Surreal as it may be, five years ago, we lost Brendan Tevlin. We, the Good Vibes & Easy Living Foundation, would like to thank everyone who has supported us over the years. Little did he know, Brendan’s simple idea of a pickup lacrosse game to get friends back together would evolve into a remarkable charity event. We would not have been able to run this event without the help of our supporters, from Seton Hall Prep and the Livingston community, to countless others across the state and country.
It is incredible to see loved ones, classmates, and strangers post to our Good Vibes & Easy Living Facebook page every week with photos, quotes, and videos that remind them of Brendan. Brendan has continued to live on through each of us. Brendan’s name and his mantra of “Good Vibes & Easy Living” has been printed on multiple fields, plaques, trophies, a playground, and on tens of thousands of t-shirts and wristbands.
We are very proud to be hosting our 6th Annual Brendan Tevlin Lacrosse Festival, Saturday, August 3rd. All players can click here to register. If you would like to volunteer, click here. If you cannot make this event but wish to donate to our auctions, email email@example.com or if you would like to make a monetary donation, click here.
After announcing that Be The Match will be at the 6th Annual Brendan Tevlin Lacrosse Festival, we’ve received many questions about joining the registry. Below is some basic information about the process.
Sophomore Brian Tevlin of Yale University demonstrated incredible selflessness when, five games into his sophomore season, he received word that he was a match for the Be The Match, a bone marrow donation registry. Inspired by the story of his friend’s mother, who was saved by a million-to-one donor, he accepted the match and scheduled surgery two weeks later. His decision to ensure another family wouldn’t suffer, in the middle of the season as a starting midfielder on the defending national championship team, is the definition of unsung. – One Love Foundation
Now with Yale heading back to the National Championship, many have heard and seen the articles, photos, and ESPN commentators commending Brian Tevlin on donating bone marrow to a total stranger. Thousands of patients with blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, sickle cell anemia or other life-threatening diseases depend on the Be The Match Registry to find a match to save their life.
The Good Vibes & Easy Living Foundation is proud to announce that representatives from Be The Match registry will be at the 6th Annual Brendan Tevlin Lacrosse Festival! Be The Match will have a table set up at the festival to educate and register prospective donors. We hope that you will be inspired by this story and consider registering with Be The Match at the 6th Annual Brendan Tevlin Lacrosse Festival, Saturday, August 3rd!
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Last month, with over one hundred people in attendance the Where Angels Play Foundation hosted a beautiful ribbon cutting ceremony to honor Brendan’s new playground in Lavallette, NJ. It was highlighted with bagpipers and drummers, a State Police flyover, and a banner plane with Brendan’s mantra of “Good Vibes & Easy Living” circling the area.
Video courtesy of Kyle McConeghy Seton Hall Prep '20