We are celebrating the Hugs for Brady Foundation’s 10th Anniversary! That’s 10 amazing years of helping children with pediatric cancer in countless ways. And none of it would have been possible without you—our generous and loyal supporters. This very special milestone reminds us why we started Hugs for Brady and motivates us to honor Brady’s name each and every year moving forward so that children battling cancer know there is hope. In honor of Hugs for Brady Foundation’s 10th Anniversary, take a look at some of the awesome achievements of our first ten years. Click the tabs to read more.
September is Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month – Every $1 is worth $2!
September 1 – 30 September is Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month and to help raise funds for pediatric cancer research as well as to provide direct help to pediatric cancer patients and their families, Hugs for Brady is hosting a 5K, a $5,000 fundraiser that is! Throughout the month of September via everydayhero, a peer-to-peer fundraising site, Hugs for Brady is working to raise $5,000 which will then be matched by an anonymous donor dollar for dollar donated, up to $5,000. That’s double the donations! Get motivated and help us raise much-needed funding that MAKES A HUGE DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES… [Read More]
Giving Tuesday Now
#GivingTuesdayNow May 5, 2020 #GivingTuesdayNow is a new global day of giving and unity that will take place on May 5, 2020 as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. Let’s unite as a community to support the Hugs for Brady children and their families who are battling cancer. Now more than ever we need your support; let’s make a difference together. Ways You Can Give Now
2020 Jersey Mike’s Day of Giving
Due to the unforeseen impact of COVID-19, Jersey Mike’s has cancelled this year’s Day of Giving on March 25. All donations made by customers through March 31 at the Princeton Jersey Mike’s will still go to Hugs for Brady. They will remain open for take-out and third-party delivery orders Donations can be made through Jersey Mike’s mobile app when ordering or onsite when picking up orders. All coupons are still honored. For more information visit Jersey Mike’s website. Even though Day of Giving is cancelled, we need to help now more than ever. Kids are still battling cancer, and… [Read More]
2020 Hugs for Brady Foundation Winter Gala
Help us reach $300,000! As always, we are so grateful to our Hugs for Brady family for helping us continue to fund pediatric cancer research and patient support. Thanks to you, we had an amazing 2020 Winter Gala where we raised over $206,000! Now we want to do more; let’s go for $300,000! We can do it, but we need your help. Did you miss this year’s gala? It’s not too late to donate—any amount helps, big or small. Make a donation today, and help us reach our goal! Make a donation Double your donation Purchase Photos From… [Read More]
2019 Toby Tyler Golf Invitational
Photography services for this year’s Toby Tyler Golf Invitational were generously donated by Eloquent Studios. A HUGE thank you to everyone who participated in our car raffle. Your support furthers our mission to help children with cancer in any and every way possible. Congratulations to the winner of a brand new Audi A5 Cabriolet, Joe P.
The 15th Annual On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina Charity Golf Outing
Photography services for this year’s On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina Charity Golf Outing were generously donated by Eloquent Studios. Special thanks to On the Border’s CEO Matt Hood and COO Luis Ruvalcaba for flying out from Texas to join us!
2020 Wagon Volunteer of the Year
Roy G. Svenson, the 2020 Winter Gala Wagon Volunteer honoree, has shown extraordinary commitment and compassion in his support of the Brady Buggy Wagon campaign. Mr. Svenson has supported and distributed 18 Wagons in the Illinois area during the past 6 years. A native of the Windy City, Roy worked as a retail branch manager and community banker in Chicago for 47 years, as well as at the National Security Bank of Chicago (now US Bank) and the Chicago Community Bank (now Byline Bank). He attended the University of Illinois at Navy Pier (now University of Illinois Chicago-UIC) and received… [Read More]
Oh, What a Night! – 2020 Winter Gala
On behalf of the Hugs for Brady Foundation, we invite you to join us for our 10th Annual Winter Gala on January 25, 2020. Purchase Tickets Sponsor This Event The gala, which also serves as our most significant fundraiser of the year will honor the individuals who have made significant contributions to help those affected by childhood cancer. At this special event, we will dine and dance with those we love, toast those who are loved but lost and with your help, make a difference in the lives of the children and families battling pediatric cancer. Since its inception NINE years ago,… [Read More]
The 15th Annual On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina Charity Golf Outing
Sponsors are needed for a great day of golf, contests, prizes and fun on Thursday, September 26, 2019! Hosted by On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina and Benefiting Hugs for Brady Foundation Location The Meadows at Middlesex Golf Course 70 Hunters Glen Dr Plainsboro Township, NJ 08536 Schedule Thursday, September 26, 2019 Registration | 12:00pm Shotgun | 1pm The day will include a 50/50, tricky tray, raffle and more. Pricing Golfers may sign up at their nearest On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina. The DEADLINE IS NOW! We had a FULL FIELD the last four years and are… [Read More]
6th Annual Toby Tyler Golf Invitational
Purchase Tickets Sponsor This Event The 6th Annual Toby Tyler Golf Invitational continues a tradition of celebrating Toby Tyler’s love and advocacy for children at this important and joyous fundraising event. Through the tireless efforts of Luke Tyler, Toby’s youngest son and Founder/CEO of Simplicity Title and great friend Arthur Moss over $800,000 have been raised to benefit children battling cancer, and this year we are expecting to reach our goal of $1 million dollars raised! This is all thanks to our amazing donors, and we’re throwing a bash to show our appreciation! This event will celebrate the tremendous generosity of… [Read More]
Don’t miss your chance to drive away in a new 2019 Audi A5 Cabriolet Convertible
Get your tickets now for the 2019 Car Raffle benefiting and sponsored by the Hugs for Brady Foundation! You don’t want to miss this chance to win a 2019 Audi A5 Cabriolet Convertible valued at $58,580.00! Raffle tickets cost $500 per ticket. Only 250 raffle tickets are available improving your odds of winning! Purchase A Ticket Tickets can be purchased now through 6:00 pm on October 7th on Auction Frogs or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org The winning ticket will be drawn and announced Tuesday, October 7th at 7:00 pm at The Toby Tyler Golf Invitational at Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club*. 100%… [Read More]
2019 Jersey Mike’s Month of Giving
All month long Hugs for Brady is joining forces with Jersey Mike’s restaurant in Princeton for the 9th Annual “Month of Giving” fundraising campaign. Stop by anytime in March to grab a meal and make a donation. Mark you calendar to come back on Wednesday, March 27 For Jersey Mike’s Day of Giving when Jersey Mike’s Princeton location will DONATE 100% OF SALES to Hugs for Brady. Help us make a difference every day in March! Please note that all large or group orders should be placed one week in advance. Jersey Mike’s Princeton… [Read More]
2019 Winter Gala
Photography services for this year’s Winter Gala were generously donated by Eloquent Studios. Purchase Your Gala Photos Use password “winter_gala_2019”
2019 Winter Gala Recap
Help us reach $300,000! As always, we are so thankful to our Hugs for Brady family for helping us continue to donate money to fund pediatric cancer research and patient support. Without you, we would not be able to do amazing things like raise $221,000 at our 2019 Winter Gala, PLUS $19,000 from outside donors who couldn’t attend the event! As exciting as that is, we want to do more. We want to bring that number to $300,000. Couldn’t be at this year’s gala but want to contribute? Donate right here, right now! Let’s make our goal a reality! Make… [Read More]
2018 Halloween Family Fun Festival & Kids Fun Run
Photography services for this year’s Halloween Family Fun Festival & Kids Fun Run were generously donated by Eloquent Studios.
2018 On The Border Golf Outing
Halloween Family Fun Festival & Kids Fun Run
Join us for food trucks, live bands, 100 local vendors, face painting, kids entertainment, bounce house, pumpkin decorating, movie night under the stars and MORE! With that much fun packed into one day, there’s sure to be something for everyone in the family! We hope to see you there! Costumes are encouraged! Location: Rowland Park 235-255 Broadway Cranbury, NJ 08512 Time: Halloween Family Fun Festival: 12 pm – 6 pm Kids Fun Run: 2:00 pm Start Questions? E-mail email@example.com for more information. Kids Fun Run Registration Purchase Festival Tickets Volunteer Vendor Form Sponsor Form SPONSORED BY: … [Read More]
2018 Winter Gala Recap
Help us reach $300,000! Oh, what a night! The 2018 Hugs for Brady Winter Gala, One Hug Closer, was a night to remember and a huge success! We raised over $285,000 in the fight against childhood cancer, but we want to do even more. We want to reach the $300,000 mark, but we need your help to do it. Pledge just $25 to help us achieve our goal. Please consider making a donation so we can make this our best and biggest year yet! Make a $25 donation Photos from the event Photography services for this year’s Winter Gala were… [Read More]
Holiday Season Giving Guide
It’s that time of year again—giving time! We have some easy ways for you to give this holiday season. One way you can give back this holiday season is by donating your time or money on GIVING TUESDAY—NOV. 28th Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Giving Tuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. This November 28th, join the movement and give—whether it’s your time, a donation, a gift, or the power of your voice in your… [Read More]
Golf and Margaritas Hosted by On the Border Mexican Grill and Cantina
Amateurs Welcome! Tuesday, September 19, 2017 The Meadows at Middlesex Golf CourseJoin us for a great day of golf, contests, prizes, and fun at The Meadows at Middlesex Golf Course in Plainsboro, NJ. This event is hosted by On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina and 100% of proceeds benefit the Hugs for Brady Foundation! Become a sponsor or donate raffle items Contact Kin Tang 732-979-2192 (work) or 732-666-1085 (cell) for more information and to sponsor or donate. Donation values should be worth $25 or more. Sponsor Levels Golfers – $125 Donation includes golf, cart, beverages, lunch and dinner, and awards and prizes.Foursomes – $500 Donation includes golf for 4 players, carts, beverages,… [Read More]
[THIS EVENT IS BEING RESCHEDULED] 2017 Kickball For Grown Ups
THIS EVENT IS BEING RESCHEDULED FOR SPRING Assemble your squad and join us for the 5th Annual Hugs for Brady Double-Elimination Kickball Tournament! Date: Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 8am Location: Woodlot Park ~ 124 New Road, Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852 10 people on the field at a time (including at least 3 females). HURRY! Registrations must be in by 9/15/17 Questions? Please Contact: Rich Domotor Call: 732-322-4162 Email: Queball81@aol.com Entry Fee: $ 300.00 per team and roster in by 08/18/17 $ 325.00 per team and roster in by 09/01/17 $ 350.00 per team and roster in by 09/15/17 T-Shirt Sponsor: SOLD! NEW! $1500.00 T-Shirt Sponsor Your logo on the winning team’s t-shirts!… [Read More]
Tupperware Fundraiser Going On Now!
Now through August 5th, 2017, 40% of your purchase will be donated to Hugs for Brady! Tupperware is proud to partner with local organizations, like Hugs for Brady, to help fund vital programs in your community. With no investment and minimal effort, benefitting organizations receive 40% of the proceeds from a Tupperware Fundraiser. These long-lasting, eco-friendly products go the distance toward protecting the environment, so you can feel extra good about doing good. Hugs for Brady would like to thank Dawn Paladino for putting this fundraiser together!
$4,800 DONATED TO HUGS FOR BRADY FROM JERSEY MIKE’S SUBS!
Jersey Mike’s Subs in Princeton raised $4,800 for the Hugs for Brady Foundation in their “Month of Giving” this past March! This is the 3rd time that Hugs for Brady has been the featured charity for this event at Jersey Mike’s Subs in Princeton. During March, all were invited to come eat at Jersey Mike’s in Princeton and make a donation to Hugs for Brady. The campaign culminated in a “Day of Giving” on Wednesday, March 29th. During this daylong event, 100% of the day’s sales at the Princeton location were donated to the Hugs for Brady Foundation. Jersey Mike’s believes that making a… [Read More]
Hillsborough Rotary Golf Classic
Please join us for the Hillsborough Rotary Golf Classic benefitting the Hugs for Brady Foundation and The Hillsborough Rotary Foundation! Monday, June 19th, 2017 • Royce Brook Golf Club 11:00am Registration / 1:00pm Shotgun Start Entry includes driving range access, golf cart, greens fee, lunch & dinner, beverages, awards, a raffle and a DJ! Registration (download registration and sponsorship entry form here): Individual Golfer: $175 Foursome: $700 We have many sponsorships available (download registration and sponsorship entry form here): Hole Sponsor: $125 Putting Green Sponsor: $200 Driving Range Sponsor: $200 GPS Advertising on Carts: $500 Yardage Book Sponsor: $500 Card Sign… [Read More]
Music for All Seasons Presents Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers!
Saturday, May 6th, 2017… Benefiting Hugs for Brady! 7:00-11:00pm at Salt Creek Grille Princeton Reception will feature an assortment of hors d’oeuvres, a drink ticket, a dinner of pasta, salad, a carving board, and dessert… And the best guitar-driven blues anywhere! Individual Tickets are $75 Only 90 tickets will be sold to this great event that will give back 100% of all net proceeds to Hugs for Brady and in turn make a huge difference in the lives of children with cancer and their families. Ticket purchase deadline is April 28th. For more information, contact Music for All Seasons founder and… [Read More]
inFUSION, A Fundraiser Close to the Heart
We want you join us on April 2nd for inFUSION, a live music event, benefiting the Hugs for Brady Foundation. inFUSION is a live music show featuring a group of talented teenage musicians. They use soulful, melodic harmonies and special creative flair while playing a variety of instruments and singing in multiple languages. Due to an overwhelming response, they have added a second show evening on April 2nd at the Monmouth Walk Clubhouse. Unfortunately, both shows have SOLD OUT! But you can still attend! The still have 10 tickets to each show available only to new sponsors. There are several sponsorship… [Read More]
Month of Giving with Jersey Mike’s Subs
The Hugs for Brady Foundation is joining forces with the Jersey Mike’s Subs restaurant in Princeton, NJ for the 7th Annual March “Month of Giving” fundraising campaign. During the month of March, customers can make a donation to the Hugs for Brady Foundation at Jersey Mike’s. The campaign will culminate in Jersey Mike’s “Day of Giving” on Wednesday, March 29, when Jersey Mike’s will donate 100 percent of the day’s sales – every single dollar that comes in – to the Hugs for Brady Foundation. Throughout the country, on Day of Giving, Jersey Mike’s locations will donate 100 percent… [Read More]
Drones for ABJ Drone Services Benefiting Hugs for Brady
Want to get your hands on one of the small drones featured at the Hugs for Brady Holiday Light Show? You still have a chance. 100% of profits will be donated to Hugs for Brady. The drones are available to purchase through ABJ Drone Services for $59.99. DWI X3 2.4G 4CH Micro WIFI Quadcopter Remote Control Helicopter Mini FPV Drone with HD Camera • 3 flight modes • Headless Mode • One Key Return • Auto Hover Function (built-in high density air pressure sensor) • Camera: 2MP WIFI • Real Time Transmission • 4 channel mini pocket quadcopter • 6-axis… [Read More]
On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina and Hugs For Brady Holiday Toy Drive
On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina and Hugs for Brady Foundation are once again partnering for a holiday toy drive! Celebrate the season by donating a new unwrapped toy* at participating On The Border locations. Childhood cancer patients range in age from newborn to 22 years old. Toy donations for all ages are greatly appreciated. Your donation will help to brighten the life of a child battling cancer. *Please no stuffed animals. For your donation you will receive a FREE QUESO APPETIZER at On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina. Donation boxes are set up at the following On The Border… [Read More]
“Every Hug Helps” Challenge
“Every Hug Helps” is a social media-based charity challenge launching on October 19th, 2016. Mendoza Marble & Granite is sponsoring this challenge being organized by DoGooders. Mendoza has agreed to donate $2* to Hugs for Brady every time a person: Uploads a picture of a hug to social media. Then tags that photo with Hugs for Brady, Mendoza Marble & Granite, and DoGooders. The goal behind this campaign is to raise money, raise awareness, and to see if people will be willing to put in the minimum time investment possible to help a good cause, all at no cost to the… [Read More]
2016 On the Border Golf Outing
Thank you to everyone that participated in this year’s On the Border Mexican Grill and Cantina’s Golf Outing. Because of you we raised $16,560 Participants were not only treated to a full day of golf but also margaritas, lunch, and hand-rolled cigars. After coming off the course, the golfers enjoyed a dinner, awards, and a raffle full of amazing prizes. Since 2004, On the Border Mexican Grill and Cantina has been hosting this golf outing, and even more amazing, they have donated 100% of the proceeds to the Hugs for Brady Foundation since 2014. We cannot thank them enough for this wonderful event. To… [Read More]
2016 Kickball for Grown-Ups!
Assemble your squad and join us for the 4th Annual Hugs for Brady Double-Elimination Kickball Tournament! Date: Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 8am Rain Date: September 25, 2016 at 8am Location: Woodlot Park ~ 124 New Road, Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852 HURRY! Registrations must be in by 9/20/16 Questions? Please Contact: Rich Domotor Call: 732-322-4162 Email: Queball81@aol.com Entry Fee: $ 300.00 per team and roster in by 08/19/16 $ 325.00 per team and roster in by 09/03/16 $ 350.00 per team and roster in by 09/20/16 10 people on the field at a time (including at least 3 females) Wearing team t-shirts is strongly encouraged–… [Read More]
Golf and Margaritas ~ On the Border Golf Outing
On the Border Golf Outing… Amateurs Welcome! Tuesday, September 27, 2016 The Meadows at Middlesex Golf Course Join us for a great day of golf, contests, prizes, and fun at The Meadows at Middlesex Golf Course in Plainsboro, NJ. This event is hosted by On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina and 100% of proceeds benefit the Hugs for Brady Foundation! We still need sponsors and raffle items… (Donation values should be worth $25 or more) Contact Kin Tang 732-979-2192 (work) or at 732-666-1085 (cell) for more information and to sponsor or donate. Golfers – $125 Donation includes golf, cart, beverages, lunch and dinner, and awards and prizes. Foursomes –… [Read More]
Support HFB on Good Cents
Good Cents allows users to make very small donations passively by doing what they do everyday, spending time on their iPhones. It’s perfect for any budget because it allows you to set limits on how much you give a month. On Good Cents users see their donations combined with the donations from everyone else. Small amounts can add up to a lot when many people participate, and on Good Cents users see this as it happens! Using your smartphone is a way of life; now turn that time into Good Cents
Mendoza Marble & Granite is proud to partner with Hugging Heroes and the Hugs for Brady Foundation!
In an effort to generate more awareness of pediatric cancer, Mendoza Marble & Granite has created: MENDOZA’S HUGGING HEROES DONATION PROGRAM The program will run now through September 30th, 2016. Mendoza has pledged all proceeds throughout the duration of the program with a… GOAL OF $15,000! Your purchase at Mendoza will not only benefit you but also millions of children fighting cancer everyday. In summer of 2015, Mendoza co-owner and CFO, Lucas Olivera, along with 3 fellow entreprenuers, Daniel Reji, Michael Iavarone III, and Ian Bullard, created a unique campaign from a shared vision to bring awareness to pediatric cancer, Hugging Heroes. … [Read More]
Get Your Teeth Whitened and Help Kids with Cancer!
SMILES FOR LIFE AT DECICCO DENTAL Now through June 30th, schedule a teeth whitening appointment at DeCicco Dental and 100% of proceeds will go directly to Hugs for Brady during their Smiles For Life campaign. Value: $700 | Cost: $424 (minimum donation) | Available to anyone, even new patients! PLEASE SHARE THIS OFFER WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY! FLASH THOSE PEARLY WHITES! Nothing helps you look or feel younger than a beautiful, healthy smile, it’s a huge boost to your professional and social life! And nothing is easier, or makes a more dramatic, immediate improvement in your smile than teeth… [Read More]
Surprise Donation from Jersey Mike’s Subs!
On Friday, March 11th Dennis & Judi from NJ 101.5 were live at Jersey Mike’s Subs on Route One South in Princeton. During the 10 o’clock hour, Jersey Mike’s Subs’ founder Peter Cancro made a surprise donation of $10,000 to the Hugs for Brady Foundation! He made the announcement live on the air with Sherrie standing by. Sherrie, teary-eyed and over-joyed, spoke about Hugs for Brady and how the foundation is helping pediatric cancer patients and their families in New Jersey. Relive that special on-air moment in the clip below. There was not a dry eye in the whole restaurant. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUA5c2qQpvw&w=500 ] Read More: Lunch… [Read More]
EAT A SUB: Help Kids Battling Cancer!
This March, Jersey Mike’s will again join forces with Hugs for Brady for the 6th Annual Month of Giving! All month long customers can make a donation at Jersey Mike’s in Princeton, NJ to help children battling pediatric cancer. The campaign will culminate in Jersey Mike’s “Day of Giving” on Wednesday, March 30, when Jersey Mike’s in Princeton will… Donate 100% of the day’s sales– every single dollar that comes in– to The Hugs for Brady Foundation! Last year, Jersey Mike’s Subs in Princeton raised over $2,450 for the Hugs for Brady Foundation! We would like to extend a personal invitation to you and your family to visit Jersey Mike’s Subs… [Read More]
My story is about a baby named Brady…
At 13 months old, Brady was diagnosed with a rare form of Leukemia. During his treatments, one of his many doctors visits was to an interventional radiologist. That doctor was my dad. My dad and Brady had a special bond because my dad was also undergoing cancer treatments. My dad knew all to well the fear that Brady and his family was experiencing. My dad loved all children, but he had a special place in his heart for Brady. When he would come home from work and talk about Brady, his face would light up. Brady was an extraordinary baby,… [Read More]
December Pajama Donation Drive
Pajama Donation Drive For Kids Battling Cancer at Bristol Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital Going on Now through December 23rd Jersey Physical Therapy has teamed up with the Hugs for Brady Foundation this 2015 holiday season to do a Pajama Donation Drive to benefit children battling cancer who are currently at the Bristol Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital. Now through December 23rd, we will be collecting NEW pajamas for infants up till the age of 18 at each of the three Jersey Physical Therapy office locations in East Brunswick, South Brunswick and Plainsboro. As expressed by Cheryl Littner, Assistant Director of Donor… [Read More]
#GivingTuesday – Help Hugs for Brady Win the $25,000 Prize!
Be part of the COOLEST FUNDRAISER EVER! Hugs for Brady will be part of the CrowdRise Giving Tower on #GivingTuesday this year. The CrowdRise Giving Tower is a virtual tower made up of bricks, each of which represents a donation made to charity on #GivingTuesday, the biggest charitable giving day of the year. There’s going to be a really cool app (coming soon!) that you can download to view the tower plus, it’s going to get lots of press and exposure so Hugs for Brady is super excited to be a part of it and raise lots and lots of money to help kids… [Read More]
Thanks to TD Bank and the Bring Change program, we raised $7,336.09!
TD Bank recently partnered with The Hugs for Brady Foundation in their TD Bank “Bring Change Campaign” and the event was a great success! The money raised will go a long way in the battle against pediatric cancer. Each time visitors cashed in their change at the Penny Arcade, TD Bank made a contribution to Hugs for Brady. We are grateful to TD Bank for this amazing donation program, and would also like to say THANK YOU to each and every one of you who donated to Hugs for Brady! Together we raised $7,336.09 to help make a difference in the lives of kids battling… [Read More]
7 Ways You Can Brighten the Future of a Child with Pediatric Cancer
Right now, over 2,000 kids are battling cancer in New Jersey… We started the Hugs for Brady Foundation to help end pediatric cancer for good. Please help us to reach our 2015 goal! PLEASE DONATE TODAY Please consider donating now. Thank you for your generosity!
Goddard School Students Decorate Pumpkins, Raise Money for Kids with Cancer
The North Brunswick Goddard School held a pumpkin decorating contest the week before Halloween… Each classroom of teachers and children decorated one pumpkin which was then put on display in their front lobby. The beautifully and creatively decorated pumpkins were simply labeled with the letters ‘A’ through ‘I’ and a matching collection container was placed in front of each pumpkin. Parents and families were encouraged to empty their cars and wallets of loose change and deposit their “monetary” vote for their favorite pumpkin, and in so doing, support the Hugs for Brady Foundation. We are so pleased to announce that they collected $150.55 worth of… [Read More]
TD Bank Bring Change Campaign
#HuggingHeroes GIANT Group Hug
On October 10th, 2015, during halftime at the Rutgers Football game, we did a GIANT Group Hug on the football field to kick off “HUGGING HEROES” – a campaign to raise awareness for pediatric cancer! Click here to see more photos from this historic event! Over 50,000 Rutgers fans all joined together in a stadium group HUG to celebrate the newest vision of spreading awareness that Kids Get Cancer Too through a social media campaign lovingly named Hugging Heroes. And now, Rutgers is challenging the other Big 10 teams as well as all other colleges to replicate the “half… [Read More]
Help TD Bank BRING CHANGE for a Great Cause – Curing Pediatric Cancer!
We are excited to announce that the Hugs for Brady Foundation is partnering with TD Bank in Franklin Park on their “Bring Change” campaign! On Friday, November 6th, Franklin Park TD Bank* will count your loose change for free and match any donation you make to the Hugs for Brady Foundation! TD Bank will match up to $2,000 in coins counted and donate that money to the Hugs for Brady Foundation. So, clean out your car and sofa cushions then stop by TD Bank in Franklin Park to get your change counted and exchanged for bills FOR FREE, even if you bank elsewhere!… [Read More]
On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina – 11th Annual Charity Golf Outing
On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina hosted their 11th annual charity golf outing at the end of September. This day full of fun, golf, contests, and prizes took place at Bunker Hill Golf Course in Princeton, NJ. 100% of the proceeds benefited the Hugs for Brady Foundation. You can view a gallery of photographs to catch up on the day We are proud to say that this year’s event was able to raise over $15,500 to help in the fight against pediatric cancer. We’d love to thank all the sponsors who made this day possible: Angel Sponsor A special thanks go to Chris Schneider… [Read More]
A Wedding Registry for Charity Update
Back in March, we told you about an amazing couple who were forgoing a typical wedding registry in order to give back. Instead of asking for the usual registry items, Lita and Carlos asked their loved ones to celebrate their marriage through a donation to the Hugs For Brady Foundation. Lita and Carlos were fortunate enough to raise over $5,500 for the foundation. With this money they are helping to create 5 Brady Buddy Wagons. They are still receiving donations and hope raise enough for a sixth Brady Buddy Wagon. We’d love to congratulate the newlyweds and thank them from the bottom of our hearts… [Read More]
Donations from a girl with a BIG Heart…
Vidisha, an amazing 14-year-old young lady from Monmouth Junction, New Jersey, has been doing great things with the Hugs for Brady Foundation! In the past, Vidisha has volunteered at the annual Twilight 5k and Kids Fun Run and has “loved the fun-filled environment!” Then, this past month, she surprised the Hugs for Brady Foundation by collecting several boxes of school supplies for the oncology kids at the local hospital. Every child should have a heart as big as Vidisha’s! “Thank you so much for giving my daughter, Vidisha an opportunity to help kids in need with school supplies. She is always available… [Read More]
Somerset Patriots GO BIG for the Hugs for Brady Foundation – Shocking announcement by CEO
This year’s Somerset Patriots 16th Annual Golf Classic ended with a BIG surprise! The 16th annual Liberty Division Somerset Patriots Golf Outing took place on Tuesday, August 4th at Somerset County’s beautiful NESHANIC VALLEY GOLF COURSE in Neshanic Station, NJ. Each group of golfers was paired up with a Patriots player for the day. Participants had a beautiful buffet lunch, putting contest, and the opportunity to use the driving range before a shotgun start at 12:00 pm. After a fun round of golf that included beverages and contests on the course, a luxurious cocktail reception was held with a buffet dinner and awards… [Read More]
Wear Your Support This September
September is Pediatric Cancer Awareness month. The Hugs for Brady Foundation is always impressed and thrilled to hear about people taking a stand against childhood cancer through their own fundraising efforts. Longtime Hugs for Brady supporter Johnny Volpe has started his own fundraiser and will be donating all proceeds to the Hugs For Brady Foundation! Limited quantities are available of the childhood cancer awareness pins and dog tags. If interested in donating, please contact Johnny’s mother Carla through her Facebook page or by emailing her at Carlamary221@yahoo.com. Even if Johnny sells out of his pins and dog tags, any donation would be… [Read More]
On The Border Hosts 11th Annual Charity Golf Classic
Join us on Tuesday September 29, 2015 for a great day of golf, contest, prizes, and fun at Bunker Hill Golf Course in Princeton, NJ. Hosted by On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina with 100% of proceeds benefiting Hugs for Brady Foundation. SPONSOR, DONATE, or CONTRIBUTE to our SILENT AUCTION Donations Include Golfers – $125 Donation includes golf, cart, beverages, lunch and dinner and awards and prizes. Foursomes – $500 Donation includes Golf for 4, Carts, beverages, lunch and dinner and awards and prizes after the game. Tee Sponsorships – $1,000 Donation includes Golf for 4 players, beverages, dinner for four at… [Read More]
Hugs for Brady acknowledged by the RWJUH Foundation on Lifetime Donor Wall
The Hugs for Brady Foundation has been acknowledged by the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Foundation on their Lifetime Donor wall. This distinct recognition is only given to donors that have given in excess of $100,000. Hugs for Brady’s donations have exceeded that number and we will continue to support this hospital and the beautiful children battling cancer, who spend countless hours at The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Robert Wood Johnson Health System 10 Plum Street, Suite 910, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 732-418-8290 (phone) | 732-418-8379 (fax) | www.rwjuh.edu This past October, a donation from Hugs for Brady was used to help to renovate The… [Read More]
3rd Annual “Kickball for Grown Ups” is September 19th
Hugs for Brady 3rd Annual Double Elimination Kickball Tournament Saturday, September 19, 2015, 8am (Rain date will be Sunday, September 20, 2015) HURRY ROSTER DUE NOW! Location: Woodlot Park 124 New Road Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852 Questions? Please Contact: Rich Domotor Call: 732-322-4162 Email: Queball81@aol.com Entry Fee: $ 350.00 per team and ROSTER DUE NOW! 10 People on field (3 females) Wearing team t-shirts is strongly encouraged, and a lot of fun! Food and Beverages will be sold while you play! Bagels sponsored by Bagel Fresh Drinks sponsored by Belfor Please mail entry forms… [Read More]
5 Year Old Oncology Patient, Alexa, Throws First Pitch
We had a great time at Hugs for Brady Day at the Somerset Patriots Game this past month. Hugs for Brady Day took place on Father’s Day and was proudly sponsored by The Palace at Somerset Park. The Somerset Patriots donated a portion of ticket sales to Hugs for Brady and even more money was raised for the foundation through the 50/50 Raffle. Thanks again to our AMAZING volunteers, without you, this day would not be possible. The day was filled with great family events like father / child catch, kids run the bases, an autograph session with the players,… [Read More]
Thank You Jersey Mike’s Subs in Princeton, NJ!
Thank You Jersey Mike’s Subs in Princeton, NJ! Jersey Mike’s Subs in Princeton raised $2,459.17 for the Hugs for Brady Foundation. Hugs for Brady was featured as their local charity for the “Month of Giving” this past March. During March, all were invited to come eat at Jersey Mike’s restaurant and make a donation to Hugs for Brady. The campaign culminated in Jersey Mike’s “Day of Giving” on Wednesday, March 25, a daylong nationwide event when 100 percent of the day’s sales were donated to the Hugs for Brady Foundation. Jersey Mike’s believes that making a sub sandwich and making… [Read More]
Clothing Drive at Club One Fitness Center
DON’T FORGET… The Club One Fitness & Hugs for Brady Clothing Drive is going on through May 31st! Please bring your bags of gently used clothing, shoes, linens, and apparel to Club One Fitness Center. ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT HUGS FOR BRADY AND DIRECTLY HELP KIDS BATTLING CANCER! Club One Fitness Center | 4250 U.S. Route 1, Suite #2, Monmouth Jctn, NJ 08852 | 732-230-3205 Hugs for Brady would like to thank Club One Fitness Center for their partnership on this and other events. This hard work and generosity does not go unnoticed and you have helped make an impact on the lives of… [Read More]
Preschoolers Raise Money for Kids who are Battling Cancer
Sand Hills Preschool in Kendall Park, NJ has partnered with the Hugs for Brady Foundation for the 1st Annual Sand Hills Preschool Bubble Run Exercise Course. The event helped raise funds for pediatric cancer research and to improve the lives of children currently in treatment. The Sand Hills 4-year-old preschoolers ran in a Bubble Run on Friday, May 8th, 2015. The students had a great time exercising and raising money to help kids battling cancer, while friends & family blew bubbles and cheered on each class. Here at the Hugs for Brady Foundation, fundraisers like this one are the heartbeat of our existence. No donation is too small or… [Read More]
June 21st is Hugs for Brady Day at the Somerset Patriots Game!
June 21st is Hugs for Brady Day at the Somerset Patriots Game! ~Sponsored by the Palace at Somerset Park~ Take dad out to the ball game this Father’s Day! Get to the ballpark early to participate in all the fun activities and stop by the Hugs for Brady table to buy tickets for the 50/50 raffle! First 1,000 men get a free t-shirt in honor of father’s day! Get your tickets now! And don’t forget to use the Group Portal Code “Brady” (See below for more info). 11:00am-12:00pm – Father/child catch on the field and kids run the bases 12:00-12:30pm – Autograph session… [Read More]
5K Fundraising and Volunteers Desperately Needed
PLEASE HURRY! Some deadlines are this Friday April, 10th! There are many levels of sponsorship, fundraising, and volunteering available to choose from. A list of opportunities is listed below. Download the sponsorship form to sign up. The Twilight 5k and Kids Fun Run will take place on Saturday, May 16th. 1. Start a Fundraising Team Online Registration closes May 12th Create awareness for your business/church/school by forming a team and wearing matching t-shirts! The fee is simply the cost of the run. Benefits are teamwork, a group bonding experience, and the joy of helping kids battling cancer. Visit the… [Read More]
Cycle for a Cause with Club One Fitness!
Club One Fitness in Monmouth Junction, NJ is partnering with Hugs for Brady Foundation for a fundraising event to raise money for children battling cancer! 4250 U.S. Route 1, Suite #2, Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852 Join us Saturday May 2nd, for the Outdoor Cycling Event and cycle for a cause! Suggested Donation: $15 to cycle outdoors and help raise money for children battling cancer! Cycling Class Times: 8am, 9am, 10am, 11am and 12pm CLICK HERE to register online or call us at 732-230-3205 Credit cards and checks accepted (no cash, please) Make checks payable to: Hugs for Brady Foundation For any further… [Read More]
Fundraiser at Jersey Mike’s Subs
Jersey Mike’s Subs in Princeton will donate 100% of proceeds to Hugs for Brady on March 25th! During the month of March, all are invited to come into the Jersey Mike’s Subs in the Shops at Windsor Green and make a donation to Hugs for Brady Foundation. All donors receive a FREE Hugs for Brady Dog Tag! Then, on March 25th from 10am – 9pm, Jersery Mike’s in Princeton will donate 100% of sales to the Hugs for Brady Foundation! Ask your boss to buy you lunch! This is a great chance for your company to provide a delicious lunch for its employees and help kids with cancer! For large corporate… [Read More]