News & Events

March 14, 2017

The Rob Branham Foundation presents Grit n Wit to Fight Blood Cancers!
Saturday, June 17th at Rentschler Field in East Hartford


Grit n Wit is a family friendly (10 yrs of age and up) obstacle course where brain meets brawn.  It's not a race!  Do your best to make it through the physical and mental challenges while raising funds to help patients in OUR COMMUNITY with blood cancers like Leukemia.

EARLY REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW!
Register before April 30th to receive a FREE T_SHIRT and discount on your entry fee.

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August 26, 2016

Celebrate National Leukemia Awareness Month & Be The Match on September 15th!

West Hartford Public Schools will sponsor a marrow registration drive on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, at Town Hall, and local residents between the ages of 18-44 are encouraged to participate in the quick, simple, painless, and potentially life-saving process of registering as a potential donor.

All that is required for registration is a cheek swab sample from the inside of the mouth and completion of some basic paperwork.

Suzanne Donzello, executive assistant to West Hartford Superintendent of Schools Tom Moore, is helping organize the drive and it’s a cause that’s very near and dear to her heart. Donzello’s daughter was recently diagnosed with leukemia at age 43, and although she is in remission after undergoing chemotherapy, Donzello knows that if a transplant is ultimately required, her daughter, like many patients with leukemia, lymphoma, or other diseases, will need to rely on the donor bank.

Donzello said that 70 percent of patients are not a match with family members, and it’s important to grow the registry as much as possible.

“They think it’s just about the patient, but in reality this affects the whole family who could potentially lose a loved one,” said Donzello. As a mother she only had a 3 percent chance of being a match for her daughter, and statistically her son had a 30 percent match. Both were tested, but neither is a match.

“There are 28 million donors, but you still don’t always find matches,” said Cristina Balboni of the Rhode Island Blood Center, which is working with West Hartford Public Schools on the marrow registration event. The Rhode Island Blood Center is a donor center for Be The Match, involved in recruiting marrow donors and facilitating donations throughout New England.

“It’s so easy, it’s not invasive, and even one person could potentially be a match,” said Donzello.

The marrow donor registry drive will be held from 2 – 6 p.m., at West Hartford Town Hall, Room 400. Potential donors at the event must be between 18-44 years old and in generally good health. According to Be The Match, donors are most likely to match someone of their own race and ethnicity, and cells from donors in the 18-44 age group provide  better long-term survival for patients after transplant and are most commonly requested by doctors.

There is no cost for joining the registry, and health insurance is not a factor. The cost of approximately $100 to add each potential marrow donor to the registry is being covered by Michael’s fund of Fall River, MA.

March 18, 2016

On behalf of the Board of Directors of The Rob Branham Foundation I’d like to thank everyone for your generous support of Mind Over Magic.  The event helped raise funds that will help provide greatly needed financial assistance to families fighting leukemia and other blood cancers.  We look forward to seeing you at future events!   - Lin Branham, President

January 18, 2016

 

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On March 12th, motivational entertainer Keith Matheny will have you on the edge of your seat with his high-energy show that combines audience participation, good-natured humor and motivational words to demonstrate the power of the mind!  You’ll be amazed to witness how Keith uses the mind to predict, remember, and defy logic!  

This sophisticated, motivational and highly entertaining show will:
•    Help you realize you can do amazing things if you believe you can…
•    Focus on keys necessary to develop a more positive, productive, winning attitude…

•    Refresh and inspire you to exceed your performance level….
•    Fun for the whole family ages 12 and up.

Mind Over Magic…

•    Saturday, March 12, 2016
•    The North House, 1 Nod Rd, Avon (Formerly Avon Old Farms Inn)
•    Dessert buffet and cocktails (Cash bar)
•    Silent auction and teacup auction
•    Dessert buffet starting at 7pm; show beginning at 8 PM

And best of all, by sharing the evening with us you will be supporting the Rob Branham Foundation efforts to provide financial assistance to families fighting leukemia and other blood cancers, for expenses not covered by insurance.  Whether the patient or a family member is out of work, or working less due to caring for a loved one, or just needs help making ends meet to pay for gas to and from treatments, your attendance and support at Mind Over Magic helps to ease those financial burdens, so they can focus on their treatment.

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November 14, 2015

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.

 

This year The Rob Branham Foundation is harnessing the power #GivingTuesday to launch our first ever mobile giving campaign.  We encourage everyone and especially those whose lives have been touched by leukemia or other blood cancers to become a social media ambassador for the Rob Branham Foundation.  Together we can raise awareness and hope for people battling these terrible diseases.

 

Simply text GIVEHOPENOW to 41444 from your mobile phone to donate!

 

Your donation will help us provide financial assistance to families fighting leukemia, non-hodgkins lymphoma and other blood cancers, for expenses not covered by insurance. Whether they are out of work, caring for a loved one, or just need help making ends meet to pay for gas to and from treatments – you and Rob Branham Foundation are there to ease those burdens, so they can focus on their treatment.

October 17, 2015

Thank you to everyone who came to Woofstock 2015 at Oma's Pride 308 Arch Rd in Avon CT.  It was a HUGE success raising awareness for The Rob Branham Foundation as well as a fun day for people and pets!

And a HUGE Congratulations to the Winners of our Woofstock Pet Photo Contest that we hosted on our Facebook page!

   

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