FORMER UMASS WATER POLO PLAYER BATTLES HARDEST OPPONENT YET…CANCER!
UMass Aquatics Family:
One of your fellow brothers needs your help! Greg Trayer (UMass Water Polo 1998-2002) has a very rare & unique opportunity, and I’m hoping you might be able to help him out. As most of you know, but some of you may not, Greg is a cancer survivor. He was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2002, about 4 months after finishing up his water polo career at UMass. Fortunately, all went well with the chemo & radiation, and Greg has been in remission for over 11 years now. Since that time he’s gotten very involved with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), who raises money for cancer research. In fact, over the past 12 years, with the help of Greg’s family & friends he’s been able to raise over $150,000 for this great cause!
Here’s where that rare & unique opportunity comes in…each year LLS has what they call the Man of the Year Award. It’s a select group of individuals that compete in a 10-week long fundraising competition where every dollar raised counts as a vote, and the person with the most votes wins! Here’s the cool part…any person that can raise $50,000 or more during the campaign gets a cancer research grant in their name/honor, and that entire $50,000 gets donated to the cancer research of their choosing. On top of the research grant, as you might imagine being an athlete…Greg just wants to win!!
Therefore, I’m asking for any donation you might be willing to make to support Greg on this journey. Unfortunately, cancer hits far too many of us, and Greg is trying to do his part to put an end to this disease…let’s have the UMass Aquatics family join him in this fight! There are 2 ways you can make a contribution:
1) You can write a check made out to Greg Trayer and send it to 43 Pierremont, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656. Greg will be able to provide you with a donation receipt form for you to use for tax purposes.
2) You can make donations online at Greg’s fundraising page: www.mwoy.org/pages/ocie/ocie14/gtrayer
All donations must be received by May 15th. Even if you write your check to Greg, I would encourage you to visit his fundraising page to read a little more about his journey. You can also follow his campaign at www.facebook.com/gregtrayermoy
I’m sure many of you have other organizations that are important to you, or that you already donate to, so if you can’t contribute I understand. However, any donation you’d be willing to make would be greatly appreciated! No donation is too small, as every little bit helps me get Greg to his lofty goal of $50,000.
Thanks in advance for your support…JA MASS!!