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.
The end of the year approaches...
Another year is coming to an end. For some of you it sped by as you watched your kids grow older. For those whose kids are suffering with cancer, the year sped by too quickly as you are embracing every precious moment with your children.
Here at The Beez Foundation, we’ll continue our fight against pediatric brain cancer, so that you have more moments with your kids.
Our most important mission is to direct the majority of our monies to go directly to initial phase, pediatric brain cancer research. By doing this, we are encouraging more scientists to go into brain cancer research. When our daughter, Jennifer (“Beez”) was fighting her brain cancer, we exhausted every treatment available at the time. Had there been more research being conducted then, perhaps there would have been more options for us. Perhaps we would have enjoyed our daughter longer.
The Beez Foundation is very pleased to announce that two of the research projects that we have funded are in clinical trials. That is why we focus our grants towards initial phase research—so that one day we will help find the cure for this dreadful disease.
I hope that you will agree with the need for research dollars and that you will help us continue our fight by making a year end, tax-deductible donation to the Beez Foundation, so together we can Fight Brain Cancer in Kids.
You can help by going to http://www.beezfoundation.org/donate/ and clicking any of the “Add To Cart” buttons on the page.
May you all have a wonderful holiday season, and here's to a new year.
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2015-2016 Requests for Proposal now available
If you are a researcher and would like to apply for a grant for 2015-2016, please click here to download the RFP.
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