Intimidate Cancer looks to help 14 year old Alyssa Intimidate Leukemia

March 12, 2015 by  
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Intimidate Cancer & Intimidate Leukemia, the fundraising wing of Intimidation Clothing, is pleased to partner up with sponsored amateur fighter Jeremie “Big Elk” Elkins in support of his 14-year old niece, Alyssa. Alyssa is currently in Children’s Hospital in Central Ohio and was just diagnosed with Myelodysplastic Syndrome, a form of cancer. Alyssa - Intimidate LeukemiaJeremie’s brother needs help with medical expenses for the long road ahead. Any help is greatly appreciated, as Jeremie asks that we all “please keep her in your thoughts and prayers.” A GoFundMe page has been created to help Alyssa’s family as well.

Intimidate Cancer & Intimidate Leukemia have released their own assistance to the family with the “Help Alyssa Intimidate Leukemia” tee, available for sale now at IntimidationClothing.com. A portion of the sale of each shirt will go back to the family to help Alyssa’s family offset medical costs and travel costs associated with the Myelodysplastic Syndrome treatment.

Per the GoFundMe page:

Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) are a group of diverse bone marrow disorders in which the bone marrow does not produce enough healthy blood cells. MDS is often referred to as a “bone marrow failure disorder”. MDS is primarily a disease of the elderly (most patients are older than age 65), but MDS can affect younger patients as well. To help you better understand MDS, it might be helpful to first consider some basics about bone marrow and blood. The bone marrow functions as a factory that manufactures three kinds of blood cells: red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Healthy bone marrow produces immature blood cells — called stem cells, progenitor cells, or blasts — that normally develop into mature, fully functional red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. In MDS, these stem cells may not mature and may accumulate in the bone marrow or they may have a shortened life span, resulting in fewer than normal mature blood cells in the circulation.

Low blood cell counts, referred to as cytopenias, are a hallmark feature of MDS and are responsible for some of the symptoms that MDS patients experience — infection, anemia, spontaneous bleeding, or easy bruising. Anemia (low red blood cell counts), neutropenia (low white blood cell counts), and thrombocytopenia (low platelet counts) are the major types of blood cell cytopenias, and are discussed below. In addition to reduced numbers of blood cells, the mature blood cells circulating in the blood may not function properly because of dysplasia. The formal definition of dysplasia is the abnormal shape and appearance, or morphology, of a cell. The prefix myelo- is from the Greek and it means marrow; so myelodysplasia refers to the abnormal shape and appearance — or morphology — of the mature blood cells. Syndromes comes from the Greek and means a set of symptoms that occur together.

Failure of the bone marrow to produce mature healthy cells is a gradual process, and therefore MDS is not necessarily a terminal disease. Some patients do succumb to the direct effects of the disease: reduced blood cell and/or reduced platelet counts may be accompanied by the loss of the body’s ability to fight infections and control bleeding. In addition, for roughly 30% of the patients diagnosed with MDS, this type of bone marrow failure syndrome will progress to acute myeloid leukemia (AML).

> Order the “Help Alyssa Intimidate Leukemia” tee today!

Intimidate Cancer, a division of Intimidation Clothing, LLC, focuses on helping families impacted by cancer, leukemia and other diseases offset their medical bills by selling branded tees. Designed as a fundraiser brand, Intimidate Cancer has worked with a variety of fundraisers and families by not only designing and printing high-quality apparel, but also helping promote their cause. Those interested in learning more about the Intimidate Cancer brand and fundraising opportunities can contact Intimidation Clothing for details.

Intimidation Weekend Recap: Successful weekend sees Intimidation on display across the USA

The Intimidation brand had one of their busiest weekends of 2014  as Intimidation Clothing crews were busy in four different states over the weekend, including Ohio, New York, Michigan, and Indiana.

Colosseum Combat MMA girlsIntimidation’s Indiana crew headlined the weekend at one of the Midwest’s premier MMA promotions – Colosseum Combat in Kokomo, Indiana. Fans once again witnessed another solid pro/am fight card which can easily rival anyone in the Hoosier State as Mark Slater’s Colosseum Combat MMA continues to be one of the most consistent Local MMA promotions in the country.

The Intimidate Cancer crew was on hand at the Hubbard Leukemia Society Fundraising Family Day in Hubbard, Ohio. Those in attendance had a fantastic response to the Intimidate Cancer division of the company where a portion of the proceeds go to fund cancer and leukemia research.

Intimidation’s newly-formed New York crew was on hand in Fredonia at the latest New York State Grappling Championships event, which featured some of the best grapplers from the region competing in the submission tournament. Intimidation sponsored grapplers Rebecca Heintzman and And Intimidation’s Michigan crew was at Prison City Fight League’s “25 to Life” in Jackson, Michigan.

Josh Longood MMALongtime Team Intimidation member Josh Longood successfully closed out his amateur career, as the Ohio fighter made his way to Kentucky for Turf Wars 18. Longood (pictured, left) picked up the Turf Wars bantamweight title with a second round submission over Elliott Blair, and now looks forward to his professional career. Meanwhile Intimidation alum Mojo Horne picked up a win in the night’s main event at the same event.

Also, four Intimidation alums were in action at the Bellator 120 pay-per-view event, including Alexander Shlemenko, Fabricio Guerriero, Mike Richman, and Shahbulat Shamhalaev.

Looking ahead, Intimidation will have a major presence at this weekend’s PinnacleFC 7 event in Pittsburgh, where Out of the Cage Clothing will represent the brand at their official booth. Intimidation is also set to sponsor co-main event fighter Khama “The Death Star” Worthy, as well as Bobby “White Trash BJJ” Emmons in his late replacement bout against A.J. Bosley.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of lifestyle clothing & athletic gear with a growing national presence and over 50 authorized dealers across the USA. Known as the biggest supporter of local MMA, the Intimidation brand is also regularly featured on multiple sporting events on SpikeTV, AXS TV, SportsTime Ohio, MTV2, FUEL TV, The Comcast Network, Comcast  SportsNet and EpixHD as well as MMA highlight shows on Spike TV, AXS TV and more. In addition to over 110 styles of high-quality, bold t-shirts and sweatshirts for men, women and children and is also known for their premium-quality EliteFighter MMA board shorts. Anyone interested in becoming a dealer can apply to sell the Intimidation brand as a dealer and they can be found for sale online at IntimidationClothing.com. Fans can also follow the marketing wing of the Intimidation brand, Intimidation Interactive Media, @IntimidationIM, like Intimidation Clothing on Facebook or follow @IntimidationMMA on Twitter.

 

Ring girls photo courtesy of Colosseum Combat MMA

Longood photo courtesy of Mike Wrobel – ShootItMMA.com

Intimidation to sponsor Hubbard Leukemia Society Family Fundraising Day on May 17th

Intimidation Clothing, along with its exclusive Intimidate Cancer line, is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the upcoming Family Fundraising Day put on by the Hubbard Leukemia Society near Youngstown in Hubbard, Ohio.

Intimidate Cancer & Intimidate LeukemiaIntimidation Clothing will be on hand selling its popular Intimidate Cancer line, where a portion of the proceeds to directly toward cancer research and awareness. The event is designed to promote awareness for the leukemia society in the Hubbard, Ohio area. Along with its Intimidate Cancer line of t-shirts, Intimidation has also added Intimidate Leukemia tees as well as popular new Intimidate Cancer wristbands and more. In addition, a few select Intimidation styles will also be available for sale at the event.

For fundraiser opportunities please contact Intimidation to learn more about the many options on how Intimidation Clothing gives back and supports cancer research & awareness.

Intimidation Clothing is a fast-growing brand of lifestyle clothing with a growing International presence and over 50 authorized dealers across the USA and beyond. Known as a big supporter of local MMA with roots in the combat sports industry, Intimidation launched the Intimidate Cancer division in 2013 and continues to work to help families in need and donate to cancer research. The Intimidation brand is regularly featured on multiple sporting events on SpikeTV, AXS TV, SportsTime Ohio, MTV2, FUEL TV, The Comcast Network, Comcast  SportsNet and EpixHD as well as MMA highlight shows on Spike TV, AXS TV and more. In addition to over 110 styles of high-quality, bold t-shirts and sweatshirts for men, women and children and is also known for their premium-quality EliteFighter MMA board shorts. Anyone interested in becoming a dealer can apply to sell the Intimidation brand as a dealer and they can be found for sale online at IntimidationClothing.com. Fans can also follow the marketing wing of the Intimidation brand, Intimidation Interactive Media, @IntimidationIM, like Intimidation Clothing on Facebook or follow @IntimidationMMA on Twitter.