About BMF page


The Brian Morden Foundation was created to honor Brian, a courageous 19 year old, who battled Ewing's Sarcoma for more than two years. He lost the battle on February 15, 2003, but his family, friends, and many others who only knew Brian by reputation have vowed to continue the fight against this horrible disease.

The foundation has three goals:

  • Fund Ewing's Sarcoma and childhood cancer research.
  • Support patients, family, and staff of pediatric oncology units*
  • Provide funding for "Brian Morden Memorial" higher education scholarships

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Erin Dodson Scholarship Fund
Basket Raffle

October 13, 2015
AAHS Fieldhouse
Prior to the AAHS vs. Hollidaysburg volleyball match
First match begins at 6 PM

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September was
National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Thank you to:
Altoona Area School District

Altoona City Council
Altoona Central Catholic School
St. Rose of Lima Elementary School
Others who donated and/or wore gold ribbons

More than 4400 gold ribbons
were worn on September 25th - Gold Ribbon Day in Altoona
and TOGETHER we raised $5840 to help fight childhood cancer!

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Make A Difference Day
Saturday, October 24, 2015

9-11 AM at Duncansville Evangelical Church, Duncansville, PA
Please join us in making Brian Bags/Baskets for local children with cancer
as well as the four Children's Hospitals at which they are being treated:
Pittsburgh Children's Hospital, Janet Weis at Geisinger,
Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital, and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Interested in sorting and packing cards for patients, families, and shut-ins? Join us on Make  a Difference Day at Duncansville Evangelical Lutheran from 10AM-1 PM.

For more information, please see the Card pdf or Brian Baskets pdf.

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October's Newsletter

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Happy 31st Birthday, Brian
Brian in 1984
January 10, 1984



Please sign our guestbook to help us celebrate his life.

Free Guestbook from Bravenet

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YOU can make a difference
in the lives of the innocent children and families
who have to suffer with this horrendous disease.

Some suggestions from the Brian Morden Foundation:
  • Send cards to children with cancer. Contact the BMF for addresses.
  • Donate to the Brian Morden Foundation through our website.
    You will be helping to fight back against childhood cancer.
  • Adopt "Issy" to send to a childhood cancer patient, give to a loved one, or keep for yourself.

  • Help Issy spread the word about the need for childhood cancer research!
  • Support the BMF through the purchase of an ornament or other merchandise
  • Attend any upcoming BMF event!

Please see our National Childhood Cancer Awareness page to find out more.

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*Brian was lovingly cared for at Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh, the initial focus of the second BMF goal. We still plan to contribute in important ways to the oncology unit there, however, we have expanded our outreach with Brian Baskets and "Issy" bears, sending them to other pediatric cancer patients especially to those in the Altoona Area, Janet Weis Children's Hospital in Geisinger, Penn State Children's Hospital in Hershey, and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia where some of our area children are being treated. We have also tried to brighten up the day for some children from the Ewing's Sarcoma list serv. If you know a child with cancer who could use a "pick-me-up," please contact us at fdj@brianmordenfoundation.org. We hope to be able to help as many pediatric oncology patients as possible.

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Contact The Brian Morden Foundation at dbjmorden@brianmordenfoundation.org

last updated 10/6/15