Great Things Are Happening!
Ocean Township Italian American Festival Booth
For the first time, in what we expect to be an ongoing tradition, The Mya Lin Terry Foundation hosted a Game of Chance at the Township of Ocean Italian American Festival, August 5-9, 2015. What an incredible experience with children of all ages, taking a chance on Mya's Derby Game. Fun had by all - the Fair attendees, as well as the volunteers that cheered the participants on, as children raced their parents and grandparents towards the Prize. All benefiting our foundation, and ultimately the children in our community fighting pediatric cancer. And what a complete honor and surprise to be reminded that Ms. Mya had worked this venue herself prior to entering St Jude Children's Hospital for what would become her last festival.
Ocean Wins 4th Annual Mya Cup
Ocean Township High School Girls Varsity Soccer team wins fourth straight Mya’s Cup - a benefit organized by the team to help pediatric cancer warriors and their families. On September 16, the Spartans did it again, winning 2-1 against Red Bank Regional High School. This year’s Honorary MVP Mia Castellan was not able to join us; however, her big brother Logan was more than happy to accept the honor of Trophy presentation. The night could not have happened without the players, coaches, volunteers and fans. Special thanks to Rich Champranis and Sports Zone for their amazing coverage of the game. It takes a dedicated and brave group to carry on this tradition in Mya’s memory and the team really lives up to its name - GO SPARTANS!
Mya’s Spirit of Giving Scholarship 2015/2016
We are pleased to announce the open application window for the 2nd offering of the Mya's Spirit of Giving Scholarship opportunity. 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.
Deadline for applications is February 20, 2016. Interested applicants may download an application from www.TheMyaLinTerryFoundation.org/pay-it-forward
TMLTF Issues Research Grant
On September 21, TMLTF awarded its third Research Grant in the amount of $10,000 to The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, for the research efforts of Dr. Shukla and Dr. Armstrong regarding mixed lineage leukemia, the cancer that took the life of Andrew Toussaint. Our foundation made this gift in honor and in memory of Andrew. May his battle help others succeed. Thank You for enabling our Foundation to grow, succeed, and make a difference in the lives of children battling.
JUNIOR BOARD SHOUT OUTS
Congratulations Ms. Jilian Roebuck for her Selection and Recognition as a Delegate representing Ocean Township High School and the State of New Jersey at the Congress for Future Science and Technology Leaders!
Our Newest Warriors:
Ryan, 15, Ewing's Sarcoma and Cystic Fibrosis
Jack, 10, Rhabdomyosarcoma
Lucas, 9, Glyoma
Shouts to Mya's Warriors with No Evidence of Disease (N.E.D.)
Anna, Armando, Avery, Bella, Chris, Jake, Justin, Logan and Michael. (Pictured Below)