Baseball fan, Eric Mueller, is on a mission to visit 30 baseball parks across the US in 30 days, a promotion to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Mueller, who is turning 50, lost his father, Jan, to Leukemia 16 years ago and plans to donate 100% of the proceeds to the LLS. Last night, he attended a Miami Marlins game and, so far, has visited 25 MLB parks with 5 more to go. Mueller has raised $7,632.80 so far (his goal is $10,000) and is heading next to Tampa to visit the Rays at Tropicana Field.
Donations can be made to LLS through Mueller’s web site, http://www.30parks30days.com or his Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/30parks30days/131361870364257
See the link below for an interview with Eric Mueller that aired during last night’s Marlins game.
Each year, in communities all across the United States and Canada, teams of families, friends, coworkers and local and national corporations come together to raise funds for LLS Light The Night® Walk events, which bring help and hope to people battling blood cancers. Walk activities include food and activities for children and families, a Remembrance Ceremony for loved ones lost to cancer and the Walk itself followed by fireworks, dessert and dancing.
The 2013 Miami-Dade Light The Night® Walk will be held Saturday, November 16, 2013 from 5-8 p.m. at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami. The 2013 Broward Light The Night® Walk will be held Saturday, November 9, 2013 from 5-8pm at Huizenga Plaza in Fort Lauderdale. To register for the Miami or Fort Lauderdale Walks, visit http://www.lightthenight.org/.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services. To date, LLS has invested more than $875 million in research targeting leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. For more info, visit http://www.lls.org/sfl.
This past Wednesday, Marlins Ayudan and Jungle Island partnered to provide a group of 30 campers from the Boys and Girls Hank Kline Unit with a unique behind the scenes day at Jungle Island. The day kicked off with one-on-one interactions with a couple of the park’s featured animals. The children met everything from Kangaroos to Capuchin Monkeys and from Alligators to Opossums. Following the animal interactions, the campers and Ayudan team headed off to the Winged Wonders Show where they received a presentation on some rare and impressive birds.
The Winged Wonders Show was followed by the Wild Encounters Show. The Wild Encounters Show featured a couple of furry friends including a Tabby Tiger and a Howler Monkey. After the show the group was provided with an exclusive tour of the park led by one of the park’s lead curators, Dr. Jason Chatfield. It was a tremendous opportunity for the campers to pick the brain of one of the park’s leading animal experts. To cap it all off, each child received a complimentary monkey plush toy courtesy of Jungle Island.
It was an exciting and adventure-filled day and one these campers will always remember.
Many thanks to our friends at Jungle Island for providing this incredible and unique access to the park!
Marlins Ayudan School Partner, Citrus Grove Elementary, was the recent benefactor of an exciting makeover! Marlins Ayudan team “Pulse,” led by Senior Vice President of Marketing & Event Booking, Sean Flynn, is partnering with Citrus Grove Elementary for the 2013 year. As a part of their partnership with Citrus Grove Elementary, ”Pulse” funded the entirety of the mural project and spent a morning spray painting this very elaborate new mural outside the school’s cafeteria. This was a very exciting day for both students and staff a like as this marked the first of many more projects to come!
The Marlins Mo’s are coming on in full force. We are 20 days into Movember and the mustaches are looking healthy.
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Stay tuned for more Marlins Movember news!
It was a great time to be a Miami Marlin, huddled in a cold concrete cave, surrounded by tables, dimly lit parking lights, reflecting shadows moving feverishly around the clock at a frantic pace, opening boxes, stacking drinks, as quickly as possible so as to guarantee no delay in the start of a time-honored Marlins tradition, the Marlins Ayudan Turkey Distribution. Put aside the concerns that are still a Fall, Winter and Spring away; instead focus on this week. With so many families struggling during these hard economic times, a beacon of hope newly entrenched in the Miami area, yet eager to the task of acting as a center of hope and growth, accepted yet another challenge to play the unsung hero for our community.
Over 60 of my fellow co-workers joined together, lifting barricades, driving in pallet after pallet of donated foods. Frozen turkeys, Pepsi beyond what the eye could see, fresh squash, green beans, stuffing and more. “Blue Shirts” moving all about the garage, almost as in second nature, without thought, but rather an innate knowledge of ”something needs to get done, so that is exactly what we are here to do, get it done.”
Each holiday bag is filled with all the Thanksgiving day fixings and the promise to each family of a picturesque holiday feast. Joined in the parking garage by representatives from our sponsors Farm Share, Neighbors For Neighbors, over 1000 families from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami, Abriendo Puertas, Sagrada Familia, Curley’s House of Style, and Marlins Ayudan School Partners (Bunche Park Elementary, Bent Tree Elementary, Citrus Elementary, Edison Middle School, Edison High School, Ben Sheppard Elementary School, Terra High School, and Miami Senior High School) received a gift from the Marlins that was so far removed from baseball, you could forget the noise in the media and just embrace the joy of what was being created. With every turkey dropped in an open bag, with every wide eye, hungry stomach filled with joy at the thoughts of the meal to come, with the sound of thousands of shuffling feet carrying their feast in a bag off to their homes, we moved further from any crack of the bat, any excitement a walk off home run could bring, and reaffirmed exactly what we moved to this city to do. Marlins Ayudan. Marlins Help.
Courtesy of Guest Blogger, Simon Greenberg-Block