Recently, a member from our Marlins front office participated in a very unique fundraising opportunity. Beth McConville, Executive Assistant to CEO, President & Vice Chairman, was approached by a friend about joining an effort to raise money for Gilda’s Club South Florida – a local chapter of Gilda’s Club that provides support to those touched by cancer.
This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity presented by Gilda’s Club was executed by an organization called “Over the Edge.” “Over the Edge is a special events company that provides signature events for non-profit organizations around the world. Participants are invited to raise funds in exchange for the once-in-a-lifetime experience of going over the edge of a local building.”
Here’s an excerpt from Beth’s experience.
Last Saturday, I participated in an amazing event called “Over the Edge” for Gilda’s Club. We raised over $115,000 for this very worthy cause. I have several friends battling cancer right now, so this event really inspired me! I am so looking forward to participating again next year and raising even more money!!
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!