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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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BMF teams up with Easter for Eli project

Brian Bags and Baskets for Easter
March 12, 2016 from 9-11 AM
Duncansville Evangelical Lutheran Church


For more information, please see the flyer.

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The Brian Morden Foundation and Alex's Lemonade Stand
Team Up to Fund Childhood Cancer Research

 

February 15, 2016
13 years after Brian passed away from Ewing’s Sarcoma, cancer has not won the battle. Brian’s legacy continues through the lives of many others. The Brian Morden Foundation is excited and grateful to be able to announce a partnership with Alex’s Lemonade Stand.
Initially, we will be helping to fund a promising research study by John Bushweller, PhD, of the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Cancer WILL NOT win.

For more information, please see the press release.

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Brian Morden Memorial Scholarship
Application online
Applications must be postmarked and/or emailed
by March 16, 2016

Thanks Grammy and PopPop for your yearly birthday gift to Brian
and the BMF, ensuring that we will be able to award
a Brian Morden Memorial Scholarship.

Thank you to those who organized and participated
in the Erin Dodson Scholarship Fund Basket Raffle in October 2015
and others who have generously given
so that we will be able to award
additional scholarships this year.

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FEBRUARY events were filled with LOVE

Brian Bags and Baskets for Valentine's Day
February 6, 2016 from 9-11 AM
Duncansville Evangelical Lutheran Church


For more information, please see the flyer or pictures of the event.
 

Paint 'N Pizza
Benefiting Children Fighting Cancer
February 13, 2016 - 4 to 7 PM
Duncansville Evangelical Lutheran Church

For more information, please see the flyer or pictures of the event.

 

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Happy New Year 2016 Newsletter

BMF Newsletter - Season's Greetings 2015

October's Newsletter 2015


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Happy 32nd Birthday, Brian
Brian in 1984
January 10, 1984

 


SuperBrian

Please sign our guestbook to help us celebrate his life.

Free Guestbook from Bravenet

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Thanks to Pastor Jaime Olson, members of DELC,
and all who participated in or visited HIStory of Christmas
at

Duncansville Evangelical Lutheran Church
Your generosity sent 4 Brian Baskets for Christmas
to PA Children's Hospitals, gifts and gas cards for our local children,
and raised more than $1000 to help in our fight against childhood cancer.


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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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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 3/5/16