Hugs for Brady partners with New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital to provide sedation-free MRIs to our youngest patients. The use of MRIs as a diagnostic and follow-up tool in children is prevalent; however, to ensure an accurate scan sedation or general anesthesia is typically used to obtain motion-free imaging. There are risks associated with… [Read More]
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Affinity Federal Credit Union Foundation and New Jersey Community Capital Present… Chasing the American Dream 5K with Kids’ Sprints sponsored by the Hugs for Brady Foundation! July 28th, 2016 | Duke Island Park, Bridgewater, NJ Join us for an evening 5K race at Duke Island Park and help New Jersey families thrive! Our participating charities help families realize… [Read More]
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… [Read More]
The phrase “it takes a village” is certainly apt when it comes to the multitude of volunteers and supporters who help bring cheer to patients at The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital (BMSCH) at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Indeed, employees from Jersey Physical Therapy and local On the Border restaurants have been working to raise… [Read More]
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… [Read More]
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!
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… [Read More]
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… [Read More]
Be there to witness the start of something HUGE! On October 10th, 2015, during halftime at the 8pm Rutgers Football game, we are doing a GIANT Group Hug on the football field to kick off “HUGGING HEROES” – a campaign to raise awareness for pediatric cancer! Hugging Heroes is a multi-charity campaign designed to promote awareness for pediatric cancer… [Read More]
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and we need your help as we continue to make strides in the battle against pediatric cancer. When you see the suffering a child goes through in the pediatric oncology unit of a hospital, it isn’t a sight you will ever forget. To us, every child who is currently… [Read More]
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… [Read More]
The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital Receives Donation from the Hugs for Brady Foundation, Toys“R”Us/Babies“R”Us, Hamilton School in Bridgewater, the middle school’s BRIDGE Club of South Brunswick, local crocheted blanket maker, Pat T., and an anonymous South Brunswick business with a HUGE heart! Article was originally posted on RJW University Hospital Foundation News Page and can be… [Read More]
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… [Read More]
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… [Read More]
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… [Read More]
A BIG THANK YOU to our 2014 Brady Buggy® Wagon donors! Kevin O’Brien Recipient: Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital The Max of Staten Island Recipient: University Hospital Martin Insurance Company Recipient: RWJUH Hamilton Allstate of Middlesex and Kendall Park Recipient: ProCure Proton Therapy Ocean County Mothers of Twins Club Recipient: Monmouth Medical Center VFW 9111 Recipient: Children’s Hospital… [Read More]
The loss of a child to cancer is one of the worst tragedies a family can face. Brady died at 23 months from non-differentiated acute leukemia. Brady bravely battled the disease for ten months. Every year, thousands of children are diagnosed with cancer in the United States. Sherrie and Michael Wells started the Hugs for… [Read More]
By Linda Forbes (Mother of Brian) Our son Brian had the most infectious smile and sense of humor. He loved sports and was an avid fan of game shows and all sorts of trivia. He loved his fiancé, Kerri and his family and friends more than anything. Brian was born with a birth disorder called neurofibromatosis. … [Read More]
By Michael Wells Four years ago today I wrote the following brief message in my CaringBridge blog: Today, (July 30, 2010) at 5:13am our beautiful loving Brady was pronounced dead. Please allow Sherrie and me a little time to compose ourselves. I will do my best to let you know the “arrangements” as quickly as possible…. [Read More]
By Carolyn DePalma Joey was diagnosed with Pre-B ALL on Oct 3, 2011. He was 8 years old at diagnosis. He has endured very intensive chemo treatments, hospital stays and countless numbers of spinal taps. While this should have broken him down, it only strengthened his Faith in God and made his will to live stronger…. [Read More]
Help raise additional funds for the Hugs for Brady Foundation by bringing your bags of unwanted clothing, shoes, linens, and apparel to the Hugs for Brady Twilight 5K & Kids Fun Run event on May 3rd from 3-7pm!
Our 2014 Winter Gala was a great success! Relive all the moments with these great photos! Deborah Lazare from Capture the Memory Photography photographed this year’s gala event.
Providing wagons gives children a safe, familiar means of transportation within a hospital. The whimsical animal-shaped wagons are sure to bring smiles to children and adults alike.
The 2014 Pediatric Cancer Humanitarian of the Year Award honors Dinesh T. Ramchandani! For embodying what it means to go way above and beyond in helping kids with cancer, Thank you, our friend & benefactor. Thank you Dinesh, from the bottom of our hearts!
The 2014 Dr. Randy Siegel Pediatric Cancer Medical Humanitarian of the Year Award honors Kari Mastro, MSN, RN, NEA-BC! For all of your time, patience, professionalism, and for all the hugs our son Brady so often needed, we thank you! Thank you Keri, from the bottom of our hearts!