The BEST! What they do for children with cancer is amazing! We love the sedation free MRI research, thank you! The foundation puts a smile on all children battling cancer.
The Hugs for Brady Foundation is a local charity addressing a global issue- the eradication of pediatric cancer. While they work towards that end, their slogan says it all: Helping kids with cancer, one hug at a time.
With a dedicated, focused, and committed group of volunteers, their extraordinary and ubiquitous efforts has not only increased the awareness of this insidious disease locally, they are now making their presence known nationally.
When passion to a cause is the motivational impetus for an organization, the chances of it being successful are increased exponentially. Hugs for Brady definitely fits that description.
Hugs for Brady Foundation is an incredible group of passionate people who are solely focused on their mission and purpose.
The volunteers and Board are truly committed to curing all pediatric cancer.
As a previous person mentioned, attend or volunteer at one event.
HFB is an infectious group and you will feel empowered that you made a difference
Review from Guidestar
As an oncology parent, I can attest firsthand to the many wonderful accomplishments of Hugs for Brady. They have funded leading research studies including cutting edge research to determine treatments at the gene level, were the first in the region to provided state of the art equipment so children will not need to be sedated as frequently, while still supporting the children and their families. What impresses me the most is the dedication and hard work that every volunteer shows, while doing it with a smile. They work tirelessly to ensure every event is a success. Hugs for Brady runs a very efficient organization with extremely low overhead which ensures that practically every dollar donated goes to support research, services for children fighting cancer, and to assist the families of those children. I hope you will join me in supporting Hugs for Brady so other children may receive the care and research they deserve.
Review from Guidestar
Let's face it, there are so many worthy nonprofits that it becomes a challenge to decide which one (or one's) to contribute to. From my perspective, the cause itself has to be one of such a insidious nature, that it demands assistance. Then I look at the nonprofit itself. Do they comply with nonprofit regulations? Is it mostly volunteers? Does most, if not all, of the donated funds go to the research and the eradication of their core mission. Or, does it go to staff and brick & mortar costs? What are their accomplishments? Who makes up the Board of Directors? Do they have a local presence to me?
The Hugs for Brady Foundation, upon close scrutiny, definitely satisfies the criteria I have established in determining whether or not a nonprofit is worthy of my time and donations. They are a local group committed to the abolishment of pediatric cancer. They literally have hundreds of volunteers dedicating their time and efforts for them. The Board is very involved and are at every function and event they sponsor- which are quite a few. They in turn have donated equipment and money to our local medical facilities. And, they have a community that has completely embraced them.
You can see, it's easy for me, and anyone else, to be a involved with this great team as they work towards the extinction of pediatric cancer, and in the mean time, what they are doing to allow children to be children despite their unspeakable hardships.
Review from Guidestar
I think most people hesitate to become involved in a charitable organization because they do not have time or don't think they can make a difference. Volunteer just once with Hugs for Brady and you will change your opinion. This organization has tremendous leadership. I have not found a more dedicated, selfless and energetic group of leaders and volunteers. Their attitude and drive is infectuous and the cause is as noble as they come. Who can say no to helping children with cancer - volunteer once and you'll be back. I think one of the areas that impresses me the most is the commitment of some of our younger volunteers. If you think today's youth is misguided, come meet our team.
Hugs for Brady Foundation is a 100% volunteer non-profit organization focusing on helping children and their families who are battling the horrors of childhood cancer. The foundation is located in Central New Jersey and works closely with the Cancer Institute of New Jersey and the Bristol Myers Squibb Children's Hospital. Hugs for Brady is less than 3 years old and has supplied BMSCH with new TVs, renovated play rooms and several thousands of dollars worth of toys and custom built wagons. We have also funded New Jersey's 1st pediatric hematology/oncology young investigator program.