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She's Crafty rocked MCA Day Chicago 2017

Thank you, She's Crafty for donating 100% of the proceeds of MCA Day Chicago 2017 to Brandon's Foundation! Held August 12th, the event this group has produced annually since 2013 to honor the life of Adam Yauch AKA MCA of the Beastie Boys, raised more than $3000 to - in their words - #KickCancerInTheD! Adam Yauch died of head and neck cancer May 4, 2012 - just four weeks before Brandon died of the same type of cancer. She's Crafty, an all-female Beastie Boys tribute band, is comprised of members Amy (MCAmy), Maggie (MagRock), Kendra (Ken D), and Erica (DJ ENRG)! They are rockin' awesome, and they are appreciated so very much!

Thank you to all who joined us for the fifth annual Great Food for a Great Cause during the April 24th dinner hours at The National Exemplar. Once again the restaurant management and staff was outstanding and there truly isn’t an adequate way to express our appreciation. With their help and your participation more than $3200 was raised for head and neck cancer research!

Thank you! Thank you Mardi Gras MASKerade 2017 attendees, sponsors, auction item donors, Constellation Brands, Inc. for sponsoring the Benn Banks Craft Wine & Beer Raffle, mail-in donors, speakers, and the staff of the 20th Century Theater! Because of you Brandon's foundation will Head For A Cure with more than $27,000 for head and neck cancer research! The evening again ended with the Beastie Boys Sure Shot, because We Can't, We Won't and We Don't Stop until head and neck cancer is cured. 

A special thank you to Christina Keuper Gromada and the Mardi Gras MASKerade committee for all the planning and the time they invested to make the event such a success. 

Mark your calendars now for February 10, 2018 when we will once again Head For A Cure and "laissez les bond temps rouler" during our third annual Mardi Gras MASKerade! 

Thank you to all who contributed to Brandon's Foundation on #GivingTuesday 2016 to help end head and neck cancer. Your contribution will fund 2017 research grants. It's not too late for end-of-year contributions! DONATE and Head for a Cure with us through December 31, 2016!