Kick Brain Cancer for Good

In memory of Jalileh Dalili and Gary Leingang



LaSalle Park, Metairie, Louisiana
(next to Zephyr Field)

Event Details:
Date: Saturday, October 19th
Place: LaSalle Park, Metairie, LA (on Airline Hwy)
Time: 8am- 3pm
 

Full concessions available for purchase (Beer included!!)
No outside food or beverages allowed in the field area.
Free Parking


Registration Details:
Fee = $30 per person
*Co-ed team with at least 10 members; 4 female players minimum per team
*All players must be 18 years or older

Kickball Rules

 

We're always looking for Volunteers, click here to sign up!

You can register online by clicking 'Register Now' above.

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In memory of Jalileh Dalili: Jalileh Dalili was a beautiful wife and mother of three.  Everyone who knew her loved her, especially her laughter.  She loved to laugh, and she taught her children to do the same.  She loved her family dearly; so naturally after being diagnosed with Glioblastoma Multiforme, GBM, she wrote letters to tell us how deeply she loved us and always would.  Knowing that even after she died, we would reunite someday, she continued to live joyfully throughout her illness.  Her faith remained strong. Amazingly during her illness, she continued to add another language, French, to the other 4 she already spoke! Then on May 4, 2009, she died in her homeland of Iran.  The loss of this “awesome” mother drives us to do whatever it takes to help find a cure, so that one day, other families won’t have to suffer such a loss.

In memory of Gary LeingangIn June 2008,  Gary was diagnosed with Glioblastoma Multiforme, GBM.  He was told that he would probably only live 12 months. He was amazing in his courage facing his death.  He lived with joy in spite of it.  He truly enjoyed all that he could during his illness.  And he lived with gratitude for his life, and his family.  He was our hero.   On March 9, 2010 at 3:43 in the afternoon, surrounded by his family, Gary died.  He was a husband, a dad, a son, a brother, a friend, and a teacher.  He was 55 years old.  About 4 months before he died, he asked that we make something good come out of this.  He said that otherwise, he just would have  had cancer and died.   This kickball tournament is our way of keeping his memory alive;  our way of making something good come out of this.

 

Contact Mona at kickbraincancerforgood@gmail.com for questions. 

Proceeds raised from this event will benefit the American Brain Tumor Association.