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Posted on: November 26, 2019 2:00 pm
Tags: Research, Head and neck cancer, Fundraiser

Last week Brandon's Foundation awarded a second 2019 grant of $25,000 for a head and neck research proposal. (More on the 2019 grant awardees and their projects soon!) This means your generosity has allowed us to award $50,000 to promising research during 2019 and a total of $236,000 since 2014! 

December 3rd is #GivingTuesday. We hope you will again remember Brandon's Foundation next Tuesday and help us continue to fund the innovative research that will lead to less-debilitating treatments and the cures that are so needed for head and neck cancers. Donations may be made online at the Foundation's Donate page or or via the mailing address available on the Contact page. (If donating online, be sure to click "Continue" after assuring us you are not a robot!) Thank you for your ongoing support!

Brandon's Foundation will host the 5th annual Mardi Gras MASKerade to Head for a Cure the evening of Saturday, February 8, 2020 at The Phoenix in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. Last year's event raised $29,500 and with your help the 2020 event will raise more than $30,000 for research. For information on sponsorship levels, hosting a table or donating items for the silent auction, please contact us via email - Tickets for the evening will soon go on sale online, so continue to visit our web site. More details will be available soon!

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A Mid-year Update

Posted on: July 27, 2019 10:00 pm
Tags: Head and neck cancer, Oral cancer, Research, Mca day, Adam yauch, Beastie boys, Fundraising

This year seems to be hurrying by! In a few weeks She's Crafty, the all-female Beastie Boys tribute, and sponsor Revolution Brewing put on one heck of show to honor Adam Yauch, the Beastie Boys' MCA, at Lincoln Hall on August 17 for MCA Day Chicago 2019! The line-up of performers is incredible. This is a not-to-be-missed experience for anyone who lives anywhere in the Chicago vicinity. If you like more than a bit of hip-hop, this is as good as it gets! All proceeds will benefit Brandon's Foundation. Head and neck cancer research also took the life of Adam Yauch (MCA) on May 4, 2012 - just a month before Brandon's passing from this disease. 

The April 29th Great Food for a Great Cause (GF4GC) netted the highest amount of any year thus far - $4212 for research! Brandon's Foundation appreciates the entire staff at The National Exemplar and The Phoenix Group for holding this event and donating their evening food and beverage sale proceeds to his foundation to help end head and neck cancer. We also thank the patrons who dined in or carried out that evening to make GF4GC 2019 such a success! 

Soon we should receive information from the University of Cincinnati (UC) about the top head and neck cancer research proposals that are to be reviewed for the foundation's $25,000 grant award. This grant funding was forwarded to UC after February's Mardi Gras MASKerade, which generated $29,500 for head and neck cancer research thanks to you!

June 2nd marked the seventh year of Brandon's passing. It is beyond an understatement to say he continues to be greatly missed by family and friends. We don't move on, but we do move forward. Blessings to all who help our efforts to end head and neck cancer through research.

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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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