’s Gold Team reaches their $10,000.00 goal, WEX will match it with another $10,000.00!

Whether this is your first time participating in Strike Out Cancer in Kids or you have been a part of it from the very beginning, we thank you wholeheartedly for getting involved and/or staying involved in a program that is so near and dear to our community. Your participation is integral to this program, and we look to you to be ambassadors of SOCK by encouraging others to do their part in helping children and their families across the state of Maine through their journeys with childhood cancer.

How SOCK works

Pick a team. Make a donation. Spread the word and help your team reach $10,000.00 by the end of the ten week campaign!

Team Kinzie, captained by our adorable 2018 Slugger Kid, and Team Slugger, captained by Portland’s favorite mascot, will be competing to raise $10,000.00 for their team in order to unlock their company match by the end of the ten week period. If Kinzie’s Green Team reaches their $10,000.00 goal, Capozza Tile & Floor Covering Center will match it with another $10,000.00. Similarly, if Slugger’s Gold Team reaches their $10,000.00 goal, WEX will match it with another $10,000.00!

 

Yes, it’s a competition. But the overall goal of the campaign is for both teams to raise their $20,000.00, totaling a combined $40,000.00 to help Strike Out Cancer in Kids and support our MCCP warriors as they fight their toughest battles!

With no further ado, Let the games begin!

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Current Standings

Team Kinzie remains on top and has gained quite a lead on Team Slugger! Can she hold her ground for the next five weeks?!

Meet Kinzie, our 2018 Slugger Kid

You may have had the pleasure of meeting our 2018 Slugger Kid at MCCP Night at the Sea Dogs last Friday, or maybe you saw her run the bases at the first Anthem’s Heroes at Hadlock ceremony of the season, but this year’s Slugger Kid is one special little fighter and a true inspiration for all of us!

Whether this is your first time participating in Strike Out Cancer in Kids or you have been a part of it from the very beginning, we thank you wholeheartedly for getting involved and/or staying involved in a program that is so near and dear to our community. Your participation is integral to this program, and we look to you to be ambassadors of SOCK by encouraging others to do their part in helping children and their families across the state of Maine through their journeys with childhood cancer.

When Kinzie was just six and a half years old, she was diagnosed with Stage IV High Risk Neuroblastoma. At a time in her life when she should have been preparing for the first grade, Kinzie was preparing for two complicated surgeries. Instead of learning how to tie her shoes, Kinzie was learning how to take care of her central line.

The type of cancer Kinzie was diagnosed with required treatment commonly referred to as the “kitchen sink” because it would take a little bit of everything to get her through to recovery. Her treatment plan was extreme: it included chemotherapy, radiation, two stem cell transplants and antibody treatments. There were many setbacks along the way, including kidney damage and heart failure. At one very low point, Kinzie’s weight was at 27 pounds.

With incredible determination, and support from family, friends and the exceptional doctors, nurses and social workers at Maine Children’s Cancer Program, Kinzie battled back and achieved remission. Today, she is an active second grader who loves to swim, ride her bike, play in her treehouse, read and participate in sports. She’s sassy, determined and loves with all her heart. Kinzie is a true hero.

We thank you

For getting involved in SOCK and helping kids, just like Kinzie, in their fight against cancer.

We look forward to competition ahead and if you have any questions about the program, need support in a fundraising idea, etc. PLEASE don’t hesitate to ask! We are here to help your teams thrive and reach their $10,000.00 goal!

 

 

MCCP Philanthropy

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Thank you for going to bat for our patients and families,

The Kids of Winter Need Your Help! – Team Capozza Sponsors Winterkids

Help us get more kids outside and active with WinterKids!

The 6th Annual WinterKids Downhill 24 at Sugarloaf presented by Darling’s Auto Group is a fundraising event to benefit WinterKids programs,  held on Friday, March 2 – Saturday, March 3, 2018, from 9:00 am – 9:00 am.  All teams ski under the lights at Sugarloaf for one night only!

Watch the highlights from the 2017 Winterkids Downhill 24 Fundraiser 

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This year the Commercial Team at Capozza Tile & Floor Covering Center has joined the cause and will be manning a team on the slopes.

Over the years Capozza has partnered with The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital, Maine Children’s Cancer Program, Strive, Woodford’s Family Services,  and The Center for Grieving Children in a continued commitment to strengthen all family units our community.  We are proud to add Winter Kid’s to our roster of amazing foundations that share our mission and vision. Please consider supporting us as we take on the slopes by making a nominal donation to our fundraising efforts.  It is our goal to raise as much as possible to help keep Maine kids healthy, safe, and have access to outdoor activities all winter long without finances getting in families ways.

We have set up a crowdfunding page on CrowdRise.  Just click on the button below to donate today and help support our team’s efforts in keeping Maine kids active all winter long.

If you want to join our team for 24 hours of fun filled skiing, games, and all around fun, please email Theresa@capozzaflooring.com.

Sincerly,

Team Capozza

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Join Us In Helping Strike Out Cancer In Kids

Welcome to the 2017 Strike Out Cancer in Kids season-long fundraiser!

Before we dive in, we would like to sincerely thank you for getting involved in this year’s friendly rivalry between our 2017 Slugger Kid, Seth Jones, and Portland’s favorite Mascot, Slugger! Whether you are supporting Team Seth or Team Slugger, a common goal is shared amongst each and every one of us: to strike out cancer in kids! On behalf of everyone at Maine Children’s Cancer Program, thank YOU for joining us, the Portland Sea Dogs, TD Bank/TD Charitable Foundation, Anthem BlueCross BlueShield, and WMTW Channel 8 as we all go to bat for kids in their fight against cancer.

With eight weeks ahead of us, filled with competition, fundraising, and community involvement, we wanted to take this opportunity to explain the ground rules and provide some details as a helpful guide in making this a successful SOCK season.

Let’s start with current team standings:
Each week, we will be sharing our team’s fundraising totals via email to our full participant roster, and to our MCCP community through social media. You will find this captured in the image below. Both teams came out of the gate strong –Slugger’s Gold Team leading with a total of $9,404.82 raised to date, followed by Seth’s Green Team with $9,611.15.

Fueling our teams:
We would like to highlight some key players in this year’s Strike Out Cancer in Kids fundraiser – WEX, fueling Team Seth, and Capozza Tile & Floor Covering Center and the Portland Sea Dogs, fueling Team Slugger. Our team sponsors are not only representing their respective teams, but they have each provided a generous fundraising incentive for our participants. When Team Seth reaches the $10,0000.00 mark, WEX will match the $10,000.00, doubling the team’s total to $20,000.00! Similarly, Capozza and the Portland Sea Dogs will be teaming up to match Team Slugger’s $10,000.00 to total $20,000.00 as well!

Make the match count:
Throughout the season, we encourage you to be creative and do your part in making your team’s match count! Host a bake sale, have a car wash, create an office competition amongst your colleagues, anything and everything helps get your team to the $10,000.00 mark! For ideas, advice or materials, email ahuntersil@mmc.org.

What are you playing for:
More than bragging rights for this 2017 season!
At the end of eight weeks, we will be hosting a season-ending game at Hadlock Field, as an official closing ceremony for your fundraising efforts. Top fundraisers from both teams will be entered to participate in this special event. More details to come as the weeks follow!

Get others involved:
Start spreading the word!
Be an ambassador for Maine Children’s Cancer Program and get your loved ones, friends and colleagues involved by simply making a donation or pledge of any amount, choosing a team to support, and fundraising to be the top team at the end of the baseball season. Strike Out Cancer in Kids is an inclusive and easy way to help local children with cancer, and we want as many people as possible to participate!

Continue the legacy:
Since 1995, the success of this program has relied on the dedication of our supporters, sponsors and local community. To date, Strike Out Cancer in kids has raised over $4.6 million, with each dollar dedicated to supporting children fighting cancer in Maine. Help us continue the program’s legacy in making this 2017 season an impactful one for our patients and families.

Remember, every dollar given is DOUBLED when you support either Team Seth or Team Slugger at www.mmc.org/strikeout

Thank you for helping us strike out cancer in kids!

-Maine Children’s Cancer Program