The extremely comfortable and equally stylish Kevin Frandsen “Strike Out Cancer” t-shirt is now available from 108 Stitches in both men’s and women’s sizes and cuts. Visit the following link for complete information: www.108stitches.com/Gear/Detail_KCANCER/KEVIN-FRANDSEN-STRIKE-OUT-CANCER-TEE/02-99886/
Five dollars from the sale of every tee goes to support 19 For Life, and five dollars goes to support the Jason Motte Foundation. Act now and you can start looking as good as this guy! (beard not included):
On May 19, 2014, 19 for Life presented two inspiring high school student athletes each with a $1,900 scholarship. Please click on the links below to watch each of their courageous stories and see how they have both overcome adversity. It was such a pleasure to meet and have dinner with them and their families at the Cal Hi Sports Banquet. We know that they both have very bright futures ahead of them!
A couple of quick updates related to the 19 For Life Foundation that we wanted to share with our friends, family, and supporters…
Our foundation could not do what we do without the support from so many people who donate their money and time. Thank you all!
MAY 8th, 2014 — The top 5 finalists were announced today for the Lexus of Stevens Creek Volunteer Scholarship Awards.
19 for Life, Cal-Hi Sports, and Lexus of Stevens Creek, will present the Lexus Volunteer Scholarship Awards to local high school athletes who exemplify the balance of a successful college bound high school curriculum while excelling in athletics and actively volunteering in the community. The awards will be presented at the Cal-Hi Sports Award Banquet on May 19th at EA Sports.
The 5 finalists are:
Congratulations to all of the volunteer athletes considered in this year’s Lexus Volunteer Scholarship Awards and we are looking forward to a great night on the 19th!
17 year-old Kayla Jones won a new iPad mini on Friday, April 23rd, as part of the Lexus Volunteer Scholarship Awards Voting Contest! (Visit https://www.facebook.com/lexusofstevenscreek/app_599788450050788 for full details)
Kayla is a senior at Piedmont Hills High School and plays the forward position on the Pirates basketball team. She also enjoys volunteering and helping her community. In November, Kayla helped organize the Sheriff’s Heroes Run to benefit the pediatrics department at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Awesome work Kayla!
July 10, 2012
Kevin Frandsen and 19 for Life for recently profiled in the Lehigh Valley newspaper, The Morning Call. The entire article can be read here: http://articles.mcall.com/2012-07-10/sports/mc-kevin-frandsen-brother-cancer-0710-20120710_1_kidney-cancer-cancer-research-kevin-frandsen
Kevin Frandsen goes through the usual routine when he steps up to the plate — smoothing the dirt in the batter’s box with his feet, taking a couple of practice swings, adjusting his batting glove and helmet.The 30-year-old Lehigh Valley IronPigs second baseman adds one more relatively unnoticed gesture to his routine — reaching back over his right shoulder for a quick pat on the back before stepping in to face down the opposing pitcher.Beneath Frandsen’s jersey, just below the neck, is a tattoo with the letters “DJ” superimposed over the No. 19. The body work honors the memory of his older brother, David Frandsen Jr. — D.J., as he was known to family and friends, who lost a 19-year-battle with Wilms’ tumor, a form of recurring kidney cancer, on Sept. 16, 2004. He was 25.
“It’s just a friendly reminder that he’s always with me,” Frandsen said of his ritual.
To keep D.J.’s spirit and memory alive, the Frandsen family and friends founded and operate 19 For Life (www.19forlife.org), a foundation in Frandsen’s hometown of San Jose, Calif., that provides scholarships to high school students throughout the San Francisco Bay area, equipment for local medical facilities that specialize in pediatric cancer treatment and funds for cancer research…
October 28, 2010
Buster Posey was named the MLB’s Player’s Choice, National League Rookie of the Year the other day. As part of the award, he is given the opportunity to donate to a cause/charity of his choice. Buster’s decided on 19 for Life, which was started in memory of DJ Frandsen!
Thank you Buster and Congratulations…to hear his interview about this, go to:
19 For Life Board