Puerto Rico Islanders are raising money for two causes, Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and Fundacion Hogar Ninito Jesus.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, is the global leader of the breast cancer movement, having invested nearly $1.5 billion since inception in 1982. As the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists, they are working together to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Get more info at: www.komenpr.org.
Fundacion Hogar Ninito Jesus provides a life of dignity and hope to children from zero to seven years that have been removed from their homes by the Department of the Family. They protect these victims of abuse and neglect and provide shelter, safety, medical and dental care, education, psychological support, a balanced diet, social and cultural development, and recreation and sports, and of course, much love! Get more info at http:fhnj.org
Money will be raised by three main initiatives:
1. On September 29th at Juan Ramon Loubriel Stadium, Bayamon, Puerto Rico in the playoff quarter final; the Puerto Rico Islanders soccer team will wear pink jerseys. These jerseys will be raffled at halftime and at the end of the game. All proceeds will be divided equally between the two foundations.
2. Dinner / Drinks Auction: Enjoy appetizers and drinks at one of San Juan’s top restaurants, where signed jerseys from PremierLeague and MLS players will be auctioned and a percentage of all food and drinks purchased along with the tickets will go to the foundations.
3. Online donations page - Persons globally can donate to the cause by clicking on the "donate" button on this page.
As professional athletes we are very privileged and blessed. We feel it’s our duty to give back and taking the time to work with charities is a responsibility that comes with the occupation that we very much enjoy and embrace. We hope that through raising money for the organizations that they can further educate and develop ways to bring attention and awareness to their causes.
Our initiative's aim is to raise $7,000 to divide between these two organizations.
We understand that it may be hard to give in these difficult economic times, however we must consider others less fortunate than ourselves.
Thanks for your time and support.
Nick Addlery & Christopher Nurse
Puerto Rico Islanders