The Mya Lin Terry Foundation Newsletter

Spring 2017                                                                                      Vol. 4  Issue 2
Budded on Earth, To Bloom in Heaven
The Mya Lin Terry Foundation is a 100% Volunteer, Charitable, Non-profit Organization created to honor Mya’s memory and to continue the legacy of this amazing little girl.
#75 - The Grand Daddy of Bingo
Mya's 3rd Annual  Pocketbook Bingo - A Success!  226 Players, 12 Bingo Games, 41 Amazing Auction Items and 50/50 helped raise over $20k for TMLTF. THANK YOU!  
Save The Date:  02-23-2018
Mya's Spirit of Giving Scholarship 2016/2017

We are pleased to announce the recipient of our 3rd offering of the Mya's Spirit of Giving Scholarship opportunity.  This grant opportunity is open to all high school Seniors that are Ocean Township residents; attend any community high school; in good academic standing, and have demonstrated the Foundation’s mission, vision and purpose. This year we had an incredible amount of applicants, and very stiff competition.  Therefore, we ask that you please join us in congratulating Trevor Kraeutler.  Prior Recipients Include:  Abigail Lewis, Christian Foley, Jake Talarico, Kelli Shapiro and Jenna Loeser! 
Friends of Michael

TMLTF has kicked off the Friends of Michael Campaign, its intent is to enrich the lives of the siblings of our pediatric warriors and angels. Many times the siblings of pediatric cancer patients are the forgotten victims of this disease. As we quickly learned, there is not much available in support of them. Our goals, while simple, will be far-reaching in hope and comfort. Each sibling will receive a gift once a year.  Thank you to our newest Board of Trustee member Jennifer Whalen, for managing this entire project, and ensuring all gifts were hand picked, and shipped.  
TMLTF's First Bereavement Session

On Monday, February 27th, The Mya Lin Terry Foundation, in partnership with The Valerie Center of Monmouth Medical, hosted the first Bereavement Session geared to parents and families grieving their child's loss to pediatric cancer.  Twelve parents and grandparents met to continue coping and mourning the loss of our precious children.  Based on the feedback received from that evening, this will become a regular and recurring event.  Please contact us if you are suffering the loss of a child to pediatric cancer, so that we may ensure you are included in future offerings.  
OTHER NEWS

MYA'S WARRIORS AND
ANGELS

The Mya Lin Terry Foundation has created a Yearbook to introduce you to our Warrior and Angels.  Click Here:  http://themyalinterryfoundation.org/pay-it-forward/  and select Yearbook.  


Board of Trustees and Junior Board Shout Outs:
 
*  Congratulations to Junior Board Member Anthony Tedesco, on his commitment to DelVal University.  
* Congratulations to Junior Board Member Jilian Roebuck, who will be attending Penn State University
* Congratulations to Junior Board Member Christopher Vivian, who will be attending University of Arizona.
* Congratulations to Junior Board Members Andrew Worthington and Sydney Burger, for their selection to the National Honor Society.

TMLTF EVENTS


Spring 2017
*  4th Annual Mya's Warrior Jam on Saturday, May 6th at Bar Anticipation in Lake Como, NJ.  Tickets on Sale Now:  tinyurl.com/myasjam2017

Fall 2017
*  6th Annual Mya's Run For Gold 5k to be held on Saturday, September 9th at Joe Palaia Park in Oakhurst, NJ.
*  2nd Annual Ocean Township Mayor’s Charity Ball  benefiting TMLTF to be held on Saturday, October 28th at the Buona Sera Pelazzo in Ocean, NJ.  
PAY IT FORWARD!
 
The Foundation is always collecting:
  • DVDs (new/gently used) to be donated to The Mya Lin Terry Cinema within The Michael Fux Family Center  at The Unterberg Children’s Hospital of Monmouth Medical Center, as well as additional local pediatric hospitals
  • New/Unused Sample size toiletry items for Mya's Mommy Bags
  • Aluminum can tabs to be donated to various Ronald McDonald Houses
  • Fabric, Velcro and Polyfill Stuffing for the creation of Port Pillows
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