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DJ Pogson
Playing Ball to Cure Them all 2013
  • My Goal:
  • $10,000
  • Raised So Far:
  • $400
  • # of Donations:
  • 4
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Thank you so much for visiting our fundraising page with the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Please take a minute to read the below story so that you can see where the heart of this fundraising event came from.

As DJ Pogson was coaching his U13 girls AYSA Synergy (now Rainer Valley Slammers) team in 2010, he was presented with a story that would forever change his view on the word “cancer”. A young woman on his team had lost her mother to Breast Cancer a few short years prior. The hurt in her heart was still strong as she described the loss to her coach. DJ went home to research breast cancer and realized the epidemic women in the world and in his life were facing. As a teacher and a coach of two girls soccer teams, DJ made the decision to devote himself to this cause. His goal was not only to raise funds for Breast Cancer research, but also to educate those he coaches and teaches about the disease and the profound effect has on women and families everywhere.

In October of 2010, DJ along with the Synergy ’97 Orange team held a “friendly” soccer game as a Fundraiser for Susan G. Komen.  The event named, “Playing ball to cure them all” raised nearly $2,500.

2011 brought another devastating breast cancer diagnosis for the mother a young Woman DJ coached. With this news, DJ sparked aspiration among his young ladies of the ’00 Rainer Valley Slammers. With much excitement and hope, ‘Playing ball to cure them all’ made an audacious return on October28th including Fury FC as game, and fundraising competitors. This group of incredible young women worked hard to earn over $4,000 to fight against Breast Cancer!

DJ's continued passion for education and a cure called for the return of Playing Ball to Cure Them in 2012; this time the event included two additional Rainier Valley Slammers teams plus 3 competing teams joined in to fight for the women in their lives. As a result of the event growing, Playing Ball to Cure Them All raised nearly $8,000!

As Playing Ball to Cure Them All enters its 4th year, we have set the fundraising bar even higher. DJ, along with his dedicated team of volunteers and players, we are hoping to raise $10,000 for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. This year there are 8 Rainier Valley Slammers teams and 1 Maple Valley Marauders team participating in an exciting evening filled with competitive soccer, a bake sale, and a raffle filled with exceptional items; including Slammers tuition for the 2014-2015 season.  

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DJ Pogson is fundraising for General Donations benefiting National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. .

Thank you so much for visiting our fundraising page with the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Please take a minute to read the below story so that you can see where the heart of this fundraising event came from.

As DJ Pogson was coaching his U13 girls AYSA Synergy (now Rainer Valley Slammers) team in 2010, he was presented with a story that would forever change his view on the word “cancer”. A young woman on his team had lost her mother to Breast Cancer a few short years prior. The hurt in her heart was still strong as she described the loss to her coach. DJ went home to research breast cancer and realized the epidemic women in the world and in his life were facing. As a teacher and a coach of two girls soccer teams, DJ made the decision to devote himself to this cause. His goal was not only to raise funds for Breast Cancer research, but also to educate those he coaches and teaches about the disease and the profound effect has on women and families everywhere.

In October of 2010, DJ along with the Synergy ’97 Orange team held a “friendly” soccer game as a Fundraiser for Susan G. Komen.  The event named, “Playing ball to cure them all” raised nearly $2,500.

2011 brought another devastating breast cancer diagnosis for the mother a young Woman DJ coached. With this news, DJ sparked aspiration among his young ladies of the ’00 Rainer Valley Slammers. With much excitement and hope, ‘Playing ball to cure them all’ made an audacious return on October28th including Fury FC as game, and fundraising competitors. This group of incredible young women worked hard to earn over $4,000 to fight against Breast Cancer!

DJ's continued passion for education and a cure called for the return of Playing Ball to Cure Them in 2012; this time the event included two additional Rainier Valley Slammers teams plus 3 competing teams joined in to fight for the women in their lives. As a result of the event growing, Playing Ball to Cure Them All raised nearly $8,000!

As Playing Ball to Cure Them All enters its 4th year, we have set the fundraising bar even higher. DJ, along with his dedicated team of volunteers and players, we are hoping to raise $10,000 for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. This year there are 8 Rainier Valley Slammers teams and 1 Maple Valley Marauders team participating in an exciting evening filled with competitive soccer, a bake sale, and a raffle filled with exceptional items; including Slammers tuition for the 2014-2015 season.  

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National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.

The National Breast Cancer Foundation's mission is to save lives by increasing awareness of breast cancer through education and by providing mammograms for those in need. NBCF accomplishes this mission through various initiatives. NBCF programs provide women help for today and hope for tomorrow. NBCF's Mammography Program currently impacts over 40 states across the country by providing free mammograms to underserved women nationwide through medical facilities within our network. Any money donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation will go to fund mammograms for women who cannot afford them. Because of the generous donations of both individuals and corporations, we have developed strong partnerships with medical facilities, associations and corporations across the country. We are grateful for their continued efforts in reaching out to save lives every day.

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