Saturday, May 6th, the SC Flyers players and families came out in full swing to show their support and help raise money in the battle against cancer. The Relay for Life on Saturday marked the 25th outing of the event in Santa Clarita.
The goal of SCV Relay for Life’s donations was $225,000. The donations surpassed that, amounting to over $235,000. The SC Flyers set their own team goal at $3,500, and doubled it, with it currently at $7,870.74.
The Relay for Life hit home personally to the SC Flyers, as current Flyer Carter Mathany is currently in remission from kidney cancer that resulted from a Wilms tumor. A Wilms tumor typically develops in children and is usually diagnosed before the age of 10, with two-thirds of Wilms tumors found before the age of 5. Wilms tumor symptoms include abdominal swelling or pain, fever, a low red blood cell count, high blood pressure, blood in the urine, weight loss, lethargy, nausea, and vomiting. With proper treatment, children with Wilms tumors have a 90% survival rate. Carter had a left kidney nephrectomy and 19 weeks of chemotherapy. Some SC Flyers honor Carter and childhood cancer, by wearing a gold ribbon on their helmets.
Thank you to Lugola Lego, the Los Angeles County Fire Dept. Station 111, Scott Niner and Crew for our amazing float, the LA Kings Hockey Development team, Jen from HomeandHoliday for the Ballon Arch, and our families who participated and donated to the cause.
Lastly, a special shoutout to our board members Christina Littlefield and Rebecca Mathany for the hard work they put into this event. Without them, the Flyer’s Relay for Life team wouldn’t have been as successful as it was.
Donations are still open. Follow the link below to donate.