Friends & Family,
Exactly four years ago today I attended a funeral for my best friend at work, Tammy Werner, who died after developing lung cancer in Beijing. This week also marks the anniversary of Elena losing her mom Beverly to colon cancer. Elena and her brother were just 12 and 10 when she died, the same ages as our two youngest kids. The wife of my friend and co-worker Kevin Obarski also recently died of pancreatic cancer. Like Bev, his wife Kasey was a young mom of two little girls. In Bev, Tammy and Kasey's honor, we are participating in the Kasey Obarski Invitational that raises funds for the V Foundation, an organization that gives every single penny to cancer research.
The 2017 Kasey Obarski Invitational raised more than $300,000 for the V Foundation, and we are determined to more than double our fundraising efforts in 2018. If you are in a position to contribute, Elena and I would be incredibly grateful. Your donation is 100% tax deductible (V Foundation Tax I.D. 13-3705951) and you will be supporting a fantastic cause.
Thanks in advance for your help!
Matt and Elena
"If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that's a full day. That's a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you're going to have something special." The late Coach Jimmy Valvano, Founder of the V Foundation