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Voices Against Brain Cancer Commends Baseball Coach’s Perseverance to Live a Full Life
Date:11/23/2013

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Senior pitcher Ray Kelly sees Englander as a great coach and great mentor. “Viewing his cancer diagnosis as an opportunity and then meeting that challenge head-on was no doubt inspiring to the team,” Kelly says. “He constantly strives to make us better baseball players, but more importantly, he strives to make us better young men. That makes him an awesome guy to play for.”

Michael Klipper, Chairman of Voices Against Brain Cancer, an organization dedicated to brain cancer research and advocacy, believes Englander’s strength serves as an inspiration to all of those in the brain cancer community. “Matt’s determination to not let his cancer diagnosis take over his life is so admirable,” he says. “Many people, when receiving a brain cancer diagnosis, fall into a depression or feel as though there is nothing left to live for. However, Matt did the opposite. He embraced the life he was given and is working to make an impact on every life he touches. He’s an inspiration to all who hear his story.”

VABC has a wide variety of initiatives in place for brain cancer research, awareness and support. The organization’s research grants fund cutting-edge research programs that will have a monumental impact on the diagnosis and treatment of brain cancer. VABC currently funds research at several esteemed institutions such as Brookhaven National Laboratory, Cleveland Clinic, Columbia, Cornell, Duke, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Memorial Sloan-Kettering and Yale, to name a few.

VABC's mission is to find a cure for brain cancer by advancing scientific research, increasing awareness within the medical community and supporting patients, their families and caregivers afflicted with this devastating disease.

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