Strike Out Leukemia

This was our chance to help out Brandon Matja, a Sophomore at Henry Ford II Strike out Leukemia. Lots joined the fun Cosmic bowling at Imperial Lanes in Clinton Township on the evening of December 22, 2017. The night consisted of raffle baskets given to drawn winners, delicious food consumed, and glow sticks lighting up the alley.

For those unable to make the bowling event but still wanting to help, a GoFundMe was made, which resulted in  $135 was donated to Brandon and his family to help Strike out Leukemia. All the proceeds went to help Brandon and his family.

Thank you to all those that came out to support Brandon, and thank you to all those who donated.

Noodles & Company Benefit for Deerfield Elementary

On Thursday, December 21, 2018 we aided Deerfield Elementary’s S.A.I.L.S program. This program teaches Moderately Cognitively Impaired children (MoCI) for kids grade K-5; the curriculum includes teaching basic life skills like preparing meals. As a group, they incorporate these life skills with school subjects like Social Studies; for example, to learn culture, a traditional meal from each of 50 States is selected and prepared. The kids decide on the ingredients and the teacher, Megan, gets the groceries by using her own money out of pocket. What Megan and teachers alike at Deerfield Elementary are doing to benefit these students is phenomenal, and we wanted to support the hard work and dedication to serving and educating the S.A.I.L.S program. We achieved this with support from Noodles and Co. in Troy off Rochester Road; they supported the program by donating 50% of all proceeds directly to the S.A.I.L.S program.
The night was a success and Deerfield Elementary’s S.A.I.L.S program was heavily supported. Thank you to all that came out; thank you for helping us help them.

Noodles & Company Benefit for Tingley Family

Matt Tingley was paralyzed in a motorcycle accident Summer or 2017 and his family needed to make their home handicap accessible and are continuously trying to pay medical bills from the accident. In order to help the family transform their home to be accessible for Matt and to aid in medical bill expenses, Noodles and Co. held a fundraiser. On December 7,  Noodles & Company in Troy off Rochester Road helped benefit the Tingley family donating 50% of what was ate or drank directly to the family. The night was a success and we appreciate the support. A GoFundMe page was also created to benefit the Tingley’s, and as of May 2018 has accumulated an incredible amount of over $14,000 from donors.
Thank you for your help.

11th Annual Rochester Pub Crawl for Stephen

Suzanne Tedesco put on her 11th annual Pub Crawl and this year they helped raise money for Stephen and his fight with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma Cancer. More information about Stephen and his condition can be found in our following post “Noodles & Company in Support of Stephen”.

The 11th Annual Rochester Pub Crawl for a Cause was held on June 2nd, 2017. We visited 4 to 6 pubs throughout the day and proudly wore T-shirts that stood for the cause. The crawl was a success with $185 pre-registered pub crawlers; the success couldn’t have been reached without your support. We thank you for helping us help Stephen.

A donation page was also created for donations on Suzanne’s behalf for Stephen; almost 75% of goal amount was met, and $3,657 was raised.

We cannot thank Suzanne enough for all that she is doing for Stephen and all the people she has helped over the past 11 years. She’s an amazing woman. Thank you, Suzanne.

Noodles & Company in Support of Stephen

Thomas Richards Charity & Noodles and Company fought to help Stephen.

Both Thomas Richard’s Charity and Noodles came together in support of Stephen and his fight with stage 4 neuroblastoma cancer; on June 1, 2017 Noodles and Co. in Troy off Rochester Road held a fundraiser for Stephen in which 50% of all proceeds from dine-in or carry-out orders went directly to his benefit.

STEPHEN’S battle with stage 4 Neuroblastoma

Stephen is a four year old boy with stage 4 Neuroblastoma.  In August 2016 his mom noticed a bump on the side of his head.  Doctors couldn’t figure out the cause. A month later, Stephen developed a sudden fever and was rushed to the hospital and given a head CT and chest x-ray.  It was then his family learned the news about Stephen’s stage 4 Neuroblastoma. The following day Stephen was transferred to Children’s Hospital of Detroit. He spent ten days in the PICU. His first two days were spent undergoing two surgeries; one for the biopsy of his lymph node and the other to put in a special line for his chemo. In that time, he had five MRI’s, and a bone marrow biopsy.  He then started his first round of five chemotherapy treatments. Each lasting three to six days just of treatment. Additionally he spent three to seven days in the hospital to recover from the vomiting and other complications. Since the start of this battle, he has been in the ER three times.

When he is not in the hospital, Stephen needs to see the oncologist twice a week to make sure his blood counts are still good, which usually only amounts to a week and a half at home in between hospital stays.  Stephen underwent a third surgery after his fifth round of chemotherapy to remove the large tumor in his chest.  He had a chest tube put in, and was in the hospital for four days.  Now Stephen is having his first of two bone marrow transplants which will put him in the hospital for a minimum of four weeks.  His immune system will be wiped out completely and restarted with his own stem cells.  He will need to do this a second time within a month.  Following that, they will be traveling out of state for the next step of treatment. Instead of traditional radiations, Stephen will be receiving Proton treatment.  He will be gone for up to four weeks, living out of a hotel and hospital.  Upon returning home, Stephen will need six to eight months of immunotherapy treatment involving more hospital stays.

Stephen is a very strong and special boy. He wants to beat this so that he may pursue his dreams of being either a K9 police officer or a fire fighter.  He wants to help others the way that people have been helping him.  Stephen, along with his parents and seven year old sister, thank you for your kindness, generosity, love, support, and prayers. They couldn’t do this without you.

Thank you from Mariana Sadowski Hohauser, Jon Hohauser and Thomas Richards Charity. Your donation went to directly helping his family over this overwhelmingly emotional time.

There has also been an overwhelming show of support from first responders K-9 across the country posting photos of the K-9’s on his FB Page Stephen “Strong” these make him smile day in and day out.



Fundraiser at Green Lantern Pizza for Badge #128


Collin Rose, 29 year old Wayne State University police officer and K9 Handler, was killed in the line of duty on November 23, 2016. Rose loved and respected the people in his community and the law he swore to uphold. He was an active member of the National Association of Professional Canine Handlers and of the Metro-Detroit Shutzhund Club.

On May 11, 2017, the Green Lantern Pizza of Clinton Township was kind enough to hold a fundraiser to assist with the K9’s for #128. A portion of the proceeds were donated to the fund. Lots of supporters came out to have a great meal and support a great cause to put crime fighting K9’s on the street in Collin’s honor! The fundraiser was a success, thank you for all those who showed support.

In conjunction to honor Officer Rose, Metro-Detroit Shutzhund Club head trainer, John Bochenek, and Police K9 Handler/Master Trainer, Bob Loken, have offered their time, skills and energy to train two police K9s to perform both general Police K9 duties in the name of Officer Rose– with one specifically in explosives and the other for narcotics.

We also asked monetary donations to fund this project. Funding this project went towards acquiring, maintaining, and training two Police K9s to perform Police K9 duties to keep our community safe and perform specific services which comes with a variety of expenses. In addition to the cost of training which takes between six to 12 months, these care-givers needed our help to provide food, medical care, and necessary supplies associated with day-to-day care of the dogs.Upon completion of their training, the dogs were donated to worthy Police K9 Handlers, in the name and honor of Officer Collin Rose, a fallen brother, son, and friend.

The GoFundMe page that was established raised over $1,800 for the K-9 project. Thank you for helping us honor Rose.

– In Honor of Badge #128.