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Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on: April 2, 2019 12:00 am
Tags: Head and neck cancer, Oral cancer, Research, Fundraising

April is Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Month and the early signs of head and neck cancer can fool a person, but head and neck cancer is no joke. This year approximately 550,000 persons worldwide will be diagnosed with and approximately 300,000 will die of an oral, head, and/or neck cancer. Of these, 65,000 in the USA will learn they have oral, head, and/or neck cancer and 14,000 persons (someone's spouse, parent, child, sibling, good friend, etc.) will die. Thank you for contributing to Brandon's Foundation, and through it, the research that will change these statistics.

UPDATE - Mardi Gras MASKerade - Thank you to all who participated in or contributed in any way to the March 2, 2019 Mardi Gras MASKerade! (For a peak at the event, check out photos taken by Get Creative Photo Booths throughout the evening!) More than $30,000 was raised that evening for head and neck cancer research! Since the Mardi Gras MASKerade the Foundation has sent $25,000 to the UC Health for Brandon's 2019 head and neck cancer research project award!

April 29th Event - Please plan to join us Monday, April 29 for the 7th annual Great Food for a Great Cause at The National Exemplar (Mariemont) to honor Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Month. All proceeds from food and beverage served between 5 to 9 p.m. - whether dine in or carry out - will benefit Brandon's Foundation (so head and neck cancer research)! Make a reservation NOW online or phone 513-271-2103.

Thank you for helping us work to end this awful disease. 

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Mardi Gras MASKerade Auction eBidding

Posted on: February 27, 2019 1:00 am
Tags: Fundraiser, Online bidding, Silent auction, Head and neck cancer research

If you can't make the Foundation's Saturday evening, March 2nd Mardi Gras MASKerade at The Phoenix, you'll miss a great time. No doubt about it! However, you won't have to miss all the fun! Now there are two ways to "laissez les bon temps rouler" - by attending the event or by participating in the silent auction via online bidding! The online auction is now live! It will remain open both online and during the event until Saturday, March 2 at 10 PM. View all of the silent auction items and begin bidding NOW by creating an account at Charity Auctions Today page for the Mardi Gras MASKerade.

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Laissez les bon temps rouler at The Phoenix on March 2, 2019!

Posted on: January 13, 2019 11:00 pm
Tags: Mardi gras maskerade, Fundraising, Head and neck cancer, Research, Tickets

The online box office is open to purchase tickets for Brandon's Foundation's fourth annual Mardi Gras MASKerade, featuring Cincinnati party band Robin Lacy & DeZydeco! This fun-filled fundraising event takes place March 2, 2019 - the Saturday before Ash Wednesday. This year's event moves to The Phoenix  (downtown, 812 Race Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202) from 7:30 p.m. to Midnight. Valet parking will be available or there is an adjacent parking garage at 11 W. 9th Street.

This event gets bigger and better every year! The music of Robin Lacy & DeZydeco will keep attendees on the dance floor until midnight. Back by popular demand, tarot card/psychic readers will discuss guests’ pasts and predict their futures, and the photo booth will again snap individual and group keepsake photos! Don’t forget to dress in costume if you'd like to compete contest for the honor of being crowned Queen and King of the MASKerade, although any attire is welcome.  

Other highlights include a silent auction with a variety of fabulous items, fun and exciting prize-filled raffle baskets, split the pot, the Benn Banks Mardi Gras Duck Pond - a wine (sponsored by Constellation Brands) and craft beer raffle where everyone is a winner, and more! A signature Mardi Gras beverage can be enjoyed in the Foundation’s souvenir Hurricane Glass.

Make a night of the Mardi Gras MASKerade by staying downtown for special rates available at several downtown Cincinnati hotels – all within walking distance of The Phoenix. To reserve a room at the event rates, click on the hotel name: Hyatt Regency Cincinnati (151 W. 5th Street) or call their reservation center 1-800-233-1234; Hampton Inn & Suites Cincinnati Downtown or Homewood Suites by Hilton Cincinnati Downtown (both at 617 Vine Street). The deadline for reserving any rooms at the special rate is February 16, 2019.

Don't miss out! Purchase tickets online TODAY for Mardi Gras MASKerade 2019; the first 50 tickets sold online are offered with a $25 discount. Each Early Bird ticket is only $50! (If still available the Early Bird discount will be applied during the ticketing process.) Once these are gone, the price returns to the $75 per ticket.

Mardi Gras MASKerade sponsors, including table sponsors, receive special treatment at the event! For more information about sponsorship opportunities, Contact Us at Brandon's Foundation.

Join us March 2nd. Have a great time as you "laissez les bond temps rouler" AND Head For A Cure to end head and neck cancer through research! 

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