Mateo “The Beast” Cota is the youngest of three boys and is the son of Ed and Erika Cota and was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia two years ago. Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia is a cancer of the white blood cells, where immature white blood cells are over-produced and multiply in the bone marrow, inhibiting production of normal cells. It is most commonly diagnosed in children, ages 2-5. Funds raised at the event will help the family pay for basic family needs including medical co pays, travel costs to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, prescriptions, and time missed from work.
“Bringing out the Time Machine for the FAMILY FUN DAY is a natural fit for the fundraiser. Parents and kids alike enjoy seeing the car and taking pictures in it,” according to Doc Brown’s spokesperson, Nicolette Muñoz. “The Doc Brown Time Machine Rental family is a big supporter of Mateo and the Cota Family,” said Muñoz, “Mateo is a fighter and such a great kid. We all want to see him get well and look forward to him completing his treatment at the end of next year.” Attendees will have the opportunity to contribute via a special “flux-capacitor” donation box.
Representatives from BE THE MATCH will be at FAMILY FUN DAY to collect swabs for possible bone marrow matches. “We collected 44 swabs at our last event,” said Erika Cota, “we hope to break that record at this event. Catering will be provided by Auten Boys BBQ and live music by Sound Investment. Tickets for the FAMILY FUN DAY can be purchased by e-mailing TeamMateo23@gmail.com
About Doc Brown’s Time Machine Rental
Doc Brown’s Time Machine Rental was established in 2014 and provides rentals of working, screen authentic DeLorean Time Machines. Since launching in Doc Brown’s has been a centerpiece of several charitable events including: 4th Annual Preparedness Expo, San Luis Obispo; 6th Annual Boys & Girls Club Gala, Santa Barbara; San Luis Obispo Concurs; KSBY Season of Hope Screening, San Luis Obispo; SLO County Special Olympics Fundraiser at the Fremont. For more information about rentals and the DeLorean Time Machine Experience visit: www.DocBrownsTimeMachineRental.com and follow the Doc Brown’s on Facebook, on Twitter, and on Instagram Call Doc Brown’s at (844) 362-2769 or email at info@DocBrownsTimeMachineRental.com
About Team Mateo
Team Mateo is a group of family, friends and supporters of Mateo “The Beast” Cota, a four-year-old Central Coast boy being treated for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Funds raised for Team Mateo pay for basic family needs including medical co pays, travel costs, gas, prescriptions, and time missed from work. For more information or to purchase tickets, email: TeamMateo23@gmail.com Supporters can find out more about Mateo’s fight at: www.TeamMateoBeast.org, and on Facebook. A Crowd-Funding site for Mateo can be found at: www.youcaring.com/teammateobeast