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Teamwork to Sack Cancer

Children are precious. They are our future. They deserve the very best, and when they get sick they don’t have the luxury of time to wait for a cure. With 15,000 new diagnoses of childhood cancer per year and nearly 4,000 who don’t survive, the 95% who do survive will have serious health issues by the time they are 45 primarily because of the treatment –not the cancer itself.

We’re teaming up to find better treatments, and ultimately, a cure. And our team is growing. More and more caring individuals and corporations are joining Let’s Sack Cancer to find a cure because the numbers above just aren’t acceptable. We CAN reduce them by helping to fund research and there are so many unique and creative ways to do this. Sports at all levels are a great place to begin, especially at the collegiate level where each year over 50 million people view the action. Just as immunotherapy is becoming the best defense against Pediatric Cancer, a quarterback sack is the best defense in football. With a donation for every sack or defensive play by your favorite College or High School team, you can recognize their accomplishment and help cure this devastating disease. People here want to help. What great places to build your Team!

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Michael Maffai

September 4, 1951 to November 2, 2018

Michael was born in Brooklyn, New York. After graduating from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY in 1973 he went to work as a volunteer teacher in Eugene, Or. While attending University of Oregon for a master’s degree in education, Michael met Susan from Bandon, OR. The two married and moved to Redmond, OR where they both taught middle school and high school for over 30 years, where their devotion and dedication enabled them to reach and influence many lives and develop many life-long friendships.

Michael was an avid baseball fan and played softball for years on a variety of teams in and around Redmond and collected antique baseball gloves. He was also a music enthusiast; having learned to play guitar in the dorms in college, Michael played throughout his life and shared that love and enthusiasm with many musical friends.

Michael and Susan have two wonderfully talented and intelligent kids, Margaret and Thomas who have been a constant source of pride and joy and who were with Michael to the very end. And Michael has many friends from all aspects of his life who were with him as kindred spirits to the very end as well.

He was always loved and respected by everyone who met him and he will be lovingly remembered by those whose lives he touched, always in a positive way.

We love you Michael.

mike maffai


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