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Blog Entries - 2013

Happy Hour & Cocktail Reception at The Phoenix December 18th

Posted on: December 2, 2013 10:00 pm
Tags: Happy hour, Cocktail reception, Young professionals

Join The Phoenix & Brandon C. Gromada Head & Neck Cancer Foundation for a Young Professionals Happy Hour & Cocktail Reception on December 18th from 5:30pm-8:30pm. Complimentary beverages and hors d'oeuvres will be served. Please join us for an informative and special evening dedicated to bringing more awareness to helping fight cancers and joining us to support the Brandon C. Gromada Head & Neck Cancer Foundation. Please call The Phoenix for more information at (513) 721-8901.

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Pop Singer Tiffany - Rusty Ball Special Guest

Posted on: October 20, 2013 9:00 pm
Tags: Rusty ball, Special guest, Ticket sales

The Rusty Ball 2013is less than 3 weeks away and the event's organizers just announced that 1980s pop singer Tiffany will be performing with the Rusty Griswolds! “We are very excited to have Tiffany join in the party at this year’s Rusty Ball!” said Steve Frisch, Founder of The Spirit of Cincinnatus and Chair of The Rusty Ball. “We are always looking for new ways to enhance the celebration that provides awareness and benefit to Cincinnati’s Charitable Community. Having an artist like Tiffany on stage with us, in support of our 162 local charities, is definitely the direction we want The Rusty Ball to grow in to. She truly represents all of the happiness and fun that runs through The Rusty Ball event and we are very much looking forward to a jam-packed and incredible evening!”

It's not too late to purchase tickets. Enjoy a fantastic evening AND benefit Brandon's Foundation - what a win-win situation! After going to Order Tickets, scroll to Brandon's Foundation while completing your purchase. Thank you!

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Rusty Ball 2013

Posted on: September 20, 2013 10:00 pm
Tags: Rusty ball, Ticket presale

Enjoy a great evening while helping the Brandon C. Gromada Head & Neck Cancer Foundation by purchasing presale tickets for the Rusty Ball 2013 by Sunday evening September 22nd. (After this date tickets go on sale to the general public.) Click on the ticket type desired, scroll down to Brandon's Foundation name, insert the number of tickets for purchase, and then scroll to click on Reserve Selected Tickets. From there, it's easy to complete the ticket sale. Thank you for your support!

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One year

Posted on: June 1, 2013 10:00 am
Tags: Brandon acts of kindness, Donate, Head & neck cancer research

Although it is very difficult for his family and friends to believe, it is one year this weekend since Brandon died and one year since his family established this Foundation in his name. This weekend remember him by practicing a "Brandon Act of Kindness," which might include a contribution to his Foundation to fight the disease that took him from his family and friends much too soon. Please share your Brandon Acts of Kindness or memories of him on this or via this site's Contact page. If you are interested in contributing to research to rid us of head & neck cancers, please click on the Donate tab at the top right of this page. 

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2013 Bearman Charity Challenge

Posted on: May 15, 2013 11:00 pm
Tags: Upcoming events

May 2013 - Do you draw, write a blog, have a web site, etc.? If you do, will you accept Bearman's challenge during May and help raise funds for research to fight head and neck cancers? Brandon's friend Barry AKA Bearman, his online nom de dessinateur, is holding a contest throughout May. He calls it the 2013 Bearman Cartoons Charity Challenge and it's happening NOW! One of the beneficiaries of his challenge is Brandon's Foundation. Please take this opportunity to rise to the challenge and help Brandon's Foundation. For more information, go to 

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Verona Inn Event

Posted on: May 8, 2013 6:00 pm
Tags: Upcoming events

May 11, 2013

Brandon's brother Tony is hosting a special event on May 11th at the Verona Inn from 6 to 9 p.m. Enjoy drink specials and reduced price appetizers, plus you can enter to win a "split the pot" raffle. All this for a $20 donation to Brandon's Foundation! If you are in the Verona area this Saturday, please join Tony and help fight head and neck cancers!

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MCA Day Chicago

Posted on: April 27, 2013 12:00 pm
Tags: Upcoming events, Chicago, Beastie boys, Adam yauch, Mca, She's crafty
May 4, 2013 - Brandon's Foundation has been chosen as one of two charities that will benefit from the proceeds of MCA Day Chicago on Saturday evening, May 4th, which marks one year since the death of Beastie Boys MCA (Adam Yauch) from a head and neck read more…

The Piggest Raffle Ever!

Posted on: April 21, 2013 7:00 pm
Tags: Upcoming events
May 4, 2013 - Brandon's Foundation is participating in the PIGGEST Raffle Ever, which is to be held May 4th - the eve before the Flying Pig Marathon. Numbered PIGS will be dropped onto Smale Park at The Banks. The First one to the target read more…

Wine Tasting at Oakley Wines

Posted on: April 14, 2013 3:20 pm
Tags: Upcoming events

April 20, 2013

Toast Brandon at a wine tasting April 20, 2013 from 6 to 9 p.m. For a $20 donation to Brandon’s Foundation, taste six wines, sample light appetizers, share some laughs with friends AND fight head and neck cancers at one of Brandon’s favorite wine shops – Oakley Wines, 4011 Allston Street, Cincinnati, OH 45208 (Oakley neighborhood between Madison Road and Minot). See, Swirl, Sniff, Sip and Savor one of the shop’s best-selling sparkling wines in addition to two whites and three red wines. See you there!

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Great Food... Great Cause!

Posted on: April 5, 2013 7:00 am
Tags: Upcoming events
April 9, 2013 – The National Exemplar restaurant located within the Mariemont Inn, Mariemont, OH, is donating its profits made the evening of April 9th from 5 – 9 p.m. to the Brandon C. Gromada Head & Neck Cancer Foundation! What’s read more…

Film Critic Roger Ebert dies

Posted on: April 4, 2013 11:00 pm
Tags: Head & neck cancer warrior
Roger Ebert, renowned film critic and brave warrior in a 10-year battle with head and neck cancer died Thursday, April 4th. In a 2011 essay, he wrote, "I believe that if, at the end, according to our abilities, we have done something to make others a little read more…

Hoxworth Bleed for a Cause Award Reception

Posted on: March 27, 2013 5:00 pm
Tags: Award, Hoxworth

The Brandon C. Gromada Head & Neck Cancer Foundation received its 2nd place award of $5000, which will be used to support research fighting head and neck cancers.

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Support Red's 3rd base Coach ~ Mark Berry

Posted on: March 26, 2013 8:00 am
Tags: Who we help
Those of us attending the Rusty Reds game April 3rd will be especially cheering for Reds third base coach Mark Berry, who announced he has been diagnosed with a head and neck cancer of the left tonsil. Although a treatment plan is still being determined, read more…

Show some love for our Cincinnati Reds while raising funds to Fight Head & Neck Cancers

Posted on: March 8, 2013 7:00 am
Tags: Upcoming events, Cincinnati reds
April is Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Month! April 3, 2013 –The Cincinnati Reds and The Spirit of Cincinnatus are partnering for the April 3rd, 7:10 p.m. game between the Reds and Angels to help Rusty Ball beneficiaries! Not only are tickets being read more…

Thank you! ~ Bleed for a Cause

Posted on: March 1, 2013 7:00 am
Tags: Thank you, Events
The Brandon C. Gromada Head & Neck Cancer Foundation placed 2nd of 63 participating local non-profit organizations in Bleed for a Cause, a Hoxworth Blood Center project held between February 1 – 28, which was sponsored by Montgomery Inn and read more…