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  • Expect Miracles Foundation East Coast Classic 2014 Highlights | East Coast Golf | Events - Highlights
    to an end players gathered in the clubhouse for hors d oeuvres and Dark n Stormy cocktails as they awaited the spectacular Helicopter Ball Drop With Emcee Jon Meterparel the 20 th Anniversary got off to a great start Founder Chairman Frank Strauss thanked this year s sponsors and presented two special awards to Expect Miracles supporters Nick Nichols from Keane was presented with the Expect Miracles Award and Lisa Onorato of J P Morgan was honored with the C J Award Jon Meterparel kicked off the Live Auction with some amazing packages including Beyonce tickets a Red Sox Grounds Crew experience and more Chief Development Officer Frank Heavy introduced Tara Daniels who described how her diagnosis of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia A L L impacted her life at school and home Tara emphasized the importance of events like Kid s Golf Day at Fenway Park She said children miss out on so much while undergoing cancer treatment and it is important to give them a chance to just be a kid and make memories with family members When her moving speech came to an end Frank Heavy rallied the audience to donate to Kid s Golf Day and the support was overwhelming and inspiring If you didn t get to make a donation at the East Coast Classic click here to help us send children impacted by cancer to Kids Golf Day at Fenway Park Frank Strauss honored a select group of individuals for their 20 years of continuous support toward the Foundation presenting each of the early supporters with a special gift Frank expressed his gratitude toward all of his supporters and spoke the vast progress the Foundation has made since the first Classic in 1995 To culminate the celebration everyone assembled for a celebratory group toast courtesy of

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  • Expect Miracles Foundation 10th Anniversary Wine & Spirits Charity Event Highlights | EC Wine | Events - Current
    great venue for this successful and unforgettable night Over 300 prominent members of the New England financial and business community teamed up to support Expect Miracles Foundation and to raise money for the fight against cancer The VIP reception featured musical entertainment provided by Rhett Price the well known pop rock violinist who started in Boston s subways and now performs for everyone from John Henry to Rob Gronkowski VIP guests were each treated to a custom fit dress shirt courtesy of Blank Label Boston and GrandTen Distillery provided craft cocktails for guests to enjoy along with Masciarelli wine The special guest of the evening was Chef Eric LeVine five time cancer survivor and winner of the hit Food Network TV show Chopped Chef LeVine provided exquisite small plates from his new cookbook Small Bites Big Flavor now available Guests got to samples a variety of wine spirits and brews from partners including Masciarelli Wine Distributors Remy Cointreau USA Gosling s Rum New England Distilling Peak Organic Brewing Company Fireball Whiskey and Keel Vodka Throughout the night guests participated in an opportunity for a chance to win a stunning pair of diamond earrings which were graciously donated by IMPULSE by Adamas Fine Jewelry The theater was silent as participants excitedly opened their jewelry boxes to see if the winning card was inside The highlight of the live auction was getaway to Grand Cayman Island graciously donated by Cayman Islands Department of Tourism Plantana and Cayman Airlines Most importantly Chef Eric LeVine and Frank Heavey Expect Miracles Foundation s new Chief Development Officer took the stage to share inspirational and hope filled stories of how cancer has impacted themselves and their families This was a great reminder to guests of how their contributions are helping to save the lives The event

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  • Expect Miracles Foundation 5th Annual West Coast Classic | West Coast Golf | Events - Highlights
    to a margarita tasting courtesy of Partida Tequila and a Wine Tasting from PRP Wines Participants were greeted at the putting contest by special guest Kyle Lograsso Kyle is an 11 year old cancer Survivor He was diagnosed with Bilateral Retinoblastoma cancer of the eyes at the age of 2 The disease took Kyle s left eye but not his passion for the game he loves Golf He has taken this passion and inspired millions of people all over the world Kyle was the first person to sink the 30 foot putt and he was able to give the golfers some tips as they participated in the contest Hole 7 proved extra enticing with a new 2014 Jaguar F Type Convertible up for grabs to the first hole in one courtesy of Jaguar Land Rover Mission Viejo When the golfers finished the round everyone gathered on the stunning new outdoor patio for the Sunset Cocktail Party Founder Chairman Frank Strauss began the speaking program and welcomed a Board Member from The Evelyn Grace Foundation of Seal Beach CA Mary Pifer to say a few words Expect Miracles Foundation funded the Evelyn Grace Foundation with a 10 000 grant in 2013 through the Miracle Maker Leadership Council Funding Award to support Evie s Bundle of Love Program providing care packages of comfort items and financial assistance to children recently diagnosed with cancer and their families Next special guest Kyle Lograsso shared a few words regarding his experiences with cancer and golf He ended by saying how happy he is to kick cancer s butt Frank Strauss proudly presented a 3 000 check on behalf of Expect Miracles Foundation to the Through Kyle s Eyes Foundation Jon Meterparel served as emcee for the evening reception and hosted the live auction Jon is

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  • Expect Miracles Foundation 5th Annual Expect Miracles Kids Golf Day at Fenway Park | Kid's Clinic | Events - Highlights
    style Metro Mini Links transformed the lower concourses into a fun 9 hole miniature golf course In addition PGA professional Andrew Walkley and his team from Eastward Ho led the kids in a golf skills clinic practicing swing stance and driving through interactive drills Even Wally the Green Monster had a chance to work on his swing while spending time with the children Families then got to explore special parts of Fenway Park through ballpark tours and a scavenger hunt for the kids even getting to visit the Red Sox dugout Everyone got to test their arm at the fast pitch station The kids spirits and creativity were exemplified at the Photobooth arts and crafts and face painting stations One little boy kept his family laughing when he requested a mustache and goatee to be painted on his face New this year we were excited to have American Girl of Natick Mall and Museum of Science join us When the activities ended everyone gathered to enjoy a lunch filled with popular Fenway fan favorites and a chance to take photos with the World Series trophies Frank Strauss Founder and Chairman presented a video from an extra special guest Everyone watched in delight as David Big Papi Ortiz wished all of kids well and told them to have a great day in his home When the video concluded Frank Strauss shared the exciting news that a College Scholarship will be given to two amazing young adults this year The 2013 College Scholarship recipients are Monaa Leslie and James Gordon both of whom are cancer survivors and will be attending college this fall They will receive their awards on the field at a Red Sox game later this season The Foundation was honored to have J P Morgan as a Miracle Sponsor

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  • Expect Miracles Foundation East Coast Golf Classic 2013 | East Coast Golf | Events - Highlights
    13th in Plymouth MA Highlights The event was a great day for the financial community to join together to raise funds for cancer research and patient care programs nationwide The morning started with an entertaining demonstration by trick shot master Dan Boever Dan is a World Long Drive Champion ranking among the most popular performers on the golf exhibition circuit After a memorable day on the links the event was further highlighted into the evening by a dinner and awards ceremony coupled with a live and silent auction featuring items like Taylor Swift concert tickets and a trip to the ESPY s Jon Meterparel was the emcee for the night Jon is a signature on air personality in New England covering sports at both the professional and collegiate levels most notably with WEEI and as a BC football and basketball announcer Jon introduced the evenings featured speaker Emilyann Dearborn who was the 2012 recipient of the Expect Miracles Foundation Scholarship Emilyann was diagnosed with stage four Hodgkin s Lymphoma as a senior in high school Emilyann engaged the audience as she recalled how difficult it is to have cancer as an adolescent and noted her appreciation of Expect Miracles Foundation s donors and sponsors To learn how to support the community and the education of a youth impacted by cancer click here Founder Chairman Frank Strauss announced the exciting news that the Foundation has been selected as one of the beneficiaries of the 24th Annual American Century Championship Tahoe Celebrity Golf Tournament in July 2013 We are grateful to American Century Investments for this opportunity Frank concluded the event by presenting awards to two longstanding supporters of Expect Miracles Foundation Lonnie Macdonald of UMB Fund Services received the Expect Miracles Award and Paul Tillotson of Fiduciary Trust Company received the

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  • Expect Miracles Foundation 2013 Expect Miracles Awards Winners Announced at Institutional Investor Gala | II Awards | Events - Highlights
    charities she supports have said it was life changing experience to work with her and she has a spirit unlike anyone we ve encountered at the charity in the past 7 years CORPORATE COMMITMENT AWARD WINNER Recognizes a firm that has demonstrated an organizational commitment to the fight against cancer Northwestern Mutual In July 2012 Northwestern Mutual launched the Childhood Cancer Program its first national multiyear philanthropic investment to accelerate the search for a cure to childhood cancer and to provide support to families facing the disease To make a significant and lasting impact on childhood cancer Northwestern Mutual partnered with two national nonprofit organizations and has donated nearly 500 000 to Alex s Lemonade Stand Foundation and the Starlight Children s Foundation In addition to financial support the company used its annual meeting of more than 10 000 financial representatives to provide childhood cancer educational fundraising and advocacy outlets Since the program s launch in July Northwestern Mutual has executed 96 events across the country engaged field representatives in 29 states raised close to 1 million dollars funded more than 6 500 hours of childhood cancer research and supported nearly 200 families JAMES E STOWERS JR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Named in honor of James E Stowers Jr this award recognizes those in the financial community who have dedicated their lives to eradicating cancer This award is not given out annually rather it is bestowed to individuals who stand out among the nominees and exemplify cancer leadership advocacy and fundraising in every aspect of their lives Sy Holzer President PNC Bank Pittsburgh Sy Holzer is in his 15th year as Chairman of University of Pittsburgh s Cancer Institute s UPCI Council Through his long standing leadership Sy has been instrumental in leading fundraising initiatives recruiting new board members and establishing a highly successful vision for the institute s long term growth Under his leadership UPCI has raised approximately 248 million and he has personally contributed a quarter million Sy played a leading role in establishing a world class home for UPMC s oncology services and the Hillman Cancer Center opened in 2001 He also helped develop the country s largest network of cancer centers making quality oncology care more accessible to residents of Pittsburgh Western PA and Ohio Sy personally participates in physician and scientific meetings to ensure he has a keen understanding of current initiatives programs and needs Individual Nominees Frederick J Hussey Senior Vice President at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Frederick J Hussey serves on the New England Division Board of Directors for the American Cancer Society He has been involved with the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge Boston Invitational golf tournament since its inception in 2005 and in 2006 he assumed the role of co chair As co chair Fred has helped to raise more than 750 000 for the Lodge and has simultaneously raised over 20 000 in the past 5 years for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Fredrick s leadership and guidance has been critical

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  • Expect Miracles Foundation Expect Miracles Wine & Spirits Charity Event | Boston Wine Event | Events - Highlights
    to our friends in NY NJ and beyond who were affected by Hurricane Sandy and unable to join us In the face of a tragety we were honored to see your steadfast support proving that nothing can stop the fight against cancer Despite the impact of Hurricane Sandy the financial community came out to support cancer research and patient care programs including the Foundation s newest initiative Kids Golf Day The event was a tremendous success raising much needed funds View full event gallery The Foundation was elated to have NFL legend Doug Flutie join guests at the Private Champaign Affair Les Zygomates chef and sommelier were onsite to treat guests to homemade pate and exquisite champagne At the main reception attendees were able to sample and savor cocktails beer and wine There were great items to bid on at the Live Auction like a signature Bill Belchick autographed sweatshirt a Bruins package with a tour of the lockerroom and broadcaster experience and much more Andy Nesvet was the lucky raffle winner who walked away with a fabulous trip to Jamaica for 10 in a private villa Thank you to all who participated and supported the cause Jack Streeter a 16 year old cancer survivor from Needham was the featured guest speaker Jack gave a heartfelt testimonial on what it s like to have cancer as a child and the difference that everyone was making A moving video was shown highlighting the Expect Miracles Kids Golf Day program and the impact it has for families coping with cancer With Jack s powerful words we re thrilled to announce that over 11 000 was raised within minutes to support the Expect Miracles Kids Golf Day and pediatric cancer research contributing to the 200 000 total raised as part of the event

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  • Expect Miracles Foundation 4th Annual West Coast Classic | West Coast Golf | Events - Highlights
    Regis Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point California and brought the financial community together to support the fight against cancer Special guest Don Pooley PGA professional held a putting clinic for guests before they tee d off Pooley has won tournaments on both the PGA Tour and Champions Tour and shared his tips and tricks with attendees However golfer Keith Brown didn t need any pointers as he made an exciting hole in one during the tournament Steve Garvey former Major League Baseball Player and current Southern California businessman emceed the evening reception Live auction items included tickets to the MTV Music Awards a Tom Brady signed football and more In addition to announcing the golf awards a special 5 000 donation was presented to the Art Therapy Program at the Jonathon Jaques Children s Cancer Center JJCCC located at Miller Children s Hospital Long Beach MCHLB Art Therapy is offered to all patients and aims to help children and teens with cancer to better cope with their diagnosis and prognosis and aids in their recovery and quality of life Artwork from the program was on display at the reception and Renae Waestman Furlow presented Christina Thirkell Executive Director of Expect Miracles Foundation a special piece of artwork from one of the children in the program In addition to the tournament on September 20th the Expect Miracles Foundation held it s first West Coast Cocktail Reception for local executives and golfers Musical entertainment was provided by Dodger s Legend Mudcat Grant s soulful band Attendees perused silent auction items while enjoy cocktails and southwestern fare Guests had a chance to win a weekend spin in a Jaguar courtesy of Jaguar Land Rover Mission Viejo and took turns trying out the driver s seat At the end of the night attendees

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