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Saturday, October 30, 2010

NBA Season Began This Week!

Justin and the family are so excited as we just learned that the San Antonio Spurs and the New Jersey Nets have so graciously agreed to donate their baskets along with the Wizards to Justin's total of 63,000. So far the Wizards have donated a total of 417 ( which includes preseason), the Spurs 80 and the Nets 62. Baskets made include free throws, 3 pointers and 2 pointers. Justin and his brothers have been on a shooting tear since the season began. So far they have made 515. We are really feeling the momentum and are very thankful for all the support.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

BREAKING NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!

We just got word that the Washington Wizards have so graciously volunteered to donate each basket made during the regular season to the NBA All Star break to Justin's Quest's total baskets of our goal of 63,000. This is such a great honor as we need all the help we can to achieve our goal. The Wizards have been so supportive of Justin's Quest and for that we are so grateful. We are so excited that the new ownership has taken and interest in Justin's plight and help raise awareness and find a cure for brain tumors.The NBA has been awesome in their support of Justin's Quest. Justin is so excited about this new endorsement. We will keep you posted. Lastly, Justin is very fired up as he and his brothers are picking up the pace in their shooting baskets.
Here is the Wizards Press Release:

October 28, 2010


Local 14-year-old to Include Total Number of Wizards’ Baskets This Season in Quest for 63,000

WASHINGTON, DC – The Washington Wizards will proudly partner with 14-year-old Justin Friedlander this season, as the team will “donate” all baskets made this season to Justin’s Quest as Justin continues his fight to raise awareness to help find a cure for brain tumors. Friedlander, who was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor in March, 2009, launched Justin’s Quest to shoot 63,000 baskets, one for every person diagnosed with a primary brain tumor each year in the United States. Friedlander made several baskets during a time-out at a Wizards game on April 14th, 2010, and is now seeking others to join him in the quest for 63,000. Washington’s 363 combined field goals and free throws made in preseason play have been “donated” to Justin’s Quest, as will every Wizards’ basket to come from tonight’s season opener in Orlando through the NBA All-Star break in mid-February. Learn more about Justin’s Quest at

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Mitzvah Project by Harrison

A couple of weeks ago we received an email from Harrison that he wanted to do his Mitzvah project( this is a good deed done by an boy who is about to be Bar Mitzvahed)to benefit Justin's Quest. Of course we were honored that Harrison chose to help raise awareness and find a cure for brain tumors. On Sunday October 17th Harrison, his dad Michael, mom Juliet and younger brother Hollis organized a fantastic event at St. Stephens school in Alexandria Virginia. They invited about 100 kids and parents to shoot hoops at the school gym which would go towards Justin's total. They charged an admission and raised almost $1300.00 and shot almost 6000 baskets. Justin and I attended the event for about an hour. Justin shot 50 hoops himself and he had a great time. He got in the car with me and said dad I am tired as I shot so many baskets to make my 50. He was shooting from the 3 point line and he had such a great time. I was in awe by Harrison and his family that they took such an interest in Justin's Quest. We even met a classmate of Harrison's who has a brain tumor and we gave him and Harrison's family a wristband. Justin even gave Harrison an autographed picture with a message of Justin in front of the White House. This was our first event of the Fall and it felt great! We want to again thank Harrison and his family for all there efforts to benefit Justin's Quest.

Monday, October 18, 2010

University of Maryland Men's Soccer

Friday night,October 15th was a great night for Justin's Quest. The whole family was invited to the Maryland mens soccer game against Clemson. We were treated like VIP's and had seats on the field right next to the Terp's bench.The action was incredible and we felt like we were on the field with the players. Maryland won an exciting game 3 to 2. They even announced Justin's Quest at half time and paid tribute to his efforts. We want to thank Coach Sasho and Coach Matt for the invite.