Land­hope Farms raises $5,700 to fight child­hood cancer

The check will go to the Eli Seth Matthews Leukemia Foun­da­tion

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - FRONT PAGE - By Fran Maye fmaye@21st-cen­tu­ry­ @ken­nettpa­per on Twit­ter

Den­nis McCart­ney be­lieves a cure for child­hood cancer will only be re­al­ized when lo­cal busi­nesses join the bat­tle.

On Oct. 11, Land­hope Farm Mar­ket pre­sented a $5,723.46 check that will go to the Eli Seth Matthews Leukemia Foun­da­tion, an Ox­ford-based or­ga­ni­za­tion fight­ing to find a cure for child­hood cancer. The money was pro­ceeds from a Septem­ber fundraiser at Land­hope, where $1 of ev­ery 12-inch hoagie and 50 cents from ev­ery ham­burger in all three Land­hope lo­ca­tions went to the fund.

“We con­sider it a priv­i­lege and an honor to part­ner with the Eli Seth Matthews Leukemia Foun­da­tion ev­ery Septem­ber to honor this young man and raise money to help other chil­dren go­ing through the same thing Eli did,” said McCart­ney, di­rec­tor of op­er­a­tions at the Land­hope in Wil­low­dale. “The foun­da­tion does great things for the fam­i­lies as well as re­search to find a cure.”

Matthews, of Ox­ford, lost his son, Eli Seth, to leukemia in 2011 at the age of 10. Since then, he has es­tab­lished the Eli Seth Matthews Leukemia Foun­da­tion and has raised $17,000 in fundrais­ing ef­forts to fund Dr. Todd Dru­ley in St. Louis at the Wash­ing­ton Univer­sity School of Medicine.

“The sup­port from Land­hope Farms and ev­ery­one across the coun­try will go to­ward find­ing a cure (for child­hood cancer),” said Matthews. “It is the most un­der­funded cancer re­search there is in the world, and this money will help dras­ti­cally.”

This is the sec­ond year that

Land­hope Farms has par­tic­i­pated in the ef­fort to raise funds for child­hood

cancer re­search. Last year, Land­hope raised more than $3,000.

“Our cus­tomers are great and re­ally get be­hind our ef­forts to raise awareness,” said Becky Yakscoe, dis­trict di­rec­tor at Land­hope Farms.


From left: Den­nis McCart­ney, man­ager of Land­hope Mar­ket in Wil­low­dale, Judi Hunter, Amanda Boothe, Alma Mont­gomery, Jose Ber­gara, Becky Yakscoe, Paul Matthews, Jes­sica Sturgill, and An­gel Flores.

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