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Research, Head and Neck Cancer, Fundraising

THANK YOU to all who contributed to a Brandon's Foundation's #GivingTuesday2019 fundraiser. More than $2300 was raised to fund head and neck cancer research. Thank you for acknowledging Brandon's life by donating to find less-debilitating treatments AND cures for this disease.

Many thanks to She's Crafty, the Chicago all-female Beastie Boys tribute band, for donating the proceeds of MCA Day Chicago 2019 to Brandon's Foundation. The event resulted in a $2685 donation! MCA Day Chicago 2019 was held August 17th at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago 60614 to commemorate the life of Adam "MCA" Yauch, who died May 4, 2012 of head and neck cancer. This event is such a joyous celebration of the Beastie Boys' legacy. We are so grateful to She's Crafty for honoring both MCA and Brandon through their contribution to kick head and neck cancer's butt through research!

Thank You to the staff of The National Exemplar for once again hosting Great Food for a Great Cause (GF4GC) and donating all food and beverage proceeds for the evening to Brandon's Foundation! We appreciate it more than you can ever know! Thanks also to all who came to dine at The National Exemplar Monday, April 29 and those who called in and carried out to help us fund more innovative head and neck cancer research. Proceeds from this year's GF4GC were the highest thus far - $4212! Again, thank you to all TNE staff and all who took part!


Thank you to all who participated in some way to March 2nd's Mardi Gras MASKerade 2019. You helped raise more than $30,000 to #HeadForACure! A special Thank You goes to Adam Clements Local 12 News for serving as an exceptional Master of Ceremonies/emcee and to the event committee! With much appreciation, thank you to Gold “In kind” Sponsors - The Phoenix and Constellation Brands, Inc.; to Silver Sponsor - UCHealth; to Table Sponsors, especially Julie and Steve Hellebusch for sponsoring two tables; and to all who attended and contributed to head and neck cancer research by participating with raffle tickets, the Benn Banks-Win Wine Duck Pond, tarot readings, face painting, and of course, the silent auction! The Phoenix staff was outstanding - thank you! Heartfelt thanks to the University of Cincinnati and Ursuline Academy of Cincinnati student volunteers - without your help the evening could not have run as smoothly! And the evening would not have been as much fun without Robin Lacy & DeZydeco,Live Music, the glittery, jewel-encrusted designs of an inspired face painter, the eerily on-target tarot card readers, and the fabulous photographer who captured both propped-and-posed and spontaneous shots all evening! THANK YOU, all! Many thanks also to all who donated, although you weren't able to join us at the event.

Please save February 8 for Mardi Gras MASKerade 2020!