The Beez Foundation is a nonprofit, charitable organization which raises money and public awareness to cure brain cancer thru research, public awareness and related support activities for pediatric cancer treatment. The Beez Foundation has to-date donated $250,000.00 to various organizations like Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Duke University, Ronald McDonald House and many other research and patient-service facilities.
It is with a sad heart that The Beez Foundation reports the death of one of its founding directors- Gail Kurtzhals.
Gail was instrumental in the initial organization and marketing for the foundation and worked tirelessly for the cause, even hosting a fundraiser at her company.
A favorite aunt of Jennifer “Beez” Beisswanger, she is survived by her loving husband, Craig and her two children, Calla and Michael.
She will be sorely missed.
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Pledge A Penny
Help us raise money while kids run the bases.
The Beez Foundation is asking you to Pledge a Penny (or more, if you’d like) for every kid who crosses home plate all season during the Beez Foundation Diamond Derby at Commerce Bank Ballpark.
The Somerset Patriots Staff is keeping track of number of the number of kids and last year over 5,000 kids crossed home plate during the many Sunday home games.
A 1¢ minimum commitment for each kid who crosses home during the 2016 season would total just $50.00. Of course a larger pledge would help our effort even more.
What a fun way to encourage everyone to run the bases in the Diamond Derby and fight Brain Cancer in Kids.
You can sign up using the form below.
SOLD OUT!! - Play a round of golf and help The Beez Foundation!
The Beez Foundation and Magic 98.3 invites you to take part in our 4th annual listener golf outing! Monday, July 25th at Forsgate Country Club in Monroe Township!
Join Magic as we celebrate summer with our Fourth Annual Charity Golf Tournament July 25th, teeing off at the amazing Forsgate Country Club (Banks Course) in Monroe Township and benefiting the Beez Foundation!
For only $250 for a twosome or $500 foursomes you will enjoy a welcome lunch BBQ and an amazing day of golf with lots of prizes and surprises that culminate with our awards banquet.
Schedule of events:
11:00-1:00 Registration and Lunch
1:00 Tee-off (Scramble format)
6:00-7:30 Cocktails & Awards Dinner Banquet
Slots are filling up fast, so go here to register.
Wanted! The World's Largest Egg Crate.
If you've been to any of our annual Rubber Duck Races, you know that the ducks are dropped from our Big Egg. Well, the Big Egg has lost its home and is looking for a new one. If you or someone you know have warehouse space to store it (dock preferable but not necessary) for most of the year - we only take it out in September, please send an email to Susan Giardina at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It's on wheels and its approximate dimensions are 8 ft. wide x 12 ft. long x 10 ft. high. We can provide a tax donation letter for the value of storage.
Another example of how your donations help...
Children's Brain Tumor Project at Weill Cornell Pediatric Brain and Spine Center
The Beez Foundation has made 2 grants to this project, which is now showing great promise and has gone to clinical trials. Read all about it here.
Thanks to all of our great donors, we plan to keep funding projects like this. To date, we have awarded over $280,000.00 in grants and that's just the beginning!
You can help by clicking Donate and donating to the cause to cure brain cancer in kids.
Just recently we had the pleasure of visiting Mount Salem Vineyards, one of New Jersey's most notable winemakers, for one of their truly special Private Tastings. Mount Salem's founder, Peter Leitner, had graciously donated the group tasting as an auction item for our annual Awards Presentation Gala, and Walt Turchi (one of our staunchest supporters), who entered the winning bid, was kind enough to invite a few of the Beez "family" as his guests.
Peter is also the vineyard's winemaker and, besides giving us the opportunity to enjoy his world class wines—and his great cooking, he educated us in the fine art of wine appreciation and food pairings. This was one of the most enjoyable, leisurely afternoons we've had in a long time. Peter and his staff welcome you into their home as warmly as they would long-time friends.
You can just drop by Mount Salem for one of its impromptu wine samplings on any Friday, Saturday or Sunday from 12 noon to 6 pm. When you do, you'll not only be enjoying their genuinely fine vintages, you'll get the chance to learn more about wine, and the really fine wines of New Jersey, than you ever thought you'd know. You can also arrange a Private Tasting, like the one we had, by appointment.
We can't thank Peter enough for his generous donation and his interest in the Beez Foundation, and we'd urge you to visit his lovely vineyard and discover his award-winning family of wines.
Mount Salem Vineyards is located in scenic Pittstown, NJ and you can give them a call at 908-735-9359 or visit their website at www.mountsalemvineyards.com to discover more about them.
Official Music Video from the 2013 Rubber Duck Race
Featuring New Brunswick's own Buzzard Wagon. Click here to see the entire lineup of bands for this year's Raritan River Festival, featuring The Beez Foundation's Rubber Duck Race.
2012 Rubber Duck Race Photos!
Click here for info about The Raritan River Festival