Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Mazzola died May 13 at his home after a long battle with leukemia, according to his tribute.
Robert Mazzola, M.D., 72, Lansdale Doctor Robert Mazzola, M.D., 72, of Lower Salford, died May 13 after a battle with leukemia and six years after a successful bone marrow transplant, according to his online tribute. The Temple Medical School and Georgetown University graduate was a U.S. Air Force veteran. Mazzola joined Lansdale Medical Group in 1970 and retired from TriValley Primary Care in 2005, according to his tribute. Read more on Mazzola’s life at this link.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Becker's Corner in Quakertown will match every $10 cover charge May 1, with all proceeds going to Matthew Knoebel, 13, of Lansdale. Knoebel is recovering from a successful bone marrow transplant.
Prism Brewing Co. in Upper Gwynedd—right on the edge of North Wales—is having a special kickoff for its Chemosabe brew at Becker's Corner in Quakertown. Their toast—to 13-year-old Lansdale resident Matthew Knoebel, currently recovering from a bone marrow transplant, necessary for his battle with acute myeloid leukemia. On May 1, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Becker's Corner will match each $10 cover charge, with all proceeds going to Knoebel and his family. Each $10 per person charge includes a first glass of Chemosabe, a raffle basket ticket and a "surprise" item, according to Heather Rheaume of Prism Brewing. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase at $1 each, according to a press release. Tickets can be purchased at Prism Brewing Co. …
Friday, April 26, 2013
North Penn Police Activities League, Old Navy, Penndale Middle School, Pat's Pizza, Centennial Blueprint, County Electric, LAFS, North Penn YMCA, a Broad Street Bully, an NBA champ and more come together for Matthew Knoebel, 13, on Saturday.
North Penn Police Activities League Executive Director Greg O'Brien was heading out the door to meet other volunteers at Penndale Middle School shortly before 6 p.m. Friday when he answered our call. O'Brien and others were meeting Friday to set up for Saturday's fundraiser for Lansdale teen Matthew Knoebel, who is fighting leukemia. "There's a lot of stuff going on," he said. "It's not the kind of thing where there is nothing to look at, nothing to see. There will be a constant flow of activity, with officers mingling with 50/50 tickets, a couple of sports guys, fashion shows and basketball games." That about summed up the highlights of tomorrow's fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Penndale Middle School in Lansdale. North Penn PAL has…
Thursday, April 4, 2013
The nonprofit youth and teen police activities league is holding a fundraiser for the family of Matthew Knoebel, 13, of Lansdale, who is battling leukemia. The event is at Penndale Middle School.
With 23 days to go, more activity suggestions and entertaiment ideas for an April 27 fundraiser kept stacking up among the volunteers and board members of North Penn Police Activities League Wednesday afternoon inside the meeting room at Towamencin Township Hall. The ideas and offers kept coming for the 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. event at Penndale Middle School: A local rock band of North Penn students expressed interest in playing the event, a business offered to donate a canopy for the food area, and so on. While the charity is admirable, the event simply has no more room for even more activities. The fundraiser will benefit 13-year-old leukemia fighter Matthew Knoebel, of Lansdale. It also takes place, naturally, at Knoebel's current school. The…
Monday, March 4, 2013
Old Navy, along with organizations like North Penn PAL and North Penn YMCA, and area businesses like Chantilly Floral, Theraplay and Cardano Realtors, held a bake sale fundraiser for Matthew Knoebel and his family
It was a case of come one, come all when local shoppers and supporters stopped in Old Navy at Airport Square in Montgomery Township Saturday for a bake sale fundraiser to support Matthew Knoebel, 13, and his family. Knoebel, a Penndale Middle Schooler, is battling acute myeloid leukemia and is awaiting a bone marrow transplant this month. Old Navy brought out businesses like Cardano Realtors, Chantilly Floral Boutique, Theraplay and Wells Fargo to support the cause. North Penn YMCA had a table at the store, as did North Penn Police Activities League. There was also a face painting table in the back of the store manned by associate Ali Moore. Tables were set up around the store for the entire business day. Assistant store manager Aisha …
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Matthew Knoebel, 13, is battling acute myeloid leukemia at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Upper Gwynedd Fire Department rallied around the teen and held a special hoagie sale fundraiser
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Upper Gwynedd Fire Department members visited the home of leukemia patient Matthew Knoebel, 13, at his Lansdale home Tuesday night, where they presented a check of more than $1,500 in proceeds from a special hoagie sale last Saturday.
There wasn't a dry eye on Poplar Street Tuesday night. Matthew Knoebel, 13, and his mother, Christina Simpson, stood out front of their home, with tears down their faces, and welcomed the heroes at their doorstep. The red lights from the engine and the tower ladder truck of Upper Gwynedd Fire Department illuminated the entire length of the quiet Lansdale street on a crisp February night — this time they were not signaling for an emergency. They were beacons of charity. Upper Gwynedd Fire Chief John Scheiter, along with fellow members and volunteers, hand-delivered to Knoebel and Simpson a check totaling $1,560 in proceeds garnered from a special hoagie sale last Saturday. "He's a great kid, and we thought it was a great opportunity to do …
Friday, February 8, 2013
The special hoagie sale benefits Matthew Knoebel, a Lansdale teen battling leukemia at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Snow won't stop Upper Gwynedd Fire Department and Upper Gwynedd Mommy Market from making the life of a leukemia patient better. The special hoagie sale to benefit Lansdale teen Matthew Knoebel is still scheduled for Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m. "We have started prepping all the supplies for the event and are so excited to bring this back to help out such a young boy and his fight," states the public Facebook event page. All proceeds will go to Knoebel and his family to help with medical costs. Knoebel, 13, was diagnosed in October with acute myeloid leukemia and awaits a bone marrow transplant. Hoagies are offered in Italian, turkey and ham. All hoagies are made dry with condiments onthe side. Hoagies are $5 each. There will be a drive-…
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The Upper Gwynedd Volunteer Fire Department brings back its hoagie sale for a special fundraiser for Lansdale teen Matthew Knoebel, who is battling leukemia at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Be a hero and buy a hero from a hero. Upper Gwynedd Volunteer Fire Department is putting all its support behind a Lansdale teenager and Penndale Middle Schooler, who is battling leukemia at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. The department is bringing back its hoagie sale as a special fundraiser for Matthew Knoebel, 13, on February 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hoagies will be sold until they are gone. All proceeds go to Knoebel's family. Hoagies will be sold for $5 each and there are three choices: ham, Italian and turkey. Condiments will be served on the side, including oil, vinegar and mayo. Large orders must be placed by Feb. 8 by calling 215-699-5454 or faxing 215-661-1570. Hoagies can be picked up at the department headquarters at 660 …
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Matt Knoebel, 13, a Penndale Middle Schooler, is down to 0.3 percent of acute myeloid leukemia in his body. As a way to pay it forward for all the blood transfusions, his family organized an American Red Cross blood and platelet drive and National Marrow
When a mustache is drawn on his surgical mask, you know teenager Matt Knoebel was feeling all right. The Penndale Middle Schooler — who celebrated his 13th birthday on Friday — was having a spastic conversation with his friends inside a room on the grounds of Corpus Christi Church before being asked how he felt to be surrounded by people donating to save the lives of others. With his hazel eyes shining out from above the mustachioed mask, the towheaded Lansdale boy darted his look around for a bit, and then settled on one, drawn out "Good." Matt is a success story, thus far, in his battle with acute myeloid leukemia. In a matter of about 10 weeks, his leukemia has gone from 100 percent to 0.03 percent. "I do what I have to do to get better…